Technology, which is already in testing in the Nordic country, can be applied in the Brazilian reality from the partnership between Feevale University and University of Southern Denmark
A portable technology for detecting pathogens in water, developed in Denmark, which can be expanded to the Brazilian reality. This was the theme of a meeting between Feevale University and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), on Tuesday, 6th, at Campus II, in Novo Hamburgo. On that occasion, professor Roana de Oliveira Hansen, from the Nordic institution, was received by a Feevale team composed of the dean of Research, Post-graduation and Extension Fernando Spilki, the coordinator of the master's degree in Virology Juliane Fleck, the researcher Juliana Schons, and by the supervisor at the International and Institutional Relations Board Vera Maria Pilger.
Roana was at Feevale to expand the existing cooperation between the two institutions, by jointing research. During the conversation, the possibility of partnership was identified in a project that SDU is developing, together with Copenhagen Nano systems and IIT Bombay, from India, for the detection of pathogens and pollutants in artesian wells. It is a portable laboratory that, with the potential collaboration of Master's in Virology at Feevale, can cover a larger spectrum of detectable pathogens and pollutants, being applicable to the Brazilian reality.
According to the researchers, the next step is to seek funding, both in Denmark and in Brazil, to expand the technology. “We found very interesting points for collaboration on this project, and I think that's the plan for the coming months. It is always a pleasure to be here at Feevale, and to be able to enhance our collaboration”, said Roana. “We have a lot of capacity to work together on this project, and there’s possible future detection targets, in Brazil and Denmark, that can be met with the expansion of this technology”, stated Spilki.
Other actions that the SDU professor discussed with the Institution were the increase in collaboration in student and professor mobility between the two universities. Roana also participated, as a guest, in the closing event of the Interchange of the Board of International and Institutional Relations at Feevale.