Workshop 2020 #5 (Zoom)

The EuroXanth COST Action held its 7th Workshop online via Zoom on December 17, 2020. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. Their Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.

The workshop welcomed 22 participants from 18 countries (see below) who further presented and discussed ideas for an upcoming COST Innovators Grant (CIG) proposal. Three topics received the most attention: (i) microbiota, their analysis and their manipulation to the benefit of the plant; (ii) molecular diagnostics, including pathogen/locus-specific solutions (e.g. LAMP) and multi-target approaches; (iii) seed-borne xanthomonads, their ecology and management. After all, a proposal on molecular diagnostics, which would be in continuation of the largest EuroXanth working group, WG1, received the strongest support from the participants.

List of Participants

Name Role Country Working group
BARÁNEK, Miroslav MC Member CZ WG1
BERAN, Pavel MC Member CZ WG1
BURDMAN, Saul MC Member IL WG4
CATARA, Vittoria Vice Chair IT WG3
COSTA, Joana WG1 Leader PT WG1
COTTYN, Bart MC Member BE WG1
CUBERO, Jaime MC Member ES WG2
DERMIC, Edyta MC Member HR WG4
KALUZNA, Monika STSM Coordinator PL WG1
KOEBNIK, Ralf Chair FR WG2
KOLOZSVÁRINÉ NAGY, Judit MC Member HU WG1
KURM, Viola MC Substitute NL WG4
MERKURI, Jordan MC Member AL na
MOROCKA-BICEVSKA, Inga MC Member LV WG1
OBRADOVIC, Aleksa MC Member RS WG4
ÖZAKTAN, Hatice MC Member TR WG4
POTHIER, Joël F. WG2 Leader CH WG2
STEFANI, Emilio WG4 Leader IT WG4
STOYANOVA, Mariya MC Member BG WG4
STUDHOLME, David MC Member GB WG1
VAN DER WOLF, Jan MC Member NL WG2
VICENTE, Joana Science Communication Manager GB WG1

 

The Minutes of the Workshop are available for download: 2nd CIG Workshop Zoom 2020 Minutes.