LEGO project experts showcased the project to stakeholders

The first multiplier event of the Erasmus+ project LEGO – Learning Genomics for Food Safety was organised at Helsinki University on Friday, 24 January 2020.

At the event, the partners of the project presented the project to the most important stakeholders. Stakeholders present included among others representatives of the Finnish Food Authority, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Customs Laboratory.

The aim of the LEGO project is to define a new interdisciplinary professional profile to meet the growing demands of the private and public sector in the field of food genomics applied to food safety. The new e-learning course will combine areas of food safety, statistics, epidemiology and computer science to create the professional profile called “food microbial bioinformatician”. The training is targeted to students, PhD students and professionals in different subjects such as biosciences, medicine, veterinary medicine, statistics, mathematics and computer sciences. For more information on the LEGO project, please visit our website

In addition to the University of Helsinki, project partners include the Uniwersytet Technologiczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana i Jędrzeja Śniadeckich w Bydgoszcz, Poland, the University of L’Aquila, Italy, AINIA, a technology centre from Spain and Ud’Anet, an Italian-based technological company. The partnership is led by Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise Giuseppe Caporale (IZSAM), Italy.