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News & Events

  • EUROCAROTEN Workshop on Sustainable Production of Carotenoids – From Biosynthesis to Biotechnology
    From October 16-17, 2017 the Workshop on Sustainable Production of Carotenoids: From Biosynthesis to Biotechnology will take place in Trogir (Croatia) organised within frame of the EU COST Action EUROCAROTEN by the DISCO partners Prof. Joseph Hirschberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Prof. Paul Fraser (Royal Holloway University of London). The Workshop will take place in conjunction with...
    16/10/2017
  • Successful conclusion of DISCO
    Final project meeting held in Berlin
    13/10/2017
  • World Food Day 2017
    The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is celebrating World Food Day 2017 on 16 October. The day is celebrated every year around the world to raise awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger. WFD was established in 1979 and takes on a different theme each year in order to highlight areas needed for action. In 2017, the common focus is on “Change the future of...
    11/10/2017
  • Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek including high-level policy events
    From November 14-17, 2017 the EC organises an information event in Brussels dedicated to H2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2): ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’.  The Infoweek will deliver first-hand information about the up-coming EUR 1,3 billion funding opportunities for 2018-2020 in SC2, the Bioeconomy...
    04/10/2017
  • Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030
    The European Commission is organizing a one day conference to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation initiatives in the area of Food Nutrition and Security. The conference will provide a stakeholder platform to assess the current state of European research, innovation and investment, and explore future needs relevant to the Food and Nutrition Security priorities of:...
    04/10/2017
  • 4th North and East European Congress on Food in Lithuania
    From September 11-13, 2017 the 4th North and East European Congress on Food will take place in Kaunas (Lithuania). Professor Carmen Socaciu of the Romanian partner institution Proplanta will represent DISCO at this year’s NEEFood Congress and will provide a presentation entitled “Tomato biorefinery: minimal processing by green chemistry techniques to obtain added value products for food, feed...
    12/09/2017
  • SOLCUC 2017: It’s Hort time!
    The XIV Solanaceae and III Cucurbitaceae Genomics Joint Conference (SOLCUC) will take place in Valencia/ Spain from September 03-06, 2017. This joint event aims to reunite the Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae scientific communities for the first time since 2011. The hosts have put together an excellent scientific programme that will cover recent developments in the genomics research including both...
    23/08/2017