The second workshop of the GMOsensor project took place at the Núcleo de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade e Biotecnologia, Biotec, Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI), Parnaíba, Piauí, Brazil and was attended by researchers from almost all the institutions involved in the project.

From: ISEP - Cristina Delerue-Matos, Fátima Barroso, Maria Freitas, Alexandra Plácido, Diana Cruz, Andreia Coelho; ICETA - Isabel Mafra; Joana Costa, Caterina Villa, Liliana Meira, Liliana Grazina; UNIOVI - Maria Jesus Castañón Lobo; UPE - Rosana Fonseca, José Ribeiro Santos Júnior, Juliana Sousa; UFPI – José Roberto Leite, Durciliene Silva, Joilson Jesus; Patrick Quelemes, Leiz Veras; CENPAT - Mariela Marani and UNRC - Patricia Molina.

Group Photo The Audience

The second workshop was important in order to clarify some questions, to define dates for upcoming secondments and to align communication strategies related to dissemination of work resulting from the project.

Opening Ceremony Monitoring Genetically Modified Organisms in Food and Feed by Innovative Biosensor Approaches (GMOsensor): Results and Challenges
Cristina Delerue-Matos (ISEP, Porto, Portugal)
Proteomics and nanobiosensors: A new concept for GMO assessment and the importance of the research network
José Roberto Leite (UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil)
Minicourse: Electrochemical Biosensors
Maria Jesús Lobo (UNIOVI, Oviedo, Spain)
Minicourse: Advances in Genosensor Research
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Minicourse: Advances in Genosensor Research
Fátima Barroso (ISEP, Porto, Portugal)
Minicourse: Advances in Genosensor Research
Joilson Jesus (Biotec, UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil)
Minicourse: Molecular Biology Applications Biomarkers
Isabel Mafra (ICETA, Porto, Portugal)
Minicourse: Molecular Biology Applications Biomarkers
Isabel Mafra (ICETA, Porto, Portugal), José Roberto Leite (UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil) and Joana Costa (ICETA, Porto, Portugal),
Minicourse: Nanoparticles: From Teory to Application
Durcilene Silva (UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil)
Minicourse: Nanoparticles: From Teory to Application
Durcilene Silva (UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil)
Electrochemical impedimetric immunosensor based on modified indium tin oxide electrodes for detection of Cry1ab protein in genetically modified maize
Maria Cristina Castro Freitas (ISEP, Porto, Portugal; Physics Institute of São Carlos, USP, Brazil)
Theoretical prediction of Cry1Ab16 peptides as molecular markers for the detection of genetically modified maize using biosensors
Andreia Coelho (ISEP, Porto, Portugal; UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil)
Extensive in silico evaluation of CP4-EPSPS peptides as potential biomarkers of transgenic soybean
Joana Costa (ICETA, Porto, Portugal; CENPAT, Argentina)
DNA barcoding as a new tool for plant food authentication: the case of saffron (Crocus sativus l.)
Caterina Villa (ICETA, Porto, Portugal)
Development and application of species-specific PCR assays to detect and quantify horse meat adulteration in foods
Liliana Meira (ICETA, Porto, Portugal)
Screening transgenic soybean in foodstuffs by the detection of the 35S promotor
Alexandra Plácido (ICETA, Porto, Portugal)
Detection and quantification of roundup ready soybean in food by conventional and real-time polymerase chain reaction
Liliana Grazina (ICETA, Porto, Portugal)
Development of an immunosensor: intercession between the study of infectious diseases and genetically modified organisms
Joilson Ramos de Jesus (UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil)
Electrochemical determination of testosterone using nanostructured gold electrodes
Diana Cruz (ISEP, Porto, Portugal; UFPI, Teresina, Brazil)
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and nanobiotechnology in Northeastern Brazil
Patrick Quelemes (UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil)
Mass spectrometry-based proteomics in molecular biomarkers
Leiz Véras (UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil)
Electrochemical genosensor for GMO screening of food and feed: detection of 35S promoter
Maria Jesús Lobo Castañón (UNIOVI, Oviedo, Spain) 
Vesicles as a signal amplifier for the detection of GMO
Patricia Molina (UNRC, Rio Cuarto, Argentina)
Surface decoration of vesicles with gold nanoparticles as label for development of immunosensors for transgenic detection
Maria Fátima Barroso (ISEP, Porto, Portugal; UNRC, Rio Cuarto, Argentina)
Challenges in detecting genetically modified organisms in foods
Isabel Mafra (ICETA, Porto, Portugal)
Electrochemical detection in vitro and electron transfer mechanism of testosterone using a modified electrode with a cobalt oxide film
José Ribeiro Santos Júnior (UFPI, Teresina, Brazil)
The strategies of peptide synthesis. Application in biosensors
Mariela Marani (CENPAT-CONICET, Argentina)
Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles based on natural products
Durcilene Silva (UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil)
The use of molecular markers for studies in genetic variability and plant conservation
Ivanilza Andrade (UFPI, Parnaíba, Brazil)
Nanobiotechnology and high resolution imaging
Peter Eaton (REQUIMTE, FCUP, Porto, Portugal)