About the project
Project details and module information
EU-SOL - Objectives
| René Klein Lankhorst, Coordinator of EU-SOL
To extract the under-exploited natural biodiversity present in Solanaceae to improve consumer-driven and environmentally-directed quality of tomato fruits and potato tubers.
- To map, isolate and characterise genes responsible for quality traits and to dissect the molecular mechanisms underlying these trait by application of state-of-the-art knowledge and innovative technologies.
To assemble these genes within new elite genotypes to boost our knowledge and provide a blueprint for novel high quality varieties to be developed by EU breeding companies.
- To coordinate and integrate breeding research for quality traits, to provide training in innovative technologies, to disseminate the results and to transfer knowledge and technologies to industry.
- To participate in the international tomato genome sequencing initiative that will tie European Solanaceae research and innovation into the full global activities in this area. This is of pivotal importance for Europe.
|Module 1||Mathilde Causse
||Organoleptic Quality: Biological Bases of Tomato Fruit and Potato Tuber Quality
Percived by Consumers
|Module 2||Peter Bramley
||Health-based Consumer Quality Traits in Tomato and Potato
|Module 3||Mark Stitt
||Producer and Processor Traits in Tomato and Potato
|Module 4||Dani Zamir
||Tomato Genetic Resources
||The EU-SOL Resource and Technology Platform
|Module 6||Heiko Schoof
||Bioinformatics and integrated Solanaceae research
|Module 7||René Klein Lankhorst||Coordination and integration of EU-SOL and Provision of Training, Education and
Outreach within the research programme
|Module 8||Chris Bowler
||Dissamination of knowledge and transfer of technology to industry