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 awarded by AOAC

    September 24, 2020
    A. Tsagkaris awarded by AOAC International with the AOAC/Eurofins “Testing for life” student award had an online presentation entitled “A lab-on-a-chip analytical platform with smartphone readout for acetylcholinesterase inhibitors screening”. The presentation was part of the 134th Annual Meeting of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

    Aris Tsagkaris demonstrated the developed smartphone-based assay

    September 2020
    A. Tsagkaris demonstrated the developed smartphone-based assay during the online Science Festival (more)

    Interview with Michel Nielen

    August 22, 2020
    Michel Nielen, FoodSmartphone project coordinator, was interviewed about an EU-funded project to develop smartphone-based food screening capabilities. (more)

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