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The Project

The Project Summary
Summary of the BioCop project.
The Project Objectives
Objectives of the BioCop project.
BioCop Structure
Shows the structure of the BioCop project and the organisations involved.
Work Packages
Information on the 13 different BioCop Work Packages.
Benefits to the Consumer
Benefits of the BioCop programme for Consumers.
Benefits for Scientists
Benefits of the BioCop programme for Scientists.
Benefits to the Food Industry
Benefits of the BioCop programme to the Food Industry.
Current BioCop vacancies.

The Project Structure

Within the project each of the analyte-based WPs (WP5: shellfish toxins, WP6: Pesticides, WP7: Endocrine Disrupters, WP8: Therapeutics, WP9: Heavy Metals, WP10: Mycotoxins) and the technology platforms, WP1: Transcriptomics, WP2: Proteomics, and WP3: Biosensors have been assigned a separate work package (WP)
Further WPs (11-13) have been assigned to Consumer Science, dissemination, demonstration activities and management, training and IPR issues.

The BioCop Project utilises a matrix management system, i.e., technology interacting with analyte groups, whereby frequent interactions with other WPs are inherent. The matrix system was developed to ensure that BioCop maintains a high level of organisation and communication.

All the work packages mentioned below are managed using the same approach; a team of two organisations manages each work package. The Project Steering Commitee are the intermediate between the BioCop Top Management Group (TMG) and their work package partners.

The diagram below shows the structure of the BioCop project and the people involved.

European Commission
Represented by designated project officer
Dr. Laura Alexandrescu

Project Co-ordinator (Queens University Belfast)
Liaison point between the project and the EC
Prof. Christopher Elliott
Top Management Group(TMG)
(Prof. Chris Elliott, Ir Hans Van Egmond, Prof. Jana Hajslove, Dr. Chen Situ, Dr. Philippe Delahaut, Dr. Michel Nielen, and Mr Matthew Sharman)
BioCop Project
Work Package 1: Transcriptomics
Prof. Hanspeter Naegeli. Prof. Bruno Le Bizec
Work Package 2: Proteomics
Dr. Mark Mooney. Mr Jeroen Van Meeuwen
Work Package 3: Biosensors
Dr. Jos Buijs. Dr. Jean Marc Diserens
Work Package 4: Binding Materials
Prof. Timo Lövgren. Dr. Phillippe Delahaut
Work Package 5: Phycotoxins
Prof. Luis Botana Lopez. Dr. Ana Garcia Cabado
Work Package 6: Pesticides
Mr. Matthew Sharman. Dr. Jana Hajslove;
Work Package 7: Endocrine Disrupturs
Prof. Bruno Le Bizec. Prof. Hanspeter Naegeli
Work Package 8: Therapeutics
Dr. Stefan Wiegel. Dr. Mark Mooney
Work Package 9: Heavy Metals
Prof. Giuseppe Palleschi. Prof.. Rolandas Meskys
Work Package 10: Mycotoxins
Ir. Hans van Egmond. Mrs. Sara Stead
Work Package 11: Consumer Science
Prof. Chris Elliott. Ms Sonya Grocock
Work Package 12: Demonstration Activities
Mrs Joyce Watterson. Dr. Samuel BenRejeb
Work Package 13: Management, Training and IPR Issues
Prof. Chris Elliott. Mrs Julie Meneely

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