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News & Events

  • DISCO publication in Impact
    Increasing project outreach, DISCO has worked together with an editorial team resulting in a review article in the scientific journal Impact communicating the economic, scientific and societal impact of the project.
  • DISCO at the 2017 Winter School on Plant Biotechnology and Environmental Sustainability
    Environmental sustainability is one of the leading inter-disciplinary topics today. Climate change and public concerns on food and environmental safety impose new challenges to researchers worldwide. Plant Biotechnology can help face these challenges with a number of innovative approaches and solutions, by exploiting the great potential of crops and wild species in providing society with healthy...
  • DISCO on a visit to the Golden State
    Early in the year the DISCO project left for a guest visit to the United States. From January 8th to 13th DISCO partner Ralph Bock from the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology chaired the 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Chloroplast Biotechnology, held in Ventura California. Next to Ralph, Joseph Hirschberg from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem presented results from his...
  • First PhD awarded to early stage researcher in DISCO
    Just in time for Christmas, Friederike Ullrich formerly working as PhD student at Technische Universität Dortmund and Boehringer-Ingelheim received her doctorate degree. She contributed to the work in DISCO examining the influence of abiotic factors on growth and biosynthesis of secondary plant components in Duboisia sp. The training of young researchers is one key component of the EU funded...
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away
    EU funded research projects DISCO, TriForC and BacHBerry to be presented at the Plant Omics and Biotechnology for Human Health meeting in Gent
  • DISCO partner IBR presenting at the IFSCC Congress
    Israeli Biotechnology Research Ltd. (IBR) will be presenting work performed as part of the DISCO project at the 29th International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists Congress (IFSCC) taking place from 30th October until 2nd November, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, USA. The congress focuses on the latest breakthroughs in cosmetic science, showcasing innovative developments through over 70...
  • Tomato and grape under discussion in Portugal
    Final Annual Meeting of the COST Action QUALITY FRUIT 2016 in Porto