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

    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)


    FoodSmartphone project at the Rapid Methods Europe

    November 5-7, 2018
    ESRs from RIKILT- Georgina Ross presented at the 12th conference in the Rapid Methods Europe in Amsterdam the conference posters on the up to date results - Rapid antibody selection using surface plasmon resonance for high-speed hazelnut lateral flow prototypes.


    FoodSmartphone project at the Swiss Point-of-Care Diagnostics conference.

    October 18, 2018
    ESRs from RIKILT, CSEM and QUB presented at the Swiss Point-of-Care Diagnostics conference posters on the up to date results: Georgina Ross - High-speed Hazelnut Lateral Flow Immunoassay Prototyping from Surface Plasmon Resonance, Safiye Jafari - Development of an aptamer based biosensor for detection of aflatoxins in food on your smartphone and Joost Nelis -Evaluation of the electrochemical signal enhancement for domoic acid detection in shellfish using various nanomaterials.

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