Master student of the FQ&S group wins a prize for his master thesis developed at INL

December 1, 2021

Aitor García Roldán, Master Student from the Food Quality and Safety Research Group at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, has just been awarded the first prize of the BioIncubatech call for Master thesis in the field of Agro-food Technologies, with the master thesis “Development of a miniaturized device based on DNA and graphene transistors for the authenticity of DOP Porto and Douro wines”.

The master thesis was co-directed by Marta Prado, Group Leader, and Agnes Purwidyantri, Research Fellow from the Food Quality Research Group and Manuel Vázquez from the University of Santiago de Compostela and was developed in the framework of the PORTGRAPHE project.  

The PORTGRAPHE-Control of Port and Douro Wines authenticity using graphene DNA sensors project is an FCT funded project whose main objective is the development, test, and in-house validation of a miniaturized DNA sensing device for varietal discrimination of grapes, wines, musts, and grape juice in order to ensure the authenticity of wine from Port and Douro DOP.