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Validation of diagnostic tests to support plant health

Objective

Regulated or non-regulated pests (bacteria, virus, fungi, nematodes, arthropods or weeds) are responsible of major crops’ losses. Accurate and reliable detection and identification of pests are essential to avoid or reduce economical costs and trade disruptions and to support surveillance activities. In recent years, numerous tests based on new technologies have been developed to meet the different needs. However, most of them are validated on an intra-laboratory basis, through limited test performance studies (TPS) or ring trials, and there is a need to further harmonize practices. The project aims at producing validation data and will include two rounds of TPS. The first one will include combinations of pest/test/matrix, prioritized based on the expertise of the project's consortium. The second round will include other combinations based on the needs expressed by various stakeholders. Priorities for validation will then be better aligned to their needs and to the market. To maximize the impact of the project, calls of interest will be organized to include in the validation programme, kits of suppliers outside the consortium and allow participation to the TPS of voluntary proficient laboratories. Current harmonized procedures in Plant Health for validation and organization of TPS will be improved by including appropriate statistical approaches and by adapting the process for new promising technologies, such as Next Generation Sequencing. Liaison with regional and international standardization bodies will allow large dissemination of validation data obtained in this project especially by their inclusion in harmonized diagnostic protocols. The outcomes of the project will stimulate, optimize and strengthen the interactions between stakeholders in Plant Health for better diagnostics and lay the foundations for structuring the quality and the commercial offers for plant health diagnostics tools thanks to a dedicated association and a quality charter.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-1
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Coordinator

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 642 134,88

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 405,63
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 88 812,50
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BIOREBA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 91 087,50
Address
Christoph Merian Ring 7
4153 Reinach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LOEWE BIOCHEMICA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 623,10
Address
Muhlweg 2A
82054 Sauerlach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE ET MEDITERRANEENNE POUR LA PROTECTION DES PLANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 205 212,50
Address
Boulevard Richard Lenoir 21
75011 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 221 350,59
Address
65 Gresham Street
EC2V 7NQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA BIOLOGIJO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 401 967,48
Address
Vecna Pot 111
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 241 999
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE VOEDSEL EN WARENAUTORITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 161 747,73
Address
Catharijnesingel
3511 GG Utrecht
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CLEARDETECTIONS B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 67 997,97
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 7H
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 233 008
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONAL PLANT ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSITICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 122 893,75
Address
Via Einstein Snc
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEDIAG
France
EU contribution
€ 48 439,13
Address
Technopole Agroenvironnement Agronov Les Coulots Rd 31 Bat B
21110 Breteniere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 335
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
GLOWNY INSPEKTORAT OCHRONY ROSLIN I NASIENNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 52 852,75
Address
Al. Jana Pawla Ii 11
00-828 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)