F.I.S. Hub

This project is a new work-package of the large EU FP7 FOODINTEGRITY Consortium, and is a collaboration between our lab and two teams in Turin, Italy: the Veterinary Medicine Research Institute and the Politecnico
We will initially focus primarily on flatfish, small pelagics, and the "gadoids" (members of the cod order): hundreds of high definition photographs will be taken for each species, and digitised. An image analysis software will be developed to assign an unknown fish image to one of the reference species. The software (which will be developed for all the major smartphone operating systems) will be optimised and validated through several blind tests and verification with DNA barcoding against voucher specimens.