The TriticeaeGenome project final meeting was held in Versailles, France, from the 14th to the 16th of May 2012. The meeting was organized at the INRA Centre of Versailles and INRA Transfert. Financial support for the meeting was provided by the European Commission in the framework of FP7-TriticeaeGenome and by INRA.
Fifty nine participants attended the first two meeting days dedicated to workpackage workshops. The first day opened with welcome remarks by Hadi Quesneville, director of INRA-URGI unit, and by Catherine Feuillet, TriticeaeGenome project coordinator. Different concurrent workshops per WPs led by the WP leaders (Catherine Feuillet and Nils Stein for WP1&WP2, Laura Rossini for WP3, Sébastien Praud for WP4, Klaus Mayer for WP5) were organised in the morning with a wrap-up session in the afternoon. The goal of these workshops were to present the final results obtained and discuss the strategy to disseminate them, finalise the deliverables to be submitted at month 48 and prepare the final reports to be submitted to the EC. The second day was dedicated to the WP7 Management session led by Emmanuelle Lagendijk (INRA Transfert, France), the WP6 Dissemination session led by Alan Schulman (MTT, Finland) and an Intellectual property session led by Pierre Chiles (INRA lawyer, France). The second day was also the opportunity to discuss about the perspectives and potential future funding. Silvia Travella from the European Technology Platform Plant for the Future presented the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, and Catherine Feuillet gave an overview of the Joint Programming in research impulsed by the France and the UK.
Sixty nine participants (including 20 external persons) attended the third meeting day, which was open to public. This day began with a quick presentation of the INRA Versailles Center by Michael Alaux, INRA-URGI unit, a speech from Hélène Lucas, Coordinator of the Wheat Initiative and a brief presentation of the TG project by Catherine Feuillet, TriticeaeGenome project coordinator. The goal of this day was to present the major results obtained in each WP (by the WP leaders) as well as the impact of TG project on the wheat and barley communities. To this purpose, different international experts from wheat and barley communities were present, Viktor Korzun from KWS (Germany, partner from TG project), Marcelo Helguera from INTA (Argentina, member of the TG project TGN), Rudi Appels from Murdoch University (Australia, member of the TG project TGN) and Kellye Eversole from the IWGSC (USA, member of the TG project EAB).
Throughout the meeting, 18 posters including the major results obtained during the TG project were presented by the different project partners.
Presentations from the public day as well as posters presented are available through the following link.