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on 13 Dec 2019 8:46 PM

BioCoS is one of the 6 (six) companies that participated in the AGINFRAplus Data Science Challenge (http://www.plus.aginfra.eu/challenge). 

BioCoS is a Bioinformatics & Biotech company operating in Greece, solving food fraud using DNA.

Their technology relies on a novel bioinformatics tool, namely “TRUE PLANT” Biomarkers Computational System (“TRUE-PLANT” BioCoS). The tool elaborates DNA information from thousands of publicly available genomes in order to identify short sequences that reflect novel potential biomarkers (“elements” existing in different forms in a genome) for an organism of interest. In silico post-processing allows isolating the most prominent ones that are subsequently experimentally verified and applied in DNA authenticity and traceability solutions of natural raw materials in the food supply chain.

BioCoS, in order to power its innovation, is using publicly available data and executes some computationally demanding software algorithms. You can visit its website here

According to the evaluation panel comments and marks, BioCos has been selected as the winner of the AGINFRAplus Data Science Challenge!

This means that this company is eligible to a contract of 10,000 euros to showcase its work over the AGINFRAplus software tools and services. More specifically, they will be provided with access to the online computing environment of the project, in order to test if their computationally demanding tasks can be executed in a faster and easier way.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

OUR COMMUNITIES

The selected AGINFRA+ Use Cases will illustrate the benefits of applying the Science as a Service approach to pressing research questions from the corresponding research communities.

AGROCLIMATIC AND ECONOMIC MODELLING

This community focuses on use cases aim to support the workflow of researchers, intermediaries and business analysts working on crop modelling, crop phenology estimation and yield forecasting, as well as related activities in the area of policy and decision support in food security, farm management advice and related activities.

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FOOD SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT

This community focuses on use cases to support scientists in the multidisciplinary field of risk assessment and emerging risk identification as there is currently a strong need to create new technology-supported solutions that facilitate the knowledge integration processes relevant for these tasks.

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FOOD SECURITY

This community focuses on use cases related to the high-throughput phenotyping large amount of data which need to be analyzed immediately for decision making. This aims to support phenomics researchers to select plant species and varieties which are the most adapted to specific environments and to global changes.

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