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Rapid Biosensor for the Detection of Mycotoxin in Wheat

Objective

Mycotoxins are naturally occurring secondary metabolites produced by certain moulds/fungi as a result of their organic processes. Unfortunately, most mycotoxins are known to hazardously contaminate crops and consequently animal feeds and animal products, causing significant economic losses associated with their impact on animal and human health, animal productivity and domestic and international trade. While the economic effects are not easily calculated due to the several participants in the grain sector, European Union is setting stricter and stricter limits of mycotoxin concentrations. Deoxynivalenol also known as DON or vomitoxin is one of about 150 related compounds known as the trichothecenes that are formed by a number of species of Fusarium and some other fungi. It is nearly always formed before harvest when crops are invaded by certain species of Fusarium such as F. graminearum and F. culmorum. Our goal would be twofold: -developing a new sampling technique guaranteeing a 95% bulk transparency, -adapting a biosensor technology for the detection of deoxynivalenol. The electrochemical detection was selected as the amperometric sensor technology using a special biorecognitive layer proved to be the most reliable, low-cost method to be used in an on-site operating device. Our proposed solution will provide an easy-to-use, environmentally friendly, continuously operating system to fight against the mycotoxin infection.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology/ethnomycology
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/animal husbandry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-2
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT
Address
Tetenyi Ut 93
1119 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 45 302,04
Administrative Contact
Orsolya Korda (Ms.)

Participants (18)

Hungarian Grain and Feed Association
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 65 584,09
Address
Alkotmány 16
1054 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Tímea Piko (Ms.)
SYNDESMOS ELLINON EMPORON & EXAGOGEON DIMITRIAKON YPOPROIONTON & ZOOTROFON (ASSOCIATION HELLENIQUE DES COMMERCANTS DE CEREALES ET D'ALIMENTS DE BETAIL)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 65 584,09
Address
Vissarionos Str. 9
10672 Athens
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Della Tolla (Mr.)
CONFEDERACION ESPANOLA DE FABRICANTES DE ALIMENTOS COMPUESTOS PARA ANIMALES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 248,16
Address
Calle Diego De Leon 54
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jorge De Saja (Mr.)
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE LA INDUSTRIADE PANADERIA, BOLLERIA Y PASTELERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 44 154,87
Address
Diego De Leon 54
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jorge De Saja (Mr.)
BEROEPSVERENIGING VAN DE HANDELAARSIN GRAANGEWASSEN EN ANDERE LANDBOUWPRODUCTEN VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 71 582,84
Address
Gasthuisstraat 31
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean Maertens (Mr.)
SOLTUB TRADE AND SERVICE PROVIDING LIMITED LIABILTY

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Pava Utca 40/A
9028 Gyor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zoltan Hajdu (Mr.)
FEDIUK WLADYSLAW
Poland
EU contribution
€ 271 070,83
Address
Ul. Jelenia 2
80 336 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wladyslac Fediuk (Mr.)
OSV SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 285 000,92
Address
Via Roma Nord 135
46020 Villa Poma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberta Gorni (Ms.)
DUNAGABONA TERMENYKERESKEDELMI KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 263 166,80
Address
Honved Ulica 2
8834 Murakeresztur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
László Berta (Mr.)
DIMITRIAKI ANONYMOS ETERIA-EMPORIA AGROTIKON PROIONTON-NAVLOMESITIES (DIMITRIAKI SOCIETE ANONYME- TRADE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS-SHIP BROKERS)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 265 806,07
Address
Vissarionos 9
10672 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Della Tolla (Mr.)
Hogeschool Gent
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 27 432,96
Address
Kortrijksesteenweg 14
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mia Eeckhout (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 27 432,96
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margo Baele (Dr.)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 25 718,40
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bo Mattiasson (Prof.)
ENOSI AGROTIKON SYNETERISMON RETHYMNIS (Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Rethymno)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 276 663,40
Address
Tria Monastiria
74100 Rethymno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nektarios Koskinas (Mr.)
E.T.I.A. - EVALUATION TECHNOLOGIQUE INGENIEURIE ET APPLICATIONS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 295 610,06
Address
Carrefour Jean Monnet
60201 Compiegne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Lepez (Dr.)
Bio Forum AE

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 80 809,57
Address
Skalani
71500 Heraklion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yannis Baltzakis (Mr.)
ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR TECHNOLOGY (EST) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 294 130,82
Address
The Old Brewery
TS274SU Castle Eden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Neil Marshall (Dr.)
VELUWE GRANEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 190 441,12
Address
Opaalstraat 9
6713 VC Ede Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerard Van Den Berg (Mr.)