QUB – QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST
The Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use is part of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). This is one of the top 20 Universities within the United Kingdom. The Institute was formed in 2005 as part of a University reorganisation to allow the development of a world class research group focusing on the changes in agriculture and food production caused by multiple factors such as the World trade Agreement, CAP reform and climate change.
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
Facilities and techniques available within the Institute team include: automatic liquid sample processing, biosensors, enzyme and luminescence based immunoassay techniques, HPLC, HPTLC, immuno-affinity chromatography, LC-MS and GC-MS.
Development and validation of methods for a wide range of biotoxins (mycotoxins and phycotoxins), veterinary drugs residues and illegal growth promoting substances.
Professor Elliott coordinates the FP6 Integrated project BioCop, New Technologies to screen for the presence of multiple chemical contaminants in foods. He has also successfully coordinated FP4 and FP5 projects (both R&D and Demonstration projects).
The research team have successfully transferred technology to a range of immunodiagnostic companies across Europe. In total the Queen’s research group has assisted in the development of more than 20 different immunobased commercial products.
MAIN TASKS WITHIN CONffIDENCE
QUB participates in the following work packages:
WP2a : . Development of multiplex flow cytometric assays for coccidiostats
WP4a : Deputy leader of WP4a on Alkaloids
WP4b : Leader of the WP4b on Marine biotoxins
Prof. Dr. Chris Elliott
David Keir Building
Belfast BT9 5AY
Website : http://www.qub.ac.uk/
Prof. Dr. Chris Elliott:
He coordinates the FP6 Integrated project BioCop, New Technologies to screen for the presence of multiple chemical contaminants in foods. He has also successfully coordinated FP4 and FP5 projects (both R&D and Demonstration projects). He has published more than 100 peer review articles on chemical contaminant detection and acts as a scientific advisor to many international organisations.
CONffIDENCE: H e is WP leader for WP4b Marine Biotoxins
Dr. Katrina Campbell:
She has experience of FP5 and FP6 projects and has published articles on drug and biotoxin monitoring using biosensor and lateral flow based technologies.
CONffIDENCE: She is Deputy leader of WP4a Alkaloids.
Dr. Chen Situ:
She is a qualified MD with a PhD in Pharmacology. She has 10 years post doctoral research experience in the detection of drugs and toxins in animal feed and foods. She is a lecturer in drug food safety at Queen’s University and acts as the gender manager in the FP6 project BioCop.
CON ff IDENCE: She is involved in WP2a
Lenuta Sbircea :
CONffIDENCE: She is involved in WP4a and WP4b