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Novel integrated strategies for worldwide mycotoxin reduction in the food and feed chains

Objective

MYCORED aims at developing strategic solutions to reduce contamination by mycotoxins of major concern in economically important food and feed chains. The following toxins and commodities are especially considered in the project: aflatoxins, trichothecenes, zearalenone, fumonisins in wheat/maize food and feed chains; ochratoxin A in the grape-wine and wheat chains; and aflatoxins in the dried fruit chain. Novel methodologies, efficient handling procedures and information, dissemination and educational strategies are considered in a context of multidisciplinary integration of know-how and technology to reduce mycotoxins exposure worldwide. Five work-packages (WPs) will develop novel solution driven strategies to reduce both pre-and post-harvest contamination in feed and food chains. They involve: i) optimization of plant resistance and fungicide use; ii) biocontrol to reduce toxigenic fungi in cropping systems, iii) predictive modelling and optimise logistics; iv) novel post-harvest and storage practices and v) application of new food processing technologies. Two horizontal WPs will develop enabling methodologies for i) advanced diagnostics and quantitative detection of toxigenic fungi and ii) rapid and multi-toxin detection of mycotoxins and relevant biomarkers. The project will significantly build on the outcome of several European projects (through most coordinators/partners of FP5 and FP6) on mycotoxins by supporting, stimulating and facilitating education and cooperation with countries having major mycotoxin concerns related to (international) trade and human health. The direct involvement of ICPC countries (Argentina, Egypt, Russia, South Africa, Turkey) and international organizations (CIMMYT,IITA) together with strong alliances with major research institutions in the USA (3 USDA Centers/5 Universities), Australia, Malaysia will strengthen the project through sharing experiences and resources from several past/ongoing mycotoxin projects in a global context.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-2A
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Funding Scheme

CP-SICA - Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 377 059
Administrative Contact
Angelo Visconti (Dr.)

Participants (25)

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 320 000
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Rose (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 494 800
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rudolf Krska (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 199 999
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trine Klitgaard Bro (Ms.)
MAX RUBNER INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR ERNAEHRUNG UND LEBENSMITTEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 9
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jurgen Wagner (Prof.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 557 793
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Astrid Bon (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 425 000
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Libero Ranelli (Dr.)
CEREAL RESEARCH NON-PROFIT COMPANY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 334 999
Address
Alsokikotosor 9
6726 Szeged
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aniko Csamango (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 174 999
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Oswald (Dr.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 7 207
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andre Henken (Dr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 145 000
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guner Ozay (Prof.)
A.N. BAKH INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 99 618
Address
Leninsky Prospect 33
119071 Moscow
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Olegovich Popov (Prof.)
National Research Center
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
El Buhouth Street
12311 Cairo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hassan Amra (Prof.)
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 219 499
Address
Idi-ose Oyo Road
200001 Ibadan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Watson (Dr.)
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE MEJORAMIENTO DE MAIZ Y TRIGO INT
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Km 45 Carretera Mexico-veracruz
56130 Estado De Mexico
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Ninnes (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE RIO CUARTO
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 113 787
Address
Ruta 8 And 36 Km 601
5800 Rio Cuarto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Armando Becerra (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 79 999
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Josep M. Sentis Sune (Mr.)
ROMER LABS DIAGNOSTIC GMBH
Austria
Address
Technopark 1
3430 Tulln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johann Binder (Dr.)
BIO-FERM, BIOTECHNOLOGISCHE ENTWICKLUNG UND PRODUKTION GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Konrad Lorenz Strasse 20
3430 Tulln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Herbert Danner (Prof.)
MATRIX SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 164 799
Address
Via Positano 23
70014 Conversano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Sacchetti (Dr.)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INTERNATIONAL TREENUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 119 999
Address
Calle Boule 2 Planta 3 .
43201 Reus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Goretti Guasch (Ms.)
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES FABRICANTS D'ADDITIFS POUR LA NUTRITION ANIMALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 29 999
Address
Avenue Louise 120/13
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Didier Jans (Dr.)
SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 140 400
Address
Francie Van Zijl Drive - Parowvalley
7505 Tygerberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philip Du Plessis (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mario Grippo (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luigi Coppola (Dr.)
ROMER LABS DIVISION HOLDING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Technopark 1
3430 Tulln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johann Binder (Dr.)