INTEGRAPE 2021 - Achievements, industry needs and next steps


28th June - 2 July 2021


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(All times are in Central European Summer Time) 
  Monday 28/06 Tuesday 29/06 Wednesday 30/06

Thursday 1/07

Friday 2/07
Morning 9am - 1pm


Session 2 - Genomes and OMICs  

Session 4 - MultiOMICs, OMICs-Phenotypes

Session 5 - Biodiversity and Data Management

Meeting WrapUp  CoreGroup Meeting  ManagementCommittee Meeting

Afternoon 2pm - 6pm


Session 1 - Pilot Project Achievements

  Session 3 - Data Management for Industry Use    






Monday 28 June 2021 AFTERNOON

2:00pm        Setup and Welcome - COST CA17111 MC Chair Mario Pezzotti and MC Vice-Chair Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon

2:20pm        Melane Vivier (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) XI ISGPB Announcement and COST Integrape involvement

Session 1 - Pilot Project Achievements   (Chairperson: Daniela Holtgräwe)

2:30pm        Eric Duchêne (Food and Environment, INRAE Colmar, France) Guidelines on how to describe a grapevine experiment.

2:50pm        Jérôme Grimplet (Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Spain) Essential metadata for grapevine genomics sample submission

3:10pm        Stefania Savoi (Department of Food Quality and Nutrition, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy; AGAP, Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, INRAE, Institut Agro, Montpellier, France) A tutorial for the FAIR data and metadata management in Vitis metabolomics science.

3:30pm           VIRTUAL COFFEE BREAK

4:00pm        Camille Rustenholz (Grapevine Genomics, INRAE Colmar, France) and Bianca Frommer (CeBiTec, Bielefeld University, Germany) What can we expect with the new version of the reference genome?

4:40pm        Doreen Ware  (Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, NY, USA) Gramene 2021: Moving from a single reference to a Pan Genome resource

5:10pm        END OF SESSION


Tuesday 29 June 2021 MORNING

Session 2 – Genomes and OMICs (Chairperson: Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon)

9:00am         Zhenchang Liang (Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)  Genomics and transcriptomics data of vitis germplasm

9:30am         Philippe Gallusci (University of Bordeaux, France) Methylome dynamics in grape plants: from berry development to stress responses

10:00am        Joachim Kopka  (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany) Metabolomics of the primary metabolome: Towards biological insights and suitable documentation for metabolomics meta-analysis

10:30am        Bruno Contreras (ENSEMBL, United Kingdom) A tour of Ensembl plants

11:00am            VIRTUAL COFFEE BREAK

11:30am        Nigel Robinson (Content Management, Clarivate, United Kingdom) Data sharing and best practices, the Data Citation Index

12:00am        Cyril Pommier (INRAE Paris, France) Interoperability of phenotyping and genotyping data in archives

12:30pm        Round-table discussion with STSM participants.  How to apply for ITC and STSM grants (Moderator - Ana Margarida Fortes - COST CA17111 STSM Coordinator)

1:00pm              END OF SESSION


Wednesday 30 June 2021 AFTERNOON

Session 3 - Data Management for Industry Use (Chairperson: Olivier Zekri)

2:30pm         Olivier Zekri (Mercier Frères Nursery, Vendée, France) “Nursery and data management : link between industry and research”

3:00pm         Camille Mietton (Mercier Novatech, Vendée, France) “Selection and data management : link between industry and research”

3:30pm             VIRTUAL COFFEE BREAK

4:00pm        Marianna Fasoli (E&J Gallo Winery, CA, USA) Molecular data generation and management in winegrowing research

4:30pm        Nick Dokoozlian (E&J Gallo Winery, CA, USA) Leveraging real-time analytics for winegrowing management

5:00pm        Round table discussion between all industry contributors (Moderator - Olivier Zekri)

6:00pm             END OF SESSION


Thursday 1 July 2021 MORNING

Session 4 - MultiOMICs, OMICS-Phenotypes (Chairperson: Tomás Matus)

9:00am         Bettina Berger (The Plant Accelerator, University of Adelaide, Australia) The phenotyping bottleneck: data acquisition is only the beginning

9:30am         Anna Kicherer (Julius Kühn-Institut, Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof, Germany) Experiences in sensor data recording, towards FAIR data management

10.00am        Nicola Segata (CIBIO University of Trento, Italy) Promises and challenges of environmental metagenomics


Session 5 - Biodiversity and Data Management (Chairperson: Reinhard Töpfer)

11:00am        Erika Maul (Julius Kühn-Institut, Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof, Germany) Fundamental steps to harmonize genetic resources for trueness to type

11:20am        Gregorio Muñoz (Instituto Madrileño de Investigación y Desarrollo Rural, Agrario y Alimentario (IMIDRA), Finca "El Encín", Spain), European Grapevine Genebanks collaboration to clear up unsolved identities

11:40am        Manna Crespan (CREA, Conegliano, Italy) “The management of a large, ever-evolving collection at CREA - Viticulture and Enology of Conegliano (Italy)”

12:00am         Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon (INRAE, Paris, France) FAIR characterization data on genetic resources: making it real?

12:20pm        Round-table (Moderator – Reinhard Töpfer)

1:00pm               END OF SESSION


Friday 2 July 2021 - MORNING

9:00am           Annual Meeting WrapUp

10:00am         COST Core Group Meeting (COST Action CA17111 CoreGroup members only)

11:30am         COST Management Committee meeting (COST Action CA17111 Management Committee members only)

1:00pm               END OF MEETING


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Organization and Scientific Committee

Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon

Anne-Marie Digby

Astrid Forneck

Ana Margarida Fortes

Jérôme Grimplet

Daniela Holtgräwe

Fulvio Mattivi

Camille Meitton

Mario Pezzotti

Camille Rustenholz

Reinhard Töpfer

Olivier Zekri

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  March 25-28, 2019 The First Annual Meeting of COST Action CA17111 "INTEGRAPE 2019 - Data Integration as a key step for future grapevine research"    

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 (15 and 30 euro respectively).

The Social Dinner will take place at the Mediterranee Restaurant of the Conference Center of MAICH with life Greek music and traditional Cretan cuisine on Wednesday the 27th at 20:00 pm.
Ticket Price: 30 Euros


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





Monday, March 25 2019

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

Tuesday, March 26 2019

08:30 Registration
09:00 – 09:10 George Baourakis (Director of MAICh, Greece), Panagiotis Kalaitzis (Studies/Research Coordinator, MAICh, Greece)
Local organisers welcome
09.10 – 09.25 Mario Pezzotti (MC Chair, University of Verona, Italy)
Welcome speech and introduction


Session 1: Setting up the context

09.25 – 09.45 Anne-Francoise Adam-Blondon (MC Vice Chair, INRA, France)
Possibilities and needs of the participating countries in terms of infrastructure for bioinformatics
09.45 – 10.15 Paul Kersey (MC Member, WG2 Leader, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,  UK)
International initiatives to support open data in Life Sciences
10.15 – 10.45 Kristina Gruden (Invited Speaker COST Action CHARME, National Institute of Biology, Slovenia)
Towards implementation of FAIR data management in life sciences - ongoing efforts in COST CHARME
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break


Session 2: External Views of Data Integration for grapevine improvement

11.15 – 12.00 Dario Cantu (Invited Speaker, UC Davis, USA)
Characterization of genomic diversity in grapevines through whole-genome assembly
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch and poster session


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

14.00 – 14.45 Doreen Ware - GRAMENE (Invited Speaker, USDA-ARS & Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA)
Developing Pan-Genome resources for grapevine
14.45 – 15.05 Ludger Hausmann (Julius Kühn-Institut, Institute for Grapevine Breeding, Germany)
The Vitis International Variety Catalogue and the European Vitis database
15.05 – 15.25 Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon (MC Vice-Chair, INRA, France)
Federations of information systems in the plant community and possible application to grapevine
15.25 – 15.55 Coffee break


Session 4. Data Analysis and Best practices

15.55 – 16.50 Johan Trygg (MC Members, WG3 Leader, Umeå University, Sweden)
Methods for data generation, quality control, analysis and integration in wine research
16.50 – 17.10 Camille Rustenholtz (MC Member, WG1 co-leader, INRA, France)
The data standards in grapevine genomics from a user point of view
17.10 – 17.30 Eric Duchêne (MC Member, INRA, France)
The Vitis Ontology: sustainable and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) for consistent and complete data description through biologist friendly ontologies


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

17.30 – 18.00 Michele Morgante (MC Member, WG1 Scientific Advisor, University of Udine, Italy)
Integration of large genetic and epigenetic data sets to identify causative factors of gene expression variation
18.00 – 18.20 Sara Freitas (Research Network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Porto, Portugal)
Insights on grapevine (Vitis vinifera) biodiversity using NGS-enabled approaches

Wednesday, March 27 2019


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

09.00 – 09.30 Fulvio Mattivi (MC Member, WG2 Scientific Advisor, University of Trento, Italy) (co-authors: Alessandro Cestaro, Pietro Franceschi, Marco Moretto)
Interoperability in metabolomics: the role of standardisation (co-authors: Alessandro Cestaro, Pietro Franceschi, Marco Moretto)
09.30 – 09.50 Marco Moretto (Unit of Computational Biology, Research and Innovation Center, Fondazione Edmund Mach, S. Michele all'Adige, Italy)
VESPUCCI: the integrated gene expression database for grapevine
09.50 – 10.10 Carlos M. Rodriguez Lopez (University of Kentucky, USA)
Ancient epialleles: a multi-omic view on wine quality
10.10 – 10.30 Ia Pipia (Agricultural University of Georgia, Georgia)
Whole genome sequencing and gene annotation of Georgian grape cultivars
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.20 Roland Pieruschka (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
EMPHASIS a European research infrastructure to integrate plant phenotyping and make data reusable
11.20 – 11.40 Nabil Girollet (INRA, France)
Investigating grapevine x environment interactions: data integration is the corner stone!
11.40 – 12.00 Dr Andreas Doulis (Department of Vitis, Institute of Olive Tree Subtropical Crops and Viticulture, Hellenic Agricultural Organization-Demeter, Greece)
New integrated Hellenic Vitis resources available for further scientific collaboration
12.00 – 12.20 Matus José Tomás (Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, Spain)
Determining the cistrome landscapes of the grape MYB transcription factor family: on the search of novel secondary metabolism regulators
12.20 Training Schools
12.20 – 12.40 George Manganaris (Training School Coordinator, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus)
Presentation of training schools (procedure and proposals)
12.40 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Working Group’s World café
17.00 – 18.00 Wrap up of priorities for the next period
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 – 13.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00 CA17111 - Management Committee
13.00 End of Conference

List of Conference Invited Speakers

  1. Dario Cantù, Professor of Viticulture and Enology at College of Biological Sciences
        (UC Davis, USA),
  2. Doreen Ware, Computational Biologist, Computational Biologist
        (USDA-ARS, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA) 
  3. Kristina Gruden, Professor of Molecular Biology, 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 Scientific Committee

  • Mario Pezzotti (Action MC Chair, University of Verona, Italy)
  • Anne-Francoise Adam-Blondon (Action MC Vice Chair, INRA, France)
  • Reinhard Toepfer (WG 1 Leader, Julius Kühn-Institute, Institute for Grapevine Breeding, Germany)
  • Paul Kersey (WG 2 Leader, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK)
  • Johan Trygg (WG3 Leader, Umea University, Sweden)
  • Dragan Nikolic (WG4 Leader, University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Panagiotis Kalaitzis (Local Organiser, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece)
  • Marina Dermastia (Science Communication Manager, National Institute of Biology, Slovenia)


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The scientific part of the meeting will be held from March 3 to 5, 2020 with an evening welcome reception on March 2, at the Conference Centre of Hotel Slon in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED:
7 February 2020
Registration deadline:
25 February 2020
Lunch and networking dinner application:
25 February 2020
Hotel accommodation booking:
7 February 2020

Registration form

Final Programe

Social Events

Instructions for the presenters


Book of Abstracts


Hotel Slon
Slovenska cesta 34
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


Registration is required for all meeting participants and accompanying persons. For group bookings, please request further instructions from the registration office:

Tel.: +386 1 2417 136, + 386 1 2417 125
Fax: +386 1 2417 296
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to register
Please create a new user account and continue the online procedure with your e-mail address and password. Upon submitting the registration form, participants will receive an automatically generated summary to their e-mail address.
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it via the forgotten password link at the log-in page. A new password will be sent to your e-mail account (please also check your spam folder).
Alternatively, you could create a new user account and follow the provided instructions.

Registration fees

MC full member fee free of charge
Registration fee 50 EUR
Accompanying person’s fee 15 EUR


The registration fee includes:

  • Participation in the scientific programme
  • Printed programme
  • Admission to welcome reception
  • Refreshments during breaks

The registration fee for accompanying persons includes:

  • Admission to welcome reception


By bank transfer:

Slovenska cesta 35, Ljubljana
IBAN: SI56 0110 0600 0022 527
Beneficiary: CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre
Prešernova cesta 10, SI-1000, Ljubljana
Account number: SI56 0110 0600 0022 527
By credit cards: Diners, Visa, Mastercard

For participants from Slovenia, payment in euros should be made:

By bank transfer: Account number: Sl56 0110 0600 0022 527
Notification: 00-10004-651100420
By credit cards: Diners, Visa, Mastercard

Please note:
Payments should clearly state the participant's and/or accompanying person's name(s)
All payments should have the notification "COST INTEGRAPE 2020".
For summary payment orders, please enclose a list of names.
Payment or proof of payment should accompany the registration form.
VAT (22%) is included in the registration fee.

Confirmation of registration
Your registration and all payments will be confirmed in writing upon receipt of your registration form and payment or proof of payment.

Cancellations and refunds
All cancellations of meeting registration, which must include your full bank account details, should be sent in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations received no later than 1 February 2020 will be refunded in full except for the administrative fee of EUR 10. Refunds will be paid after the meeting. Cancellation received on or after 2 February 2020 will not be refunded.

Changes in registration
The Congress Secretariat should be notified in writing of any name and invoice changes. A handling fee of EUR 10 will be charged.

Conference identification badge
A meeting identification badge will be included in the meeting materials provided upon registration. Please be advised that you will not gain admittance to the scientific sessions or welcome reception of you fail to present a meeting badge. Tickets to lunches and networking dinner will be collected at the entrance.

Attendance certificate
A certificate of attendance will be issued to all registered participants.

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel accommodation in the Hotel Slon can be booked by completing the on-line form by credit card only: the number of your credit card is required as a guarantee and will not be charged unless agreed so.

Reservation URL:

Accommodation is payable directly to the hotel Slon upon check-out.

Event name: COST Integrape 2020
Event date: 3–5 March, 2020, welcome reception on 2 March
Event location: Hotel Slon, Ljubljana
Event reference code: Costintegrape
Special price guarantee: 31 January 2020;
17 February 2020, if comfort rooms are still available
Booking on or after 17 February regular price

Prices per night

Comfort rooms are available at special agreed rates:

Comfort room single use      105 EUR
Comfort room double use 120 EUR

The prices include:

  • Bed and buffet breakfast
  • High speed Wi-Fi access
  • Use of the hotel’s Spa & Fitness equipped with Technogym fitness open 24 hours,
  • Relaxing sauna centre with Finnish & Turkish sauna,
  • VAT

Obligatory surcharge
Tourist tax: EUR 3.13 per person per night

Optional services for hotel guests

Parking in the nearby garage at EUR 20 per day. Preliminary reservation required.

Reservation of shuttle transfer (Ljubljana Airport / hotel and vice-versa) can be done together with room booking and the payment made at reception desk. Extra charge of EUR 9 per person in one direction.
Taxi transfer, Ljubljana airport-hotel or vice-versa: 30 EUR in one direction

Room description:

Comfort room:
Shower or bathtub, air conditioning, bed size 180x200 cm or 2 twins of 100x200 cm, 250 thread count crispy cotton bedlinen, very soft and very hard hypoallergenic pillows, an extensive pillow menu, satellite LCD TV, direct telephone, mini bar, safe, bathrobe and cotton slippers, kettle with tea and coffee, free Wi-Fi, room size 23-27 m²

Social Events 

Coffee breaks
During session breaks, refreshments will be served free of charge to participants wearing meeting badges.

Monday, March 2nd
Welcome reception

Venue: Hotel Slon, Club 2+3 Hall
Time: 19.00–21.00
Included in the registration fee

Tuesday, March 3rd
Informal networking

Venue: Union Pub
Address: Celovška 22, Ljubljana
Time: 19.00
No transportation organised, own expense
The venue is within walking distance (15 minutes’ walk from Hotel Slon) or, alternatively, a taxi can be booked (to be ordered from the Hotel Slon reception desk).
Google maps link

Wednesday, March 4th
Networking dinner

Exclusive Wine Experience

Local wine & food experience
Venue: Strelec Wine Bar, Ljubljana Castle
Time: 19.00–22.30
Price: EUR 40.00

No transportation organised.
The venue is within walking distance (20 minutes’ walk from Hotel Slon). Alternatively, you can take a taxi (to be ordered from the Hotel Slon reception desk) or the Ljubljana Castle Hill funicular located within 10-minute walking distance from Hotel Slon. The funicular ride takes 30 seconds. Price: EUR 2.20 single ride.
Please be advised: the funicular only operates until 20.00. After dinner descent from the Castle Hill is possible on foot or by taxi (to be booked from the Strelec Wine Bar – venue of the networking dinner.
Google maps link


Participants are welcome to submit a poster abstract. The scientific committee will select some of the submitted poster abstracts for short talks during conference sessions. Deadline for abstract submission: 7 February 2020

Abstract template: Abstracts

Abstracts should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Instructions for the presenters: Instructions

Book of Abstracts: Abstracts


Scientific programme information
National institute of Biology
prof. Marina Dermastia
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Meeting secretariat information
CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre
Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 24 17 139
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration office
CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre
Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 24 17 136
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Important Dates

An open call for the Short Term Scientific Missions  (STSM) of COST Action INTEGRAPE is now available using a 2-step evaluation procedure. With STSMs INTEGRAPE can fund your stay in another institution to undertake collaborative research.

STSMs for this grant period should be performed up until end of September 2021.
More information available at STSM GRANTS

An open call is now available for the Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Grants of COST Action INTEGRAPE

If you come from an Inclusiveness Target Country, INTEGRAPE can fund your virtual attendance at the conference of your choice.

The proposed conference must take place before September 30th, 2021.

Application till 4 weeks before scheduled conference date and submission of a scientific report and fee invoice within 30 days after end of conference.
More information available at ITC GRANTS