Opendata, web and dolomites

SomaGrapeGenome SIGNED

Fast-forward genomics of somatic variants adaptable to climate change for cultivar innovation in grapevine

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 SomaGrapeGenome project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the SomaGrapeGenome project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "SomaGrapeGenome" about.

first    technologies    regions    decline    varietal    recognizable    warmer    threatening    ripening    world    time    temperature    sequencing    changing    cultivation    translates    somatic    attributes    variation    grape    locate    adapt    de    episodes    suitable    physiology    begun    edge    fluctuating    advantage    innovation    diversity    genetic    assembled    fruit    phenotypes    clones    origin    mutations    genomics    feasible    commercial    cultivars    cultivar    accepted    throughput    traits    sustainable    pursue    fast    drought    cutting    variants    crops    peninsula    economy    vitiviniculture    molecular    culture    clonal    agro    breeding    winegrowing    guarantee    sustainability    anticipate    red    ecosystems    combine    genome    demands    exploited    source    environments    wine    tempranillo    crop    iberian    socially    reference    alter    protection    quality    responsible    genetics    climate    grapevine    southern    adaptable    novo   

Project "SomaGrapeGenome" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: Munich
postcode: 80539

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 159˙460 €
 EC max contribution 159˙460 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2017
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-09-01   to  2020-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 


 Project objective

Grapevine, with its derived products, is the most relevant fruit crop for the European agro-ecosystems, economy and culture. Even more so than for many other crops, climate change is threatening the sustainability of vitiviniculture. Increasing high temperature and drought episodes experienced in traditional European winegrowing regions have already begun to alter grapevine physiology and grape ripening, which translates into a decline in wine quality, particularly in Southern regions. Somatic variants with improved traits that at the same time maintain the attributes that make a varietal wine recognizable are traditionally selected as new clones of grapevine cultivars. Somatic variation is therefore a socially accepted source of diversity that can be exploited to anticipate and adapt production to changing environments and fluctuating consumer demands using more sustainable cultivation systems. However, for this innovation to become feasible through clonal breeding, it is necessary to identify the genetic origin of this variation to guarantee the protection and commercial distribution of selected clones. In this project, somatic mutations leading to climate change adaptable fruit features will be identified for the first time. This will be done by studying ripening variants selected by clonal breeding in Tempranillo, the most relevant cultivar for the vitiviniculture of the Iberian Peninsula and the third most widespread red wine cultivar in the world. Taking advantage of high throughput-sequencing technologies, I will combine cutting edge genomics and fast-forward genetics to pursue the following specific aims: 1) Produce a de novo-assembled reference genome for the Tempranillo grapevine cultivar, 2) Characterize at the molecular level the somatic variation of Tempranillo clones with ripening phenotypes suitable for quality wine production under warmer climate and, 3) Locate the somatic mutations responsible for climate change adaptable phenotypes in these clones.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "SOMAGRAPEGENOME" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "SOMAGRAPEGENOME" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.3.2.)

InvADeRS (2019)

Investigating the Activity of transposon Derived Regulatory Sequences in the placenta

Read More  

FreeDigital (2019)

The impact of 'free' digital offers on individual behavior and its implications for consumer and data protection laws

Read More  

GRISOTO (2020)

GRaphene-Interfaced heterostructures for Spin Orbit TOrques

Read More