The final meeting of the Advisory Board of the FoodEnTwin Project was held

The final meeting of the Advisory Board of the FoodEnTwin Project, organized by the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Belgrade, was held in a hybrid format on December 7, 2021.


The project "Twinning of research activities in border 'omix research in the fields of food, nutrition and environment" is funded by the European Union under the research and innovation program Horizon 2020 under contract no. 810752, and its realization began on September 1, 2018. The project aims to form a European research network between the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Belgrade and its Center of Excellence for Molecular Food Sciences, and four renowned institutes from Sweden, Austria and Belgium. This network will increase the Faculty of Chemistry and partners' scientific excellence and visibility, technological innovation capacity by enabling frontier research in food, agriculture, chemistry, nutrition and the environment by introducing -omix technologies (proteomix, lipidomix, transcriptomix, allergomix and metallomix) and experimental animal models .

In the introductory speech, the audience was addressed by professor Goran Roglić, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade and Sofija Miškov-Panić on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.

Prof. Tanja Ćirković Veličković presented an overview of the most significant results of the project, while the other participants individually processed specific segments of the project through a report on activities from the previous period.

Nadežda Tonić spoke on behalf of the Innovation Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, emphasizing the importance of supporting the FoodEnTwin project, which has greatly contributed to the recognition of our country by advanced analytical methods in the field of food and environment. Referring to the workshop that was jointly organized in June this year in cooperation with the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade - Tonić pointed out that organizing such events is an excellent example of connecting science and economy, and that the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia will be glade to support such outstanding programs where innovative ideas are transformed into successful innovative solutions.

Reports on activities and results from the previous period were presented at the meeting, as well as plans for the implementation of project results. Also, part of the meeting was dedicated to the presentation of FoodEnTwin activities related to partner institutions such as: the Medical University of Vienna, the Karolinska Institutet, the University of Ghent and the Catholic University of Leuven.

The event brought together the most eminent experts in the field of food, nutrition and the environment, who have made significant steps in the past period and paved the way for new research and successful implementation of results in the economy.


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