Outreach activities

8th FoodSmartphone E-newsletter is available.

December 15, 2020
The eighth FoodSmatphone E-newsletter informs about project activities. (pdf)

FoodSmartphone video: Consumer – Operable multiples allergen immunodetection

November 26, 2020
Georgina Ross (ESR1), Wageningen Food Safety Research (WSFR), The Netherlands presented her research on occasion od Virtual Open Day Smart Tech for Food #ST4F.

Video demonstration of a consumer-operable, prototype immunosensor for multiplex food allergen detection. The system allows for total solid sample preparation including homogenisation, liquid extraction and filtration, and connects with a 3D-printed unibody lab on a chip (ULOC) device for dilution of concentrated samples into the appropriate assay dynamic working range. The ULOC enables on-chip bioreagent storage, pipette free sample dilution and combined with a lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) allows for detection of hazelnut and peanut allergens with a smartphone-based readout (video).

FoodSmartphone video: Portable detection of food contaminants with a smartphone

November 26, 2020
Jordi Nelis (ESR3), Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom presented his research on occasion od Virtual Open Day Smart Tech for Food #ST4F.

In this video I explain how to turn a smartphone into an analytical device to detect food contaminants. Two distinct systems are shown. In the first system the smartphone camera is used to perform a colorimetric test. In the second system an electrochemical approach is shown. Both methods can be used for on-site contaminant detection (video).

FoodSmartphone video: A biosensor with gold nanozymes

November 26, 2020
Javier Lou Franco (ESR4), Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom presented his research on occasion od Virtual Open Day Smart Tech for Food #ST4F.

Mycobacterium bovis is a foodborne pathogen that can infect cattle and be transmitted to humans by consumption of raw milk products obtained from infected cows. It causes bovine tuberculosis in humans, therefore there is an urgent need for developing portable and user-friendly sensors to detect its presence. A smartphone-based colourimetric assay has been developed using the peroxidase-like activity of gold nanostars. The assay has a limit of detection of 7,200 cfu/ml without any amplification step, showing potential for miniaturisation and automatization to be used in situ (video)

FoodSmartphone video: Imaging and software tools for food smartphone analysers

November 26, 2020
Yunfeng Zhao (ESR5), Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom presented his research on occasion od Virtual Open Day Smart Tech for Food #ST4F.

This video summarises and demonstrates the major outputs made by ESR5 of FoodSmartphone project. These outputs include the imaging and software prototypes developed within the project. These tools help with analytical data generation, interpretation, and storage for on-site food safety and quality analysis using a smartphone (video).

FoodSmartphone video: Pesticide residue detection using a smartphone-based assay

November 26, 2020
Aristeidis Tsagkaris (ESR6), University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague), Czech Republic presented his research on occasion od Virtual Open Day Smart Tech for Food #ST4F.

The developed smartphone-based assay can screen for neurotoxic organophosphate and carbamate pesticides in fruits and vegetables. Analysis can be performed on-site since the paper assay is embedded into a lab-on-a-chip prototype device able to inject samples and necessary reagents on-demand. This cost-efficient (0.30 euro/per device) and rapid (results within 10 minutes) method can be used as a complementary screening tool to assist instrumental analysis by reducing the samples arriving in the lab (video).

FoodSmartphone video: A multiplexed electrochemical immunosensor for the detection of pesticides in cereals

November 26, 2020
Klaudia Kopper (ESR8), Spanish council for scientific research (CSIC), Spain presented her research on occasion od Virtual Open Day Smart Tech for Food #ST4F.

This demo video shows the operation of a multiplexed smartphone-connected electrochemical immunosensor which is used for the detection of pesticides in wheat samples. For the development of the sensor antibodies were used as biorecognition elements, screen printed electrodes as electrochemical transducers and a smartphone for the data readout and analysis. In the second half of the video a step by step demonstration can be seen about the entire process from sample treatment to data analysis (video).

FoodSmartphone video: Test your food for aflatoxin on your smartphone

November 26, 2020
Safiye Jafari (ESR11), Centre suisse d'électronique et de microtechnique – CSEM, Switzerland presented her research on occasion od Virtual Open Day Smart Tech for Food #ST4F.

Aflatoxin are dangerous food contaminants, associated with development of liver cancer. Therefore, it is crucial to test your food for aflatoxin. The food safety testing system requires sampling, transferring the samples to an equipped laboratory. So testing is expensive and time-consuming. In this Video, you will learn how you could do aflatoxin testing using your smartphone. This test is a portable, cheap, and disposable way to screen your food for aflatoxin contamination on-site. (video)

FoodSmartphone video: Analysis through FoodSmartphone - mass spectrometry coupling - Vol.2

November 26, 2020
Ariadni Geballa Koukoula (ESR12), Wageningen Food Safety Research (WSFR), The Netherlands presented her research on occasion od Virtual Open Day Smart Tech for Food #ST4F.

The progress on the topic of analysis of lateral flow immunoassays with direct mass spectrometric analysis is presented, as described in the respective recent publication. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00216-020-02890-4.
Followed the smartphone detection of mycotoxin, the same sample extract is used to develop an ID-LFIA, which can then be analyzed in 3 different ways with Mass Spectrometry. (video)

FoodSmartphone video: Antibiotics detection in milk

November 26, 2020
Julian Guercetti (ESR17), CSEM, Spain presented his research on occasion od Virtual Open Day Smart Tech for Food #ST4F.

I’m working on the development of a multiplexed portable platform based on Surface Plasmon Resonance to detect antibiotic residues in milk. Making use of DNA-directed immobilization strategies and acquiring the signal with a Smartphone. This project is being carried out in collaboration with our partners at Linkoping University and aims to offer an affordable and easy-to-use solution enabling food safety controls at the dairy farm level.
The DEMO consists in a step-by-step protocol to proceed to measure an unknown milk sample with a smartphone in real time (video).

FoodSmartphone video: Smartphone-based SPR platform

November 26, 2020
Chi Xiao (ESR19), Liu Sweden presented her research on occasion od Virtual Open Day Smart Tech for Food #ST4F. (video)

A novel smartphone-based SPR device for food detection is introduced in this video. (video)

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)

Julian Guercetti present his the FoodSmartphone project to the secondary school students in Argentina

20 June 2020
Julian Guercetti (ESR 17) from CSIC introduced his research and the FoodSmartphone Project at a Secondary School in a scientific symposium (On-line), “Biotechnology in your Smartphone” motivating the next generation in Argentina for research!

7th FoodSmartphone E-newsletter is available.

June 24, 2020
The seventh FoodSmatphone E-newsletter informs about project activities. You can register to receive it automatically.

FoodSmartphone project in the most popular Czech newspaper MF DNES

February 28, 2020
The article about our research on smartphone-based pesticides analysis was published in the most popular Czech newspaper MF DNES. (more)

Ariadni Geballa-Koukoula demonstrated her project to the school kid in Athens

February 24, 2020
Ariadni Geballa-Koukoula (ESR 12) from WFSR showed her project within the presentation, "Mycotoxin detection in food using smartphones" at her previous primary school class, Athens, Greece motivating the next generation for research!

FoodSmartphone project in the Czech TV talk show Focus Václava Moravce

February 11, 2020
Prof. Hajšlová spoke about food safety and current research in pesticide residue analysis under the H2020 project FoodSmartphone in the report in TV talk show Focus Václava Moravce - The chemical era. (more)

Interview: Georgina Ross - Smartphones for Allergen detection

February 6, 2020
Food Analysis (food-analysis.org) spoke with Georgina Ross from Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR) about her work looking into the application of smartphone technology to the food analysis field. (more)

FoodSmartphone project at the Open days at UCT Prague

January 24-25, 2020
Aris Tsagkaris (ESR 6) demonstrates the FoodSmartphone projects and 3D-printing of laboratory devices for his assay to high school students visiting VSCHT during VSCHT Open Days.

Food Smartphone project at the ASTP National BSc Talent program

January 18, 2020
Gina Ross (ESR 1) presented her research (presentation title: Smartphone based diagnostics) on aoccasion of -ASTP National BSc Talent program course in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Yunfeng Zhao showed his project at his old high school in China

December 18, 20198
Yunfeng Zhao (ESR 5) showed his project during the presentation entitled "Can we do food testing using our smartphones?" at his old high school in Zhejian, China, motivating the next generation for research!

6th FoodSmartphone E-newsletter is available.

December 10, 2019
The sixth FoodSmatphone E-newsletter informs about project activities. You can register to receive it automatically.

FoodSmartphone Live Demo at RAFA 2019

November 6-7, 2019
FoodSmartphone experts presented the progress in their research at the 2nd FoodSmartphone Open days, RAFA2019.

FoodSmartphone project at the "Researchers' Night" in Barcelona

September 27, 2019
Julian Guercetti (ESR 17 from CSIC) presented his reaseaech at Cosmo Caixa Museum in the “Researchers' Night” in Barcelona, SPlain.The title of his talk was "Hunting antibiotics with the smartphone".

FoodSmartphone project in The Analytical Scientist

September - October 2019
Michel Nielen the projekct coordinator introduced the FoodSmartphone project within the interview for science magazin, M.W.F. Nielen, C.E. Elliott, H-G Janssen, "Today´s menu: sound science", The Analytical Scientist, 80 (2019) 32-37, (more) and M.W.F. Nielen, "Citizen science and food safety", The Analytical Scientist, 81 (2019) 15-16 (more)

FoodSmartphone project at the Festival of Science 2019

September 4, 2019
Aris Tsagkaris (ESR 6 from VSCHT), presented the FoodSmartphone concept for pesticide residues testing in food on occasion of Festival of Science in Prague 2019.

FoodSmartphone vlog: Analysis through FoodSmartphone - mass spectrometry coupling

July 31, 2019
Ariadni Geballa Koukoula (ESR 12) from Wageningen Food Safety Research (NL) introduces a vlog on Analysis through FoodSmartphone - mass spectrometry coupling. More information Here.

Gina Ross showed her project at her old high school in UK

July 5, 2019
G. Ross (ESR 1) presented the research project "Testing allergens with your smartphone" in London UK at her old primary school, motivating the next generation for research!, primary school class (children 8-11).

FoodSmartphone vlog: Consumer Allergen Testing

July 1, 2019
Gina Ross (ESR 1) introduces a vlog on Consumer Allergen Testing. More information Here.

5th FoodSmartphone E-newsletter is available.

June 27, 2019
The fifth FoodSmatphone E-newsletter informs about project activities. You can register to receive it automatically.

Aris Tsagkaris demostrated his project to the students of the University of Athens.

April 19, 2019
Aris Tsagkaris (ESR6) from UCT Prague showed his project within the presentation “Developing smartphone-based analyzers for food contaminants: The case of carbamate pesticides” at his previous university in Greece to the students of the Chemistry Department in the University of Athens, motivating the next generation for research!

Foodsmartphone project presented at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Linköping University) Open House day

March 27, 2019
Prof. Daniel Filippini presented the FoodSmarphone project and the output of the LIU contribution in the context of the Department of Physic, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) Open House day, where Bachelor and Masters students are presented with courses and current research activities at the department.

Demonstration of FoodSmartphone concept for pesticides detection in Czech TV

March 17, 2019
Prof. Jana Hajslova and Aris Tsagkaris demonstrated the rapid and simple screening test for selected pesticide residues (organophosphates and carbamates) detection which is being developed within the Horizon 2020 project FoodSmartphone. You can see the news report on TV PRIMA here or the stream on facebook here.

Article about the FoodSmartphone published in “Bündner Woche”

February 27, 2019
Safiye Jafari (ESR 11) from CSEM published the article about the FoodSmartphone in the local newspaper.“Bündner Woche”, see (https://reader.somedia.ch/epaper/pdf/blaettern.php?publication=wzbw&date=2019-02-27)

ESRs at Advanced Food Analysis course

February 4-8, 2019
Georgina Ross (ESR 1), Aris Tsagkaris (ESR 6) and Ariadni Geballa Koukoula (ESR 12) presented their posters on occasion of the Advanced Food Analysis (AFA) course.


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)


FoodSmartphone project at the Rapid Methods Europe

November 5-7, 2018
ESRs from WRSR - 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.


Andriy Kuzmyn showed his project at his old high school in Ukraine.

October 17, 2018
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FoodSmartphone project at the Swiss Point-of-Care Diagnostics conference.

October 18, 2018
ESRs from WFSR, 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.


FoodSmartphone project in the DURABEL newsletter.

September 17, 2018
Safiye Jafari (ESR 11) inform about his blog in DURABEL CSEM’s internal newsletter about sustainability, No 11. (pdf)


FoodSmartphone project at the VSCHT Annual meeting

September 13, 2018
A. Tsagkaris presented his up to date results “Organophosphorus and carbamate insecticides screening: from microplate assays towards the on-site smartphone based detection” in the annual meeting of the Food Analysis and Nutrition Department (VSCHT)


FoodSmartphone project at the Festival of Science

September 5, 2018
VSCHT team introduces the FoodSmartphone concept for pesticide residues testing in food on occasion of Festival of Science in Prague.


Video at Selectscience - The End of the Food Quality Lab? Citizen Science in Food Safety Testing

August 17, 2018
Professor Michel Nielen discusses the creation of the FoodSmartphone, a smartphone-integrated food testing platform, see video presentation at www. Selectscience.net


Video at Selectscience - Palm-Sized Laboratories: The Future of Smartphone-Based Food Safety Testing

August 17, 2018
Professor Michel Nielen discusses the future of smartphone-based food safety testing in video interview at www. Selectscience.net


FoodSmartphone project at the Biosensors 2018.

June 12-15 2018
ESRs from QUB, Jordi Nelis and Javier Lou Franco presented at the Biosensor 2019 conference conference the posters “Revealing biosensor capabilities through an open source stakeholder interaction platform equipped with a user friendly decision tree” and “Tuneable Plasmonic and Catalytic Gold Nanostars for Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering (SERRS): Synthesis, Characterization and Optimization”.


3rd FoodSmartphone E-newsletter is available.

July 2, 2018
The third FoodSmatphone E-newsletter informs about project activities. You can register to receive it automatically.


FoodSmartphone project at the ASSET 2018.

May 28 - 31, 2018
ESR from QUB, Jordi Nelis presented the poster “Biosensors into the limelight: Towards a user-friendly interface with The Bio End user Sensor Tree" at the Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity Promotional (ASSET2018).


Results of the FoodSmartphone project at the EPRW 2018.

May 22 - 25, 2018
ESR from UCT Prague, Aristeidis Tsagkaris presented the poster titled the potential of smartphones as portable detectors in AChE inhibitors screening at 12th European Pesticide Residue Workshop in Munich.


FoodSmartphone concept at the Food Integrity Workshop.

February 13-14, 2018
ESR from QUB Yunfeng Zhao presented FoodSmartphone concept and the progresses within the project at the Food Integrity Workshop.


2nd FoodSmartphone E-newsletter is available.

December 18, 2017
The second FoodSmatphone E-newsletter informs about project activities. You can register to receive it automatically.


FoodSmartphone video: Smartphone Based Dipstick Immunoassay Reader

December 16, 2017
FoodSmartphone researchers Georgina Ross and Vincent O´Brien are presenting their Horizon 2020 Marie Curie ETN projects at WFSR Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands. More information Here


FoodSmartphone video: Detection of food spoilage organisms in finished dairy products

December 16, 2017
Javier Lou Franco (ESR 4), presenting his project Plasmonic FoodSmartphone assays for food spoilage at Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom. More information Here


FoodSmartphone video: Electrode Arrays For FoodSmartphones

December 16, 2017
Klaudia Kopper FoodSmartphone ESR8 at CSIC, Barcelona, Spain introduces her PhD project Electrode Arrays For FoodSmartphones More information Here


FoodSmartphone video: Novel non-fouling bioaffinity micro-sieves

December 16, 2017
FoodSmartphone researcher Andriy Kuzmyn. Introduces his project Nano sample preparation for FoodSmartphones at Aquamarijn, The Netherlands. More information Here


FoodSmartphone video: How 3D-printed microfluidics will enable a FoodSmartphone

December 12, 2017
FoodSmartphone ESR9, Sahl Sadeghi, presenting his exciting Horizon 2020 Marie Curie ETN project at Linkoping University in Sweden. More information Here


FoodSmartphone video: Enzymatic FoodSmartphone Assays For AChE Inhibitors

December 9, 2017
FoodSmartphone researcher Aristeidis Tsagkaris at University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic introduces his PhD project on Enzymatic FoodSmartphone Assays For AChE Inhibitors. More information Here


FoodSmartphone video: Aptamers on a smartphone?

November 28, 2017
FoodSmartphone researcher Safiye Jafari at CSEM, Switzerland, introduces her PhD project on Aptamer-based ligand binding assays for aflatoxins. More information Here


FoodSmartphone Open Day

November 8-9, 2017, Prague, CZ
Meet FoodSmartphone in the RAFA Smart Lab:

More information Here »


1st FoodSmartphone video

November 1, 2017
Short introduction to the project FoodSmartphone by Prof. Michel Nielen from Wageningen University & Research, NL.
More information Here


FoodSmartphone E-newsletter now available.

July 7, 2017
The newly established FoodSmatphone E-newsletter informs about project activities. You can register to receive it automatically.


FoodSmartphone ESRs blog is running

July 1, 2017
11 Early Stage Researchers will start to post Blogs about their experience as a young researcher in an interesting project. By the end of week 28 the first post will be online and from then a weekly update will be posted!


New FoodSmartphone vacancies poster is available.

June 15, 2017
The FoodSmartPhone poster highlighting the individual ESR projects, Traning and Dissemination programs (pdf).