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

    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 RIKILT 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

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