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CEREALPATH Press Release

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A new pan-European research programme entitled CEREALPATH: “Cereal Pathology – training in innovative and integrated control of cereal diseases” involving 22 academic, industry and agency partners from 8 countries, lead by University College Dublin, will address this critical challenge.

Through CEREALPATH, a team of multi-disciplinary and multi-national researchers will bring their expertise to bear on some of the most pressing issues surrounding crop production. Projects will investigate thematic areas, including gene discovery and breeding, biological and bioactive disease control and trade-off and pathogen evolution.

“This is a very exciting project and we look forward addressing some of the most pressing issues surrounding European and global food security while simultaneously providing world class training and education to our Early Stage Researchers”, says Professor Fiona Doohan of University College Dublin, the co-ordinator institution for CEREALPATH.

A key aspect of the CEREALPATH programme is researcher mobility, combined with extensive academic-industry collaboration, to provide cutting-edge innovation and research training. The training programme benefits from the expertise of the programme partners and their world-class knowledge and facilities.

The Programme is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action.

Full details of the CEREALPATH programme, including a list of the doctoral positions for Early Stage Researchers, will available on the programme website shortly: cerealpath.eu


Additional Notes:

The programme involves 22 organisations from 8 different countries. The organisations are divided between programme beneficiaries (those who will host ESRs and be in receipt of funding) and programme partners (those who will provide “in kind” supports particularly in the areas of researcher secondments).

The Programme Beneficiaries are:

University College Dublin (Ireland)*
John Innes Centre (UK)
Universitaet Fuer Bodenkultur Wien (Austria)
Universitaet Zuerich (Switzerland)
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Envirotech Innovative Products Ltd (Ireland)
Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen (Germany)
Leibniz-Institut fuer Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (Germany)
Teagasc (Ireland)