Expected Results

The Decathlon project has already initiated its activities and as outcomes the following overall result is foreseen:

  • Support the development of informative and cost-effective DNA-based methods for detection, identification quantification and characterization of foodborne pathogens and GMOs. Similar methodologies will be developed for the most relevant issues defined by the European customs laboratories to address current analytical shortcomings. 
  • For each of the three listed areas more than one highly sensitive detection and identification tool will be developed that will form a better basis for decision making. The impact of this will in principle be major improvements with respects to quality, safety, identification and traceability of bioeconomy products.