Excellence of the consortium

Excellence of the consortium
The partnership was designed to tackle the challenge posed by the necessity to gather all expertise required to achieve the ambitious objectives of the project. GENDIBAR’s consortium encompasses partners who are renowned leaders in their fields and have multidisciplinary interests and expertise to participate in various work packages. They also represent large networks of collaborators from both academics and barley and cereal stakeholders.
  • CREA-GB brings skills and know-how on genetic, genomics, bioinformatics, conventional and advanced breeding technologies, clonal selection, ecology, eco-physiology, silviculture and cultivation techniques, disease and pest control, wood sciences and technology. Research facilities, genetic materials and expertise on cereal crop genomics will be available for GENDIBAR project.
  • UNIMI brings expertise in creating and applying crop modelling, optimization of breeding strategies, evaluation of crop management strategies, methodologies for planning and executing simulations under climate change scenarios and dissemination of results. UNIMI has an established network and long-term collaborations with climate researchers.
  • ENSA brings expertise in analyses of field trials, particularly of yield component and phenological traits in relation to environmental factors in dry and hot environments; molecular marker technology and barley breeding expertise (QTL mapping, GWAS) along with the management of collections of Algerian barley landraces, as well as expertise in population structure analysis; It has broad experience in stakeholder participation and organizing science-policy interactions.
  • MPIPZ brings expertise in fundamental aspects of cereal reproductive biology that are studied with a variety of approaches that include phenotyping, histology, light and electron microscopy, physiology and functional genetics and genomics. MPIPZ will also contribute state-of-the-art research and genomics facilities, in addition to bridging the acquisition of molecular and cellular knowledge with its use in cereal breeding.
  • ASUDG brings expertise in QTL mapping and phenotyping for biotic stresses and drought tolerance, in addition to know-how on cereal genetics and use of plant genetic resources for breeding and genetic studies.
  • UdL brings expertise in physiological studies determining traits at different levels of organization that could be relevant for cereal breeding, including developmental and growth traits useful for yield potential and/or adaptation to stress.
  • CSIC brings expertise in molecular, population and quantitative genetics, barley breeding, statistics and analysis of adaptive traits. It manages extensive breeding populations of barley along with a core collection of landraces and breeding programs and databases with permanent staff.
  • USIB brings expertise in molecular biology, particularly for expression analyses for studying the molecular response of cereals to abiotic stresses. Moreover, USIB has expertise in conducting applied researches to valorize cereal macromolecules having promising biological activity for enhancing human health and food security.
  • TEKFEN brings technical and practical experience in running cereal breeding programs as well as in the commercial deployment of seeds that supply the cereal production chain in the Mediterranean area. It uses cutting-edge solutions (e.g. speed breeding, DNA analyses) to speed-up the creation of new varieties that satisfy farmers’ needs. TEFKEN has a clear view on market needs and requirements. It has experience in handling inner characteristics of its products and customer requirements.