Открыт конкурс на присоединение к проекту
Открыт конкурс на присоединение к проекту «Новые технологии скрининга множественных химических загрязнений в пище» (New Technologies to Screen Multiple Chemical Contaminants in Foods):
Project contract number FOOD-CT-2004-06988
Project acronym— BioCop
Instrument type -Integrated project
The BioCop initiative is a five year Integrated Project (IP), led by Professor Chris Elliott from the Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use, Queens University Belfast and is aimed to solve the problems associated with the ability to monitor and prevent chemical contaminants in food products
Currently active in the Sixth Framework programme, BioCop wishes to recruit a new partner from a laboratory organisation to join the existing consortium at the beginning of year 4 and thereon for the remainder of the project. The participation of the new partner is required to carry out certain validation, training and demonstration activities within the project.
The new partner will play an important role in Work Packages 6, 8, 9 and 10 during years 4 and 5 in the testing, validation, training and demonstration of the new methods of analysis developed for heavy metal and mycotoxin contamination in foods, and pesticides and fluoroquinolone monitoring. They will also be required to play an important role in WP12 during year 5 with the demonstration of the new methods of analysis developed for a range of the target compounds included within the project.
The main objectives of BioCop are as follows:
- To develop innovative means of performing sample preparation based on aptamers, microwave and pressurised liquid extraction to permit the rapid co-extraction of multiple chemical contaminants from food matrices.
- To improve existing confirmatory methods to support the newly developed innovative multi-analyte screening procedures (where current chemical methods are known to be inadequate)
- To train scientists to use the newly developed analytical tools in the most effective manner.
- To disseminate project information to audiences ranging from scientists to consumers and regulators.
- To provide long-term training mechanisms for BioCop technologies through higher learning institutions and the development of a distance learning MSc course
- To bring the new tests to the marketplace through the inclusion of commercial partners.
Deadline: The call closes on Wednesday the 27th of February 2008 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation in the project: 1st of January 2008 — 31st of December 2009
Additional information (call webpage): http://www.biocop.org/call.html
Mail address for further information: email@example.com