The third meeting of the Development of Cost efficient Advanced DNA-based methods for specific Traceability issues and High Level On-site application - DECATHLON project (Seventh Framework Programme) was successfully held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 13, 14 and 15 of January, 2016. The aim of the meeting was to gather project partners and third parties involved in tasks related to food pathogens, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and customs issues in order to identify and tackle remaining challenges in the project.
The meeting was attended by participants of key research and innovation organizations and companies from the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Slovenia and China.
SPI, as the leader of the Workpage on dissemination and communication activities, presented ideas mainly on improving internal and external communication of the project, and coordinated the planning for the upcoming training events until the end of the project.
DECATHLON is a three-year project (Dec. 2013 – Nov. 2016) that brings together experts and expertise to develop new or improved methods in the fields of 1) food pathogens, 2) traceability of GMOs and 3) customs issues. The project will develop advanced methods for all three application areas with method characteristics that meet the requirements of the individual areas.