|EU-SOL Newsletter 08 released|
1 May, 2011
Started in May 2006, the EU-SOL programme has come to an end. Although this means that it is time to wrap up and see what has been achieved in the past five years. This final edition of the EU-SOL newsletter is not going to present a total overview of what has been achieved. Instead, we asked five young scientists who participated in the project about their contributions and opinions. Furthermore, we report four interesting contributions to an open innovation seminar where the food industry and the seed industry shared their experiences in how to benefit from the breakthrough research and innovations achieved in plant breeding. This newletter also contains an issue about the current industry debate about patents on plant genes, gives an impression of industry's evaluation of the project and highlights the availability of tutorials on bioinformatics tools that help scientists and companies to make effective use of the vast amount of genomic and phenotypic data that was collected in the past five years, as well as a schoolpack with segregating tomato seeds that was developed during the program.
The full newsletter can be downloaded here (PDF, 2.7 Mb)