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Protecting the health of Europeans by improving methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation

Objective

The AQUAVALENS consortium has brought together SMEs, Industries, Universities and Research Institutes with the mission of protecting the health of European Citizens from contaminated drinking water and water used in food processing. We will achieve this by developing sustainable technologies to enable water system managers whether in large or small water systems or within food growers or manufacturers to better control the safety of their water supplies. The work of the project is divided into four main clusters of work packages that sequentially lead to the development of appropriate technologies. These four clusters are: 1. Platform targets, 2. Platform development, 3. Field studies in European drinking water systems, and 4. Improving Public Health through safer water. In cluster 1 we shall generate new knowledge on the molecular genetics of viral, bacterial and parasitic waterborne pathogens. This will enable us to identify gene targets for the identification, and characterisation of these pathogens, that will also enable the determination of their virulence for humans. In cluster 2 we shall use the knowledge gained to develop new technologies that integrate sample preparation and detection into a single platform. These platforms will then be subject to a rigorous process of validation and standardisation. In cluster 3 we will use the validated platforms to undertake a series of field studies in large and small drinking water systems, and in food production. These field studies will generate new knowledge about the risk to public health from waterborne pathogens in Europe and also test the value of the technologies in the field. Finally in cluster 4 we test how these technologies can be used to protect human health, though improving the effectiveness of Water Safety Plans, adaptation to climate change, and control of outbreaks of infectious disease. We will also determine the sustainability and potential economic impacts of these technologies.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 319 561,20
Administrative Contact
Alicia Meldrum (Dr.)

Participants (42)

ENKROTT QUIMICA - GESTAO DE PROCESSOS QUIMICOS SA

Participation ended

Portugal
Address
Abrunheira Park, Estrada Nacional 249, Km4, F. Y
2710 162 Sintra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mário Freire (Dr.)
GENETIC PCR SOLUTIONS SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Calle Santa Justa 5
03300 Orihuela
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Martinez-Murcia (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 513 650
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR INFEKTIONSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 389 500
Address
Inhoffenstrasse 7
38124 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Micheal Strätz (Dr.)
PUBLIC HEALTH WALES NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 269 997
Address
Charnwood Court Unit 1 Parc
CF11 9LJ Cardiff
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edward Guy (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 509 852
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Iben Bang-Berthelsen (Dr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 264 960
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Rothman (Ms.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 279 087,60
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)
CENTRE EUROPEEN D'EXPERTISE ET DE RECHERCHE SUR LES AGENTS MICROBIENS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 280 830
Address
Allee De La Filee 1
44240 La Chapelle Sur Erdre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Loisy-Hamon (Dr.)
DVGW DEUTSCHER VEREIN DES GAS- UNDWASSERFACHES - TECHNISCH-WISSENSCHAFTLICHER VEREIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 540 000
Address
Josef Wirmer Strasse 1-3
53123 Bonn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Maier
CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACION PRIVADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 330 604
Address
Carretera D'esplugues 75 Local 1-2
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Xavier Roca (Mr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 250 938
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
Agricultural Catchments Programme
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 102 633
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Ellen Wall (Ms.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 149 188
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigurður M. Garðarsson (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 304 980
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria José Figueras (Dr.)
MOREDUN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 205 825
Address
Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan
EH26 0PZ Penicuik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fiona Vandepeear (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 58 470
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriela Maier-Gruener (Ms.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hannes Stockinger (Prof.)
Ribocon GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 86 400
Address
Fahrenheitstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jörg Peplies (Dr.)
GENETIC ANALYSIS STRATEGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 656 068,80
Address
Calle Santa Justa 5 6 B
03300 Orihuela Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Martinez-Murcia (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 312
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriella Lucchetti (Prof.)
LIVSMEDELSVERKET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 79 908
Address
Dag Hammarskjolds Vag 56 A
752 37 Uppsala
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wahlin Johanna (Ms.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 157 653
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leena Maunula (Dr.)
DRUSTVO ZA TRGOVINU I USLUGE EXPORT IMPORT DESING DOO
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 34 975
Address
Partizanske Avijacije 18A
11070 Beograd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Biljana Milenkovic (Mrs.)
EPIGEM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 190 170
Address
Malmo Court Kirkleatham Business
TS10 5SQ Redcar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timothy Ryan (Dr.)
MOREDUN SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 70 002
Address
Bush Loan
EH26 0PZ Penicuick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Willie Donachie (Prof.)
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE - UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 75 600
Address
Nemanjina 6
11080 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreja Rajkovic (Prof.)
RAJKOVIC NENAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 33 985
Address
8 Oktobra 8
35210 Svilajnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nenad Rajkovic (Mr.)
ENKROTT, GESTAO E TRATAMENTO DE AGUAS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 120 150
Address
Quinta Do Lavi Bloco B S 15/16 1 Abrunheira Sintra
2710 089 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mário Freire (Dr.)
VERMICON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 310 976
Address
Emmy Noether Str. 2
80992 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jiri Snaidr (Dr.)
MBONLINE GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Daniel Gran Strasse 48
3100 St Poelten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Lendenfeld (Dr.)
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 134 949
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karen Shaw (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katherine Trotter (Dr.)
HOJMARKLABORATORIET AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 59 940
Address
Adelvej 11
6940 Lem St
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Greta Jakobsen (Mrs.)
WRC PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 226 396
Address
Frankland Road
SN5 8YF Blagrove Swindon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Pitchers (Mr.)
CITY ANALYSTS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 70 800
Address
Pigeon House Road Ringsend Wwtp
4 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miriam Byrne (Ms.)
INSTITUTTET FOR PRODUKTUDVIKLING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 179 966
Address
Diplomvej 376
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Torsten Rich (Mr.)
NORDVAND AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 38 000
Address
Ornegardsvej 17
2820 Gentofte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bo Lindhardt (Mr.)
PARKER HANNIFIN MANUFACTURING LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Maylands Avenue 55
HP2 4SJ Hemel Hempstead
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Phil Burnside (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 33 134,40
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Favaro Paolo (Prof.)
MicroLAN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 179 964
Address
Biesbosweg 2
5145 PZ Waalwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joep Appels (Mr.)