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Metabolomic analysis for the forensic detection of drugs of abuse in performance and food producing animals

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EC-Contrib. €






Project "MET-A-FOR" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 819˙863 €
 EC max contribution 819˙863 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-EID
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-01-01   to  2018-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST UK (BELFAST) coordinator 819˙863.00
2    Irish Diagnostic Laboratory Services Limited IE (Kildare) participant 0.00


 Project objective

Forensic detection of the illicit use of drugs in performance and food-producing animals is experiencing critical shifts in paradigms with a growing threat in the form of new compounds emerging from human drug development and clinical applications. The MET-A-FOR project will be the first European training platform solely focussed on the development and practical advancement of animal forensic testing based on new concepts in metabolomics. This EID programme will train 3 early stage researchers (ESRs) to be creative, problem-solving and entrepreneurial European scientists with skills in high level interdisciplinary and intersectoral analytical techniques who can aid the translation of emerging discoveries from the academic sector to the commercial sector. The MET-A-FOR project will through the training and development of ESR Fellows and their completion of defined interconnecting PhD projects, bridge the knowledge gaps surrounding the novel concept of metabolomic profiling evident between fundamental researchers in academia (QUB) who have been developing such methods, and non-academic commercial end-users (IDLS) who recognise the necessity and opportunity to apply these methods as diagnostic services. The training of researchers who can utilise these novel innovative analytical tools to increase analysis speeds and sample screening throughput will be essential for providing continuing confidence in monitoring controls and regulations and maintaining animal welfare standards within Europe. ESR Fellows graduating from the MET-A-FOR programme will be uniquely situated to lead, innovate, and collaborate on future technological innovation in the field of analytical monitoring and forensic testing of performance and food producing animals as the challenges in this area increase.


List of deliverables.
Award of all doctoral awards from QUB Other 2019-09-06 08:32:09
Schedule outlining dissemination/outreach activities and ESR roles Documents, reports 2019-09-06 08:32:09
Supervisory Board Other 2019-09-06 08:32:09

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of MET-A-FOR deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Emiliano Ventura, Anna Gadaj, Gail Monteith, Alexis Ripoche, Jim Healy, Francesco Botrè, Saskia S. Sterk, Tom Buckley, Mark H. Mooney
Development and validation of a semi-quantitative ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for screening of selective androgen receptor modulators in urine
published pages: , ISSN: 0021-9673, DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2019.04.050
Journal of Chromatography A 2019-09-06

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