Preliminary Program

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Sunday, September 27, 2015




Registration and poster setup (ISA)



 Welcome reception (ISA cellar)


Monday, September 28, 2015



8:00 - 8:30   

 Registration and poster setup (ISA)



8:40 - 9:00

Welcome address  and Introduction to the COST Action FA1106 Annual Meeting (Sala de Atos - ISA Conference room)

Amarilis Varennes de Mendonça (ISA President)

Sara Amancio (Local Organiser)

Mondher Bouzayen (Chair) -  Mario Pezzotti (Vice-Chair)


 “Fruit Development and Ripening” (Sala de Atos - ISA Conference room)

Chairs:  M. Pezzotti – M. Bouzayen


9:00 - 9:30


Giovanni Giuliano (ENEA, 00123 Roma, Italy)

Concerted transcriptional-metabolic remodeling underlies the transition from green-fruited to red-fruited tomato species

9:30 - 9:50

Sara Zenoni, (University of Verona, Italy)

Identification of putative regulators of the vegetative-to-mature transition in grapevine by an integrated network analysis

9:50 - 10:10

Mathilde Orsel (INRA, Angers, France )

Multiscale investigation of mealiness in apple: an atypical role for a pectin methylesterase during fruit maturation.

10:10 - 10:30




Bruna. L. Gomes (Univ. Sao Paulo, Brazil and Univ. of Toulouse, France)

Ethylene Response Factors involved in tomato fruit ripening and their connection to master regulators of the ripening process


 Coffee break





SESSION 1 (continue)

 “Fruit Development and Ripening” (Sala de Atos - ISA Conference room)

Chairs:  S. Amancio – A. Granell




Philippe GALLUSCI (Bordeaux University, Villenave d’Ornon, France)

Active DNA demethylation is a necessary epigenetic trigger for tomato fruit ripening


Panos Kalaitzis, (MAICh, Crete, Greece)

Suppression of tomato prolyl 4 hydroxylase 3 results in alterations on fruit development, ripening, nutritional content and abscission


Carmen Leida (Fondazione E. Mach, S. Michele all’Adige, Italy).

Transcriptional changes undergoing in a Vitis vinifera transgenic line overexpressing vverf045





Franciszek Adamicki (Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice, Poland)

Effect of 1-mcp treatment on storage potential of tomato fruit


 Lunch (Main Hall, ISA)






 “Environment factors determining fruit yield and quality” (Sala de Atos - ISA Conference room)

Chairs:  S. Delrot –  P. Kalaitzis




Abdelaziz Smouni (Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Marocco)

Auxin signaling as a potential target to improve salt and drought tolerance and fruit quality in tomato




Noam Alkan  (Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel)

Evaluation of chilling response of mango fruit by physiological, microscopic, metabolic and transcriptomic analysis




Nicolaos Tzortzakis (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus)

Effect of silicon and zinc on tomato fruit quality in high salinity



Gyula Váradi  (Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary)

UV-b effects on berry skin phenolics of’kékfrankos’ (Vitis vinifera) winegrapes




Coffee break



 “Environment factors determining fruit yield and quality” (Sala de Atos - ISA Conference room)

Chairs:  H. Geros – M. Causse





Amnon Lichter (The Volcani Research Center,  Bet Dagan, ARO, Israel)

Potential role of water loss in uneven distribution of flavor components in table grapes




Michaela Griesser (University Vienna, Austria)

Looking behind the physiological ripening disorder Berry Shrivel





Ivan A. Paponov (Norwegian Inst. of Bioeconomy Research, Norway)

Reduction of blossom end rot of tomato fruits by reducing potassium concentration in nutrient solution at night.



Maite Sanchez - Ballesta (ICTAN-CSIC, Madrid, Spain)

Involvement of the ethylene response transcription factors (erfs) in maintaining the quality of table grapes treated with high levels of co2 during storage at low temperatures


17:30 – 19:00

Poster session (Main Hall, ISA)



Tuesday, September 29, 2015






 “Fleshy Fruit Metabolism and quality”(Sala de Atos - ISA Conference room)

Chairs:  G. Cramer  – M. Zouine





9:00- 9:30


Paul Fraser  (Royal Holloway University of London, UK)

From discovery to products: a next generation pipeline for the sustainable generation of high-value plant products from Solanaceae



9:30- 9:50


Ana M. Fortes (University of Lisboa, Portugal.)

Polyamine catabolism plays an important role in grape ripening



9:50- 10:10

Sladjana Savić (John Naisbitt University, Serbia)

Tomato fruit quality under regulated deficit irrigation



10:10- 10:305


Gabriela Râpeanu (Univ. of Galați, Romania  & Univ. of Ljubljana, Slovenia )

Phenolic composition of two romanian varieties grapes at full maturity




.Coffee break






SESSION 3 continue

.“Fleshy Fruit Metabolism and quality” (Sala de Atos - ISA Conference room)

Chairs: A. Lichter  –  M. Rocheta





11:00- 11:30


Nancy Terrier (INRA-Supagro, Montpellier, France)

Genetics determinism of wine astringency: highlight of a gene involved in the regulation of proanthocyanidin degree of polymerization



11:30- 11:50


Junqi Zhu (INRA, Université de Bordeaux, Villenave d’Ornon, France)

Integrating xylem and phloem fluxes at a whole-plant model for simulating grape berry growth



11:50- 12:10

Vassileios Fotopoulos (Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus)

Characterization of lycopene biosynthesis and evaluation of antioxidant activity in fruits of five tomato varieties



12:10- 12:30


Violeta Nour (University of Craiova, Romania)

Bioactive compounds, antioxidant activity and color of hydroponic tomato fruits at different stages of ripening



12:30– 14:00







 “Diversity, domestication and breedingSala de Atos - ISA Conference room)

Chairs:  A. Kanellis – A. Fortes





14:00 - 14:30

Mathilde Causse (INRA Montfavet, France)

Genetic control of tomato plant and fruit quality traits in water stress conditions: from phenotypes to genes.





S. Domingos (Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical; Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)

Flower thinning for seedless table grape quality: understanding abscission triggered by different stimuli



14:50 - 15:10


J. Lucas Coito (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

A player and a genetic marker for sex in Vitis vinifera sylvestris





15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break











 “Resources, tools and methodologies for fleshy fruit research” (Sala de Atos - ISA Conference room)

Chairs:  M. T. Sanchez – JM Routaboul





16:00 - 16:30


Antonio Granell  (CSIC, Valencia-Spain)

GoldenBraid, a multigene assembly platform for fruit quality engineering and editing


16:30 - 16:50

Grant R. Cramer (University of Nevada, Reno Reno, USA)

Five Omic Technologies Are Concordant in Differentiating the Biochemical Characteristics of the Berries of Five Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) Cultivars





16:50 - 17:10


Aude Habran (STSM) (INRA, Univ. Bordeaux, France)

A metabolomic approach of scion x rootstock x nitrogen interactions on berry content



17:10 – 17:30

Gianfranco Diretto (STSM) (ENEA, Rome, Italy)

Global Metabolic Profiling of volatiles and non volatiles of valuable Italian and Spanish grapevines



17:30 – 18:30

Visit to ISA vineyard and presentation of VINBOT project







Social dinner





Wednesday, September 30, 2015




Working Group parallel sessions



10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break



11:00 - 11:45

Working Group restitution by WG leaders



11:45 - 12:45

General discussion







End of general meeting


14:00 - 16:00

MC meeting (attendance restricted to Committee Members)