The available database comprises research projects in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Seafood Processing and Marine Biotechnology active in the time period 2003-2022.
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Last Update: 2019/11/26

Sea Food Processing
Assays and biosensors for the detection of biotoxins from aquatic media
Interreg IV
Strand B
South West Europe (SUDOE)
Not Available
Campas Monica
IRTA - Institute of Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (Spain)
IMAGES - Institute of Modelling and Analysis in Geo-Environment and Health (France)CRITT TL MDTS - Regional Centre of Innovation and Technology Transfer (France)CSIC-IDAEA - Spanish National Research Council; Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (Spain)
€ 737,716
Marine aquaculture is an important production sector for the SUDOE regions. Bivalve production is, however, constantly threatened by the contamination of water. In continental waters, the presence of toxin-producing microalgae is also a problem for the biodiversity and environment, as well as cattle and agri-farm activities. The aim of the project is to investigate, develop and validate biosensors for the detection of biotoxins from aquatic media, in order to ensure the quality of inland waters and shellfish producing areas. The project also aims at disseminating the results to organizations and agencies involved in the management of water resources. To achieve this, in a first phase, enzymes (protein phosphatases) sensitive to water biotoxins will be produced, thereby constituting the first step in the development of assays and biosensors. Afterwards, assays and biosensors will be designed and developed using the protein phosphatases previously produced. Finally, water, bivalves and microalgae samples will be collected and analysed with the assays and biosensors. Samples will be also analysed with spectrometric techniques (LC-MS/MS) in order to validate the colorimetric assays and electrochemical biosensors. This project will increase the existing knowledge in the SUDOE area on the presence of aquatic toxins (okadaic acid and derivatives, and microcystins) and will help to improve the protocols of action in situations of toxic microalgae blooms. Results will be disseminated to the scientific community, the shellfish producers and the administration. A network with expertise on marine toxins and biosensors, including bionanotechnological aspects, will be created and consolidated.
Algal toxins; Food safety; Mollusc; Bivalve;
Bay of Biscay offshore (27.VIIId) Northern Spain (GSA 6)
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