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 09/11/2020:  HARNESSTOM at the First International online SOLANACEAE meeting. Several members of the HARNESSTOM consortium have actively   participated in the first SOLANACEAE International Online Meeting that has been held from Nov9 to Nov11 2020 via zoom.



26/11/2020: HARNESSTOM at the XVRBMP Plant Molecular Biology Meeting . The XV edition of the Plant Molecular Biology Meeting took place this time on line Nov 26 and 27 2020 with the largest attendance ever.  The RBMP is the forum were the Spanish researchers working on Plant Molecular Biology have been meeting every other year since the first edition took place in  Salamanca in 1991.  A meeting traditionally attended by two hundred of the leading Spanish scientists in the field, hit this edition a record high of over three hundred participants probably due to the meeting going on line because of the COVID situation, which more than 200 people attending at all times. The XV RBMP has proven to be an excellent opportunity for the coordinator of HARNESSTOM, Antonio Granell to introduce the project’s objectives to the Spanish scientists working in Plant Molecular Biology, a field that provides breeders with tools and knowledge, which are at the basis of modern prebreeding and therefore intimately related to HARNESSTOM objectives and tasks.





16/12/2020: On December 16, 2020, the HARNESSTOM project was presented at the Innovation Exchange Conference on agricultural genetic improvement organized by the Spanish National Rural Network. The coordinator of Harnesstom Antonio Granell presented the main objectives to be achieved and the potential results. It can be visualized the complete workshop and futher information here.






 20/01/2021: HARNESSTOM at the BreedingValue Kickoff meeting.  Right after the start of the project HARNESSTOM coordinator Antonio Granell initiated contacts with the coordinators of other projects granted by the EU under the same topic/call H2020 SFS28-2020 “Genetic Resources and Pre-breeding communities”. Coordinators of several EU projects participated at the meeting and in the discussion from their own perspectives and crops (wheat and barley; olive; legumes and berries). A plan for future interactions will be discussed over email and in following virtual meetings soon.




25/02/2021: Coordinators of Horizon 2020 Genetic Resources Projects Agree on a Roadmap for Joint Activities. the coordinators of five recently funded EU-projects, gather around a team’s virtual meeting platform to discuss possibilities for collaborations. The idea:  to find opportunities for joint actions, collaborations and common ground. For over 90 min HARNESSTOM coordinator Antonio Granell and four other projects agreed on the roadmap for joint activities. 



22/04/2021: HARNESSTOM with farmers: a technical session on wise use of water.

HARNESSTOM partners from “Fundacion Miquel Agustí UPC- UPV” and “Fundacion Cajamar Comunidad Valenciana” in collaboration with “Arreu Acompanyament Agroecologic” organized  an online workshop that took place on Thursday 22nd April 2021.



27/04/2021: HARNESSTOM participates in Horticulture Library Talks.

On April 27th HARNESSTOM coordinator Toni Granell participated in a session of talks at the Library on "The technological revolution of genomic editing of plants" . Talks in the Library is a space to discuss topics of interest on production and postharvest of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals, and healthy eating.  




06/05/2021: HARNESSTOM commitment to actively disseminate and discus the current regulation around the use of genetic resources for innovation in agriculture will be the focus of  several project members participation at the International Meeting on “CHALLENGES IN THE AGROFOOD SECTOR: COMPETENCE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY”. More info / Programme 





12/05/2021: A Symposium on “Plant Crop Genome Editing: beyond science ” is currently organized by HARNESSTOM. The meeting  planned as a Webinar will be held on 12th May 2021 and it is aimed at Scientists, legislators, economists, politicians, etc. . HARNESSTOM coordinator A. Granell will introduce the Symposium and moderate the Scientific Session I, while D. Orzaez will present the latest news on the use of the editing for plants.





18/09/2021: On Friday 17 to Sunday 19 was held the XXII edition of the Fira Agrícola i Comercial de Meliana . Within the framework of the Fira, on Saturday 18th D. Salvador Soler gave a talk on "Seed disinfection, selection and improvement of the Valencian tomato".





21/09/2021: HARNESSTOM  at DIVSEEK webinar highlights the importance of networking and dissemination activities.  On Tuesday September 21 , took place the joint webinar “Horizon 2020 GENRES projects –Joining forces for genetic resources and biodiversity management.”. The meeting reinforced the importance of supporting research and innovation activities in the field of GenRes and genebanks and the importance to enlarge the information basis so that this facilitates that genres are used more widely in order to cope with emerging challenges in agriculture.



21/09/2021: HARNESSTOM partners participate in 'XX EUCARPIA Meeting of the Tomato Working Group’, which will take place from May 31 to June 3, 2022, in Valencia (Spain)

Registration is available at the following link.









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