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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • Circularity and Resource Efficiency of Food Systems: 22 May 2019

    SAFE member National R&D Institute for Food Bioresources, IBA in Romania is organising this conference which will take place under the Romanian presidency of the European Union.

    The intention is to create a supportive environment for establishing new collaborations in the field of agri-food research that share the same ideas as the Food 2030 initiative.

    The main aim of the event is to raise awareness about sustainable production and consumption, to minimize food waste and to transform agrofood by products and residues into new raw materials for different purposes with an environmentally friendly approach.

    More information and link to register is here.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Global Food Safety Summit. 2-3 Sept 2019

    Managing a safe and secure global food supply chain from farm to fork!

    As in previous years, this event will bring together key stakeholders from all along several food chains including manufacturers, suppliers, regulators and the experts that support them. Highlights of the event will include case study experiences. Networking opportunities will be plentiful as representatives from major food and beverage producers, suppliers and retailers participate.

    Read about the Global Food Safety Summits of previous years, including a link to the SAFE consortium presentation given in 2017 by SAFE Executive Board member Oddur Gunnarsson from Matis Ltd., Iceland here.

    SAFE members enjoye a special reduced registration.

    See the event programme here (coming soon)

    Read more about the event here.

  • INCREaSE 2019: 9-11 Oct 2019

    SAFE consortium will participate in the International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXIst Century to be held at the University of Algarve in Faro PT from 8-11 October 2019.

    The SAFE Secretary General, Katherine M Flynn, is a member of the Scientific Committee.

    Read about SAFE participation in INCREaSE 2017 here.

    Abstract submission is now open!

    Hope to see you at INCREaSE 2019!

  • SAFE Executive Board and Member Meetings 2019

    The upcoming 2018 meetings of the SAFE consortium Executive Board will be by teleconference in

    TUESDAY 19 June at 15H CET

    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
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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.