Seven AREA teams (PLANTPHYS, FRUITBREED, AQUACARP, PHYTOBAC, MICRODIAG, FOODBIOCEM and FOODTECH) invited experts of EU hosting institutions during the period from 1 to 7 June 2014, when The AREA international conference: “EU project collaborations - challenge for research improvement in agriculture“ was held at the Faculty of Agriculture.
From 5th until 14th October 2014 Professor Biljana Vucelić – Radović (FOODBIOCHEM group) visited Laboratory for Proteomics & Molecular Cell Dynamics, University College London, Great Britain. The aim of the visit was to present AREA Project activities with the aim to increase networking and opportunities for future collaboration. WP1 activity, Fact Finding Visit.
Dr Aleksa Obradović, Professor, visited CNR - Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection Via Amendola 165/A - 70126 BARI (ITALY) from 20th to 23th October 2014, and participated at the NTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE EUROPEAN OUTBREAK OF XYLELLA FASTIDIOSA IN OLIVE, in Gallipoli - Locorotondo, Italy. The aim of the visit was to disseminate results and expertise of PHYTOBAC team, as well as to reinforce the existing and establish new contacts in order to increase potential for future collaboration, especially within the call of H2020.
Dr Milan Ivanović, assistant professor, and Dr Nemanja Kuzmanović, research associate (PHYTOBAC team) have finished training in molecular-based techniques for routine analysis of bacterial brown rot and ring rot on potato. The training took place at Dutch General Inspection Service (NAK), from 15th August to 24th October under the supervision of Dr Jaap Janse, Dr Miriam Kooman, Dr Robert Vreeburg and Mr Robert Bollema.
PhD student Mirjana Đokic (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 10th July to 12th September 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Paul Hadley, Dr. Matthew Ordidge and Dr. George Gibbings.
Dr Dragan Nikolić, Full Professor (FRUITBREED team) visited Rural, Agriculture and Food Institute of the Community of Madrid (IMIDRA), Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain, from 20 to 27 September 2014. The aim of visit was to inform researchers from IMIDRA Institute about AREA activity, aiming to increase AREA networking and finding partners for future collaboration. WP1 activity, Fact Finding Visit.
PhD student Ivana Petrovic (PLANTPHYS group) completed the training in DNA-based technologies. Training was organized at Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), Avignon, France, from 10th May to 28th July 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Nadia Bertin i Dr Mathilde Causse. 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.
Dr Dragana Rančić, Assistant Professor (FUNCROPS group) visited BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering, Institute of Physics and Material Sciences, Austria, from 25th to 28th September 2014. The aim of visit was to inform researchers from Institute of Physics and Material Sciences about AREA activity, aiming to increase AREA networking and finding partners for future collaboration. WP1 activity, Fact Finding Visit.
Dr. Dragana Božić, assistant professor (WEEDSCI group), has finished training in DNA-based technologies. The training was organized at School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, UK from 7th July to 12th September 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Paul Hadley and Dr. George Gibbings. The aim of training was to learn molecular methods suitable for testing target site weed/crop resistance to herbicides and apply molecular methods for studies gene flow from herbicide tolerant crops to wild/weedy relatives.
Dr Aleksandra Bulajić, Associate Professor (MICRODIAG group) visited Agrocampus-Ouest, UMR1345 Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences, SFR 4207 QUASAV, Angers, France, from 15 to 21 September 2014. The aim of visit was to inform researchers and colleagues from Agrocampus-Ouest about AREA activity, in order to increase AREA networking and finding partners for future research projects. WP1 activity, Fact Finding Visit.