Development of generic on site molecular diagnostics for the EU quarantine pests and pathogens
Developer: prof. dr. Maja Ravnikar
PORT CHECK is a Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) in support of the Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community.
It aims to deliver the tools and procedures to allow the EU Member State Plant Health laboratories and inspection services to perform molecular diagnostic assays “on-site” and at points of entry. The project will develop and evaluate real-time PCR assays for a number of key quarantine organisms and will transfer these assays to field portable real-time PCR platforms.