On 7 April the public meeting about research theme 3 took place at Wageningen UR. For this meeting the kick-off for the Breed4Food STW-Breed4Food Partnership Programme “Predicting Phenotypes” was organised.
Kick-off Breed4Food STW Partnership “Predicting Phenotypes”
STW Officer Titia Plantinga started the meeting with introducing the partnership between STW and Breed4Food and told more about how Breed4Food and STW can work together to achieve their mutual goals.
After Titia’s presentation the partnership research projects ‘From sequence to phenotype: detecting deleterious variation by prediction of functionality’, ‘TOPBREED, GenoMiX and SMARTBREED were presented by their project leaders.
Breed4Food Theme 3 meeting
In the afternoon a more in-depth Theme 3 research meeting was organised. This meeting and presentations can be watched on WURtv.
Work together to get the data out of the farm
In the discussion at the end of the kick-off meeting the Breed4Food private partners shared their thoughts about collaboration between Breed4Food partners in and around research projects. Common thought was that collaboration is very important, brings the right people together and most important, collaboration inspires.
Sharing data, knowledge and feedback will help Breed4Food researchers to find the factors that are relevant. To successfully combine science and practice, interconnection and communication between different projects is key.
Future Theme meetings
• 12-05-2016 | Theme 4
• 02-06-2016 | Theme 5