20 PhD positions at University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Piacenza)

20 PhD positions at University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Piacenza)


The application for 20 positions for a PhD in "Agro-food system" at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Piacenza) is open.
Deadline 11 September 2019
Contact: [email protected]

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4th Meeting of the International Phytoplasmologist Working Group (IPWG). Valencia (Spain), September 8-12, 2019

4th Meeting of the International Phytoplasmologist Working Group (IPWG). Valencia (Spain), September 8-12, 2019


The 4th Meeting of the International Phytoplasmologist Working Group (IPWG) will take place in Valencia (Spain), September 8-12, 2019.

Info: 4th IPWG Meeting
First circular

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Summer School on “High-Throughput Phenomics”, September 2-6, 2019, Florence, Italy

Summer School on “High-Throughput Phenomics”, September 2-6, 2019, Florence, Italy


The 1st "Summer School on High-Throughput Phenomics” is scheduled to be held from Monday, September 2nd to Friday, September 6th, 2019. The main objective is training young researchers to develop and handle data analysis for phenomics characterization using Phenotype MicroArray technology (PM)...

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Summer school

Summer school


To mark the 20th anniversary, the "Centro Studi Alpino" will guest the summer school "2009-2019: 10 anni di formazione intensiva nella comunicazione della ricerca scientifica".
INFO: http://comunicazionericercascientifica.it/scuola-crs/
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Expert in quantitative genetic, "Limagrain Europe", Auvergne (France).

Expert in quantitative genetic, "Limagrain Europe", Auvergne (France).


A position as internal expert in quantitative genetic applied to plant breeding is available at "Limagrain Europe", Auvergne (France).Info: https://talent.limagrain.com/job/emploi-geneticien-quantitatif-chef-de-projet-selection-assistee-par-marqueurs-h-f-_3307.aspx?LCID=2057

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Exploiting Plant Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Agriculture to Improve Sustainable Defense Strategies and Productivity of Crops

Exploiting Plant Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Agriculture to Improve Sustainable Defense Strategies and Productivity of Crops

There is an urgent need for new sustainable solutions to support agriculture in facing current environmental challenges. In particular, intensification of productivity and food security needs require sustainable exploitation of natural resources and metabolites. Here, we bring the attention to the...

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Chocolate Under Threat from Old and New Cacao Diseases

Chocolate Under Threat from Old and New Cacao Diseases



Theobroma cacao, the source of chocolate, is affected by destructive diseases wherever it is grown. Some diseases are endemic; however, as cacao was disseminated from the Amazon rain forest to new cultivation sites it encountered new pathogens. Two well-established diseases cause the...

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Functional Variation of Plant–Pathogen Interactions: New Concept and Methods for Virulence Data Analyses

Functional Variation of Plant–Pathogen Interactions: New Concept and Methods for Virulence Data Analyses


Classical virulence analysis is based on discovering virulence phenotypes of isolates with regard to a composition of resistance genes in a differential set of host genotypes. With such a vision, virulence phenotypes are usually treated in a genetic manner as one of two possible alleles, either...

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