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STSMs from COST 872

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are short visits to a lab in another country for the purposes of training or collaborative research. Funds are available from COST 872 to support such visits. Applications for funds are evaluated by the STSM Committee, which is composed of John Jones (SCRI), Lieve Gheysen (University of Gent), Geert Smant (Wageningen University), Pierre Abad (INRA), Florian Grundler (University of Bonn), Hinanit Koltai (Volcani Center) and Thomae Kakouli-Duarte (IT Carlow).


STSM Reports

The table below lists STSMs approved for funding through COST 872.

Reports from people who have been on STSMs are made available here as they are produced.

Name Home Institution
Host Institution
Report
Paulo Viera University of Evora INRA Sophia-Antipolis P. Viera report
Markus Oggenfuss ACW Research Station Agri-food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast M. Oggenfuss report
Barbara Geric Stare Agricultural Institute of Slovenia INRA Rennes B. Geric Stare report
Sasa Sirca Agricultural Institute of Slovenia INRA Rennes S. Sirca report
Sylwia Fudali Warsaw University of Life Sciences Rothamsted Research S. Fudali report
Jose Lazano Wageningen University SCRI J. Lazano report
Krzysztof Wieczorek BOKU, Vienna Warsaw Agricultural University K. Wieczorek report
Maria Sanchez Universidad Castilla La Mancha CNR Bari M. Sanchez report
Mary Portillo Universidad Castilla La Mancha Volcani Center (IL) Mary Portillo report
Julia Hoffman BOKU, Vienna INRA Sophia-Antipolis Julia Hoffman report
Abd El Naser El Ashry BOKU, Vienna INRA Sophia-Antipolis Abd El Ashry report
Liliya Pylypenko Institute of Plant Protection, Ukraine SCRI Liliya Pylypenko report
Shahid Siddique BOKU Vienna SGGW Warsaw Shahid Siddique report
Lee Robertson CSIC Madrid SCRI Lee Robertson report
Dhakshinamoorthly Suganthagunthalam Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology DS report
Fernando Evaristo Diaz Manzano UCLM Toledo INRA Sophia Antipolis Fernando Manzano report
Annelies Haegmann University of Ghent INRA Sophia Antipolis Annelies Haegmann report
Wim Bert University of Ghent Wageningen University Wim Bert report
Tom Tytgat Wageningen University INRA Sophia Antipolis Tom Tytgat report
Diego Valencia Madrid CNR Bari Diego Valencia report
Maria Fe Andres CSIC CNR Bari Maria Fe Andres report
Carmen Maria Escudera Martinez UCLM INRA Sophia Carmen Martinez report
Janice De Almeida Engler INRA Sophia UCLM Janice report
Annelies Haegmann University of Ghent SCRI Annelies report
Christine Vos Katholieke Universiteit Leuven INRA Dijon Christine's report
Hongli Ji University of Ghent University of Durham Hongli Ji report
Sigal Brown Horowitz Volcani Centre INRA Sophia Sigal's report
Janja Gorsek KIS Slovenia BOKU, Vienna Janja's report
Mustafa Imren Adana Plant Protection Institute ILVO Mustafa's report
 

 

The current list of countries that are signatories to COST 872 can be found here .

Any researcher working in this field in a country that is a signatory to the Action can participate in the activities of COST 872.

If you would like to participate in this Action but your country is not a signatory you should contact the COST National Coordinator for your country.  A list of COST national coordinators can be found here

Non-COST Countries

  • The following institutions from Non-COST Countries are also participants in COST 872:
  • Institute of Plant Protection (UAAS), Kiev, Ukraine (Dr L. Pylypenko)
  • Wollongong University, Australia (Dr Mark Dowton)
  • Murdoch University, Perth, Australia (Prof Mike Jones)
  • Agricultural Research Centre, Egypt.

WG1: Functional genomics of plant parasitic nematodes.

The main objective of this Working Group will be to co-ordinate the development and application of tools for functional analysis of nematode genes. Development of RNA interference and microarrays for plant parasitic nematodes will be priorities for this work area. For more information see the MoU

WG Coordinator:


Dr Geert Smant
Wageningen University,
Binnenhaven 5,
6709 PD Wageningen,
The Netherlands

+31 317485254
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Dr. Geert Smant


WG2: Comparative genomics of plant parasitic nematodes

The main objective of this Working Group will be to exploit the potential added value offered by use of comparative genomics as genomic information for nematodes accumulates. This WG will coordinate efforts in genome annotation in order to ensure that genome sequences are accessible to the community that aims to use them and will encourage comparative genomics of different plant parasitic nematodes as well as comparisons of plant parasitic nematodes with other plant pathogens and other (animal parasitic and free-living) nematodes. Work using established model systems such as C. elegans and Arabidopsis thaliana will also fall into this WG.
For more information see the MoU

WG Coordinator:


Pierre Abad
National Institute for Agricultural Research,
Plant-Microbe Interactions and Plant Health,
Sophia Antipolis,
France

+33 4 92 38 64 02
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WG3: Functional genomics of plant responses


The main objectives of this Working Group will be analysis of the host response to nematode infection using genomics tools and the development of novel screens for germplasm carrying resistance loci using nematode avirulence effectors. This work area will exploit microarrays for studies of plant-nematode interactions in the susceptible and resistant interaction and will coordinate efforts to identify nematode proteins that are recognised by resistant plants (avirulence effectors).
For more information see the MoU

WG Coordinator:

Florian Grundler
University of Bonn

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Florian Grundler

  1. Minutes of MC meetings
  2. Workshops and conferences
  3. Publications and books
  4. MoU and Action procedural documents
  5. Annual reports

1.� Minutes of MC meetings

The minutes of the first MC Meeting, Dec 4th 2006, Brussels can be found here.

The minutes of the second MC Meeting held on May 10th 2007 at La Colle-sur-Loup (France) can be found here.

The minutes of the third MC meeting held on May 27th 2008 at Postojna (Slovenia) can be found here .

The minutes of the fourth MC meeting held on May 26th in Toledo can be found here .

The minutes of the fifth MC meeting held on May 25th in Lisbon can be found here .

The draft minutes of the final MC meeting held on May 25th in Ghent can be found here .

2.� Workshops and conferences

The meeting report for the COST 872 final meeting held in association with the ISCP meeting in Ghent, May 2011, can be found here .

The meeting report for the COST event held in association with the ESN meeting in Vienna can be found here .

The 2010 meeting of COST872 was held in Lisbon.� The full proceedings for this workshop are available here .

A training school on RNAi was held in Belfast in April 2010.� Further details are available at the "Past Meetings" page.

The 2009 meeting of COST 872 was held in Toledo.� Full proceedings of this workshop are available here .

The 2008 meeting of COST 872 was held in Slovenia.� The full proceedings of this workshop, including the programme and abstracts can be found here.

The 2007 meeting of COST 872 was held in La Colle-sur-Loup in France.� The proceedings of this workshop, including the scientific programme and abstracts, are available here.

A training workshop on genome annotation software for the root-knotnematode genome was held in Sophia-Antipolis in November 2008.� The report of this meeting can be found here.� The full training manual issued to participants can be found in the "Past Meetings" section to the left.

A workshop on microarray analysis in plant nematode interactions was held in Vienna in February 2008.� The programme and abstracts of this meeting can be found here .� More details in the "Past Meetings" section.

3.� Publications and books

A book entitled "Genomics and Molecular Genetics of plant-nematode interactions", edited by John Jones, Godelieve Gheysen and Carmen Fenoll, has been produced by partners in COST 872.� This book has been published by Springer.� Details of this book can be found here .

4.� MoU and Action procedural documents

The MoU for this action can be found here
The Rules and Procedures for the MC of this Action are described here

During the application process for this�project the Action chair (J.Jones) was required to make a presentation to the Food and Agriculture Domain Committee outlining the aims of the Action.� A pdf of this presentation can be found here (big file....)

5.� Annual reports

The 2009 annual report for COST 872 can be found here .

The 2008 annual report for COST 827 can be found here .

The 2007 annual report�for COST 872 can be found here.

The 2006 annual report for COST 872 can be found here.� Note that this is a very brief report that only covers the 3 week period�that the Action was active in 2006.

Note that STSM reports are accessed through the �STSM� button to the left of this panel.

Final meeting of COST 872. May 24th & 25th, Ghent (BE)
Held in association with the 63rd ISCP meeting

COST 872 held its final meeting in conjunction with the International Symposium on Crop Protection at Ghent University from 24th to 25th May. This allowed dissemination of the activities of COST 872 to a wide audience of plant protection specialists.

The programme for this event can be found here .

COST 872 Event at 2010 ESN meeting, Vienna (AT).
20/21 Sept 2010

COST 872 ran a dissemination event linked to the 2010 ESN meeting in Vienna. The purpose of this event was to provide ESRs associated with COST 827 to make presentations about their work to an international audience. COST 872 also provided funds for three invited experts to highlight progress made in this area.

The programme for this event can be found here .

The meeting report for COST Office can be found here .

2010 Inter-WG workshop and MC Meeting. Lisbon (PT)
24th - 27th May 2010

participants

The programme for the meeting is available as a pdf file from here .

The abstract booklet is available here .

A short report of the meeting for COST Office is available here .

In addition to the usual scientific programme, delegates had the opportunity to attend a half day workshop on Science Communication which will be run by one of the world leaders in this field, Prof Frank Burnet. Further information about Frank's work can be found here: www.frankburnet.com

Training school: RNAi in plant parasitic nematodes

A training school on RNAi in plant parasitic nematodes was held in Belfast from April 12th - April 15th 2010. This training school provided hands on experience of the techniques required to design and perform RNAi experiments, including analysis of transcript reduction and phenotyping. A series of invited speakers also gave presentations. The programme can be found here .

A short report of the meeting for COST Office can be found here .

2009 Inter-WG workshop and MC meeting, Toledo, Spain

(May 25th - May 28th 2009)

A combined inter-WG workshop and MC meeting (the main COST 872 event for 2009) was held in Toledo (Spain) from 25th to 28th May 2009. The meeting was organised by Lee Robertson and Carmen Fenoll.

A short report of the meeting (for COST Office) can be found here .

The programme of talks can be found here .

The abstract booklet can be found here .

Genome Annotation training workshop

A training workshop on annotation of the Meloidogyne incognita genome sequence was held in Antibes from 19-21 November 2008 with the support of COST 872.

A short report of the meeting can be found here.

The training manual provided to delegates can be found here .

2008 Inter-WG workshop and MC meeting,Postojna, Slovenia (May 26th - May 29th 2008)

A combined inter-WG workshop and MC meeting (the main meeting for COST 872 in 2008) was held in Postojna, Slovenia from 26th-29th May 2008. The meeting was organised by Sasa Sirca and Barbara Geric Stare.

A short report of the meeting provided to COST Office can be found here.

The full programme for the meeting can be found here.

A book of abstracts can be found here.

Delegates at the meeting:

Delegates

A pdf file (2.5 Mb)with a variety of images from the meeting can be found here . If you have other images (and captions....) that can be added to this collection please drop John Jones an email.

WG3 Workshop - Microarray analysis of plant-nematode interactions, Vienna, Austria (Feb 2008)

A workshop on the data emerging from microarray studies of plant-nematode interactions was held at BOKU in Vienna from 7th-8th February 2008. The workshop was organised by Florian Grundler and Holger Bohlmann. The aim of the workshop was to bring together researchers working on (or planning to work on) transcriptome analysis of the interaction between plant roots and nematodes in the hope of identifying areas of collaboration.

A report of this meeting, including recommendations for future collaboration, can be found here.

The abstracts/position papers submitted by delegates can be found here.

Pictures from the meeting:

Delegates at dinner

Speaker

Discussions

Firstannual meeting of COST 872, La Colle-sur-Loup, France (May 2007)

The first annual meeting (inter-Workgroup Workshop) of COST872 was held at VVF La Bergerie in La Colle-sur-Loup (France) from 9th-11th May 2007. The meeting was organised by Marie-Noelle Rosso (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). A total of 127 people representing 17 countries attended the meeting, with 76 of these delegates receiving support from COST872 to attend. The scientific programme mirrored the WG structure of COST 872 and included26 talks and32 poster presentations. The full scientific programme can be found here.

A brief overview of the meeting provided to COST Office can be found here.

delegates at the 2007 meeting

Pictures from the meeting:

Happy Polish delegates!

Delegates enjoying coffee in the sun

The meeting room

Delegates emerge from one of the scientific sessions

First MC Meeting (December 2006)

The first MC meeting of COST 872 took place in Brussels on Dec 4th 2006. The minutes of this meeting can be found here .

This meeting was held at COST Office in Brussels