LiU participates in new European Training Network on food safety

FoodSmartphone is a new European Training Network on the development of smartphone-based (bio)analytical sensing and diagnostics tools for simplified on-site rapid pre-screening of food quality and safety parameters and wireless data transfer to servers of relevant stakeholders. It comprises 7 Training Sites (3 universities, 3 research centres, 1 innovation SME), plus 2 Partner Organisations (1 global food industry and 1 diagnostics SME). The consortium is built on complementary disciplines: (bio)analytical chemists, biologists, physicists, micro-engineers, mathematicians and food chemists.

The principal investigator from LiU is Prof. Daniel Filippini, head of the Optical Devices Laboratory (ODL) at IFM. ODL specializes in optical chemical sensing and lab-on-a-chip (LOC) solutions. In FoodSmartPhone LiU is responsible for “Integrated sample preparation devices” using a particular 3D printed fast-prototyping approach for LOC (unibody-LOC) and optics, both developed at ODL. Within the targets of the ODL contribution is the formulation of disposable coupling devices for autonomous surface plasmon resonance (SPR) detection with cell phones.

Total Budget: 2 843 041 €
LiU Budget: 232 259 €

More info on the Optical Devices Laboratory can be found on

Project Ngulia participates in Rhino Weekend at Kolmården wildlife park, September 23-25.

September 22 is the international rhino day, and September is also the month of the rhino at Kolmården wildlife park. Project Ngulia gets special visibility during the “Rhino weekend” September 23-25, at Kolmården, including a project movie shown before the dolphin show, and premiere of a new virtual reality game. A Swedish studio production is also shown on local TV in east Sweden during September: Kolmården diskuterar med Fredrik Berling: tema noshörning