Reducing the risk from food-borne viruses in the Nordic countries (Food-Virus)

  • Christensen, Laurids Siig (Project Manager)
  • Schultz, Anna Charlotte (Project Participant)
  • Uhrbrand, Katrine (Project Participant)
  • Von Bonsdorff, Carl-Henrik (Project Participant)
  • Maunula, Leena (Project Participant)
  • Marteinsson, Viggo Thor (Project Participant)
  • Vigdisdottir, Anna Pala (Project Participant)
  • Person, Unknown (Project Participant)
  • Rimstad, Espen (Project Participant)
  • Simonsson, Magnus (Project Participant)
  • Hedlund, Kjell-Olof (Project Participant)

Project Details


The strategic objective of the project is to create tools and data for the improvement of risk assessment related to foodborne viruses. The more specific objectives are:
I. To resolve technical bottlenecks in sampling and develop non-complex sample preparation methods.
II. To develop novel tools for quantification, data interpretation, molecular characterization, and survival studies of NoV and HAV in water and soft fruits.
III. To use the developed tools in screening studies.
IV. To evaluate the effectiveness of minimal and innovative inactivation strategies.
V. To ensure effective dissemination of project outputs.
Effective start/end date01/04/200831/03/2011