It is anticipated that Crop Stress will help to raise the international profile of DPP PAS, thereby facilitating our participation in 6th FP. This will be achieved by:
*Strengthening existing and developing new links with partners from EU countries to create a network of contacts based on complementary expertise.
*Enriching the expertise of DPP PAS with modern molecular genetic methods.
*Giving additional training in modern analytical methods to our staff with special attention paid to the young researchers.
*Gaining additional skills in experimental design and paper writing that would help us to publish our results in journals with high impact factors.
*Improving the presentation skills of the team members.
*Improving the organisation of our work with a focus on higher efficiency.
*Raising knowledge of EU research priorities, policy, and project preparation/ submission procedures to encourage participation in international consortia.