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Promoting a functional and comparative understanding of the conifer genome- implementing applied aspects for more productive and adapted forests

Objective

In the midst of a climatic change scenario, the genetics of adaptive response in conifers becomes essential to ensure a sustainable management of genetic resources and an effective breeding. Conifers are the target of major tree breeding efforts worldwide. Advances in molecular technologies, such as next-generation DNA sequencing technologies, could have an enormous impact on the rate of progress and achievements made by tree breeding programmes. These new technologies might be used not only to improve our understanding of fundamental conifer biology, but also to address practical problems for the forest industry as well as problems related to the adaptation and management of conifer forests. In this context, ProCoGen will address genome sequencing of two keystone European conifer species. Genome re-sequencing approaches will be used to obtain two reference pine genomes. Comparative genomics and genetic diversity will be closely integrated and linked to targeted functional genomics investigations to identify genes and gene networks that efficiently help to develop or enhance applications related to forest productivity, forest stewardship in response to environmental change or conservation efforts. The development of high-throughput genotyping tools will produce an array of pre-breeding tools to be implemented in forest tree breeding programmes. ProCoGen will also develop comparative studies based on orthologous sequences, genes and markers, which will allow guiding re-sequencing initiatives and exploiting the research accumulated on each of the species under consideration to accelerate the use of genomic tools in diverse species. ProCoGen will integrate fragmented activities developed by European research groups involved in several ongoing international conifer genome initiatives and contribute to strengthening international collaboration with North American initiatives (US and Canada).

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
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Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid
Spain
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 456 960
Administrative Contact
Carmen Díaz Sala (Prof.)

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NORSK INSTITUTT FOR SKOG OG LANDSKAP

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Norway
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Raveien 9
1431 Ås
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Research Organisations
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Carl Gunnar Fossdal (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 420 814,60
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Marcotegui (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 806 506,80
Address
Avda Cervantes, Num. 2
29016 Malaga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Molina Ruiz (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 635 561,60
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Schneider (Ms.)
INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA (FORETCELLULOSE BOIS-CONSTRUCTION AMEUBLEMENT)
France
EU contribution
€ 354 771,75
Address
10 Rue De Galilee
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luc Harvengt (Dr.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 619 744,40
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pär Ingvarsson (Prof.)
VIB VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 503 010
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rik Audenaert (Dr.)
BUNDESFORSCHUNGS UND AUSBILDUNGSZENTRUM FUR WALD NATURGEFAHREN UND LANDSCHAFT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 457 532
Address
Seckendorff Gudent Weg 8
1131 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Berthold Heinze (Dr.)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 395 015,80
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Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arto Eljander (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 142 793,25
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Giuseppe Vendramin (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 197 873,40
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elsa Vieira (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 83 972,50
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Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 079
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bert Jansen
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 143 568
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carl Gunnar Fossdal (Dr.)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 137 505
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guadalupe Moreno (Ms.)
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 164 495
Address
Alice Holt Lodge
GU10 4LH Farnham
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stephen John Lee (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE LAVAL
Canada
Address
Allee Des Bibliotheques 2345
G1V 0A6 Quebec
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Pellerin (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Canada
Address
Agronomy Road 102-6190
V6T1Z1 Vancouver
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kermit Ritland (Prof.)
FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 48 600
Address
Carrer Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joan Conangla (Mr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 209 947,20
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sara Von Arnold (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 33 388,40
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angeles Sanchis (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 120 164,30
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bert Jansen