The First Annual Meeting of COST Action CA17111 "INTEGRAPE 2019 - Data Integration as a key step for future grapevine research"

Meeting will be held from March 25th to March 28th, 2019 at the Conference Center  of Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete, Greece 

Important information

Registration fee is €50 (MC Full Members exempt) which covers entrance to sessions, conference material, welcome reception and coffee breaks. Lunches and Social Dinner are to be paid for separately (approx 15 and 30euro respectively).


Participants are welcome to submit an abstract for posters, of which some will be selected by the scientific committee for short talks during the conference sessions. Deadline for Abstract Submissions is 25th February 2019




Preliminary programme:

Monday, March 25 2019

All day Arrival of participants to Chania
19.00 Reception at Conference Center

Tuesday, March 26 2019

09.00 - 09.15 Mario Pezzotti (MC Chair)
Welcome Speech and Introduction


Session 1: Setting up the context

09.15 – 09.35 Anne-Francoise Adam-Blondon (MC Vice Chair)
Possibilities and needs of the participating countries in terms of infrastructure for bioinformatics
09.35 – 10.05 Paul Kersey (MC Member, WG2 Leader)
International initiatives to support open data in Life Sciences
10.05 – 10.35 Kristina Gruden (Invited Speaker COST Action CHARME)
Towards implementation of FAIR data management in life sciences - ongoing efforts in COST CHARME
10.35 – 11.05 Coffee Break


Session 2: External Views of Data Integration for grapevine improvement

11.05 – 11.45 TBD
11.45 – 12.30 Dario Cantu (Invited Speaker)
Characterization of genomic diversity in grapevines through whole-genome assembly
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch


Session 3: Status and example of databases in the grapevine community

14.00 – 14.45 Doreen Ware - GRAMENE (Invited Speaker)
Developing Pan-Genome resources for Grapevine
14.45 – 15.05 TBD
15.05 – 15.25 Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon (MC Vice-Chair)
Federations of information systems in the Plant community and possible application to Grapevine
15.25 – 15.55 Coffee break
15.55 Session 4. Data Analysis and Best practices
15.55 – 16.50 Johan Trygg (MC Members, WG3 Leader)
16.50 – 17.10 To be selected from abstracts
17.10 – 17.30 To be selected from abstracts


Session 5. Example of large data sets managed by the community

17.30 – 18.00 TBD

Wednesday, March 27 2019


Session 5 (continued). Example of large data sets managed by the community

09.00 – 09.30 TBD
09.30 – 09.50 To be selected from abstracts
09.50 – 10.10 To be selected from abstracts
10.10 – 10.30 To be selected from abstracts
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.20 To be selected from abstracts
11.20 – 11.40 To be selected from abstracts
11.40 – 12.00 To be selected from abstracts
12.00 – 12.20 To be selected from abstracts
12.20 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Working Group Meetings (WG1, WG2)
16.00 – 18.00 Working Group Meetings (WG3, WG4)
20.00 Social Dinner at Conference Centre

Thursday, March 28 2019


09.00 – 10.00 Conference Wrap up and Conclusions
10.00 – 11.00 CA17111 - Core Group Meeting
11.00 – 13.00 CA17111 - Management Committee
13.00 End of Conference

List of Conference Invited Speakers (To be confirmed)

  1. Dario Cantù, Professor of Viticulture and Enology at College of Biological Sciences (UC Davis),
  2. Doreen Ware, Computational Biologist, ESDA ARS, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Ithaca, NY),
  3. Nick Dokoozlian, Vice President of Viticulture, Chemistry and Enology at E&J Gallo Winery (Modesto, CA).

Additional Speaker

  • Kristina Gruden, National Institute of Biology (Ljubljana, Slovenia), a representative of CA15110 Harmonising standardisation strategies to increase efficiency and competitiveness of European life-science research (CHARME)

Conference Sessions (Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning)

  • External View of Data Integration for grapevine improvement
  • Status and examples of grapevine databases in the scientific community
  • Typology of databases available (e.g. genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, etc…)
  • Data Analysis and Best practices
  • Experience from other COST Actions

Conference Scientific Committee

  • Mario Pezzotti (Action MC Chair)
  • Anne-Francoise Adam-Blondon (Action MC Vice Chair)
  • Reinhard Toepfer (WG 1 Leader)
  • Paul Kersey (WG 2 Leader)
  • Johan Trygg (WG3 Leader)
  • Dragan Nikolic (WG4 Leader)
  • Panagiotis Kalaitzis (Local Organiser)
  • Marina Dermastia (Science Communication Manager)


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Important Dates

Short term scientific missions. Integrape can fund your stay in another institution to undertake collaborative research.
Application deadline: February 18, 2019
STSMs for this grant period should be performed until first week of April, 2019
ITC Grants. If you are coming from the Inclusiveness Target Country, Integrape can fund your attendance at the conference of your choice.
Application deadline: February 18, 2019
The proposed conference must take place before April 15, 2019
Submission of a scientific report, travel documentation, and fee invoice (if applicable) within 30 days (15 days if the conference is in April 2019)
The First Annual Meeting of COST Action 17111 »INTEGRAPE«
March 25th to March 28th, 2019
Chania, Crete, Greece

Deadline for Abstract Submissions

25th February 2019