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An integrated systems approach to determine the developmental mechanisms controlling fleshy fruit quality in tomato and grapevine

Project Status: 
Ongoing
Project type: 
Cost action
Project Identification Number: 
FA1106
Date Project Started: 
April, 2012
Date Project Ended: 
April, 2016
Total funding of project (Euro): 
500000
Total funding to IUS Budget (Euro): 
NA
Funding organization / government / company: 
EU
Project Description: 
Because it is now well admitted that daily consumption of fruit provides important health benefits, it becomes important to decipher the mechanisms by which nutritional and sensory qualities are established during fruit development. Building on the completion of the whole genome sequence for the two major fleshy fruit species tomato and grapevine, the proposed COST Action aims to bring together research groups working on climacteric (tomato) and non-climacteric (grape) model fruits to exchange knowledge and to harness European research in this area to the most advanced genomics and post-genomics technologies. The Action is expected to bring new insight on the physiology and biochemistry of fleshy fruit. The training of researchers on cutting-edge methodologies and the implementation of bioinformatics tools for data integration will significantly enhance the competitiveness of European research in this field. Combining studies on the two fruit models in an unprecedented multidisciplinary approach will expand our understanding of fruit development and will provide new leads to improve fruit quality.
IUS Participant(s): 
Name & SurnameRoleFacultyStudy Programme
Participant
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Genetics and Bioengineering