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    Project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agro-food specialists in Eastern Europe Region” (586383-EPP-1-2017-1-SI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP)

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    AG-LAB Brochure2018

    The 3rd Ag-Lab Newsletter

     

    Project information video clip - Erasmus+  Ag-Lab - Georgia

     

    Information about activities/training held within the framework of project Ag-Lab

    9) October 22-25, 2019 – Tbilisi, Georgia 

    Working meeting and training within the framework of the project - Improving Skills in Laboratory Practice for Agro-Food Specialists in Eastern Europe Region (Ag-Lab).

    The work program envisaged the Steering committee meeting and training of project participant partners. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University hosted project participants on October 22, 2019. The committee continued work in the Kakheti region on the second day where the guests had the opportunity to become familiar with Bodbe Monastery Complex and visit Sighnaghi.

    The first day of the training was hosted by the Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia on October 24, 2019.

    Caucasus International University hosted the concluding day on October 25, 2019.

    The training was conducted at the Faculty of Viticulture-Winemaking which was attended by more than 50 participants from 19 institutions. Kakhaber Kordzaia, Caucasus International University Rector made a presentation for the guests and placed emphasis on the role of the project for Caucasus International University. He also discussed various activities carried out within the framework of the project.

    After the presentations, the hosts introduced to the project participants a unique training and research base, the Kolkhi Cellar, which is a unique architectural building, equipped with historical-ethnographic materials, ancient qvevris, winepresses, and three different types of cellars. In addition, they introduced a rich Georgian vineyard collection with 118 species. The guests visited the micro-vinification research laboratory, Laboratory of enochemistry and microbiology equipped (renovated) within the framework of the project.

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    8) August - September 2019 - Teramo, Italy

    Students of Postgraduate Programs Attend Training at the University of Teramo

    Students of Postgraduate Program in Georgian Viticulture-Winemaking at Caucasus International University and Postgraduate Program in Applied Bio-Sciences at TSU attend training at the University of Teramo (Italy, August-September, 2019).

    Successful students of postgraduate program in Georgian Viticulture-Winemaking, Luka Beshidze and Levan Bachanadze participate in the training which is hosted by the Faulty of Bio-Sciences and Technologies at the University of Teramo. The training is held within the framework of Erasmus+ international project “Improving Skills in Laboratory Practice for Agro-Food Specialists in Eastern Europe/Ag-Lab”.

    Students of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and various Ukrainian universities also attend the training together with Caucasus International University students. The training is conducted by the academic personnel of the University of Teramo and partner European universities. The aim of the course is to deepen the theoretical knowledge of future scientists and professionals in the field of biotechnology, develop practical skills and promote future career advancement.

    An intensive, one-month course covers a wide range of biotechnology topics, in particular: Determining food safety and quality parameters and studying their physio-chemical and functional characteristics, researching physiological parameters of living cells using modern applications and more. Students will boost their knowledge in various direction, including: planning an experiment and its design, analytical methods and instruments, taking samples and analyzing them, taking data and interpreting the results.

    The knowledge and experience gained at the university of Teramo will assist students in successfully pursuing their studies on postgraduate program and prepare for new challenges.

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    7) 15-16 April, 2019 – steering committee meeting at VetAgro Sup (Lyon, France) within the Project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agrо-food specialists in eastern Europe» (Ag-Lab)

    The representatives of Caucasus International University participated in 2 day–steering committee meeting, which was held in Lyon, on 15-16 April, 2019, at VetAgro Sup within the project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agro-food specialists in Eastern Europe” (Ag-Lab). The work program focused on the meeting of the coordination committee for partners representing all participating institutions of the Project.

    The presentation of Project Coordinator Marija Klopcic (UL) was devoted to the midterm report that should be prepared and submitted to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. Rector of CIU, Dr. Kakhaber Kordzaia made the speech about the importance of the project for the university; the film done by the project team was demonstrated; also was presented the web-portal and work plan for its development, as well as development of Moodle platform of the project and contribution of every partner. Finally the project’s work plan for the next six months –April-October 2019, was defined.

     

     

    6) 4-7 December, 2018 

    Working Meeting at National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies (Lviv, Ukraine) within the Project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agrо-food specialists in eastern Europe» (Ag-Lab)

    The representatives of Caucasus International University participated in 4 day working meeting, which was held in Lviv on 4-7 December, 2018, at National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies within the project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agro-food specialists in Eastern Europe” (Ag-Lab).

    The work program focused on the meeting of the coordination committee and the training session for partners representing all participating institutions of the Project.

    The presentation of Project Coordinator Marija Klopčič (UL) was devoted to the progress report that should be prepared and submitted to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. During January 2019 all consortium will work on the report under the coordination of UL.

    The representatives of CIU as well as other project partners presented the achievement of their activities under the planned work packages after which the project’s work plan for the next six months was discussed.

    Within the working program study visits were organized to the Lviv state regional laboratory of the veterinary medicine and Lviv research institute of veterinary drugs and feed additives.

    Please, see the attached files:

     

    30.11.2018

    Please see the video - Erasmus+  Ag-Lab - Georgia

     

    5) Sept 30 - October 1st, 2018 Venue: Caucasus International University, Tbilisi, Georgia

    Improving Skills in Laboratory Practice forAgri-Food Specialists in Eastern Europe (Ag-lab)

    Minutes of Workshop – Post Diploma Courses for Laboratory staff

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    4) 9-12, July 2018 - Chisinau, Moldova

    Working Meeting at SAUM (Chisinau, Moldova) within the Project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agrо-food specialists in eastern Europe» (Ag-Lab)

    The representatives of Caucasus International University participated in 4 day working meeting, which was held in Chisinau on 9-12 July, 2018, at State Agrarian University of Moldova within the project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agro-food specialists in Eastern Europe” (Ag-Lab).

    The work program focused on the meeting of the Coordination Committee and the training session for partners representing all participating institutions of the Project.

    Project Coordinator Marija KLOPCIC presented the project budget for the first six months and started the equipment purchasing procedure. European partners carried out an analysis of the first training sessions that took place in different partner institutions in Europe, followed by the actions taken to disseminate the obtained results and those envisaged in the future for the implementation of the project dissemination strategy.

    The representatives of CIU as well as other project partners presented the achievement of their activities under the planned work packages after which project’s work plan for the next six months was discussed.

    Within the working program a study visit was organized to the Republican Center for Veterinary Diagnosis, where the participants had an opportunity to become familiar with the accredited laboratory methods and indices used in this institution.

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    3) 23-27, April, 2018 – Study visit in Lyon within the Project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agrо-food specialists in eastern Europe» (Ag-Lab)

    The representative of Caucasus International University participated in 5 day study visit, which was held in Lyon from 23-27 April within the Project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agrо-food specialists in eastern Europe” (Ag-Lab).

    The topics of the visit included such themes as Quality management service and ISO Standards of laboratories, GLP in laboratory, Metrology in laboratory, Internal audit/crossed audit, Ohsas 18001 standard and Documents gestion in QMS.

    23, April 2018  - Agenda Lyon

    Guidelines on Bioanalytical Method Validation

    ISO-Standard

    Questionnaire Analysis  -2nd training session Lyon

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    2) 9-13, April, 2018 – The Second Meeting in Teramo within the Project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agrо-food specialists in eastern Europe» (Ag-Lab)

    The representative of Caucasus International University participated in 5 day meeting, which was held in Teramo from 9-13 April within the Project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agrо-food specialists in eastern Europe» (Ag-Lab). The aim of the meeting is to unite proposal for Ag-Lab project.  

    The participants underwent a training on Homogenization and food dispersions; Use of vacuum impregnation for food stabilization and enrichment of functional compounds; Accuracy improvement in sensory analysis; Wheat grinding; Antioxidant capacity assays; Detection of phenolic compounds in food using chromatography and Microextraction based procedures for the detection of pesticides.

    UniTE training programme


     

    1) 17-18, January, 2018 – The First Kick-off Meeting in Kiev within the Project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agrо-food specialists in eastern Europe» (Ag-Lab)

    The representative of Caucasus International University participated in 2 day kick-off meeting, which was held in Kiev on 17 and 18 January within the Project “Improving skills in laboratory practice for agrо-food specialists in eastern Europe» (Ag-Lab). The aim of the first meeting was to collect and develop proposals for the first training session in the framework of the project.

    During the Meeting representatives of 4 laboratories of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia made presentations on the level of laboratories staff competences in their countries and formed their visions of specialists training for laboratory practice at universities.

    The second part of the meeting consisted of the presentations of EU experts on Laboratory practice organization: requirements to buildings, equipment, staff; Overview of main EU standards related to laboratory practice: ISO 17025, ISO 17043, ISO 9001, GLP Accreditation of laboratories; Validation of chemical analysis for contaminants in food in EU with real examples; Requirements to metrology provision of laboratories; The "ISLE Learn Moodle platform" for distance Learning.

    Training session Kyiv 2018

    CIU- Presentation

    Minute kick-off

    Minutes training session

    Questionnaire Analysis  -1st training session