Prof. Zora Dajić Stevanović (BIODIV group) visited Akdeniz University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, Antalya, Turkey and Bati Akdeniz Agriculture Research Institute, Antalya,Turkey from 22th to 26th April 2015.
Milica Pavličević, PhD student from FOODBIOCHEM group completed the training in working with nanoparticles. Training lasted from 12th April- 12th June 2015 and it was done at Department of life sciences at University of Parma under supervision of prof. Elena Maestri and prof. Nelson Marmiroli. The aim was to compare results obtained by genomics and peptidomics with results of physiological assays and biochemical tests. During training effect of Cd QDs on physiological functions of model plants (Aradobsis thaliana) was examined.
Dr Dragan Nikolić, Full Professor (FRUITBREED group) visited Fruit Tree Research Centre (CRA-FRU), Rome, Italy, from 03 to 10 June 2015. The aim of visit was to inform researchers from Fruit Tree Research Centre about AREA activity, aiming to increase AREA networking and finding partners for future collaboration. WP1 activity, Fact Finding Visit
AREA project organized the first Workshop „AREA networking“ that was held 25-26 May 2015 at the Faculty of Agriculture in Belgrade. The overall objective of the Workshop, as a stimulating forum for exchange of ideas and experience, was to provide information about research topics in the area of agricultural and food sciences for future collaboration of AREA teams with the relevant potential EU, national and regional partnering institutions and SMEs.
AREA project was presented at 82th Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad which is the leading trade fair in the field of agribusiness in the Western Balkans and Southeastern Europe. The fair was visited by more than 100,000 visitors. AREA groups and their expertise were presented by appropriate printed promotional material as well as the Faculty of Agriculture and some of its products.
Assist. Prof. Zorica Ranković-Vasić (FRUITBREED group) completed training in DNA-based technologies. The training was organized at School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, UK from 20th April to 23th May 2015, under the supervision of Dr. Paul Hadley, Dr. Matthew Ordidgeand Dr. George Gibbings. The aim of training was to learn new skills and molecular methods from DNA-based technologies, which will allow the team to advance research in grape breeding with special attention to variability between collected samples of different grapevine cultivars.
Dr Zorka Dulić, associate professor (AQUACARP group) completed the training in molecular-based technologies. Training was organized by Nofima Institute in As, Norway, from the 4the of March to 16th of May. The training aims included: Isolation of RNA from selected tissues i.e. intestines, and time points using Trizol method and PureLink Pro 96 RNA purification kit, evaluation of RNA quality using Nanodrop, cDNA synthesis using RealTime PCR and analysis of gene expression using SYBR green reagents.
On behalf of the AREA project Faculty of Agriculture has the pleasure of inviting you to attend on research seminar of prof. Jurgen Dengler with title: "Large-scale analyses of grassland data in Europe: biodiversity patterns and classification". The research seminar will be held on 04.06.2015 at 12 h.
Dr Ilinka Pećinar, teaching and research assistant at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade (AREA group: FUNCROPS), has finished her second training in Raman microscopy. The training was organized at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, from 1th March to 29st April 2015, under the supervision of Dr. Petra Rösch, research associate. Aim of the training was to obtain new knowledge necessary for using Raman microscopy in fruit tissue of two different tomato genotypes were grown at optimal and deficit irrigation treatments.
PhD student IvanaPetrovic (PLANTPHYS group) completed the training in DNA-based technologies. Training was organized at Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), Avignon, France, from 28th January to 28th March 2015, under the supervision of Dr. Nadia Bertini and DrMathildeCausse. Aim of this training was to learn new skills and methods that can be applied in plant stress physiology and introducing to new approaches in plant stress physiology research, with special attention to genetic base of plant response to drought stress.