čas: 21.11.2017 05:35:14
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Within the new FoodSmartphone project (Horizon 2020-MSCA-ITN-2016) has a new PhD researcher, Aristeidis Tsagkaris, M.Sc., started working at our department. Aristeidis was chosen from 66 candidates from all over the world. More information about the project here.
Two projects for institutional cooperation (i) Deepening of cooperation in bioactive compounds research (BIOCOM – 7F16028) and (ii) Novel analytical strategies for control of contaminants mixtures in food: development of joint platform (CONTAMMIX - 7F16027), were launched at the Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition, UCT Prague in February 2017. The projects are funded by the Norwegian funds from 2009 - 2014 and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports under the institutional support for research and development (Czech-Norwegian research program CZ09). The projects are aimed at deepening cooperation in joint research activities between universities in the Czech Republic and Norway, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT) and UiT The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) (project BIOCOM) and University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT) and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) (project CONTAMMIX). This cooperation will be implemented through the mobility of students and professors and the organization of joint workshops. Based on these activities, the projects should lead to a strengthening of professional competencies of all participating universities and to support the future expansion of cooperation for research projects. Learn more at the projects websites http://biocom.vscht.cz/ or http://contammix.vscht.cz/.
The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague) participates in the new Horizon 2020 ITN project: FoodSmartphone - Smartphone analyzers for on-site testing of food quality and safety (Grant Agreement: 720325 – FoodSmartphone - H2020-MSCA-ITN) coordinated by Prof. Dr. Michel Nielen RIKILT Wageningen University & Research. The project will run from January 1, 2017, until December 31, 2020.
The consortium has been built upon highly complementary disciplines: (bio)analytical chemists, biologists, physicists, micro/nano-engineers, mathematicians, organic- and food chemists will work together on the joint supra-disciplinary goal.
FoodSmartphone offers the ESRs (early-stage researchers) an extensive programme of both mandatory and optional network-wide training events and intersectoral secondments. The scientific training in novel smartphone-based sensing technologies plus the complementary skills training provided, will have a major impact on future EU monitoring practices and, moreover, pave the road for Citizen Science.
More information on FoodSmartphone vacancies here.
Prague – The Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition at the University of Chemical Technology, Prague, led by Professor Jana Hajslova, became Europe’s first laboratory for medical cannabis products to receive Patient Focused Certification (PFC), a quality standard issued by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) Cannabis monograph.
The only other five certified laboratories in the world are all located in the USA.
"PFC serves both government authorities and end users. It guarantees that medical cannabis products have the strength, composition, purity, and identity they claim to constitute or possess," said Dr. Jahan Marcu, chief auditor for Americans for Safe Access Foundation (ASAF).
"This is the first laboratory which passed certification with flying colors. Industrial and academic laboratories in the United States could learn from Professor Hajslova," he added at a talk at UCT Prague’s Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition.
ASA works closely with the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI), a center of excellence for cannabis and cannabinoids research initiated to share experiences in clinical and basic research, medical informatics, administration, legislative efforts and studies, product security protocols, and the production and distribution of cannabis products.