Agenda, Meetings & Milestones

of the GMOchips-project

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Meeting Date Description
1. Kick-off meeting
Brussels, BE
8.-9. January 2001 Kick-off meeting of the GMOchips EC project. Details
2. QPCRGMOFood-meeting,
Ispra, IT
5.-6. April 2001 Visit of the QPCRGMOFood-meeting for better coordination
3. 9-month-meeting, Paris/Versailles, FR 18.-19. October 2001 9-month meeting. Details. Pictures.
4. Joint meeting with QPCRGMOFood, Paris/Versailles, FR 8.-10. April 2002 Joint meeting. Details.
5. Mid-term meeting,
Namur, BE
2.-3. December 2002 Mid-term meeting. Details.
6. GMOchips-meeting,
Paris, FR
January 22nd, 2003 GMOchips-meeting on January 22nd, 2003 in Paris, France.
7. GMOchips-meeting,
Barcelona, ES
June 5-6th, 2003 GMOchips-meeting on June 5-6th, 2003 in Barcelona, Spain.
8. Next meeting,
Namur, BE ?
  Final meeting of the GMOchips-project.

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January 8th and 9th 2001:

Kick off-meeting of the GMOchips EC project (Brussels)

Monday 8th January: (9 am to 19 am)

9 am: General presentation of the project frame
Y. Bertheau and J. Remacle. Slides [MS Powser Point, 74kb]

9.30 am: The administrative organisation of the EC project
D. Bennink. Confidental project summary [PDF-Adobe Acrobat]

10 am: Coffie break

10.30 am: Presentation of each participant (30 min each):

  1. FUNDP: Why biochips technology for GMO detection. J. Remacle. Slides [MS Powser Point, 74kb]
  2. INRA: GMOchips, European programme, INRA partner. Y. Bertheau. Slides [MS Powser Point, 67kb]
  3. BATS: Activities of the Agency BATS. O. Käppeli. Slides [MS Powser Point, 67kb], A Database for the GMOchips-project. J. Lindenmeyer . Slides [MS Powser Point, 929kb, HTML for Internet Explorer]

12 am: Lunch break 

2 pm: Presentation of each participant (continuation):

  1. CSIC: CSIC-Activities. M. Pla.
  2. LGC: LGC Life Sciences Research. N. Harris. Slides [MS Powser Point, 288kb]
  3. TEPRAL: Tepral Activity. P. Brignon. Slides [MS Powser Point, 1165kb]

 4 pm: Brainstorming: The GMOchips design

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 Tuesday 9th January: (9 am to 1 pm)

 9 am: Administrative aspects of the project

 9.30 am: Technical aspects of the project

Minutes of the Kick-off-Meeting (in PDF, password protected)

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October 18th and 19th, 2001:

9-Month-meeting of the GMOchips-project (Versailles)

Pictures of the9-Month-meeting.

Thursday 18th October: (13 pm to 18:30 pm)

13:00-13:30: Welcome address and overview of the project [Minutes] (password protected)
J. Remacle

13:30-16:00: Presentation of Work Package 1: BATS Sequences [Minutes] and Database [Minutes]
J. Lindenmeyer Documentation [PDF, 1'201 kb] and S. Bruderer Element-list [MS Excel, 36 kb]

16:00-16:30: Coffee break

16:30-17:00: Welcome address of the president if the Versailles-Grignon INRA's Centre
D. Picard

17:00-17:30: Presentation of Work Package 2: INRA [Minutes]
Y. Bertheau and A. Diolez

17:30-18:30: Presentation of Work Package 1 & 3: CSIC [Minutes]
Ferrando Slides [MS Powser Point, 198 kb]

20:00: Social dinner

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Friday 19th October: (8:30 am to 17 pm)

9:00-10:00: Presentation of Work Package 1 & 3: FUNDP [Minutes]
J. Remacle and S. Warnon
Slides [MS Powser Point, 1'168 kb]

10:00-11:00: Evaluation of the work method. Comparison of the timetables. Timetable for the next 6 months for each participant. Timetables [MS Excel, 25 kb]

11:00-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-13:15: Perspectives [Minutes]

13:30-14:30: Lunch

14:30-15:30: Content of the agreement with the QPCRGMOfood-programme [Minutes]
J. Remacle and Y. Bertheau

15:30-16:30: Recovery of the standards, Consortium Agreement, Other business. [Minutes]

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  • Minutes of the 9-Month-meeting (password necessary).
  • Pictures of the 9-Month-meeting.

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April 10th, 2002:

Joint meeting of the GMOchips-project (Versailles)

Wednesday 10th April: (8:30 am to 18:00 pm)


8h30 - 9h00: Presentation of the PMDV research Unit by Dr. J. Schmit (Unit director).

9h00 - 9h30: General presentation of the work performed during the project first year.
Adoption of the Agenda., next meeting date and location.

9h30 - 10h15: BATS: The point on the Data Base. Slides [in HTML]

10h15 - 10h45: Coffee Break

10h45 - 11h30: CSIC: Cloning and sequencing work

11h30 - 12h15: INRA: Consensus PCR on GMO, plant and control

12h15 - 13h00: FUNDP: Biochips development

13h00 - 14h30: Lunch

14h30 - 15h00: Revision of the project barchart

15h00 - 16h30: Repartition of the work for the next 6 months

16h30 - 17h00: Coffee break

17h00 - 18h00: General discussion / collaboration with the QPCRGMOFOOD program

Minutes of the 15-Month-Meeting

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December 2-3rd, 2002:

Midterm meeting of the GMOchips-project (Namur)

Minutes of the Midterm-Meeting (MS Word)

Monday, December 2nd

09.00 – 12.30 : Technology Implementation Plan seminar

12.30 – 14.00 : lunch break

14.00 – 14.30 : Welcome address and overview of the project

14.30 – 14.50 : Presentation of progress status, finances and manpower situation

14.50 – 16.00 : BATS: The point on the sequences and the Data Base (+ discussion). Slides: BATS_Namur02.ppt [MS PowerPoint, 1730 KB]

16.00 – 16.30 : Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.15 : CSIC: Cloning and sequencing work (+ discussion). Slides: CSIC_Namur02.ppt [MS PowerPoint, 288 KB]

17.15 – 18.00 : INRA: Consensus PCR on GMO, plant and control (+ discussion). Slides: INRA_Namur02.ppt [MS PowerPoint, 1637 KB]

Tuesday, December 3rd

8.30 – 9.15 : FUNDP: Presentation of the chips technology and development of the GMOchips (+ discussion). Slides: FUNDP_Namur02.ppt [MS PowerPoint, 3563 KB]

9.15 – 9.45 : DGCCRF : PCR optimisation (+ discussion). Slides: DGCCRF_Namur02.ppt [MS PowerPoint, 57 KB]

9.45 – 10.15 : LGC : Hybridisations conditions optimisation (+ discussion). Slides: LGC_Namur02.ppt [MS PowerPoint, 533 KB]

10.15 – 10.45 : TEPRAL

10.45 – 11.15 : Coffee Break

11.15 – 13.00 : Summary of main achievements to date, strategy and repartition of the work for the remaining period of the project

13.00 – 14.00 : Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 : General discussion

Slides: (All as MS PowerPoint files and all password protected)
Minutes of the Midterm-Meeting (MS Word)

June 5th - 6th, 2003:

Barcelona meeting of the GMOchips-project

Minutes of the Barcelona-Meeting (MS Word, 258 KB)

Thursday, June 5th, 2003

by Dr Pere Puigdomenèch (9h20)

Reports from the different groups

  • 1. FUNDP by Serge Leimanis (9h30)
    • 1.1 The Specific GMOchips
    • 1.2 The Plant chips
    • 1.3 The Screening GMOchips
    • 1.4 The Edge Fragments GMOchips
  • 2. BATS by Othmar Kaeppeli (10h30)
  • 3. INRA by Sophie Fernandez (10h50)
  • 4. LGC by Malcolm Burns (11h50)
  • 5. DGCCRF by Patrick Philipp (12h15)
  • 6. CSIC by Marta Hernandez (12h40)
  • 7. Introduction into Method Validation by Janna Puumalainen from the JRC (15h00)

Friday June 6th, 2003


  1. Work to be completed before pre-validation
  2. Pre-validation and validation
  3. Program (road map)

Slides: (All as PDF or MS PowerPoint files and all password protected)
Minutes of the Barcelona-Meeting (MS Word 258 KB)

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