RESIST Kick-off meeting

12 April 2019
Plovdiv, Hotel Ramada, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Hall Puldin, 5th floor


8:00-9:00 Registration of participants
9:00-9:10 Welcome address – Stefan Stoyanov, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv
9:10-9:20 RESIST Project Overview - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tsanko Gechev, Project Coordinator, Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology, (CPSBB), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
9:20-9:30 Presentation of CPSBB, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tsanko Gechev
9:30-9:45 Presentation of of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPG), Potsdam-Golm, Germany - Dr. Saleh Alseekh, MPG
9:45-10:00 Presentation of the Potsdam University (UP), Potsdam, Germany - Prof. Dr. Zoran Nikoloski, UP
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-10:45 Presentation of Ben Gurion University (BGU), Israel - Leah Rosental, BGU
10:45-11:00 Presentation of BioAtlantis Ltd. (BA), Ireland - Dr. Sujeeth Neerakkal, BA
11:00-11:15 Presentation of the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa - Prof. Dr. Nicola Illing, UCT
11:15-12:00 Questions and answers
12:00-13:30 Lunch break, restaurant 1 st floor
13:30–13:40 WP1 Management, Dr. Veselin Petrov, CPSBB
13:40–13:50 WP2 Genome sequencing and comparative genomics, Prof. Dr. Zoran Nikoloski, UP
13:50–14:00 WP3 Transcriptomics, Dr. Rafe Lyall, CPSBB
14:00-14:10 WP4 Metabolomics, Dr. Saleh Alseekh, MPG
14:10-14:20 WP5 Lipidomics, Leah Rosental, BGU
14:20-14:30 WP6 Drought stress responses and crop improvement, Dr. Sujeeth Neerakkal, BA
14:30-14:40 WP7 Gene functional analyses, Dr. Saleh Alseekh, MPG
14:40-14:50 WP8 Computational modeling, Prof. Dr. Zoran Nikoloski, UP
14:50-15:10 Coffee break
15:10-15:20 WP9 Training and knowledge-sharing, Dr. Veselin Petrov, CPSBB
15:20-15:30 WP10 Dissemination, Dr. Vasil Kolev, CPSBB
15:30-15:40 Critical Implementation risks and mitigation actions, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tsanko Gechev, CPSBB
15:40-16:10 Wrap-up session and closing remarks
16:30-18:30 Plovdiv city tour (optional)
18:30 Dinner, Atlas restaurant, Plovdiv

Photograph 1: Inauguration speech of the Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv Mr. Stefan Stoyanov.
Photograph 2: Overview of the RESIST project, presented by the Project Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tsanko Gechev
Photograph 3: A group photograph of the main participants at the RESIST kick-off meeting. From left to right – Dr. Aakansha Kanojia (CPSBB); Dr. Vasil Kolev (CPSBB); Prof. Dr. Nicola Illing (UCT); Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tsanko Gechev (CPSBB); Prof. Dr. Zoran Nikoloski (UP); Dr. Veselin Petrov (CPSBB); Dr. Rafe Lyall (CPSBB); Dr. Sujeeth Neerakkal (BioAtlantis); Ms. Leah Rosental (BGU); Dr. Maria Benina (CPSBB); Dr. Saleh Alseekh (MPG); Ms. Marina Mircheva (CPSBB).