UK-China partnership for innovative technologies for detention of environmental pollutants in animal feed and animal-derived food

Lead Research Organisation: University of the West of England
Department Name: Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

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Description The main achievement is establishing strategic partnership between China and UK in the area of novel technologies for food quality, safety and environmental applications. The partnership involves UK and Chinese academic institutions, industry and policymakers. The specific outcomes include (i) organising 2 industry-orientated workshops (one in the UK and one in China); (ii) 2 visits from China to the UK and 12 visits from the UK to China (iii) undertaking collaborative research, generating new knowledge and publishing 4 papers in international peer-reviewed journals; (iv) gaining experience in novel methods and technologies by the UK and Chinese researchers; (v) establishing the Partnership website; (vi) submitting 2 grant applications (1 to the Royal Society and 1 to the China Ministry of Science); (vi) promoting UK expertise in bio-sensing technologies to Chinese academic organisations, industry and policymakers; (vii) developing long-term collaborative plans; (viii) over 13 presentations given by the UK academics at various meetings, seminars and conferences in China; (ix) discussed plans and identified challenges for commercialisation of novel technologies for food quality and environmental applications in the UK and China; (x) enhancing skills of PhD students and young researchers. The partnership developed plans for not only research but also teaching/students exchange collaboration and exchange. The partnership also resulted in a successful EU Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange grant which brought together participants from China, UK, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Ukraine and USA. This EU Marie Curie exchange grant facilitated knowledge exchange in the area of meat quality and novel technologies across the world. Furthermore, together with the partners from China, O.Doran has got involved in the EU COST Action on Innovative approaches in pork production with entire males. Within the action O. Doran has been coordinated short-terms scientific missions and has been heavily involved in knowledge transfer to industry and general public. This influenced practice of pig breeding industry across Europe
Exploitation Route Findings of this project can be taken forward by:
(i) Wider international academic community (by food scientists, animal welfare scientists, technology developers, biologists and other) via building and expanding on new knowledge generated in this project and developing new research directions
(ii) Education sector in the UK and China via establishing students exchange programmes and developing joint teaching courses
(iii) Environmental Sectors in China and the UK (including UK Environmental Agency) via taking to end-users novel effective technologies for detection of contamination of water, soil and food with environmental pollutants
(iv) Animal Welfare via implementing novel technologies to detection of contamination in animal feed
(v)Agriculture/Food sector via implementation of novel technologies for rapid detection of food quality traits
(vi) Manufacturing via taking licensing for production of novel equipment/technologies for the mentioned above sectors.
(vii) European Commission and country-specific policymakers via offering technologies to address societal challenges
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/ukchinapartnership
 
Description Findings of this research enhances international image of UK and promoted UK expertise in the development of novel technologies. Outcomes of this grant generated knew knowledge and new technologies which attracted attention of international industry. This research let to the development of BBSRC Pathfinder grant and two BBSRC Follow-on-fund with industrial partners. These grants allowed to undertake market reserach for novel technologies for food quality. Results of this reserach resulted in European patent application (published) and contributed to the development of EU policy on piglets castration and to the EU initiative to ban piglets castration by 2018. University of the West of England has been granted a patent for new technology for boar taint detection and currently leading extensive discussions with industry (pig producers, instrumentation companies, abattoirs, pharmaceutical companies) regarding licensing the new technology for boar taint detection and making it available in Europe and across the world. The project also enhenced cultural and scientific links between the UK and China and contributed to the development of EU COST Action CA 15215 aiming to enhance cooperation in pig production area between farmers, NGOs, policymakers and academics across Europe.
First Year Of Impact 2008
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description EU COST
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact As a Member of the Core Group and Management Committee of the EU COST Action CA15215, I have been coordinating short-term scientific missions between over 25 countries and involved in other activities related to training researchers, industry and academics in novel approaches related to production of entire male pigs. This has led to improving knowledge and practice of industrial companies in relation to managing of meat quality, provided solutions to a global issues of boar taint (meat quality defect) via developing new technologies, genetic approaches and management approaches. This also assisted in changing public attitude towards animal welfare issues related to production of boar taint-free meat. Production of entire pigs contributed to improving of environment via reduction of ammonia.
 
Description AHDB PhD
Amount £84,000 (GBP)
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 04/2018
 
Description Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board PhD Studentship
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 11/2020
 
Description Agricuture and Horticulture Development Board PhD studentship
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description BBSRC Follow-on-fund
Amount £211,874 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description BBSRC Follow-on-fund
Amount £118,276 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 04/2015
 
Description EU COST
Amount € 400,000 (EUR)
Funding ID CA15215 
Organisation European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) 
Department COST Action
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2020
 
Description EU: Health and Consumers Directorate General Tender
Amount € 120,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2013 
End 02/2014
 
Description Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme
Amount € 86,400 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2014
 
Description Ministry of Agriculture of China
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Ministry of Agriculture of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 01/2013 
End 01/2015
 
Description Pathfinder
Amount £7,839 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2011 
End 12/2011
 
Description PhD studentship
Amount £84,000 (GBP)
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 04/2018
 
Title DNA sequence 
Description New DNA sequence "Sus scrofa hepatic nuclear factor 1" deposited in National Centre for Biotechnology Information Database. Accession Number DQ083526. Authors: Cue RA, McGivan JD, Doran O. 2005 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Facilitated research on pigs genetics and on genetic regulation of pigmeat quality 
URL http://genome.csdb.cn/cgi-bin/hgc?hgsid=163286&o=3868096&t=3875917&g=xenoMrna&i=DQ083526&c=chr16&l=3...
 
Title DNA sequence 2 
Description Sus scrofa mRNA for cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1 gene). deposited in National Centre for Biotechnology Information Database. Accession No AJ842953. Authors: Skinner TM, Doran E, McGivan JD, Haley CS, Archibald AL. 2005 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Facilitating research on pig genetics and genetic regulation of pig meat quality traits 
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/AJ697885
 
Title DNA sequence 3 
Description Sus scrofa microsatellite DNA, clone 343104 deposited in National Centre for Biotechnology Information Database in 2005. Accession No AJ842953. Authors: Skinner TM, Doran E, McGivan JD, Haley CS, Archibald AL 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Facilitating international research on pig genetics and genetic aspects of meat quality 
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/AJ842953
 
Title DNA sequence 4 
Description Sus scrofa partial CYP2E! gene for cytochrome P4502E1, exon 9 and partial CDS. Deposited in National Centre for Biotechnology Information databbase in 2005. Accession No AJ697884. Authors Skinner TM, Doran E, McGivan JD, Haley CS, Archibald AL 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Facilitating international research on pig genetics and genetic aspects of meat quality 
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/AJ697884
 
Title DNA sequence 5 
Description Sus scrofa partial CYP2E1 gene for cytochrome P4502E1, exon 6 and partial CDS. Deposited in National Centre for Biotechnology Information Database in 2005. Accession number AJ697883. Authors: Skinner TM, Doran O, McGivan JD, Haley CS, Archibald AL 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Facilitating international research on pig genetic and genetic aspects of meat quality 
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/AJ697883
 
Title DNA sequence 6 
Description Sus scrofa partial CYP2E1 gene for cytochrome P4502E1, partial promoter, exon 1 and partial CDS, Accession number AJ697882. Deposited in National Centre for Biotechnology Information Database in 2004. Authors: Skinner TM, Doran E, McGivan JD, Haley CS, and Archibald AL. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Facilitating international reserach on pig genetics and related pig physiology 
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/51465025
 
Title New technology for detection of boar taint compounds, skatole and androstenone, at the point of test 
Description The new technology which is being patented, allows to detect skatole and androstenone at the point of test within minutes. The technology is based on the use of electrochemical biosensors and has no analogues in the world. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact After finalizing IP protection, the technology will be made widely available. It will be of enormous benefit to researchers working on meat quality issues, boar taint, as well as to pharmaceutical research. The technology will increase the speed of analysis of skatole and androstenone from days to minutes, decrease the cost of analyses by at least 20-fold. This will accelerate research in food quality, molecular biology, biomedical and other areas as well as will have positive impact on pig producing industry via allowing the detection of boar taint on line 
 
Description BPEX 
Organisation British Pig Executive BPEX
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 1. Developing a new technology (bio-sensors for detection of boar taint) for British Pig Industry 2. Regular presentations of research to stakeholders at seminars, round tables, events 3. Publishing collaborative papers 4. Intellectual input in the development of collaborative grant applications.
Collaborator Contribution financial support of PhD studentships Providing samples of pig tissues Providing expertise in meat quality co-supervising PhD students and advising on scientific projects facilitating identification of project partners
Impact Joint publications, presenting at conferences, round tables, development of a prototype technology, using research data for follow-on grant applications, contribution to the development of European policies on pig castration. Grants: BBSRC Pathfinder Award 2011; PhD studentship 2014-2018; BBSRC Follow-on-Funding, 2014-2015; Agriculture and Horticulture Development Boar PhD, 2017-2020.
Start Year 2006
 
Description CEVA 
Organisation Ceva Sante Animale
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Protected IP. We are in a process of discussion a licensing agreement with the collaborator.
Collaborator Contribution providing facilities for commercial evaluation of our technology; contribution toward the cost of bio-sensors for commercial evaluation.
Impact This collaboration is at early stages and no outcomes have been produced yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ENGINYERIA INFORMÀTICA OLOT 
Organisation Computer Engineering Olot
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Our research team has developed a prototype technology for detection of boar taint. The Enginyeria Informatica Olot is an instrumentation company which is interested in potential European licensing agreement to manufacture and distribute our technology. This would allow the company to expand their business and contribute to enhancing of economy.
Collaborator Contribution This instrumentation company has strong link with Spanish pig producers and hence, access to samples for technology evaluation. The company also supports our research via advising on the technology specification, and introducing our research (and this technology in particular) to a wider Spanish and European market
Impact A collaborative grant application to BBSRC Super-follow-on fund is in preparation. Ongoing discussion of licensing agreements
Start Year 2014
 
Description Institute of Pig Breeding and Agro-Industrial Production, The Natioinal Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Ukraine 
Organisation Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences (UAAS)
Department Institute for Pig Breeding
Country Ukraine 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1. Financial contribution to visits of 5 researchers from the Institute for Pig Breeding to Prof. Doran group in 2013 and 2014. 2. Contribution to writing a grant application to Newton Fellowship scheme, the Royal Society (2013) 3. An application to the Royal Society International Exchange Scheme 4. Contribution to writing 2 manuscripts (1 published in 2015, 1 under revision, 2016) 4. Providing expertise in technology development and staff time during the visits of Ukrainian researchers to the UK 5. Delivering 3 seminars/invited presentations at the Institute for Pig Breeding by Prof. Doran and members of her group in 2013 and 2015
Collaborator Contribution 1. Cost of consumables during the visit of 2 researchers from Prof. Doran' s group to Institute for Pig Breeding in 2013 2. Expertise in animal genetics and staff time for conducting experimental work on a pilot collaborative project (not funded externally) 3. Staff time and expertise in statistical analysis of results. 4. Writing drafts of 2 papers. 5. Delivering a seminar at University of the West of England, October 2014. 6. Setting pig trials at the farms in Ukraine 7. Introducing the Ukrainian partners to the COST Action (now as formal COST Action participants) which opened opportunities for the Pig Breeding Institute to cooperate with a wider circle of international partners (in 2016)
Impact 1. 3 seminars delivered by Prof Doran and members of her group at the Institute for Pig Breeding, Ukraine, April 2013 and October 2015 2. 1 seminar delivered by researchers of the Ukrainian Insitute for Pig Breeding at the University of the West of England, October 2014 3. Visits of 2 researcher in 2013 and 3 reseachers in 2014 from the Institute for Pig Breeding to Prof. Doran's group for undertaking collaborative research. 4. A memorandum of understanding between University of the West of England and the Institute for Pig Breeding, Ukraine 5. 2 collaborative publications in international journals (Molecular Biology Reports and Global Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics)
Start Year 2010
 
Description JSR Genetics 
Organisation JSR Genetics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution 1. Developing scientific ideas to address the company needs. 2. Writing a PhD project application to AHDB (succesfull), 2014
Collaborator Contribution 1. Samples of tissues in kind 2. Staff time in kind 3. Contribution to writing a PhD application to AHDB 4. Providing advice on UK pig industry challenges and needs 5. Providing advice on pig economics 6. Contribution to student's traning
Impact 1. Succesfull PhD funding from AHDB (BPEX) 2. Press-releases via BPEX
Start Year 2014
 
Description NOFIMA 
Organisation NOFIMA Ås
Country Norway 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution 1. Contribution to writing an EU Tender Application "Study on rapid detection methods for boar taint", 2013 2. Contribution to the development of links with stakeholders in the UK on boar taint issue 3. Co-organizing EU workshop "Rapid boar taint detection methods used or being developed at slaughter plants in the European Union Workshop on alternatives to pig castration" Workshop, 26th February 2015, DG SANCO, Brussels J.E. Haugen, C.Wagenberg, B.E.Nielsen ,C. Borgaard (, N. Panella, M. Aluwe , M. Bonneau, D. Mörlein, O. Doran)
Collaborator Contribution 1. Leading the EU tender application "Study on rapid detection methods for boar taint", 2013 2. Contribution to the development of links with stakeholders in the EU on boar taint issue 3. Co-organizing EU workshop "Rapid boar taint detection methods used or being developed at slaughter plants in the European Union Workshop on alternatives to pig castration" Workshop, 26th February 2015, DG SANCO, Brussels J.E. Haugen, C.Wagenberg, B.E.Nielsen ,C. Borgaard (, N. Panella, M. Aluwe , M. Bonneau, D. Mörlein, O. Doran)
Impact 1. workshop: Rapid boar taint detection methods used or being developed at slaughter plants in the European Union Workshop on alternatives to pig castration" Workshop, 26th February 2015, DG SANCO, Brussels J.E. Haugen, C.Wagenberg, B.E.Nielsen ,C. Borgaard (, N. Panella, M. Aluwe , M. Bonneau, D. Mörlein, O. Doran 2. grant: EU: Health and Consumers Directorate General Tender "Study on rapid detection methods for boar taint used or being developed at slaughter plants in the European Union" (Principal applicant from University of the West of England) 2013-2014. Total funding 120,000 Euro
Start Year 2007
 
Description NORSWIN, Norway 
Organisation NORSWIN
Country Norway 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution 1. Expertise in hormonal regulation of boar taint 2. Research facilities 3. Hosting a visiting researher Maren Moe, 2006-2007 4. Contribution to writing paper and abstracts 5. Developing a joint EU Tender (2013-2014) "Study on rapid detection methods for boar taint" and EU COST Action OC2015-2-2014 (started in 2016)
Collaborator Contribution 1. Contribution in cash towards consumables, £5000 2. Sending research samples 3. Full support of a research visit from Norswin to O Doran's group, 2006-2007 4. Writing draft papers and abstracts 5. Contribution to the development of COST (as above) and leading the development of EU Tender (as above) with University of the West of England as a formal partner.
Impact Publications: Panella-Riera et al., 2008, Livestock Science, 118, 223-230 Moe et al., 2007, Journal of Animal Science, 85, 2924-2931 Moe et al., 2007, Abstract of 58th Annual EAAP Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 26-29 August 2007 Research Visit of Maren Moe to University of Bristol, 2006-2007. EU Health and Consumers Directorate General Tender 2013-2014 EU COST Action (2016-2020) Contribution to the development of EU legislation on the ban of pig castration in Europe from January 2018
Start Year 2006
 
Description Patent commercialisation 
Organisation Zimmer and Peacock
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The University has established links with Zommer and Peacock to commercialise the new technology for boar taint detection which has been developed and patented by J.Hart, O.Doran, A.Crew and N.McGurie at the University of the West of England. Ongoing discissions. This information is confidential at this stage.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in manufacturing and commercialisation of new technologies in the UK and internationally.
Impact Commercialisation of the new boar taint technology in progress
Start Year 2018
 
Description Pfizer 
Organisation Pfizer Ltd
Department Pfizer Animal Health
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution 1. Expertise in genetics and molecular biology of meat quality. 2. Writing a paper and 2 conference presentations 3. Providing advice on novel technologies for meat quality detection. 4. Delivering research projects and writing a report. 5. Writing an article on meat quality and vaccination for general public (Duncan Marriott)
Collaborator Contribution 1. Funding a research project 2009-2010 2. Co-funding a PhD studentship2008-2011 3. Contribution to writing a paper and conference abstracts 4. Supporting student's visit to Pfizer's facilities
Impact 1. Research grant from Pfizer, 2009-2010 2. BBSRC/Genesis Faraday/Pfizer CASE PhD, 2008-2011. 3. Official technical report, Doran and Mackay, 2010 4. A paper for general public, Duncan Marriott (PhD student), 2012. 5. Scientific publications: Mackay et al., 2012, Journal of Animal Science Marriott et al., Abstract at the UK/China Workshop on Novel technologies for food quality - route to the marked, 2012, Beijing, China Panella-Riera at al. 2010, Abstract, 61th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, Heraklion, Greece.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Stabilizer Cattle Company 
Organisation Stabiliser Cattle Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developed a collaborative project on novel technology for rapid detection of fatty acid composition and fat content in livestock animals. The project was funded by Agriculture and Horticulture Development board as PhD studentship in 2017. Our team will be conducting the technology development. Intellectual input in the technology concept. Providing access to the University Enterprize Zone facilities which was launched in 2016 and which is acting as a hub for industry/academia collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution Providing (I) industrial perspective on the technology need and specification; (ii) access to UK abattoirs; (iii) advice on market need; (iv)time in kind for supervising the PhD students; (v) samples of cattle tissues for the technology evaluation; (vi) assistance with the PhD student industrial placement.
Impact 1. PhD project "Fatty acid (bio)sensors". 2017-2020. Funded by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) 2. Research project on bio-sensors for fat content which was submitted to AHDB in 2016 and which was evaluated but the funding body and was invited for re-submission in 2017 after corrections.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 
Organisation Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1. Expertise in culturing isolated pig hepatocytes and in vitro study on effect of hormones on skatole and androstenone metabolism 2. Hosting 2 visiting researchers 3. Writing collaborative papers 4. Delivering 2 lectures at international PhD course at Swedish Agricultural University (O.Doran) 5. Contribution toward consumables and contribution of staff time in collaborative experiments 6. O.Doran was appointed as an Expert Adviser for the Associate Professor Board at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Collaborator Contribution 1. Contribution in cash £5200 towards collaborative reserach 2. Providing funding for 2 researchers to visit Prof Doran's reserach group 3. Providing samples of pig tissues for research 4. Contibuting to writing collaborative papers. 5. Introducing the Swedish partner to the Poltava Institute for Pig Breeding, Ukraine. This has resulted in a collaborative application to Swedish VISBY Program for PhD student placement in 2016. Outcomes are expected in May 2017. 6. Introducing the Swedish Partner to IPEMA COST Action (2016).
Impact 1. Publications: Chen et al., PLOS One, 2012 Zamaratskaia et al. Livestock Science, 2012 2. 2 lectures at the International PhD Course at the Swedish Argicultural University delivered by O.Doran in 2009 3. Appointing O.Doran as an Expert Adviser to the Associate Professor Board, Swedish Agricultural University, 2009. 4. A collaborative paper in Livestock Science (2013) Zamaratskaia, Stefanovic, Lundstrom and Doran. Livestock Sci, 2013, 145, 124-130
Start Year 2006
 
Description Technical University, Lisbon, Portugal 
Organisation Technical University of Lisbon
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1. Hosting 2 visiting researchers 2. Delivering 4 seminars at the University of Lisbon 3.Providing expertise in technology development and meat quality 4. Contribution to writing grant applications to Portuguese Research Council (succesfull) and to British Council (succesfull) 5. Contribution to writing 3 collaborative papers 6. Contribution towards consumables plus staff time during the visits of researchers from Portugal to the UK
Collaborator Contribution 1. Contribution to writing grant applications to British Council and Portuguese Research Council (both succesfull) 2. Hosting 3 visits from the UK to University of Lisbon 3. Facilitating links with Food Research Insitute in Santarem, Portugal 4. Funding 2 visits of researchers from Portugal to the UK for undertaking collaborative reserach (accomodation, travel, living expences etc) 5. Providing tissue samples from traditional Portuguese pigs 6. Leading on writing 2 scientific papers (published)
Impact 1. British Council Awward withing Treaty of Windsor Anglo-Portuguese Joint Research Programme, 2007-2008. 2. 3 papers: Madeira et al., 2014, British Journal of Nutrition, 6, 1-15; Bessa et al., 2013, Journal of Animal Science, 91(9), 4540-4546; Madeira at al., 2013, British Journal of Nutrition, 110(2), 216-229. 3. Visit of Dr Rui Bessa to Prof Doran group for undertaking reserach activities, 2008 4. Invited presentations given by Prof. Doran at Technical University of Lisbon: 04 Oct 2012, 20 July 2010
Start Year 2007
 
Description Uk/China Partnership 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided expertise in (i) molecular mechanisms of food quality; (ii) bio-sensing technology. There were 5 visits from Prof Doran's group to the China Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)during which a collaborative reserach was undertaken. Prof Doran and members of her group (i)assisted in establishing new technologies at the CAAS; (ii) contributed to writing 3 collaborative manuscripts; (iii) developed 4 collaborative appliclations, two of which were succesfull; (iv) co-ogranised 2 workshops - on in the UK and one in China
Collaborator Contribution CAAS (i) provided access to state-of the art facilities for analysis of UK partner samples; (ii) invested their time in training of UK collegues and assisted with samples analyses at the CAAS facilities; (iii) wrote drafts of 3 manuscripts and paid open access publication fees in international journal; (iv) significantly contributed to statistical analyses of results; (v) hosted a workshop in China; (vi) contributed to subsistence and accomodation cost during visits from the UK to China; (vi) contributed time to wrining 4 grant applications.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration involving food science, molecular biology, technology development/engineering, animal science. The collaboration resulted in (i) UK/China partnership netwrok which includes academics and industry from the Uk and China. (ii) a succesfull EU Marie Curie International Reserach Staff Exchange grant which brought additional partners (Spain, Ukraine, Belgium, Italy and USA); (iii) 2 workshops (one held in Bristol, UK, 2010 and one in Beijing, China, 2012); (iv)2 papers in PLOS One: Chen at al., 2014, Chen at al. 2012 v7, issue12, e52255 (see full details in the list of publications) and 2 papers in preparation for publication; (v) funding from Ministry of Agriculture of China, 2013-2015 (Prof.Doran is a collaborator).
Start Year 2010
 
Description University of Bologna, Italy 
Organisation University of Bologna
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1. Development of 2 collaborative grant applications on novel technologies for boar taint and pig meat quality 2. Co-organizing 2 industry-orientated workshops 3. Placement for a PhD student from out research group in University of Bologna
Collaborator Contribution 1. Acting as a host organization for a PhD student from our research group 2. Contribution to the development of 2 successfully projects on boar taint and pig meat quality 3. Co-organizing workshops for stakeholders at the University of Bologna
Impact 1. Collaborative workshops 2. EU Marie Curie International Staff Exchange grant 3. EU tender on novel technologies for boar taint 4. Influencing EU policy on banning pig castrations in 2018
Start Year 2010
 
Description University of Hohenheim Germany 
Organisation University of Hohenheim
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input in the development of EU COST Action CA15315 which was awarded in 2016 and which is led by University of Hohenheim, Germany. O. Doran is the UK Country Representative on the EU COST Management Committee and is a Coordinator of the Action Short Term Scientific Missions. Time and intellectual input in the COST Action activities (workshops, meetings, development of collaborative projects)
Collaborator Contribution University of Hohenheim, Germany led the submission of a successful COST Action application CA15315 or effective approaches to production of entire male pigs. The total value of the award is around 400 000 Euro over 4 years. Contribution to the development of follow-on grant applications between the consortium partners, facilitating networking, training young scientists, and cooperation across Europe and world-wide.
Impact 1. A scientific workshop and "Think Tank" event for young researchers, 22-23 April 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. 2. Development of Short-Term Scientific Missions schedule which allows visits between research organisations, academic institutions, industry and other stakeholder for the use of facilities, undertaking collaborative research, knowledge and practice exchange and the development of future collaboration. The missions are due to start in May 2017
Start Year 2015
 
Description University of Lleida, Spain 
Organisation University of Lleida
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1. Hosting 2 visiting reserachers from University of Lleida for developing collaborative reserach ideas and producing results for collaborative paper. Time contribution to teaching the visiting reserachers new techniques 2. Contribution to writing 4 scientific papers published in international peer-reviwed journals and 3 conference abstracts 3. Contribution to writing collaborative grant application (EU Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange, succesfull) 4. Invited presentation as the Esminger Conference organised by University of Lleida, 2010 5. Acting as an external examiner on PhD viva (2015, 2017)
Collaborator Contribution 1.Financial contribution of total £4,500 towards consumables. 2. Sending samples of pig adipose tissues from around 100 animals for a PhD project of Prof Doran's PhD student 3. Time contribution in writing collaborative papers, abstracts and grant applications 4. Financial support of visiting reserachers (from Spain to the UK): fully paid accomodation, travel and leaving expences. 5. EU Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Grant, total value Euro 86 400
Impact 1. Publications:Canovas et al., J. Animal Sci, 2009, v87, 3905-3914; Munoz et al., Meat Science, 2013, 93, 746-751 (see list of publications for full details) 2. Conference abstracts: Munoz et al., 2010, 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig, Germany, abstract 613. Canovas et al. 2009. Abstracts of XIII Animal Production Conference AIDA_ITEA, 12-13 May 2009, Zaragoza Spain (see list of publications for details). 3. EU Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Grant, 2010-2014 4. New links with University of Bologna, Italy and University of Leuven, Belgium. 5. Presentation as jointly organised workshop "The omics of pork quality and biosensing technology"25 Oc, 2012, Lleida, Spain, for academic and industrial audience. 6. A.Canovas and R Munoz visited Prof Doran's group (around 5 months for each visit) 7. 2 collaborative papers with Dr Romi Pena (2015 and 2016)
Start Year 2007
 
Title SENSOR AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ANDROSTENONE OR SKATOLE IN BOAR TAINT 
Description The present application is concerned with a sensor system for and a method of detecting, and preferably quantifying, androstenone (CAS Reg.No. 18339-16-7) and/or skatole (CAS Reg. No. 83-34-1), the chemicals associated with boar taint. In a preferred embodiment, the sensor system comprises an array comprising (i) an enzyme electrode based on 3-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3-HSD) which metabolises androstenone in the presence of cofactor NAD(P)H, together with a mediator, eg. Meldola's Blue (CAS Reg.No. 7057-57-0); and (ii) a sensor for the voltammetric detection of skatole, especially via direct oxidation at an electrode. The sensor system can be used to detect and quantify boar taint in pig carcasses or live pigs and so can be used to prevent the entrance of tainted carcasses into the food chain and to allow the grading of carcasses as "premium quality". 
IP Reference EP2966441 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact Facilitating implementation of the EU policy on voluntary ban of piglets castration. Informing procedures and practice of UK and international pig producing industry.
 
Title Sensor and method for detecting androstenone or skatole in boar taint 
Description A new method for application of skatole and androstenone bio-sensors. The method includes a "probe" which can be used on-line in abattoirs for rapid and effective obtaining a sample of adipose tissue (or access adipose tissue in carcass) for skatole and androstenone analysis. 
IP Reference EP2 966441 A1 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2020
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet
 
Description 2nd IBST conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The workshop stimulated discussion between scientists and stakeholders

1. Improved understanding of novel technologies principles and their applications by international researc h community and stakeholders
2. New collaborative links
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.biosensingtech.co.uk/Events/IBST_Events/2ndConf/2ndConf.html
 
Description 2nd PigNet Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Stimulating discussion of international collaboration in genetics of meat quality traits

Improved understanding of research on genetics of meat quality by European researchers. Increased interest in collaboration with University of the West of England and increased number of enquiries about collaborative opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
URL http://new.cd-cc.si/default.cfm?Jezik=En&Kat=030502&Predstava=630&Arhiv
 
Description 3rd International IBST Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The Conference spaked discussion about application of novel technologies to variouse areas including agri-food.

1. New links between universities and industrial companies
2. Improved understanding of novel technologies and their application by industry and academic collegues
3. Stimulated discussion of new grant applications and networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/9052/3rd%20International%20Conference%20on%20Bio-Sensing%20Technolo...
 
Description Animal Health and Welfare Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Animal Health and Welfare Day at Bristol took place on 08 March 2018 in Langford, University of Bristol. Prof. Doran delivered a presentation "Boar Taint - progress and challenges". The presentation and the event stimulated the debate about new approaches for detection of boar taint and facilitated knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2018/march/animal-welfare.html
 
Description Appointed Expert Advisor for Swedith Agricultural University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A report made by Prof Doran influenced a decision regarding making Associate Professor Appointment at the Swedish Agricultural University

After my recommendations, a high caliber academic was appointed at Associate Proffessor Post at Swedish Agricultural University. The academic has been making substantial contribution to the development of international research in meat quality area and development of international collaborations including that with my research group (a joint paper)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description BPEX Technical Committee Langford 2007 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact stimulating discussion about pig industry challenges and how genetic research can help to address them

BPEX took on board information from my talk to feed it in strategy development and making decisions regarding funding of research. New collaborative opportunities and areas were identified.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description BPEX workshop 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Initiated discussion and attracted questions

1. New collaboration between UWE and UK industrial companies
2. 2 succesfull grant applications
3. Improved understanding of boar taint issue and boar taint detection technologies, EU legislations by UK pig producting industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bpex.org.uk/R-and-D/product-quality/workshop.aspx
 
Description Bath Biosensor Netwrok meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation of O.Doran stimulated discussion about collaborative research

After the talk, plans were made for combining effort of University of Bath and University of the West of England in developing network on novel technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL https://connect.innovateuk.org/documents/2864009/3709068/Pedro+Estrela+-+Multidisciplinary+research+...
 
Description Bio-sensing conference, Portugal 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The 4th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology took place on 10-13 May 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. The following presentation was delivered: Westmacott K., Crew A., Doran O., Hart J.P. "Simultaneous analysis of vitamins B1 and B2 in food using screen printed carbon electrodes". The event promoted engagement with industry, development of new links, increased awareness about the recent development in the technology for agri-food area which influenced research directions and activities of participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CAAS 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Initiated discussion between seniour management of the China Academy of Agricultural Sciences and University of the West of England regarding long-term research and staff/students exchange links in the area of novel technologies for foo quality and environmental pollutants detection

1. Improved understanding by the China Academy of Argicultural Sciences benefits of the UK/China Partnership.
2.Identifying venues and funding bodies for future collaboration
3. Improved understanding by the University of the West of England challenges and research priorities of China Academy of Agricultural Sciences
4. A collaborative paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Campden BRI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation initiated questions and discussion.

1. New links between University of the West of England and UK food industry (SMEs) which led to follow-on visits from the companies to the University of the West of England and discussion of potential collaboration.
2. Improved understanding industry needs by UWE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.meatinfo.co.uk/news/archivestory.php/aid/11392/Campden_BRI_to_host_seminar_on_meat_topics...
 
Description DG SANKO presentation 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This activity was a workshop for industry, policymakers and other stakeholders at the EU Directorate General for Consumers and Human Health (DG SANKO) co-organized by O.Doran and other participants of EU Tender on Novel Technologies for Boar Taint. The workshop was held on 26th February 2015, at DG SANCO, Brussels. A presentation entitled "Boar taint detection methods used or being developed at slaughter plants in the European Union Workshop on alternatives to pig castration" was given by E. Haugen, C.Wagenberg, B.E.Nielsen ,C. Borgaard, N. Panella, M. Aluwe , M. Bonneau, D. Mörlein, O. Doran. Over 50 people attended the event with the impact reaching further over 500 people via passing the information to the organizations of the attendees. The event increased awareness of stakeholders about the situation with boar taint in Europe and the approaches and technologies available and under development which will help to deal with boar taint issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Doctorate Commission Evaluator, Lleida 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The evaluation report influenced decision on awarding a Doctorate degree at the University of Lleida, Spain

The decision has assisted a young reseracher to progress in his carrer and develop international collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description EAAP Chair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The group meetings and networking stimulated knowledge exchange in the area of research on boar taint and shaped future research acitivities in this area. The group also promoted and enhanced links between academic organisations, research institutes, international pig industry, SMEs and policymakers (including European Commission)

1. The group facilitated networking across Europe and world-wide in the area of boar taint and facilitated the development of collaborative projects.
2. The group members contributed to the development of European Commission Directorate General SANKO policies development on alternatives to piglets surgical castartion and the anticipated ban on surgical castration by 2018.
3. Improved understanding of boar taint issue by international industry and suggested potential ways forward
4. Stimulated creating consortia for EU Tenders applications and EU Staff Excahnge grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description EAAP working group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Stimulating questions and discussion

1. Identifying future directions (research and other) for the working group
2. Plans for developing future research collaboration on boar taint at international level.
3. Plans for influencing EU policies and research investment in pig meat quality research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description EAAP working group meeting Monnels 2008 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Stimulation of discussion about brining together genetic research in pigmeat quality qand industry needs

Defined directions for future activities of the group. New international research links established. New idea for collaborative projects were discussed. There was an increased number of enquiries about research placements in O.Doran's lab and developing collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description EC consultant 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk informed the European Committee about state-of-the art reserach on boar taint and stimulation questions and discussion afterwards. The talk contributed to improving understanding of boar taint issue by the EU and making decisions regarding EU Tenders on boar taint and policies on piglets castration

After the talk, the European Commission members asked questions related to research on boar taint. This contributed to the development of EU tenders on boar taint reserach and the development of EU policies on piglets castrations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description ELECTROCHEM 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation of new methods for analysis of vitamin B2 in food and pharmaceutical products has been delivered at the Electrochem 2015 conference, Durham University, 13-15 September 2015. The presentation initiated discussions about further collaboration with industry on technology development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EU COST 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion and better understanding of the situation with piglets castration and animal welfare in Europe.

Informing European Commission about the situation in reserach, industry and consumers perception in relation to piglets castration in Europe. This influenced development of EU policies on piglets castration and issuing Tenders for research on alternatives to piglets castration to reduce boar taint.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description EU EXCELMEAT Workshop, Bologna 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 50 people attended an EU workshop "Genomics, welfare and new technologies for pork quality" on 23rd of January 2015 in Bologna, Italy. O. Doran delivered a presentation "Genetic control of fat deposition and fatty acid composition in pigs". The event reached approximately other 500 people via distributing the information to the participants' institutions. The event stimulated discussion around new technologies for food quality, increased awareness of industry and academics about new and emerging technologies to address challenges of the European pig industry. The workshop was also a training opportunity for undergraduate and PhD students and facilitated establishing new collaborations and networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EU SANKO meeting 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Stimulated discussion on the vision of the European Partnership on Pig Castration.

1. The talk contributed to acceptance of the European Declaration on Alternatives to Surgical Castration to Pigs and to agreement on voluntary ban of piglets castration by 2018.
2. Influenced thinking of the EU and European Partnerhsip on Pig Castration which resulted in a tender for research in this area
2. Improved understanding of European Pig industry challenges by researchers
3. Improved understanding of availability and potential of new technologies for meat quality trait by industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare/seminars/docs/harmonisation_boar_taint_methods_detection_en....
 
Description EXCELMEAT workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A discussion about future of the Excelmeat EU project was initiated.

1. Plans for future collaborative bidding
2. Arrangements for visits from University of the West of England to Pig Breeding Institute, Poltava, Ukraine
3. Improved understanding of reserach activities in participating organisations
4. A direct discussion about future direction of the project with EU Directorate General SANKO
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.bdporc.irta.es/excelmeat/Info/excelmeat_workshop_info.pdf
 
Description Esminger 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation stimulated discussion about international research on novel technologies for food quality traits

1. Establishing new research links including that between University of the West of England Iowa State University, USA
2. Developing new collaborative ideas for grant applications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL https://www.cals.iastate.edu/news/releases/iowa-state-animal-scientists-take-ensminger-school-spain
 
Description Interaction with the company Zimmer and Peacock 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A meeting regarding commercialisation of the new technology for boar taint was held with the industrial company Zimmer and Peacock. A plan has been developed for taking the technology to the market
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Panel Portugal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact O.Doran had to evaluate formally applications for a research post at the Food Research Institute, Santarem Portugal and participate in the Appointment Panel Discussion to make a decision regarding appointment for this post.

Involvement in this panel informed a decision regarding appointment on a research post at the Food Research Insitute, Santarem, Portugal. This also stimulated further collaboration between my research group, the Food Research Institue, Portugal and Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Invited Presentation Lisbon 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Initiating discussion and quesions from the students and staff

1. Collaborative publications
2. Arrangements for a visit of a PhD student from University of Lisbon to University of the West of England
3. Improved understanding of genetic aspects of meat quality by the Portugues collegues and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Kazakhstan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Initiated discussion about development of collaboration between Kazakh Universities and the Uk in the area of novel technologies

1. Increased awarness of the Kazakh and UK collegues about opportunities for collaboration
2. Plans for visit from Zhetysu State University to the University of the West of England, the visit took place in 2012.
3. Plans for collaborative reserach bidding, an application was submitted to EU Maried Curie fund, International Fellowship.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Langford Food Industry Conference 2007 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Initiating discussion about collaborative reserach between pig industry and academia in the area of genetics of meat quality

After my talk, BPEX made further enquiries about genetic reserach in my group and discuss collaborative opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Lisbon 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation initiated discussion of potential collaboration

1. Research grant (succesfull) from Portuguese Research Council
2. Collaborative publications
3. Follow-on visit from UWE to University of Lisbon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Malaysia seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Initiating discussion about collaboration in the area of novel technologies between Taylors University, Malaysia and University of the West of England

1. Developed plans for collaborative bidding to British Council for a joint workshop
2. Improved understanding of University of the West of England research on novel technologies by Taylors University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Pig Breeders Round Table 2006 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Initiating discussion between UK Pig Industry and academics about potential of genetic research and its benefit for pig industry

Increased number of enquiries form pig industry about collaboration with O.Doran's group.
Increased awareness of industry about genetic aspects of meat quality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Presentation at the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society for Chemical Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact PhD student Kelly Westmacott presented at ELECTROCHEM 2016, Royal Society of Chemistry and Society for Chemical Industry Conference, University of Leicester, 17-19 August 2016. The presentation initiated discussion regarding future collaborations between academia and industry and expanded industry knowledge about new technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation at the Animal Health and Welfare Day involving industry and stakeholders to inform their practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to stakeholders, industry and acaemics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation at the workshop of the EU COST Action CA15212 on 24 February 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic on novel technologies for boar taint detection. Information presented was taking by representatives from over 25 countries for distribution in their institutions and countries and it has been informing future research on boar taint and industry strategy for production of entire boars.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Rapid Method Europe 2009 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Stimulating discussion about collaborative international research in the area of food quality

Increased awarness about UK/University of the West of England reserach at international level and stimulating discussions about collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.bastiaanse-communication.com/html/rme2009.html
 
Description Round Table at Pig Breeding Insitute, Poltava, Ukraine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact O.Doran visited Poltava Institute for Pig Breeding, Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences and led a "round table discussion" about collaboration in the area of new technologies for meat quality. The event was attended by 15 members of staff and PhD students and the outcomes were communicated to over 100 other members of staff in Ukraine and in the UK. The event initiated discussion about future collaboration and increased awareness about the recent research on new technologies. This led to modification of the Institute research directions and collaborative grant applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Royal Society of Chemistry and Society for Chemical Industry meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation was delivered at Electorchem 2015,Royal Society of Chemistry and Society for Chemical Industry meeting, Durham University 13th-15th September, 2015. The following presentation was delivered: Kelly Westmacott, Adrian Crew, Olena Doran John P. Hart, "Analysis of vitamin B2 in food and pharma-ceutical products using screen-printed carbon electrodes in conjunction with square wave voltamme-try". This increased awareness of academics, industry and other stakeholders about cutting edge technologies which influenced research directions and stimulated new industry/academia collaborations and discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Training School for Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Over 100 people attended the EU COST training school (COST ACTION CA15215) on -8-10 October 2018 to learn about sensory evaluation of boar taint. This included presentations, discussions and practical sessions. The event led to enhancing of knoweldge echange between academia and industry and influenced the practices of the meat producers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=2ahUKEwiCyoDmyO3gAhVlo3EKHQ29C9...
 
Description UK/China workshop Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact the workshop stimulated discussion of new collaborations

1. Improved understanding of novel technologies developed at University of the West of England by collegues from China Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
2. New ideas for collaborations
3. New research links
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/ukchinapartnership/aimsandobjectives/workshops.aspx
 
Description Uk China workshop 2012 Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact the Workshop stimulated discussion between participants from UK, China and Spain about new collaborations.

1. New links between UK and China academia, industry and government bodies in the area of food quality research
2. New collaborative project applications
3. Collaborative publications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/ukchinapartnership/aimsandobjectives/workshops.aspx
 
Description Ukraine Seminar Poltava 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Stimulated discussion about collaboration and staff/students exchange

Ideas and plans regarding reserach and students/staff exchange collaboration between UK and Ukraine in the area of pigmeat quality.
Improved understanding of the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian policies about collaborative opportunities between UK and Ukraine
Improved understanding of the University of the West of England activities by the Poltava Insitute for Pig Breeding, Ukraine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Uppsala PhD lectures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lectures stimulated discussion and interest in food science research

1. Improved understanding of food quality research by international PhD students
2. Interest from PhD students in collaboration with O.Doran's group. A collaborative research has been developed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Workshop in Bologna 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Stimulating discussion on improving links between academia and industry and the area of novel technology

1. Improved understanding on novel technologies by European Pig Industry sector
2. New collaborations initiated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.alcasde.eu/Docs/Boar%20Taint%20Programme.pdf
 
Description Workshop in Monnels 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop stimulated dialog between industry and academia

Improved understanding of boar taint detection methods by industry
Initiating discussions about technologies development and licencing between industry and academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.irta.cat/en-US/Resultats/ADA/Pages/Workshop_rapid_methods_2013.aspx
 
Description presentation at the COST Action CA15215 workshop 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact O. Doran delivered a presentation at the EU IPEMA COST Action workshop on 22 April 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic on novel technologies (bio-sensors) for food quality traits. There were over 30 attendees from the participating countries (22 countries) at the presentation. The attendees have taking this new information to their home institutions/countries for dissemination and implementation. The activity also sparked discussion about licensing of the new technology. The University of the West of England is in a process of appointing a negotiator for putting in place licensing agreements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description presentation at the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A PhD student Kelly Westmacott delivered a presentation on a novel sensor array for the analysis of vitamins in meat at the 62nd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, Aug 14-19 2016. There were over 500 delegates from all over the world who expressed interest in further collaboration and discussion in implementation of the new technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016