The available database comprises research projects in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Seafood Processing and Marine Biotechnology active in the time period 2003-2022.
BlueBio is an ERA-NET COFUND created to directly identify new and improve existing ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue bioeconomy.

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Last Update: 2019/11/26

Biosafety for environmental contaminants using Novel Sensors
Richard O'Kennedy
DCU - Dublin City University (Ireland)
NA - Not available (United Kingdom)NA - Not available (United States of America)
€ 257,442
This project aims to generate a rapid and inexpensive algal detection system for use in coastal monitoring programs, by developing in situ sensors for the marine environment. The collaboration presents a unique opportunity to produce and apply sensor–based assays for detecting biotoxins and the corresponding toxigenic organisms.   A major focus of the work is the detection of both the heptapeptide toxins, microcystins, which are produced primarily by freshwater cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), and paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins, produced by dinoflagellates. The detection of these marine biotoxins is of great significance since they exhibit major toxicity leading to huge losses in shellfish production and associated human health impacts.  The research will produce highly sensitive and novel recombinant antibody fragments and incorporate them into a microfluidic sensing platform
Algal toxins; Toxic substances; Impacts;
Not associated to marine areas
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