The objective of the «PathoSeq» project is to prepare Norwegian food industry for the challenges and possibilities of using modern DNA sequencing technologies for surveillance and control of foodborne pathogenic bacteria. The focus will be on Listeria monocytogenes, considered the largest food safety challenge in Norwegian food processing industry.
The hereditary material present in all living cells, DNA, is well-suited for use in diagnosis. Our scientists use DNA-based methods to detect bacterial communities (microbiota) in food, people and production animals. Methods based on DNA and RNA are used to study bacterial function.
The European research project FISHBOOST will advance European aquaculture to the next level. Nofima is coordinating this FP7 project.