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News & Events

  • DISCO Dissemination at Aurora Biomed Ion Channel Retreat in Vancouver, Canada
    David Dalrymple from SB Drug Discovery spoke at the Aurora Biomed Ion Channel Retreat on July 8, 2015 in Vancouver (Canada). The yearly Biomed Ion Channel Retreat is a forum for researchers to discuss and debate a spectrum of topics from ion channel research and technology to drug discovery and safety. During this talk David Dalrymple presented work SB Drug Discovery had carried out as part of...
  • DISCO at the final conference of the COST Action PlantEngine
    DISCO partners and their work will be heavily represented at the forthcoming conference entitled “Challenges and prospects in PNP metabolic engineering and production” which will take place from April 15-17, 2015 in Sorrento (Italy). This meeting is the final conference funded through the COST Action FA1006 Plant Engine that has developed a significant network of researchers working in the...
  • DISCO to foster collaboration of Europe and Chile
    From 9 to 13 November 2014 the DISCO consortium came together for its 1st Progress Meeting in Valparaiso and Santiago de Chile to discuss the project’s scientific progress and further collaboration. The coordinator of DISCO, Professor Paul D. Fraser of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, was more than satisfied with the outcome of the meeting; it showed “good progress in our scientific,...
  • DISCO to foster collaboration between Europe and Latin America
    As part of its first progress meeting the DISCO consortium invites the interested public to a meeting on November 13th, 2014 in Santiago de Chile. The meeting will take place from 8.30h until 14.00h at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados y Extension of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV).Within the course of the public meeting, members of the consortium will present the DISCO...
  • McCain Foods Ltd. joins DISCO Advisory Board
    McCain Foods Ltd. has joined the Advisory Board of the DISCO project as an industry advisor. As an international leader in the frozen food industry, besides many other food products, the production of potatoes is at the heart of McCain’s offering and products, which can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries around the world.The potato, as the...
  • The MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology opened its doors for the public
    Under the slogan ‘From microcosm to the universe’, the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP) welcomed visitors to an open day at the Potsdam-Golm Science Park on September 6th 2014 and promised an exciting program of science for all ages. An array of information stands, tours and lectures were available to the interested public. Members of DISCO were at hand to inform...
  • An international research coalition unravels the chemical mystery of saffron
    A paper, published in the last issue of PNAS , reports a major breakthrough in our understanding of the sensory properties of one of the most expensive food ingredients: the saffron spice. Saffron is composed of the dried stigmas of the flowers of Crocus sativus, which is cultivated in temperate areas, from Spain to Kashmir. The earliest archaeological evidence of its cultivation is found in...