Blue sky innovations
For quality from field to fork.
In the blue area we do basic research and hence develop modern and universally applicable technologies. We apply multichemical fingerprinting, isotope analysis, next generation sequencing and several spectral methods (spectral sensing, chemical imaging) and explore mycotoxins, their metabolites and their effects. One of our targets is to establish the first isotopic landscape ("isoscape") of Austria for determination of origin of foods. We are also establishing modern, reliable and cost-effective methodologies for assessing toxic effects of phytochemicals.