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New Technologies to Screen Multiple Chemical Contaminants in Foods: Biocop

Objective

Chemical taminant monitoring in foodstuffs is a highly important and complex issue. A huge investment in time and effort is placed on these activities by regulatory and industrial laboratories. As demands from sumers and regulators grow to improve the quality and safety of food the need for improved technologies has never been greater. Biocop has included all classes of compounds referred to in the T5.The Biocop proposal has been structed to supply regulators, sumers and industry with long-term solutions to the complex problems associated with chemical taminants. A range of new technologies such as transcriptomics, proteomics and biosensors will be utilised within the project. These new approaches are based on measuring effect rather than on measuring single target compound centrations. The biomarker and fingerprinting cept is key to this strategy. Substantial advances in sample preparation will be achieved using novel procedures such as aptamers, microwave assisted extraction and pressurised liquid extraction. Experts from all classes of chemical taminants will oversee the project to ensure fit-for-purpose tests are developed and validated to the required standards.The SME cluster in the project will ensure full exploitation of all developed technologies. This will be greatly assisted by the substantial phase of demonstration and training to all stake holders includev within the project. Dissemination activities to all stake-holders (regulators, food industries, laboratory networks and sumers) will be well organised by communication experts. sumer groups will be informed about the aims and progress of Biocop from the start of the project to the end and will have mechanisms to feed back any views and cerns they have.The successful management of this project will be a key to its success. A Biocop matrix management system has been developed to ensure high level organisation and communication exists right across the network.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-FOOD-2-A
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Address
University Road
Belfast
United Kingdom

Participants (35)

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
Bitlhoven
GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
Sweden
Address
Björkgatan 30
Uppsala
UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Address
Pazo De San Xerome-plaza Do Obradoiro S/n
Santiago De Compostela
UNIVERSITY OF ZÜRICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 71
Zurich
XENOSENSE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
The Innovation Centre, Ni Science Park, Queen's Road, Queen's Island
Belfast
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK, RIKILT - INSTITUTE OF FOOD SAFETY
Netherlands
Address

230 Wageningen
ECOLE NATIONALE VETERINAIRE, AGROALIMENTAIRE ET DE L'ALIMENTATION
France
Address
Route De Gachet- La Chantrerie
40706 Nantes
CENTRE D'ECONOMIE RURALE
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Carmel,1
Marloie
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Finland
Address
Tykistkatu 6 A
Turku
VYSOK SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICK V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Technicka 5
Prague
JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
UTRECHT UNIVERSITY; FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Netherlands
Address
Yalelaan 1
80.125 Utrecht
NESTEC SA
Switzerland
Address
Avenue Nestl 55
353 Vevey
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
Address
Nobel House, Smith Square 17
London
UNIVERSITA DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
Address
Via Orazio Raimondo 8
Roma
BOKU - UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES, VIENNADEPARTMENT FOR AGROBIOTECHNOLOY - IFA-TULLN
Austria
Address
Konrad-lorenz-strae 20
Tulln
FUSION ANTIBODIES LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
46, Hill Street
Belfast
INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Lithuania
Address
Mokslininku 12
Vilnius
THE FOOD CONSULTANCY (DMC) LTD
United Kingdom
Address
127 Havannah Street, Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
EUROFINS ANALYTIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Neulander Kamp
Hamburg
LIEGE UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
Place Du Xx Aout, 7
Liege
CLONDIAG CHIP TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
Address
Loebstedter Str.103-105
Jena
GENEDATA AG
Switzerland
Address
Maulbeerstrasse 46
Basel
ASOCIACIÓN NACIONAL DE FABRICANTES DE DE CONSERVAS DE PESCADOS Y MARISCOS
Spain
Address
Carretera Colexio Universitario, 16
Vigo (Pontevedra)
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY REFERENCE LABORATORY ON MARINE BIOTOXINS
Spain
Address
Estación Marítima S/n
Vigo
PALM INSTRUMENTS
Netherlands
Address
Ruitercamp 119
Houten
BIOPURE REFERENZSUBSTANZEN GMBH
Austria
Address
Technopark 1
Tulln
AGENCE FRANCAISE DE SECURITE SANITAIRE DES ALIMENTS
France
Address
27-31 Avenue Du Gnral Leclerc
Maisons-alfort
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Arrheniusplan 2C
7070 Uppsala
THE NATIONAL FOOD CENTRE, TEAGASC
Ireland
Address
Dunsinea, Ashtown
Dublin 15
CHALEX RESEARCH LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Chalex House, Priory Road, St. Marychurch
Torquay
HEALTH CANADA
Canada
Address
1 Ross Avenue, Building 22 Pl 2203D, Sir Frederick Banting Research Centre
Ottawa Ontario
DAVID TOWSEND
United Kingdom
Address
Station Yard 3 - Chuley Road
Ashburton
EUROFINS WEJ CONTAMINANTS GMBH
Germany
Address
Neuländer Kamp 1
Hamburg
DEPARTMENT OF LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT
Thailand
Address
Phaya-thai Road, 69/1
Bangkok