LEGO designs, tests and validates four original and innovative Intellectual Outputs (IOs).
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The Food Microbial Bioinformatician responds to the challenge raised by the advent of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), which is revolutionising research on Food Safety and Public Health protection. WGS is gradually substituting traditional genotyping used in surveillance, outbreak investigation and microbial risk assessment. However, the missing of specific, transversal and multidisciplinary university programs merging classical Food Microbiology education with advance training in Statistics, Epidemiology and Computer Science is hampering the establishment of a professional profile able to meet the challenges of new “Omics Era” in Food Microbiology.
LEGO’s IO1 fills the existing gap by detailing the minimum requirements and characteristics such a research and professional hybrid figure should satisfy.
A new Professional/Research
Profile: the “Food Microbial
This output consists of an articulated learning package made of different eLearning pathways, all converging towards the Food Microbial Bioinformatician profile, as emerged in IO1. The target of the LEGO pilot eLearning offer is represented by the following beneficiaries:
The proposed eLearning pathways integrate and harmonise beneficiaries’ competences in Molecular Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, and application of WGS for enhancing Food Safety.
Being flexible, eLearning encourages its beneficiaries to fill their learning gaps, tailoring the learning experience offered by the LEGO project for attaining the certificate of competence as Food Microbial Bioinformatician.
The ”Open Badge” system is adopted to certify the knowledge and skills acquired at the end of the eLearning experience.
E-learning pathways for
Food Microbial Bioinformaticians
“Startupper’s bricks”, to be published in the LEGO platform (IO4), are intended as specific tools facilitating and stimulating business creation and entrepreneurship.
This tool is designed as a “virtual wall” made of different “bricks” of various colours, each one standing as a specific resource:
1. A tutorial explaining how to make a business plan and a start-up marketing plan (how to manage fundraising – including crowdfunding – how to scout EU and regional funds and programmes, how to generate research patents, how to assess the innovation potential of a research idea, how to commercialise project ideas, how to build professional networks).
2. Factsheets & practical guidelines.
3. An on-line “info point” to be contacted in case of specific questions.
4. An archive of FAQs related to this field.
5. Storytelling pages published in the project social media profiles.
6. A section devoted to the publication of job vacancies open to companies or other organisations working in this field looking for qualified Food Microbial Bioinformaticians.
The LEGO PLATFORM is a multifunction and multi-tool system combining various information and resources (both internal and external) into a single user interface.
It will facilitate and support:
- The new profile self-assessment process
- E-Learning paths delivery
- The new profile certification
- Knowledge sharing between HEIs, VET providers, research centres and business operators
- Employability and mobility
LEGO IT Platform