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The DISCO consortium on the move

Outlook of DISCO dissemination activities in 2016

March 07, 2016

Two month into the year the DISCO consortium has announced the participation of their members in three important conferences.

Gordon Research Conference, Italy

First up is the Gordon Research Conference on Cartenoid biosynthesis, function and application to human health held from May 22nd to 27th in Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Lucca in Italy. Paul Fraser, Ralph Bock, Olivia Demurtas and Joseph Hirschberg will all have the opportunity to present their latest DISCO results. Furthermore DISCO's Giovanni Giuliano will host the meeting as Vice Chair.

Belonging to the world’s most prestigious conferences, the Gordon Research Conferences were first established in 1931. Today the group comprises up to 2000 conferences a year and provides an international forum for scientists to present their research from the fields of biological, chemical and physical sciences.

Further information on the Gordon Research Conferences can be found here: https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=12309

8th Congress of Pigments in Food (PIF), Romania

Only a month later Prof Fraser will present DISCO results and an overview of DISCO activities at the 8th Congress of Pigments in Food (PIF) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from June 28th to July 1st. Again the conference will be chaired by one of the DISCO partners, Prof. Carmen Socaciu.

After conferences in Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Finland, Hungary and Italy this year’s conference will be held in Romania. It will once again bring together scientist dealing with all aspects of food pigments and give them the opportunity to show and discuss their newest insights.

More information on the PIF congress is available here: http://www.pif2016.usamvcluj.ro/index.php/scientific-topics

Plant Omics and Biotechnology for Human Health (POBHH) conference, Belgium

Last up, when the days are getting shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, the members of the consortium will visit Belgium to present DISCO and the progress made in the field at the Plant Omics and Biotechnology for Human Health (POBHH) conference held in Gent from November 21st to 24th.

The meeting will be organized on behalf of the Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE) and brings together European and International projects working on plant metabolites aiming at benefitting the human health.

Further information on the POBHH conference can be found here: http://www.psb.ugent.be/PSE/index.php