WP 1 Project management and Quality Assurance, University of East Anglia, UK
Lead / PI: Professor Paul Hunter, Project Manager: Mike van der Es
Cluster 1 – Lead: Dr Manfred Höfle (HZI, Germany)
Platform targets: Generating new knowledge on the molecular genetics of viral, bacterial and parasitic
waterborne pathogens such as Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter and Norovirus.
WP 2 Applied Virology - Molecular detection, quantification and typing of infectious waterborne viruses
WP 3 Applied Bacteriology - Assessment of load and virulence of waterborne bacterial pathogens
WP 4 Applied parasitology – Detection, virulence assessment and sub-typing of major waterborne protozoa
WP 5 Microbial Source Tracking - Combining cultivation-dependent and molecular techniques
Cluster 2 – Lead: Professor Marc Desmulliez, Heriot Watt University, Scotland
Platform development: Developing new technologies that integrate sample preparation and
detection into a single platform.
WP 6 Sample Preparation – Robust and rapid sample preparation technologies
WP 7 Detection – Assessment and development of a portfolio of pathogen detection methods
WP 8 Integration –integrated and automated platforms for effective pathogen detection
WP 9 Standardisation and validation
Cluster 3 – Lead: Robert Pitchers, Water Research Centre, UK
Field studies: Carrying out research in drinking water and food production systems to increase our
understanding of the risk to public health and the value of such technologies in the field.
WP 10 Large systems – Pathogen detection in large scale water supplies across Europe.
WP 11 Small Systems – Pathogen detection in small water supplies across Europe
WP 12 Food production - Water used in food processing and bottled waters
Cluster 4 – Lead: Professor Maria José Figueras
Improving Public Health through safer water: Testing how these technologies can be used to protect
human health and determining their sustainability and potential economic impact.
WP 13 Water safety and water safety plans
WP 14 Climate change and emerging infectious diseases
WP 15 Wider impact - Carbon footprint and economic evaluation for the EU public health and water industry
WP 16 Dissemination and exploitation