Final Rootopower Annual Meeting – Louvain-la-Leuve, Brussels (Belgium)

The Final Rootopower Annual Meeting took place in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), from the 27th to the 29th May 2015, under the auspices of the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). The meeting was held in the facilities of this University.

As in previous annual meetings, the Coordinator offered a detailed description of the status of each WP with a focus on milestones and deliverables still to be submitted. After this, each partner had the opportunity to present the work carried out so far within the corresponding WP. Given the proximity to the end of the project, the main concern was to ensure that all tasks are going to be completed by the end of the year and all related deliverables can be submitted on time.

On the last day of this meeting, a training session on genetics and QTL analysis was held. With this activity, ROOTOPOWER partners were able to gain a better insight into the analysis of QTL-related information and the search for genetic and genomic information of tomato on specific databases such as the SOL Genomics Network.

Photo 1 - Concluding session by the Coordinator
Concluding session by the Coordinator

 

Photo 2 - Preparation for the training session on genetics and QTL analysis
Preparation for the training session on genetics and QTL analysis

 

2nd Rootopower Annual Meeting – Adana (Turkey): summary and photos

The 2nd Rootopower Annual Meeting took place in Adana (Turkey), from the 4th to the 6th June 2014, under the auspices of Çucurova University (Turkey). The meeting venue was the Akkoç Hotel.

The Coordinator took this occasion to describe the state of art of the different WPs and highlight the need to follow the project schedule in order to achieve all milestones and deliverables foreseen for the 2nd reporting period. His talk was followed by the WP presentations in which participating partners presented their work highlighting relevant results and describing difficulties encountered and possible solutions.

The General Assembly and the presentation on dissemination activities-financial issues were held on the second day of the meeting. Some questions left open during the first day were discussed in order to reach an agreement among all partners, especially as regards the WPs that will be started in the next months.

Photo 1 - Welcoming by the Coordinator, Dr. Francisco Pérez Alfocea.
Welcoming by the Coordinator, Dr. Francisco Pérez Alfocea.

 

Photo 2 - Work package sessions
Work package sessions

 

1st Rootopower Annual Meeting – Lancaster (UK): summary and photos

The 1st Annual Meeting of the Rootopower Project was held from the 23rd to the 24th April 2013 in the King's Arms Hotel, Lancaster (United Kingdom).

The Coordinator, Dr. Francisco Pérez-Alfocea, provided a general overview of the current situation of the project according to the tasks to be carried out in each work package with particular attention on deliverables and milestones achieved so far.

This introductory session was followed by the work package presentations led by the corresponding work package leaders according to the agenda. Within each WP, participating partners had the opportunity to present their work and results and difficulties encountered.

During the second day of the meeting, the General Assembly of the Consortium took place. This was followed by a brief description of WP4 and WP5 and a presentation about financial issues and dissemination activities given by the project manager.

Photo 1 - Introductory session by the Coordinator, Dr. Francisco Pérez Alfocea.
Introductory session by the Coordinator, Dr. Francisco Pérez Alfocea.

 

Photo 2 - Work package presentations
Work package presentations

 

Rootopower kick-off meeting – Murcia (Spain): summary and photos

The Kick-off meeting of the ROOTOPOWER project took place in the Hotel Nelva, Murcia (Spain) between the 6th and 7th of February 2012.

The Coordinator, Dr. Pérez-Alfocea, welcomed attendees, explained the origin and genesis of the project and offered a detailed description of the Rootopower work plan.

This inaugural presentation was followed by general presentations from the Project EU Scientific Officer and CSIC representatives who focused on administrative, legal and organizational aspects of the project. A General Assembly of the project was also held, during which the partners accepted to include Cranfield University as a new partner.

General presentations were followed by individual team expositions led by team leaders of each partner.

Later on, specific group sessions were held, during which WP leaders offered detailed explanations of their respective work packages and discussed steps and objectives to be achieved during the first year of the project.

Photo 1- Group picture gathering ROOTOPOWER partners in Murcia (6th of February 2012)
Group picture gathering ROOTOPOWER partners in Murcia (6 February 2012)

 

Photo 2 - During working sessions
During working sessions