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Establishing a new generation of horticulturists: Multidisciplinary approach for breeding innovative novelties using classical and biotechnological methods

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 FLOWERPOWER project word cloud

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Project "FLOWERPOWER" data sheet

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Organization address
address: KARLSPLATZ 13
city: WIEN
postcode: 1040

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙515˙451 €
 EC max contribution 1˙515˙451 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-EID
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-03-01   to  2020-02-29


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN AT (WIEN) coordinator 511˙868.00
2    KLEMM AND SOHN GMBH AND CO KG DE (STUTTGART) participant 498˙432.00
3    UNIVERSITAT WIEN AT (WIEN) participant 255˙934.00
5    Bayrisches Obstzentrum DE (Hallbergmoos) partner 0.00
8    Vertis GmbH DE (Freising) partner 0.00


 Project objective

FlowerPower aims at establishing a new generation of horticulturists capable of exploiting plant genetic resources in an innovation oriented way using cutting edge technology. The co-operation between the professional horticultural industry, a research-oriented company in the field of functional genomics and scientists from five Universities from 3 countries addresses urgent needs in the non-academic sector and scientific hot-spots in plant research simultaneously. Flavonoid based pigments, which are also important health promoting compounds, are the common research platform in combination with a broad spectrum of breeding techniques with genetics, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology, analytics and bioinformatics. Classical breeding will concentrate on red/white colouration in poinsettia, apple and rose and aims at resolving fundamental questions of the flavonoid pathway arising after the recent detection of novel flavonoids in poinsettia. This will promote the breeding of novel varieties with favourable flavonoid compositions with respect to pigmentation and plant- and human health related compounds. In addition, FlowerPower applies for the first time a genome editing approach on an ornamental plant with the aim to create blue flower colour exploiting recently obtained knowledge on amino acids determining flavonoid enzyme activity/substrate specificity. New yellow breeding approaches will identify novel genes and evaluate their relevance for the establishment of anthochlor pigments. This will close important gaps in the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites and will establish a novel biotechnological approach in breeding for yellow flower colour. The young researchers will obtain multi-sectorial training in the relevant disciplines. In addition, training in research management, communication/presentation and team management will provide key transferable skills for public and private sector employment thereby improving employment chances of young researchers


List of deliverables.
PhD degree for ESR3 at TUM Other 2020-04-24 23:22:05
PhD degree for ESR2 at LUH Other 2020-04-24 23:22:24
PhD degree for ESR4 at UNIVIE Other 2020-04-24 23:22:14
PhD degree for ESR5 at TUW Documents, reports 2020-03-11 13:04:00
Transferable skills seminar: Career development Other 2020-01-17 16:14:38
S4: Horticultural school Other 2020-01-17 16:14:38
S2: Bioinformatics school Other 2020-01-17 16:14:38
Vacancy decriptions for second recruitment tranche Documents, reports 2020-01-17 16:14:38
Supervisory board of FlowerPower Other 2020-01-17 16:14:38
FlowerPower website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-17 16:14:38

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of FLOWERPOWER deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Rares Lucaciu, Claus Pelikan, Samuel M. Gerner, Christos Zioutis, Stephan Köstlbacher, Harald Marx, Craig W. Herbold, Hannes Schmidt, Thomas Rattei
A Bioinformatics Guide to Plant Microbiome Analysis
published pages: , ISSN: 1664-462X, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01313
Frontiers in Plant Science 10 2020-03-05
2019 Vinicius Vilperte, Calin Rares Lucaciu, Heidi Halbwirth, Robert Boehm, Thomas Rattei, Thomas Debener
Hybrid de novo transcriptome assembly of poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. Ex Klotsch) bracts
published pages: , ISSN: 1471-2164, DOI: 10.1186/s12864-019-6247-3
BMC Genomics 20/1 2020-03-05
2019 Hannemann L, Lucaciu CR, Sharma S, Rattei T, Mayer KFX, Gierl A, Frey M
A promiscuous beta-glucosidase is involved in benzoxazinoid deglycosylation in Lamium galeobdolon.
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9422, DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2018.10.012
PubMed 2020-01-17

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