Advanced Technologies in Health Surveillance Program
The Community of Madrid has awarded funding for this Program in the area of Agrifood and Biotechnology coordinated by the VISAVET Centre of Complutense University.
The act of granting Programs Activities R & D Technology from 2014 to 2018 was held at the Real Casa de Correos in Madrid on Wednesday, October 22nd and was chaired by the Community of Madrid President, Ignacio Gonzalez, the Education, Youth and Sports Councillor, Mrs. Lucia Figar, and Education, Youth and Sports Deputy Councilor Mrs. Alicia Delibes.
The Adavance Technnologies in Health Surveillance (ATHS) programme proposes the application of emerging technologies in the agrifood area to improve the quality and food safety together with the eficiency in agricultural and livestock production, following the recomendations by the FAO, European Union and WHO for next decades. The programme framework covers the whole food chain according to the approach “from the farm to the fork. ”.
The ATHS consortium is a multidisciplinary team of 13 complementary research groups leaders in Public and Animal Health, Food Safety and Environment. They belong to five of the most renowned Spanish scientific institutions (Universidad Complutense Madrid (UCM), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) y Centro de Investigaciones, Energéticas, Medioambientales, y Tecnologías (CIEMAT).