Working Groups

Working Groups

Working Group 1
Data interoperability and definition of minimal contextual data standards

This Working Group will focus on contributing to community-wide standards for metadata along with guidelines for their proper use.

WG1 Leader: Prof Reinhard TOEPFER

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  Prof Reinhard TOEPFER
Julius Kühn-Institute
Institute for Grapevine Breeding


Working Group 2
Interoperability of infrastructures and web services

In this Working group we will develop a bioinformatics infrastructure to facilitate the discovery, acquisition, storage, processing and integration of diverse grapevine datasets, and this will be managed by distinct nodes.

WG2 Leader: Dr Paul KERSEY

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  Dr Paul KERSEY
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
United Kingdom


Working Group 3
Data analysis and best practices

Guidelines for best practice focusing on the promotion of standard protocols for omics data processing and analysis will be developed and recommended. These guidelines will help researchers to produce high-quality data and carry out informative analysis in the context of a standard framework, which will further contribute to data integration. Additionally, we will build a centralised framework for the standard annotation of grapevine genes. Such a framework will facilitate the integration of different omics data types by relying on standard formats and ontologies.

WG3 Leader: Prof Johan TRYGG

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  Prof Johan TRYGG
Computational Life Science Cluster (CLiC)
Department of Chemistry
Umeå University
Linneaus vag 10


Working Group 4
Dissemination and user community assessment of guidelines and recommendations

A focus of this Working Group will be training and dissemination of the work done by the other WG possibly in joint activities with dissemination and training activities of other large agnostic initiatives. We will disseminate the recommendations made by other working Groups and train the grapevine community to follow these recommendations.

WG4 Leader: Prof Dragan NIKOLIC

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  Prof Dragan NIKOLIĆ
University of Belgrade
Faculty of Agriculture
Nemanjina 6


Important Dates

Short term scientific missions. Integrape can fund your stay in another institution to undertake collaborative research.
Application deadline: February 18, 2019
STSMs for this grant period should be performed until first week of April, 2019
ITC Grants. If you are coming from the Inclusiveness Target Country, Integrape can fund your attendance at the conference of your choice.
Application deadline: February 18, 2019
The proposed conference must take place before April 15, 2019
Submission of a scientific report, travel documentation, and fee invoice (if applicable) within 30 days (15 days if the conference is in April 2019)
The first annual meeting of COST Action 17111 »INTEGRAPE«
March 25th to March 28th, 2019
Chania, Crete, Greece