The SAS proposals for participation in FP6 projects
are listed in blocks according to the FP6 priority theme structure

FP6 priority
1.1.5   Food Quality and Safety
Title of the proposal

To minimise environmental health risks by the use of “environmental probiotics“

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Animal Physiology
Soltesovej 4-6, 04001 Kosice, Slovak Republic
+421 55 6330283

Research subject for a potential FP6 project

Our topic for studying is concerned to bacteria which are able to produce antimicrobial substances and so, they can be used in those processes of hygienization, in which they can reduce spoilage and pathogenic bacteria in waste and excrements. It follows i.e. „post-treatment“ effects after standard physico-chemical treatments as well as an reduction of environmental health risks by the chain:feed -animal- food –human. This task is in association to problems supposed for searching. Our contribution can involve: monitoring of hygienic quality of the wastes; selection of bacteriocin-producing bacteria; selection of bacteria possible to degrade organic substances in slurries; application of our own enterocins produced by bacteria from environmental sources or bacterial preparations as well as live producers (environmental probiotics) in environmental ecosystem to reduce health as well as environmental hazards, especially those factors responsible for environmental diseases e.g. allergies. Together with the other members of consortium to search for acceptable and economically suitable method for waste treating without threaten of public health.

Recent international cooperation of the research team

University of Turku, Dept. of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, Finland; Flemish University of Brusse, IMDO, Belgium; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Research Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Clermond-Ferrand Theix, France; Institute for Food and Agriculture Technology, Monells, Spain;

Proposer´s relevant publications related to the research subject

1. Laukova, A., Czikkova, S., Vasilkova, Z., Juris, P., Marekova, M.: Occurrence of bacteriocin production among environmental enterococci. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 27,1998, 178-182.
2. Laukova, A., Juris, P., Vasilkova, Z., Papajova, I.: Treatment of sanitary-important bacteria by bacteriocin substance V24 in cattle dung water.nt. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 30, 2000, 402-405.
3. Laukova, A., Marekova, M., vasilkova, Z., Papajova, I., Juris, P.: Selected microbial consortium of raw and digested pig slurry and its susceptibility to enterocins. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 18, 2002, 11-15.