There are a variety of plant pathogenes which infect crop and onamental plants. The annual economic losses by these pathogens were estimated in billions worldwide. For this reason, the aim of NANOSPoD project is the development of innovative, fast and robust diagnostic methods, which could represent a crucial cornerstone of plant protection and for the detection for the future.

Like our MykoNANO project, magnetic nanoprobes specifically functionalized with antibodies are also added to the sample for NANOSPoD. These magnetic markers bind to the virus dna or rna and can be detected with a portable magnetic reader based on magnetic frequency mixing. The measurement results are displayed and documented by means of a smartphone app.



Principal Investigator: Robert Matyjaszczyk (GeneCon International GmbH)
Partner: Peter Grünberg Institut für Bioelectronics, FZ- Jülich, Fraunhofer Institut IME, Aachen, Computomics GmbH - KMU
Associated partner: Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen – Pflanzenschutzdienst (LWK-NRW), Micromod Partikeltechnologie GmbH (micromod)

Coordinator: Robert Matyjaszczyk (GeneCon International GmbH)
Project start: 01.06.2021
Project end: 31.07.2024
Status: active

Funding Organization: Projektträger BLE (ptble)