Events

Previous Events

Research seminar

During the period of May 9-20 2016, "Mini-Course on the Responsible Conduct of Research" was organized at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade. Course instructor was Fulbright specialist prof. Mark Gleason from Iowa State University. The course was attended mostly by teaching stuff, young researchers, PhD and master students, but also undergraduate students from Faculty of agriculture, University of Belgrade.

Fact finding visits to other EU institutions to increase networking

Zorica Radulović, associate professor (FOODTECH) visited Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Department for Food Bioscience, Ireland from April 10-16, 2016. Host of the visit was Head of Department for Food Bioscience – Dr. Tom Beresford. Aim of this visit was to inform researchers from Teagasc Food Research Centre, Department for Food Bioscience, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland, about AREA activity, aiming to increase AREA networking and finding partners for future collaboration.

Fact finding visits to other EU institutions to increase networking

Dr Dragana Rančić, assistant professor and Dr Ilinka Pećinar, assistant professor (FUNCROPS group) visited Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape WSL in Zurich, Switzerland, from 4th to 7th April 2016. The aim of the visit was to inform researchers from Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape WSL about AREA activities, aiming to increase AREA networking with EU institutions and finding partners for future collaboration. Host of the visit was Dr. Holger Gärtner, Scientific head of the wood anatomy laboratory in WSL's Dendro Department.

Fact finding visits to other EU institutions to increase networking

Dr Božidar Rašković, Assistant Professor (AQUACARP group) visited Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), based in Berlin, Germany, from 15th to 23rd March 2016. The aim of the visit was to inform researchers from IGB about AREA activities, aiming to increase AREA networking with EU institutions and finding partners for future collaboration. He also gave a lecture to all interested employees of the institute entitled: "Histopathological biomarkers in freshwater fish: method for assessment of aquatic pollution". Hosts of the visit were Dr. Jörn Gessner and Dr.

Fact finding visit

Dr Zorica Jovanovic, Full Professor (PLANTPHYS group) visited Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon from 7-12 December 2015 where she take a part in the meeting organised about the new Horizon 2020 project proposal „Handling multiple stress events in crop production by exploiting optimized Genotype x Environment x Management interactions (optiGEM)”, where PLANTPHYS group will participate. The other visit was organized in ARALAB company, with the aim to explore the possibility for collaboration in future projects.

Training in DNA-based technologies

PhD student Nevena Zlatković (PHYTOBAC group) completed the training at The National Research Council (CNR), Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (IPSP) in Bari, Italy, from 30th November to 24th December, 2015. Supervision was given by Dr Maria Saponari, which has experience on invasive plant pathogens of woody crops (olive and citrus). Aim of training was to acquire the knowledge about invasive plant pathogenic bacterium Xylella fastidiosa.

The presentation of the AREA project and the Faculty at Agricultural Fair in Thesaloniki, Greece

The AREA project and the Faculty were presented at the 26th edition of AGROTICA 2016  that was held from from January 28 until January 31, 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece.  AGROTICA regularly keeping its appointment every two years is the largest international meeting of sector professionals presents the latest global agricultural developments.

Workshop in Brussels

Prof. Radmila Stikic and WP5 leader Bogdan Mladenovic participated in Workshop Contribution of "Research Potential" and "Regions of Knowledge" to synergies of EU policies, organised in Brussels 7 December 2015. During the meeting they also had a meeting with AREA legal Officer Annamaria Zonno .

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