MIDTAL: Microarray for the detection of Toxic Algae
- Last Updated: 09 January 2016
Project Title: Microarrays for the detection of Toxic Algae
Project Acronym: MIDTAL
Contract Type: FP7 - Small or medium-scale focused research project
Funding: EUR 2 230 000
Timeline: 2008 - 2012
Coordinator: Linda Medlin, Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Case Study Contact: lkm(at)mba.ac.uk
MIDTAL Website: www.midtal.com
Short Description: Microalgae in marine and brackish waters of Europe regularly cause harmful effects, considered from the human perspective, in that they threaten public health and cause economic damage to fisheries and tourism. These episodes encompass a broad range of phenomena collectively referred to as harmful algal blooms (HABs). They include discoloration of waters by mass occurrences of microalgae (true algal blooms that may or may not be harmful) to toxin-producing species that may be harmful even in low cell concentrations. The objective of MIDTAL is to design microarrays for the detection of toxic algae and their toxins.
MarineTT Identified barriers to Knowledge Transfer and Uptake of the Midtal outputs:
Raising Awareness of the Microarray and molecular methods for the identification of Toxic algae species
Please click here for a factsheet outlining the benefits associated with the MIDTAL microarray for the detection of algae species.
An informational webinar on the MIDTAL project was held on Tuesday the 12th June 2012 in order to bring together the MIDTAL co-ordinator, principal investigators and partners with identified potential end-users, who could profit and gain from knowledge on this innovative advancement in Algae detection. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.
For more information, please visit www.midtal.com