28-30 November the team behind the EU-funded project BarleyMicroBreed met in person for the first time at our Kick-off meeting in Helsingør, Denmark. We had a great meeting and used the opportunity to discuss in detail important aspects of the field trials and sampling methods in the project.
Timing, data generation, and data handling will be essential to successfully explore the interactions and connections between barley plant genome, root phenotypic traits and the root associated microbiome and ultimately exploit these insights in breeding strategies for drought resilient barley cultivars.
We also touched upon many other important aspects of the project such as how to communicate our work and results in the best way. We even had the time for a guided tour at Kronborg Castle.
All project partners will be present, and we look forward to meeting in person and getting our collaboration off to a good start.
One of the most important objectives of this meeting is to secure the data flow and management in the project. As most of the Work Packages are closely depending on each other, we will be discussing the best practical way to handle data and create a uniform data management system to allow the exchange of samples and data.
We are looking forward to share progress and findings in our work here on this site.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101060057