2nd Berry School in Bordeaux

After a successful 1st Berry School last spring in Malaga, Spain, the 2nd Berry School will take place on March 13th – 16th, 2018 in Bordeaux, France. It will be organized in line with the GoodBerry objectives and addresses PhD students, technicians and experts involved in berry research and berry production sectors. Besides lectures on plant genetics, physiology and fruit quality control, the four-day program will also comprise a field trip to Ciref and INVENIO (focusing on strawberry breeding, micro-propagation and experimentation).

2nd Berry School at a glance

Overall topic:

Plant genetics, physiology and fruit quality control

Local organizer:

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (GoodBerry partner & local organizer) & Ciref Création Variétale Fraises Fruits Rouges (GoodBerry partner & co-organizer)

Preliminary list of lectures:
  • Flowering in plants
    Amèlia Gaston, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
  • Dormancy
    Erika Krüger, Hochschule Geisenheim University
  • How to improve strawberry production under tunnel and greenhouse in France (physiological and environmental factors)
    François Pascaud, Marie-Noële Démené, Invenio
  • Modelisation of architecture using MTG in strawberry
    Marc Labadie, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
  • Identification of gene of interest using different mapping approaches
    Lucie Fernandez, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
  • Discovery of epigenetics in plants
    Emeline Teyssier, Université de Bordeaux
  • Genomics in strawberry: What we know until today
    Béatrice Denoyes, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
  • A French breeding program of strawberry
    Philippe Chartier, Création Variétale Fraises Fruits Rouges
  • New breeding techniques: opportunities and limits for berry improvement
    Bruno Mezzetti, Università Politecnica delle Marche
  • Blackcurrant breeding: linking phenotype and genotype in Scotland
    Dorota Jarret, James Hutton Institute
  • The plant cuticle : the first bulwark to protect the fruit and its quality
    Johan Petit, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
  • Genetic control of fruit quality in strawberry
    Iraida Amaya, Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera
  • Secondary metabolites and fruit quality
    Wilfried Schwab, Technische Universität München
  • High resolution phenotyping by LCMS
    Will Allwood, James Hutton Institute

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Building A4
71 avenue Edouard Bourlaux
33140 Villenave d'Ornon, France


March 13th – 16th, 2018

Application procedure:

Participants: ~25 early-stage researchers (PhD, post-doc) or young professionals (technical staff with a bachelor or master degree) working in the berry industry.

Application documents: To apply, send a 1 page CV including a description of your research (current or planned) or of tasks in the berry industry.

Deadline: Please submit your application as soon as possible, before February 16, 2018.

Submission: Submit your complete application via email to berryschool2018@remove-this.goodberry-eu.eu. Participation will be confirmed based on the review of applications meeting the criteria of eligibility.

Fee & payment details: The registration fee is 150 € (to be confirmed depending on the number of participants), including lunch & coffee breaks for all days and the field trip. Once the participation has been confirmed, the registration fee shall be transferred to the bank account of Ciref:

Account holder: CIREF
Account number: IBAN: FR76 1240 6000 7700 1908 7720 942
Indicating reference: 10005101BOFRA inscr BerrySchool

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