News & Events

  • World Food Day 2017

    The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is celebrating World Food Day 2017 on 16 October. The day is celebrated every year around the world to raise awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger. WFD was established in 1979 and takes on a different theme each year in order to highlight areas needed for action. In...

  • Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek including high-level policy events

    From November 14-17, 2017 the EC organises an information event in Brussels dedicated to H2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2): ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. The Infoweek will deliver first-hand information about the up-coming EUR 1,3 billion funding...

  • Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030

    The European Commission is organizing a one day conference to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation initiatives in the area of Food Nutrition and Security. The conference will provide a stakeholder platform to assess the current state of European research, innovation and investment, and explore future needs relevant to the Food...

  • SOLCUC 2017: It’s Hort time!

    The XIV Solanaceae and III Cucurbitaceae Genomics Joint Conference (SOLCUC) will take place in Valencia/ Spain from September 03-06, 2017. This joint event aims to reunite the Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae scientific communities for the first time since 2011.

  • International Summer School in Bordeaux

    From July 15-30, 2017 fifteen graduate students from all over the world successfully completed the International Summer School organised in Bordeaux by the TomGEM partner institution University of Bordeaux in cooperation with the French National Institute for Agronomy (INRA).

  • Go East! TomGEM at the ICPM conference

    The 4th International Conference on Plant Metabolism (ICPM 2017) will take place from July 16-20, 2017. The meeting venue will be the city of Dalian, which is a major seaport located in the Northeast of China. ICPM was launched eight years ago with the ambition to investigate how plant research can help improving human nutrition and health. As...

  • Some like it hot! TomGEM Project Brief on CommBeBiz Website

    An overview of the TomGEM project is now available on CommBeBiz, a platform that works with FP7 and H2020 projects and aims to provide a connection from bioeconomy research to the business world. They provide a range of support actions to their members such as networking, training and capacity development, business coaching as well as helping on a...

  • From the laboratory to the field: Summer School on agricultural challenges in Bordeaux

    Following the success of last year, the TomGEM partner institution University of Bordeaux in cooperation with the French National Institute for Agronomy (INRA) jointly organises an international Summer School from 15th - 30th July in Bordeaux.

  • Unraveling the complexity of transcriptomic, metabolomic and quality environmental response of tomato fruit

    Tomato is one of the cornerstones of Italian cuisine and, for this reason, underwent a great diversification resulting in a number of varieties adapted to local conditions, particularly in the Campania region in Southern Italy. A team of Italian scientists has shown that the molecular properties of tomatoes are strongly influenced by...

  • Ibérico 2017: VIII Iberian Congress of Horticultural Sciences

    From 7-10 June 2017, the Portuguese Horticultural Association (APH) and the Spanish Society of Horticultural Sciences (SECH) organize the VIII Iberian Congress of Horticultural Sciences in Coimbra, Portugal.