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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE Food Safety Workshop: 18 Oct 2017

    "Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think" is the title of the 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop set for WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER from 13H15 to 15H30 in BRUSSELS.

    Europeans tend to be concerned about chemical contaminants in food, believing that natural and microbial contaminants are of little risk. Experts state the opposite: food microbes and their toxins can have severe health consequences. This workshop aims at strengthening the understanding of natural and microbial food contamination, debunking the myths around the word 'natural' and bringing much needed attention to this often-overlooked food risk.

    Download the draft programme here.

    The workshop is free. More information will be available here soon.

  • SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2017- 20 OCTOBER

    The upcoming 2017 meetings of the SAFE consortium Executive Board will be by teleconference on

    Firday 29 September at 13H CET

    Friday 20 October at 13H CET

    Thursday 16 November at 13H CET

    Log in as a SAFE member to download the Agenda and the Minutes of all SAFE EB meetings. Also available are the Agenda and the Minutes of all SAFE Member Meetings, including the Annual General Meetings. Once logged in, these documents become visible as a separate article in Past Events.

    If your institution is a SAFE member but you don't have a User Name and Password - send an email to Katherine Flynn with your 3 food safety interests and you will be registered.

    If your institution is not a SAFE member - you will find information here on how to apply.

     

DiSBA (Italy)

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The Department of Bio-Agrifood Sciences (DiSBA) is one of the 7 Departments of the scientific network of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). The activities managed by the Department are performed in 9 Institutes, spread over the whole national territory and involving over 700 personnel.

DiSBA has been a member of the SAFE consortium since 2002.

The Department's mission is to contribute to the progress of scientific and technological knowledge for the conservation and valorization of biological resources and for the development of a sustainable and innovative agri-food system.


Currently, DiSBA research activities are grouped into three main projects held under its guidance.


Project AG.P01 "Plant, Animal and Microbial Genomics", involving 110 researchers, aims to study the genetic and biochemical mechanisms that control growth, development and interactions with the environment in plant, animal and microbial systems. Research activities investigate four different areas, namely:  genetic characterization of plants and microorganisms; plant developmental and cellular biology, biochemistry and  biotechnology; plant-environment interactions; and animal genomics and biochemistry.


Project AG.P02 "Food", involving 94 researchers, intends to develop new diagnostic techniques and new systems and technologies for improving food quality and safety, especially keyed at development and maintenance of health and well-being; and for gaining knowledge and exploitation of the quality of typical productions. Within the project, five different areas have been identified: characterization of food of the Mediterranean area; development of emerging methodologies (biosensors, micro and nano-tech); development of food with high nutraceutical value; study of pathogens (bacteria, moulds) and their metabolites (i.e. mycotoxins); improving knowledge on food related diseases.


Project AG.P03 "Sustainable Agriculture", involving 180 researchers, aims to improve knowledge of biology of cultivated plants and their interactions with the environment; to develop new research applications fostering sustainability in crop and animal production by innovative and environmentally sound practices, and eco-friendly products and processes. The five areas of investigation are: development of new sustainable systems, processes, methods and practices; conservation and valorization of biological diversity; strengthening of local economies; development and application of new and advanced technologies; study of responses and adaptation to stresses (biotic and abiotic).


Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Dipartimento di Scienze Bio-Agroalimentari

Government Institute
Staff: 700

Address: Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7
Town: Roma
Postcode: 00185
Country: Italy
Telephone Number: +39 (0)80 592 9333 - (0)80 592 9359
Fax Number: +39 (0)80 592 9373
Website: www.daa.cnr.it
Contact person: Dr. Antonio Logrieco
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Interesting Notes

Do you work for a SAFE consortium member institute?

 

Register as an Individual Member of the SAFE consortium and access Member's Only pages including downloads of documents and presentations, plus receive SAFE announcements directly by email !

 

Registration is simple. Send an email to the SAFE Scientific Secretary, katherine.flynn@safeconsortium.org, from your institution email address and include your three Food Safety interests.