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Partners

The InnoVine consortium is composed of 27 partners combining the expertise of more than 100 grape and wine researchers or producers.  Partners come from 7 European countries concentrating most of the European vineyards surface and contrasted environmental, economic and societal conditions.

The teams involved cover a wide range of scientific disciplines in viticulture (e.g. grapevine genetics and breeding, physiology, ecology, epidemiology, pathology) and technical expertise in statistics, phenotyping, databases, modelling, DSS and development of monitoring devices. About half of the partnership is public, and half is composed of private organisations, including SMEs, a large winery company and a nursery cooperative.



Contact



Prof. Carlos Manuel Antunes Lopes
or Prof. Maria da Graça Cörte-Real Mira da Silva Abrantes
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Tapada da Ajuda
1349-017 Lisboa
Portugal
Tel. +351 213 653 450/320
Website: www.isa.utl.pt

Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA)

Competences

The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) integrates the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and is the largest and most qualified school of graduate and post-graduate degrees in the Agricultural Sciences, in Portugal. The ISA team integrates at CBAA (Centre of Botany Applied to Agriculture) an inter-disciplinary Grapevine&Wine Platform which provides essential knowledge on the whole production chain, plant development and productivity, vineyard management, Precision Viticulture and Impact of climate change on Viticulture, grapevine ecophysiology, selection and conservation. One major research area focuses on the characterization and conservation of the numerous traditional Portuguese grapevine varieties and hundreds of clones maintained and studied to ensure selection of plant material for commercial viticulture and research.

Role

ISA will participate in WP1, WP2 and WP3 studying alterations induced by different management techniques (irrigation and defoliation) in grapevine physiology, growth, yield and gene expression associated to cell wall remodelling in berries of field grown grapevines. In WP3, ISA will also analyze intra-varietal genetic variability of grapevine clones for the identification of superior genotypes.

Key persons involded


Carlos Lopes: Associate Professor and researcher in vine ecophysiology, vineyard irrigation, cover cropping, precision viticulture and effects of climate changes. He will be the coordinator of the ISA team.


Antero Martins: Professor and researcher in the area of Plant breeding and Quantitative Genetics. He created and coordinates a Portuguese Grapevine Selection Network


Elsa Gonçalves: Invited Assistant Professor and Pos-Doc Researcher in the area of grapevine selection and quantification of genetic variability and statistical models applied to plant breeding.


Sara Amâncio: Associate Professor and researcher in the scientific area of plant molecular physiology focused on grapevine response to field multistress at the transcriptomic level.


Luisa Carvalho: Assistant researcher in the area of plant biotechnology and molecular physiology focused on grapevine response to multistress at the physiological and transcriptomic level.


H. Sofia Pereira: Assistant researcher specializing on the molecular basis of intra- and inter- varietal genetic variability in Vitis vinifera.

Material resources

ISA benefits of vineyard fields (3 ha), laboratories of viticulture and oenology, portable equipment for ecophysiological measurements, greenhouse controlled conditions for the application of abiotic stress to pot plants and facilities for gene array and gene expression analysis (qrt RT-PCR). ISA is responsible for safekeeping and maintenance of data of 33 years of conservation and selection of Portuguese autochthonous grapevine varieties.

 
 
European Union
Innovine is a European collaborative project that has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 311775.
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