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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE consortium 2017 AGM Part 2: Dec 14

    The 2017 Annual General Meeting, Part 2 of the SAFE consortium will take place by Teleconference on THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017 at 13H.

    The SAFE AGM generally brings together one or two representatives from each member institute. SAFE activities in the previous year will be reviewed and SAFE plans for 2018 discussed. Decisions are made by consensus or majority vote. You can find the agenda and minutes of the 2017 AGM and of previous AGMs on the SAFE Members Only pages, Past Events.

    The SAFE Annual General Meeting  is taking place in two parts this year:

    Part 1 was on Thursday 4 May by teleconference (Lync). Here, the 2016 budget was closed and the 2017 budget approved. Financial documents were sent to all confirmed participants and questions invited by email. The agenda and minutes are available here. (You must be logged in as a SAFE member to successfully follow this link.)

    Part 2 on Thursday 14 December by teleconference (Lync).

    The SAFE statutes specify that the General Meeting of the Members is the supreme governing body of the SAFE consortium. Come and have your voice included!

    Please RSVP to Katherine Flynn by THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER to confirm your participation in the 2017 SAFE AGM, Part 2 and look forward to seeing you there.

  • SAFE speakers at EFSA Risk Assessment Research Assembly. 7 Feb 2018

    The President of the SAFE consortium Executive Board, Begoña Pérez Villarreal of AZTI, and past SAFE consortium Secretary General, past president of the SAFE Executive Board and current Executive Board member, Oddur M. Gunnarsson of Matis Ltd. are invited speakers at the 2018 EFSA Event on Risk Assessment taking place in Utrecht (NL) on 7 February 2018.

    This event will bring together research funders, policy/decision makers and leading food safety organisations.

    The aim of the event is to stimulate new partnerships in food safety risk assessment research to safeguard public health and highlight the importance of public funding.

    Link here to more information, including registration details.

  • SAFE Special Issue in TIFS. Spring 2018

    SAFE consortium members will publish a Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology in ealry 2018.

    Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda for 15 Years: The SAFE Consortium

    There are five food safety themes in the Special Issue, each led by a SAFE member:

    1. The Circular Bioeconomy, by Matis Ltd in Iceland
    2. Safe Nutrients, by IBA in Romania
    3. Emerging Microbial Threats, by CNR-DiSBA in Italy
    4. Chemical Hazards, by AZTI in Spain
    5. Risk Communication, by Nofima in Norway

    The release EVENT will take place in Brussels in spring 2018. Stay tuned for further information. 



     

  • SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2017- 16 NOVEMBER

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

    Thursday 16 November at 13H CET

    Thursday 14 December at 13H CET: SAFE Annual General Meeting of Members, Part 2

    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
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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, from your institution email address and include your three Food Safety interests.