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Development of cost efficient advanced DNA-based methods for specific traceability issues and high level on-site applications (DECATHLON)

EU FP7-KBBE-2013-7-613908-Decathlon

The Decathlon project’s strategic objective is the development of cost efficient advanced DNA-based methods for specific traceability issues and high level on-site applications. More specific DECATHLON aims to: Develop advanced, dedicated DNA-based methodologies for lab-based and on-site application for selected issues in the fields of 1) food pathogens, 2) traceability of GMOs, and 3) customs issues; Develop and apply minimal performance parameters (MPPs) for DNA extraction, isothermal amplification, different PCR-based approaches and next-generation sequencing (NGS) with emphasis on cost efficiency; Include socio-economic factors and other impact criteria in the development of methods, such as on-site applicability and equivalence to current standard approaches; Demonstrate the advanced characteristics of developed methods that are important for decision making, including measurement uncertainties under suboptimal conditions; Develop training schemes for inter-laboratory validation trials and facilitate subsequent application of the developed methods by additional laboratories on the basis of e-learning tools.

 

Project Manager from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Arne Holst-Jensen

Partners
1. Co-ordinator: RIKILT (NL) 
2. Eurofins GeneScan GmbH (DE)
3. Shanghai JiaoTong University (CN)
4. National Institute of Biology (SI)
5. Biosistemika (SI)
6. BaseClear B.V. (NL)
7. Genostar (FR)
8. Dublin City University (IE)
9. Leiden University (NL)
10. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (DE)
11. Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NO)
12. Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovacao (PT)
13. Biolytix AG (CH)
14. Dutch Customs Laboratory (NL)
15. Institut Jozef Stefan (SI)
16. Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnologica (PT)
17. Joint Research Centre (Eur.Com. IT)
18. National Customs Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria (BG)

Duration: 01.12.2013 - 30.11.2016

Researchers

Holst-Jensen Arne

Seniorforsker

Johannessen Gro S.

Seniorforsker