MYCORED

Novel integrated strategies for worldwide mycotoxin reduction in the food and feed chains

 Coordinatore CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE 

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Angelo
Cognome: Visconti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 080 5929333
Fax: +39 080 5929374

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Sito del progetto http://www.mycored.eu/
 Totale costo 7˙372˙847 €
 EC contributo 5˙769˙956 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2007-2A
 Funding Scheme CP-SICA
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-04-01   -   2013-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Angelo
Cognome: Visconti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 080 5929333
Fax: +39 080 5929374

IT (ROMA) coordinator 1˙377˙059.00
2    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Astrid
Cognome: Bon
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 480451
Fax: +31 317 418094

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 557˙793.00
3    UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

 Organization address address: Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
city: WIEN
postcode: 1180

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Rudolf
Cognome: Krska
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 2272 66280401
Fax: +43 2272 66280403

AT (WIEN) participant 494˙800.00
4    UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

 Organization address address: Largo Agostino Gemelli 1
city: MILANO
postcode: 20123

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Libero
Cognome: Ranelli
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0523 599122
Fax: +39 0523 599124

IT (MILANO) participant 425˙000.00
5    CEREAL RESEARCH NON-PROFIT COMPANY

 Organization address address: Alsokikotosor 9
city: SZEGED
postcode: 6726

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Aniko
Cognome: Csamango
Email: send email
Telefono: +36 62 435235
Fax: +36 62 420101

HU (SZEGED) participant 334˙999.00
6    CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: College Road
city: CRANFIELD - BEDFORDSHIRE
postcode: MK43 0AL

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Suzanne
Cognome: Rose
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 0 1234 758352
Fax: +44 0 1234 758370

UK (CRANFIELD - BEDFORDSHIRE) participant 320˙000.00
7    MAX RUBNER INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR ERNAHRUNG UND LEBENSMITTEL

 Organization address address: HAID UND NEU STRASSE 9
city: KARLSRUHE
postcode: 76131

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Jurgen
Cognome: Wagner
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 0 721 6625202
Fax: +49 0 721 6625111

DE (KARLSRUHE) participant 290˙000.00
8    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE

 Organization address address: IDI-OSE OYO ROAD
city: IBADAN
postcode: 200001

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Watson
Email: send email
Telefono: +234 2 2412626

NG (IBADAN) participant 219˙499.00
9    DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Anker Engelundsvej 1, Building 101A
city: KONGENS LYNGBY
postcode: 2800

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Trine Klitgaard
Cognome: Bro
Email: send email
Telefono: +45 4525 2695
Fax: +45 4588 4148

DK (KONGENS LYNGBY) participant 199˙999.00
10    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue De L'Universite 147
city: PARIS CEDEX 07
postcode: 75338

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Isabelle
Cognome: Oswald
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 561 285480
Fax: +33 561 285310

FR (PARIS CEDEX 07) participant 174˙999.00
11    MATRIX SRL

 Organization address address: Via Positano 23
city: CONVERSANO
postcode: 70014

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Antonio
Cognome: Sacchetti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 080 4958223
Fax: +39 080 4952302

IT (CONVERSANO) participant 164˙799.00
12    TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

 Organization address address: Ataturk Bulvari 221
city: ANKARA
postcode: 6100

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Guner
Cognome: Ozay
Email: send email
Telefono: +90 262 6773200
Fax: +90 262 6412309

TR (ANKARA) participant 145˙000.00
13    SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

 Organization address address: Francie van Zijl Drive - Parowvalley
city: TYGERBERG
postcode: 7505

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Philip
Cognome: Du Plessis
Email: send email
Telefono: +27 21 9380481
Fax: +27 21 9380564

ZA (TYGERBERG) participant 140˙400.00
14    CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE MEJORAMIENTO DE MAIZ Y TRIGO INT

 Organization address address: KM 45 CARRETERA MEXICO-VERACRUZ
city: ESTADO DE MEXICO
postcode: 56130

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Ninnes
Email: send email
Telefono: +52 55 5804 7503

MX (ESTADO DE MEXICO) participant 135˙000.00
15    FUNDACIO PRIVADA INTERNATIONAL TREENUT

 Organization address address: Calle Boule 2 planta 3 .
city: REUS
postcode: 43201

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Goretti
Cognome: Guasch
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 977 331 416
Fax: +34 977 315 028

ES (REUS) participant 119˙999.00
16    UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE RIO CUARTO

 Organization address address: Ruta 8 and 36 Km 601
city: RIO CUARTO
postcode: 5800

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Armando
Cognome: Becerra
Email: send email
Telefono: +54 358 4676330
Fax: +54 358 4680280

AR (RIO CUARTO) participant 113˙787.00
17    "Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry of RAS"

 Organization address address: Leninsky Prospect 33
city: MOSCOW
postcode: 119071

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Vladimir Olegovich
Cognome: Popov
Email: send email
Telefono: +7 495 9523441
Fax: +7 495 9523441

RU (MOSCOW) participant 99˙618.00
18    National Research Center

 Organization address address: El Buhouth street
city: Cairo
postcode: 12311

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Hassan
Cognome: Amra
Email: send email
Telefono: +2 0101 157964
Fax: +2 0233 370931

EG (Cairo) participant 80˙000.00
19    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II.

 Organization address address: Corso Umberto I 40
city: NAPOLI
postcode: 80138

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Luigi
Cognome: Coppola
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 081 25339360
Fax: +39 081 7754942

IT (NAPOLI) participant 80˙000.00
20    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Mario
Cognome: Grippo
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0649912561
Fax: +39 06 49912435

IT (ROMA) participant 80˙000.00
21    UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA

 Organization address address: Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
city: LLEIDA
postcode: 25003

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Josep M.
Cognome: Sentis Sune
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 973 702061
Fax: +34 973 702237

ES (LLEIDA) participant 79˙999.00
22    ROMER LABS DIVISION HOLDING GMBH

 Organization address address: TECHNOPARK 1
city: TULLN
postcode: 3430

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Johann
Cognome: Binder
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 2272 6153310
Fax: +43 2272 61533111

AT (TULLN) participant 60˙000.00
23    "BIO-FERM, BIOTECHNOLOGISCHE ENTWICKLUNG UND PRODUKTION GmbH"

 Organization address address: Konrad Lorenz Strasse 20
city: TULLN
postcode: 3430

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Herbert
Cognome: Danner
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 2272 66 280 531
Fax: +43 2272 66 280 502

AT (TULLN) participant 40˙000.00
24    FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES FABRICANTS D'ADDITIFS POUR LA NUTRITION ANIMALE

 Organization address address: Avenue Louise 120/13
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1050

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Didier
Cognome: Jans
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 6396660
Fax: +32 2 6404111

BE (BRUXELLES) participant 29˙999.00
25    RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEIDEN MILIEU*NATIONAL INSTITUTEFOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENTEN

 Organization address address: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
city: BILTHOVEN
postcode: 3721 MA

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Andre
Cognome: Henken
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2743319

NL (BILTHOVEN) participant 7˙207.00
26    ROMER LABS DIAGNOSTIC GMBH

 Organization address address: Technopark 1
city: TULLN
postcode: 3430

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Johann
Cognome: Binder
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 2272 6153310

AT (TULLN) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'MYCORED aims at developing strategic solutions to reduce contamination by mycotoxins of major concern in economically important food and feed chains. The following toxins and commodities are especially considered in the project: aflatoxins, trichothecenes, zearalenone, fumonisins in wheat/maize food and feed chains; ochratoxin A in the grape-wine and wheat chains; and aflatoxins in the dried fruit chain. Novel methodologies, efficient handling procedures and information, dissemination and educational strategies are considered in a context of multidisciplinary integration of know-how and technology to reduce mycotoxins exposure worldwide. Five work-packages (WPs) will develop novel solution driven strategies to reduce both pre-and post-harvest contamination in feed and food chains. They involve: i) optimization of plant resistance and fungicide use; ii) biocontrol to reduce toxigenic fungi in cropping systems, iii) predictive modelling and optimise logistics; iv) novel post-harvest and storage practices and v) application of new food processing technologies. Two horizontal WPs will develop enabling methodologies for i) advanced diagnostics and quantitative detection of toxigenic fungi and ii) rapid and multi-toxin detection of mycotoxins and relevant biomarkers. The project will significantly build on the outcome of several European projects (through most coordinators/partners of FP5 and FP6) on mycotoxins by supporting, stimulating and facilitating education and cooperation with countries having major mycotoxin concerns related to (international) trade and human health. The direct involvement of ICPC countries (Argentina, Egypt, Russia, South Africa, Turkey) and international organizations (CIMMYT,IITA) together with strong alliances with major research institutions in the USA (3 USDA Centers/5 Universities), Australia, Malaysia will strengthen the project through sharing experiences and resources from several past/ongoing mycotoxin projects in a global context.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A global consortium has addressed fungal food contamination through a number of new approaches, including diagnostic tools, preventative measures and breeding strategies.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Wheat, maize, wine, dried fruits and nuts are important food and feed commodities that are all plagued by mycotoxin contaminants. Produced by fungi growing on the plant or the harvested food crop, mycotoxins can cause a range of human health problems and major productivity losses.

Researchers on the EU-funded 'Novel integrated strategies for worldwide mycotoxin reduction in the food and feed chains' (http://www.mycored.eu/ (MYCORED)) project aimed to improve food quality and safety by developing new methods to detect and eliminate mycotoxins. Fungi-resistant plant strains, the detection of mycotoxin contamination and novel fungicides were all investigated.

MYCORED researchers identified new cultivars with resistance to fungal infections such as Fusarium head blight. Optimised fungicide use, modelling and a decision-support system all helped reduce pre-harvest contamination.

Scientists also created a database for the development of disease-predictive models in wheat, maize and grape. Modelling of mycotoxin contamination in inoculated wheat, maize and hazelnuts helped determine losses from the rejection of contaminated food.

Ozone was found to inhibit spore germination of some fungi, preventing mycotoxin production completely in some cases. Several other low-cost additives also reduced mycotoxin production dramatically. Researchers furthermore found that processing of dried fruits and nuts helped prevent contamination.

MYCORED then developed and tested a wireless sensor system for monitoring temperature, carbon dioxide and humidity in grain silos. In addition, rapid multi-toxin test kits were advanced and validated as a successful way to identify a wide number of mycotoxins in situ.

The consortium spent significant time and effort on disseminating their results through international conferences, workshops, training courses and publications. MYCORED findings will improve food and feed chain processing, reduce post-harvest losses and make food safer for human consumption.

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