Background

A paradigm shift in food quality and safety testing is required in order to free resources for an intensified combat against fraud in the food chain. As an enabling technology solution to the problem, FoodSmartphone proposes the development of smartphone-based (bio)analytical sensing and diagnostic tools, for simplified on-site pre-screening of quality and safety parameters and wireless data transfer to servers of relevant stakeholders.
The consortium has been built upon highly complementary disciplines: (bio)analytical chemists, biologists, physicists, micro/nano-engineers, mathematicians, organic- and food chemists will work together on the joint supra-disciplinary goal.
FoodSmartphone offers the ESRs (early-stage researchers) an extensive programme of both mandatory and optional network-wide training events and intersectoral secondments.
The scientific training in novel smartphone-based sensing technologies plus the complementary skills training provided, will have a major impact on future EU monitoring practices and, moreover, pave the road for Citizen Science.

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  • Outreach activities

    Aris Tsagkaris showed his project at his old high school in Greece.

    December 17, 2018
    Aris Tsagkaris (ESR6) showed his project at his old high school in Greece, motivating the next generation for research! After the presentation “Doing a PhD: an alternative working experience”, he had a simplified demonstration of the smartphone assay for pescides.


    4th FoodSmartphone E-newsletter is available.

    December 17, 2018
    The fourth FoodSmatphone E-newsletter informs about project activities. You can register to receive it automatically.


    The Interview: Safiye Jafari, PhD student at the Regional Center Landquart in the DURABEL newsletter.

    December 5, 2018
    Davide Migliorelli talked to Safiye Jafari about her adventure of moving from Iran to Switzerland, and her work on smartphone based biosensing. in DURABEL CSEM’s internal newsletter about sustainability, No 12. (pdf)


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