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SOLCUC 2017: It’s Hort time!

August 23, 2017

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 basic and applied aspects. SOLCUC 2017 underlines the substantial progress that has been made in our understanding of the genetic diversity and the molecular genetics programs underlying the most important developmental and environmental response processes in these two important families of plants.

Within SOLCUC 2017, DISCO partner Giovanni Giuliano (ENEA) will give a presentation and co-chair the session “Crop Diversity and its Value”. On the final day, the programme includes a section on Solanaceae in Biotechnology and a technical visit to the Cajamar experimental farm. The conference is of particular interest to DISCO as the project employs Solanaceae as host platforms for high level production of bioactives.

Bringing the Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae communities together again for the SOLCUC 2017 will offer new opportunities for scientists from all over the world working in these families to exchange ideas and foster new collaborations.

For more information, please visit the conference website.