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News & Events

  • DISCO presentation at BREEDMAP 6 Symposium
    Representing the DISCO project, Prof. Oliver Kayser (Technical University Dortmund) and Friederike Ullrich (Boehringer Ingelheim) gave a talk on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 at the 6th International Symposium Breeding Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (BREEDMAP 6) titled “1H NMR- based metabolite profiling of tropane alkaloids in Duboisia spec”. Twenty years after first being held in...
  • DISCO: from FP7-funded R&D to commercial products
    The DISCO project partner Israeli Biotechnology Research Ltd. (IBR) announced the development of a range of new and improved versions of PhytoflORAL® featuring increased phytoene and phytofluene content, varied compositions and particle size profiles for reduced costs as part of their work performed within the DISCO project.
  • DISCO presenting at the newly funded COST Action EUROCAROTEN
    Prof Paul Fraser, coordinator of the DISCO project, will present an overview of the recent DISCO activities and outputs to the newly funded COST Action EUROCAROTEN project at their Kick-off meeting in Graz (Austria) from 17th to 18th June 2016. Also attending and presenting DISCO generated material are Prof Joseph Hirschberg (HUJI), Prof Giovanni Giuliano (ENEA) and Prof Carmen Socaciu...
  • Public Consultation on future Horizon 2020 Work Programme for Societal Challenge 2
    What are the challenges that require urgent action under the next Work Programme in the areas covered by the Societal Challenge „Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy“ (SC2)? Can you pin down any gaps that need to be taken into account? If you would like to help setting up a more targeted and optimized work...
  • Open access to be set into practice by 2020
    The Competitiveness Council of the European Union - a configuration of ministers of science, innovation, trade, and industry - has set out an ambitious new target following their 2-days meeting in Brussels on 27 May: All publicly funded scientific papers published in Europe should be freely accessible as of 2020. New open access terms have long been debated in theory. Now, under the presidency...
  • Training mission of RHUL Early Stage Researcher at IGA-TS
    The DISCO partner institution IGA Technology Services (IGA-TS) located in Udine (Italy) hosted a short-term training mission for Rebecca Nohl, a PhD student working for DISCO’s co-ordinator Prof. Paul Fraser (RHUL, UK). During her stay in May 2016, Rebecca was taught how to analyse, visualise and interpret RNA-Seq data through the Tophat-Cufflinks pipeline. The outputs of the data processed will...
  • The second ProBIO event for FP7 Bioeconomy Results will be held in Brussels on 7 June 2016
    ProBIO is a support action for projects in the bioeconomy area which identifies KBBE (Knowledge Based Bio-Economy) research results to facilitate their uptake into the relevant sector. In order to do so, the project offers coaching, knowledge exchange and networking opportunities with industrial and financial investors as well as between European bioeconomy initiatives. On 7 June 2016, ProBIO...