TERPNET 2013 - Invitation and Introduction
On behalf of TERPNET 2013, COST Action FA1006 “Plant Engine: Plant Metabolic Engineering”, COST Action FA1106 “QualityFruit” and SmartCell we pleased to invite you to participate in 11th TERPNET meeting to be held on June 1-5, 2013 in Kolymvari, Crete, Greece.
Terpnet is an international affiliation of researchers working on all aspects of terpenes and isoprenoids, including investigations spanning from biosynthetic mechanisms to assessing the biological activities of these chemicals. This affiliation hosts bi-annual meetings that have been held in Europe, USA and Japan for the past two decades. The 10th meeting (TERPNET2011) was held in Kalmar, Sweden May 2011 and was organized by Professor Peter Brodelius, Linnaeus University.
The 2013 meeting is organized by the Local Committee headed by Prof. Angelos Kanellis in close collaboration with the Executive Committee. Exceptionally, this event will be co-organized with COST Action FA1006 “Plant Engine”, COST Action FA1106 “QualityFruit” and EU project SmartCell. Cost Action FA1006 “Plant Engine” supports and enhances a Pan-European network, which combines resources, identifies target pathways and defines compounds, publicizes novel technologies and applications, sets standards for computational support, and develops synthetic approaches in plant metabolic engineering. The aim of COST action FA1106 “QualityFruit” is to foster European collaborations on fleshy fruits, such as tomato and grapevine. The main objective is to uncover new leads for improving fruit nutritional and sensory qualities by implementing integrated multidisciplinary approaches and advanced genomics and post-genomics technologies. Lastly, SmartCell is an EU Seventh Framework Program large collaborative project investigating the rational design of plant systems for the sustainable generation of value-added industrial products. In addition, prior to the main conference, the Final Meetings of two EU projects dealing with the biotechnology of plant secondary metabolites will take place, namely SmartCell and TERPMED.
|Under The Aegis of the
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece