The first international conference of AREA project “EU Project Collaborations: Challenges for Research Improvements in Agriculture” was held 2-4 June, 2014 at the Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade. The conference is designed as a stimulating forum for exchange of ideas, information, knowledge and experiences and with the goal of helping scientists from Serbia and other West Balkans countries to improve their opportunities for international collaborative research.
Dr Vera Raicevic, leader of MICROBECOL group, visited Helmholtz Zentrum München, Research Unit Microbe-Plant Interactions (AMP) - Molecular Microbial Ecology, from 8th to 15th
Dr Sava Vrbnicanin, Professor and dr Dragana Bozic, Assistant Professor (WEEDSCI group) visited institute Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom, on 12th and 13th May 2014. The aim of visit was preparation of Stage 2 of project entitled “Integrated Weed Management: PRActical Implementation and Solutions for Europe (IWMPRAISE)”, which have been applied for HORIZON 2020, Call H2020-SFS-2014-2 (H2020 Societal Challenge 2 – Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy).
Dr Aleksa Obradović, Professor, Dr Nemanja Kuzmanović research assistant (PHYTOBAC group), and Dušan Nikolić, PhD student and research assistant (MICRODIAG group) visited Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Croatia, from 15th to 19th May 2014, and participated at th
EU PROJECT COLLABORATIONS – CHALLENGE FOR RESEARCH IMPROVEMENT IN AGRICULTURE
2-4 June, 2014
Visit to University of Jena (Germany) was realized in term of 1st - 7th December 2013, according to proposed activities within the AREA project of University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture (WP 1 Visits of senior researchers to the partner institutions).
Dr Viktor Nedovic, Professor (IMMOBIOG group) visited Faculty of Health Sciences and Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia,and participated to the International Symposium “Design and Development of Food Models with well characterized micro- and macro-structure and composition”
WBC-INCO.NET project (FP7 project on Coordination of Research Policies with the Western Balkan Countries) Newsletter every month present and promote projects of interest and relevance in particular for the Western Balkan region, but also the SEE or Danube region. AREA project was selected as the project of the Month - March 2014.
As result of fact finding visit (FOODTECH Group), to the Department for Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Lund University, Sweden, the new project Linnaeus Palme Project 2014/2015 is approved, supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
Program of Linnaeus Palme Project 2014/2015 opens opportunity for exchanging of researchers (professors and students - ungraduated, master and PhD), between the Department for Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Lund University and Faculty of Agriculture University of Belgrade, straightening cooperation for long period in future (8 years), advancing study programs and education system at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Assoc. prof. Zorka Dulić, senior scientist of AQUACARP group , visited Nofima, The food Institute in As, Norway, from 18th to 20th of March 2014. She discussed future trainings for young researchers in DNA-based technologies with Dr Bente Ryter, professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and senior scientist at Nofima and Dr Tone-Kari Knutsdatter Østbye, scientist at Nofima.