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Global Plant Research including Developing Countries WoGr

Global Plant Research including Developing Countries - lead Charles Spillane (on Developing countries) and Wilhelm Gruissem (on GPC)

Next activities: Input to the activities of the Global Plant Council; Actions from EPSO Working Group Meeting 13.10.2014

Working Group materials are available on the Members Only Section, under Global Plant Research Working Group.

Developing countries: EPSO is currently working on advancing several proposals and strategic linkages towards longer term partnerships of European and Developing countries’ plant scientists. These include Underutilised Fruit and Vegetable Crops (led by Brian Thomas and Eckhard George), Cassava Value Chain (led by Wilhlem Gruissem and Herve Vanderschuren), Education (led by Jean-Christophe Glaszmann), Embedding of tree aspects (led by Thomas Geburek), and Strategic Linkages (led by Charles Spillane and Karin Metzlaff). Several EPSO experts already replied information on their ongoing and planned work with developing countries. Read the Working Group Meeting report ‘Towards longer term partnerships of scientists from Europe and Developing Countries’ of 16.10.2014. Click here for the 2012 briefing to continuously provide information on your (colleagues’) ongoing / foreseen activities click here and send to EPSO@epsomail.org.

GPC: GPC is currently advancing three focus areas: Digital Seed Bank, Biofortification, Stress Resilience. Over 80 EPSO experts kindly offered to help develop and work on the nine focus areas identified by the Global Plant Council. Click here for the information. If you still want to offer an expert, please contact Karin Metzlaff providing the required information: click here.

Members:
Rainer Fischer, DE
Eckhard George, DE
Jean-Christophe Glaszmann, CIRAD, FR
Josef Gloessl, BoKu, AT
Heribert Hirt, INRA, FR
Christian Hardtke, Univ Lausanne, CH
Trine Hvoslef-Eide, UMB Norway, NO
Inaki Hormaza, ES
Jonathan Jones, SL, UK
Karin Metzlaff, EPSO
Bernd Mueller-Roeber, DE
Markus Sack, DE
Uli Schurr, Phytosphere Juelich, DE
Joachim Schiemann, JKI, DE
Tobias Seiberlich, DE
Charlie Spillane, NUI Galway, IE
Chiara Tonelli, Univ Milano, IT
Bruno Touraine, Univ Montpellier, FR
Herve Vanderschuren, CH / BE
Tobias Wojciechowski, Juelich, DE
Li-Hua Zhu, SLU Alnarp, SE

 

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