PhD Grant: SeaFoodTomorrow - Development of (genetic) molecular methods to detect food fraud and food integrityExternal

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Contact: Johan Robbens
E-mail: Johan.Robbens [at]
Deadline: February 5, 2018

This PhD grant is situated within the project SEAFOODTOMORROW, a multi-disciplinary EU Horizon 2020 project with 35 international partners. It offers the selected PhD candidate the chance to become an expert in food fraud detection and food integrity with respect to different marine (seafood) species, from basic scientific developments to real market applications.

As a Phd researcher, your tasks within this EU-project involve:

  • Setting up methods for marine species identification based on genetic (and potentially other) molecular technologies
  • Setting up a reference DNA database for the EU list of seafood species
  • Setting up (molecular) methods for the quantification and identication of species in complex (food)matrices
  • Developing fast and advanced technologies to perform species identification

Candidates must possess a strong knowledge of marine biotech and food science, knowledge of molecular methods, and good communication skills. A strong command of the English language is also expected.