- François-Xavier Branthôme
Breeding Solanaceae Fruit: Eggplant, Pepper and Tomato, October 11-13, 2021
Understanding and utilizing genetic diversity is key to the sustainability of agriculture in the face of a changing environment and the appearance of new pests. Within G2P-SOL, 30,000 accessions from eggplant, pepper, potato and tomato are genotyped while a subset of these plants were phenotyped in detail. In this training school, you will learn about the state-of-the-art methodologies for using and mining the data generated in the project.
In this three-day training webinar speakers provide you with guidance to the research activities and findings of the integrated EU Horizon project G2P-SOL.
They will focus on the fruit bearing diploid Solanaceae crops eggplant, pepper and tomato. The lectures will focus on case studies dealing with the use of vegetable diversity from gene bank collections for the breeding of improved vegetable cultivars.
Organized by Dani Zamir, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Day 3 will be specially dedicated to tomato (October 13, 2021, from 14:00 pm); it will feature conferences presented by Roland Schafleitner (World Vegetable Center, Taiwan), Clara Pons (Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain), Sophie Zebell (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Lippman Laboratory, USA), Giuseppe Aprea (Italian National Agency ENEA, Italy), Shai Torgeman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel), Roger Chetelat (UC Davis, Department of Plant Sciences, USA); concluding remarks will be presented by Giovanni Giuliano (ENEA, Italy) and Gert-Jan de Boer (Enza Zaden, Netherlands).
The G2P-SOL project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 677379.
Programme of the day on tomatoes in the attached document (full program here: