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Predictive mOdelling Tools to evaluate the Effects of Climate change on food safeTy and spoilage

Objective

Climate change and food safety have become interdependent worldwide research priorities. In order to meet the EU challenge of doubling food production by 2050 (to meet population demands) while dealing with the impact of climate change on food safety, investment in research to address this issue is required. The overarching aim of this Innovative Training Network (ITN) is to provide high-level training in Predictive mOdelling Tools to evaluate the Effects of Climate change on food safeTy (PROTECT) to a new generation of high achieving early stage researchers. PROTECT will provide them with the transferable skills necessary for thriving careers in a burgeoning area that underpins innovative technological development across a range of diverse disciplines. This goal will be achieved by a unique combination of “hands-on” research training, non-academic placements, summer schools and workshops on research-related and transferable skills facilitated by the academic and non-academic composition of the consortium. PROTECT brings together intersectoral and multidisciplinary expertise from 11 European Countries (7 third level educational institutions, 6 industry partners, 1 United Nations agency). The consortium will share technical and training expertise to recruit and train 8 highly skilled ESRs in advanced modelling tools to investigate the impact of climate change on food safety, considering food as unsafe if it is injurious to health (due to pathogenic bacteria or mycotoxins) or unfit for human consumption (due to spoilage bacteria). Moreover, PROTECT will use this new knowledge to create a science based decision support tool and develop policy guidance through a white paper. The consortium will support specialist job creation in an area central to human and environmental health while ensuring continued growth and public confidence in Europe’s agri-food sector.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/bacteriology
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 274 684,32

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 237 955,68
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE VETERINAIRE, AGROALIMENTAIRE ET DE L'ALIMENTATION NANTES ATLANTIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Site De La Chantrerie, Route De Gachet
44307 Nantes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 243 017,64
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CREME SOFTWARE LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 274 684,32
Address
The Tower, Trinity Technology And Enterprise Campus, Grand Canal Quay
D2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

ARLA FOODS AMBA
Denmark
Address
Sonderhoj 14
8260 Viby J
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETE DES PRODUITS NESTLE SA
Switzerland
Address
Avenue Nestle 55
1800 Vevey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIZO FOOD RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
Address
Kernhemseweg 2
6718 ZB Ede Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEIRACO SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA GALEGA
Spain
Address
Lugar Pontemaceira Sn Agron
15864 Ames A Coruna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GROUPE DANONE SA
France
Address
Boulevard Haussmann 17
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)