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Spreading excellence and widening participation in support of mass spectrometry and related techniques in Health, the Environment, and Food Analysis (MASSTWIN).

The Department of Environmental Sciences at Jo┼żef Stefan Institute has invested in new state-of-the-the-art massspectrometry instrumentation and related laboratory infrastructure, an important and essential technique in modern science,but must now bolster its knowledge capacity and raise its research profile through taking practical steps in training andknowledge transfer and networking activities. The project has been designed to further stimulate cooperation and developlong-term strategic partnerships with five research institutes of excellence from five different European countries byestablishing a community of practice in advanced mass spectrometric and related techniques applied to three transdisciplinarythematic pillars: Environment, Health and Food with focus on organic contaminants, element speciation,traditional and non-traditional stable isotopes, nanoparticles and food safety, traceability and authenticity. MASSTWIN hasplanned management visits, short-term and long-term exchanges of early-stage and senior researchers, thematic scientificworkshops/meetings, common working groups and trainings, participation at conferences, trade fairs and open days.MASSTWIN has also been aligned with the objectives of the national Smart Specialization Strategy with an aim to increasescience and technology capacity of the JSI-O2. Extensive dissemination/exploitation/communication activities will be alignedwith the existing ERAChair ISOFOOD project for Isotope Techniques in Food Quality, Safety and Traceability, coordinatedby JSI-O2. The MASSTWIN Users group will consist of representatives of higher education, the JSI Technology TransferCentre, industry, governmental bodies, NGO's, and wider community through outreach activities and will therefore accountfor a positive impact not only on involved personnel and their knowledge, but also on institute level and create positivesocietal and economical impacts.
Date:1 Jan 2016  →  31 Dec 2018
Disciplines:Multimedia processing, Biological system engineering, Signal processing
Project type:Collaboration project