SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting: "Consequences and Solutions of toxins produced by microorganisms: monitoring, management, risk assessment, and future challenges"
The research on natural toxins has many challenges compared to manmande chemicals in understanding their toxicity, availability, accumulation, fate, and other chemical and physical factors as they relate to the biology and ecology of living organisms. Natural toxins embrace highly diverse set of chemical compounds produced by a diversity of organisms.
The BRAAVOO Workshop and Creative Design Course, organized in collaboration with the Envirobot "BioDesign for the Real World" initiative, will provide an opportunity for 5 days of intensive learning and hands-on experience in biosensor theory and practice, culminating with the construction and use of both a bacterial biosensor and a field-portable DIY fluorescence detector, that each student will make.
The course will offer possibilities to design, produce, and test a variety of heavy metal or organic compound biosensors.
The SEA-on-a-CHIP Summer School is offered by the SEA-on-a-CHIP project in collaboration with the ECSafeSeaFood project. The 5 days intensive program (conducted in English) adopts a dynamic, multidiplinary and interactive approach.
The main market for the portable real-time detection and measuring system developed by the EnviGuard project might be the aquaculture industry. This new device could make possible for aquaculture producers the continuous monitoring of the most important environmental parameters affecting the fish and shellfish farming activity. The planned system will be the base of an early-warning system based on real-time data for aquaculture producers. While these systems are undoubtedly useful tools, there is little knowledge about the expectations of farmers towards monitoring of environmental parameters.
In Granada, Spain, the 26th of February 2015 has took place the 2nd Interproject Workshop Meeting of the OCEAN2013 projects at the same time of the 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting (22-27 February 2015. Granada, Spain).
BIOTEM, has successfully developed high affinity and specific monoclonal antibodies against PCBs (PCB169 & PCB 126) and Okadaic Acid. Thanks to its expertise on difficult hapten targets, the company has implemented several chemical strategies for the preparation of immunogens such as structural analysis, functionalization and conjugation.
The next EnviGuard technical and consortium meeting, organised by the University of Hertfordshre, will take place from the 28th to the 30th of April at Fielder Centre (Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9TP, UK)
All project partners will meet to discuss the project activities and results, and planify next steps to achieve the expected project goals.
1st Community Workshop Meeting: FP7-OCEAN-2013-1 & FP7-OCEAN-2013-2 projects from the fields of Biosensors and Innovative, Multifunctional sensor. 16 November 2014, Barcelona. “European Marine Policy and its implementation through Projects for monitoring of marine environment for Blue Growth”
BRAAVOO project aims to develop innovative solutions for real-time in-situ measurement of high impact and difficult to measure marine pollutants.
The concept of BRAAVOO is based on a unique combination of three types of biosensors, which will enable both the detection of a number of specific marine priority pollutants as well as of general biological effects that can be used for early warning. BRAAVOO aims to develop unmanned surveying vessels (USV) and buoys to carry ‘Lab-in-a-Chip’ modules for real-time monitoring of marine contaminants.
The 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) is an opportunity for the scientific community to come together to plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine science and technology, with a view to improving ocean governance.
CommNet has published a video with the activity developing in our project; remarking how a novel autonomous biosensor may help scientists to detect enviromental hazards in the sea at an early stage. But applying such approach to the marine enviroment is a huge challenge.
CommNet is a support network of for EU-funded projects in the Bioeconomy domain, which has been created to facilitate the communication of EU Bioeconomy research to the general public and to key target groups including: media, young people, industry and policy makers.
Aquaculture Europe 2014 is organised by the European Aquaculture Society in cooperation with AZTI-Tecnalia in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; from 14-17 October 2014.
EnviGuard will be presented by Mr. BjörnSuckow (TTZ-Bremerhaven) in the Aquaculture Europe 2014, in the EU session focus on lessons learnt from EU-FP7 funded projects on Ecosystem approach for aquaculture (EAA) with a special attention given to the interactions between auqaculture and the enviroment and on innovative solutions to anticipate and mitigate effects.