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New chemical and biochemical sensors for analysis of food, enviromental and medical samples

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 42708

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION AND FOOD RESEARCH - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

Objective

Intensive development of science and technology brought longevity and standard of living but paradoxically generated also new threats to human health. It is jeopardised by chemical compounds, both organic and inorganic, found in waste by-products of numerous technological processes. Moreover, daily use pharmaceuticals and pesticides introduced into food chain and their biological change by-products may have a negative impact on human life and environment. Therefore it is vital to formulate an integrated natural environment control system allowing its continuous monitoring and facilitating observation of movement of toxic and potentially toxic compounds in the environment, tracing how they are incorporated into the food chain and enabling their chemical analysis. To achieve this aim is necessary to develop new analytical methods, which should be easy to implement and have low exploitation costs in order to be used widely in less affluent countries.

The main purpose of this project is the formulation of innovative tools for quick determination of hazardous components in food, water and soil. Tools will be designed to work as sensors of electrochemical modes of operation. Low cost, quick analysis and miniaturisation of analytical equipment justify such selection. The working mechanism of proposed sensors is based on the interface intermolecular recognition processes. Thus, designing new sensors will be connected with receptor's synthesis in order to obtain sensing materials which will be able selectively recognised target molecules at very low concentration levels by interaction of receptor-substrate.

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION AND FOOD RESEARCH - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Address

Tuwima 10
Olsztyn

Poland

Participants (2)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE OF BIOPHYSICIS OF ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 42708

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION AND FOOD RESEARCH - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland