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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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employment    breeding    young    pigments    training    flavonoid    poinsettia    plant    health    colour    yellow    addition    oriented    flowerpower    flower    compounds   

Project "FLOWERPOWER" data sheet

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Coordinator
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN 

Organization address
address: KARLSPLATZ 13
city: WIEN
postcode: 1040
website: www.tuwien.ac.at

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 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

 Partnership

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# 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
4    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN DE (MUENCHEN) participant 249˙216.00
5    Bayrisches Obstzentrum DE (Hallbergmoos) partner 0.00
6    GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER DE (HANNOVER) partner 0.00
7    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO FI (HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO) partner 0.00
8    Vertis GmbH DE (Freising) partner 0.00

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 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

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