Nemanja Mirković, PhD student (FOODTECH group), has finished Training course on DNA, RNA and protein based analyses of food matrices and their application in food science. The training was organized at Department of Life Sciences, Parma University, Parma, Italy from 13th October to 13th December 2014 under supervision of Dr. Nelson Marmiroli and Dr. Elena Maestri. The training was consisted of lectures and laboratory trainings, including individual work which involved report preparation, literature reading, preparation of seminars and journal clubs.
PhD student, Milica Pavlićević (FOODBIOCHEM group) completed the training in DNA-based technologies. Training was done at Department of Life Sciences, University of Parma (Italy) in a period 13th October to 13th December 2014, under supervision of Prof. Nelson Marmiroli and Prof. Elena Maestri. Aim of training was to learn new methods for extraction and quantification of nucleic acids from food matrixes that could be used for analysis of food quality. Special attention was paid to comparison of different methods for extraction and quantification of nucleic acids.
Dr Dimitrije Krstić će 11.3.2015. godine u 13h u svečanoj sali Poljoprivrednog fakulteta održati predavanje pod nazivom :Teamworking, the future of science. Predavanje će pratiti radionica koja će se održati 1.4.2015. god. 10-13h u lab. 328.
Seminar: “JOINT RESEARCH SEMINAR OF THE TWO SCIENTIFIC WORKING GROUPS: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Weed Science Laboratory and Soil Science Laboratory, Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia and Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, West Central Research and Extension Center, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA”, 27. februar 2015.
Dr Ana Vučurović, research associate (MICRODIAG group), has finished training in DNA-based technologies. The training was organized at Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo della Pianta e degli Alimenti, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy from 4th October to 13th December 2014, under the supervision of Dr Donato Gallitelli and Dr Roberta Spanò. The aim of the training was to acquire knowledge and skills in testing tolerance/susceptibility of tomato cultivars to plant virus infection through surveying accumulation of genes included in RNA silencing.
Professor Vesna Poleksić and Assistant Professor Božidar Rašković from the AQUACARP group have participated the 2nd SIAD (Sustainable Intensification of pond Aquaculture in the Danube region) workshop of the network. The workshop was held at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany from December 1 to 3, 2014. The SIAD netwotk (http://www.siad-network.eu/) was established in 2014 as a R&D network of institutions in the aquaculture sector of the Danube region.
At the 64th International Trade Fair of Consumer Goods in 2014 which was held from 5 to 8 November 2014 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, the AREA project and the Faculty were presented to the general public.
International Trade Fair of Consumer Goods is the oldest event in the Republic of Macedonia, which has been held since 1951. The emphasis of ITF - AGROFOOD lies in the following business sectors: Agriculture, Animals, Animal Breeding, Veterinary, Tobacco and Smokers' Requisites.
Prof. Predrag Pudja (FOODTECH) visited Teagasc Food Research Center, Moorepark, from November 14-21, 2014. Host of the visit was Prof. Timothy P. Guinee (College of Science, Engineering andFood Science, University College Cork).
Dr Dragana Rančić, Assistant Professor (FUNCROPS group) visited University of Lisbon - Faculty of Sciences, Center of Plant Biotechnology, Department of Botany, Portugal, from 25th to 28th November 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.
Professors Vesna Poleksić and Zoran Marković from the AQUACARP group have participated the Conference of Central European Aquaculture, held 27-28th November, 2014 in
Budapest, Hungary. The host and conference organizer was Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary. Representatives of 10 countries and 15 institutions were present. The conference was held at the AERO IBIS Hotel in Budapest. The memorandum of understanding was signed by all participants.