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Sensor arrays for environmental, generic and routine detection of pesticides

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK3-CT-2000-00481

  • Start date

    1 December 2000

  • End date

    31 May 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 702 556

  • EU contribution

    € 1 227 438

Coordinated by:

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

Objective

The SAFEGARD project is designed to systematically evaluate novel enzymes, produced by molecular biology techniques to be selectively responsive and sensitive to the presence of pesticides. These enzymes will be the basis for the production established sensors, able to rapidly and routinely quantify pesticides in water another environmental samples at concentrations below recommended acceptance levels. The sensors will be fabricated by advanced interfacial techniques usingnanobiotechnology, structural modelling, electrochemical approaches and incorporated into arrays. Instrumentation will be produced, with software control, data processing, chemo metric analysis and routine monitoring capabilities. Evaluation of the sensor arrays and instrumentation will also be performed.

Coordinator

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Address

Silsoe Campus
Mk45 4dt Silsoe,Bedford

United Kingdom

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

UNISCAN INSTRUMENTS LTD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER DE TOULOUSE III

France

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK3-CT-2000-00481

  • Start date

    1 December 2000

  • End date

    31 May 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 702 556

  • EU contribution

    € 1 227 438

Coordinated by:

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom