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.
Dr Ljiljana Prokic, Assistant Professor (PLANTPHYS group) visited Department Lancaster Environmental Centre, Lancaster University United Kingdom, from 6 to 16 July 2014. The aim of visit was to inform researchers from Lancaster University about AREA activity, aiming to increase AREA networking and finding partners for future collaboration. WP1 activity, Fact Finding Visit.
Ivana Todorović, PhD student (BIODIV research team), completed the training for implementation of vibrational spectroscopy in plant and agricultural research. The training took place at the Institute for Physical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany), from 2nd June to 11th August 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Petra Rösch.
MSc Ilinka Pećinar, teaching and research assistant at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade (AREA group: FUNCROPS), has finished training in Raman microscopy.
Dr Biljana Vucelic-Radovic, leader of FOODBIOCHEM group, visited Department of Life Sciences, University of Parma, from 30th June 2014 to 6th July 2014.
Food work programme:
Theme:SFS-17-2014: FASTER UPCOMING TECHNOLOGY UPTAKE RELEVANT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN FOODS DRYING (Future Food)
Theme:SFS-12-2014: EUROPEAN TEST AND RISK ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR MIXTURES (EUROMIX)
Health work programme:
Theme: PHC 7 – 2014: GLOBAL AND UNIFIED APPROACHES FOR RAPID PATHOGEN DETECTION IN ANNOTATED HIGH-THROUGHPUT SEQUENCING DATA (GUARDIAN)
Assist. Prof. Jelena Miočinović (FOODTECH group) joined the COST Action FA 1308 “DairyCare” as a MS Member. This Action focus on the talents, skills and resources of researchers, industry partners and stakeholders in the dairy-foods chain onto the topic of dairy animal health and welfare (www.dairycareaction.org).
Dr Ivana Stanković, assistant professor (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 22nd March to 31st June 2014, under the supervision of Dr Donato Gallitelli and Dr Tiziana Mascia. The aim of the training was to acquire knowledge and skills of molecular characterization of Serbian isolates of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV).