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Universal microarrays for the evaluation of fresh-water quality based on detection of pathogens and their toxins

Projektinformationen

ID Finanzhilfevereinbarung: 265409

Status

Abgeschlossenes Projekt

  • Startdatum

    1 März 2011

  • Enddatum

    30 November 2014

Finanziert unter:

FP7-KBBE

  • Gesamtbudget:

    € 3 886 593,40

  • EU-Beitrag

    € 2 905 659

Koordiniert durch:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO

Italien

Ziel

Monitoring the quality of drinking water is of paramount importance for public health. “Water is not a commercial product but a heritage that must be protected, defended and treated as such” (Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC). The threat of waterborne diseases in Europe will predictably increase in the future as the human population increases and as a result of globalization and migration from non-EU countries and of climate change. Development of efficient, sensitive, robust, rapid and inexpensive tests to monitor various aspects of water quality represents an essential milestone within the strategy for control and prevention of diseases caused by waterborne pathogens and by algal toxins. Traditional methods for the detection of waterborne pathogens, based on cultivation, biochemical characterisation and microscopic detection are laborious and time-consuming; molecular biological tools have now greatly enhanced our ability to investigate biodiversity by identifying species and to estimate gene flow and distribution of species in time and space. μAQUA aims to design and develop a universal microarray chip for the high-throughput detection in water of known and emerging pathogens (bacteria, viruses, protozoa and cyanobacteria) and to assess the water quality monitoring the presence of select bioindicators (i.e. diatoms). A chip able to detect cyanobacterial toxins will also be developed. These innovative molecular tools should be amenable to automation so that they could be deployed on moorings for routine semi-continuous monitoring of water quality. μAQUA also aims to identify cyanophages potentially capable of controlling and mitigating the periodical blooming of toxic cyanobacteria in drinking water reservoirs. Overall, these innovative and cost efficient technologies will reduce energy requirements and improve performance of water treatment, and allow rapid management response to new situations brought about by environmental (including climatic) changes.
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Koordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO

Adresse

Piazza Cavour 19f
62032 Camerino

Italien

Aktivitätstyp

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU-Beitrag

€ 408 098

Kontakt Verwaltung

Ermanno Pieroni (Dr.)

Beteiligte (11)

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

Vereinigtes Königreich

EU-Beitrag

€ 248 223

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

Frankreich

EU-Beitrag

€ 383 110

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC

Frankreich

EU-Beitrag

€ 107 413

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

Italien

EU-Beitrag

€ 286 180

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Irland

EU-Beitrag

€ 344 115

NATIONAL CENTER OF INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES

Bulgarien

EU-Beitrag

€ 160 377

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

Vereinigtes Königreich

EU-Beitrag

€ 228 650

MariLim Gesellschaft fur Gewasseruntersuchung mbH

Deutschland

EU-Beitrag

€ 144 264

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI

Türkei

EU-Beitrag

€ 168 780

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spanien

EU-Beitrag

€ 161 697

SCIENION AG

Deutschland

EU-Beitrag

€ 264 752

Projektinformationen

ID Finanzhilfevereinbarung: 265409

Status

Abgeschlossenes Projekt

  • Startdatum

    1 März 2011

  • Enddatum

    30 November 2014

Finanziert unter:

FP7-KBBE

  • Gesamtbudget:

    € 3 886 593,40

  • EU-Beitrag

    € 2 905 659

Koordiniert durch:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO

Italien