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3rd MEETING OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE WARSAW PLANT HEALTH INITIATIVE PROJECT

23 – 24 OCTOBER 2014, room 122, building no. 35

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23rd October 2014, Thursday
08.30 – 09.00 Welcome coffee
09.00 – 09.20 Opening of the meeting – Project Co-ordinator
Introduction and presentation of the Advisory Committee Members
10 minutes presentation of actual achievements and strategic development plans and 15 minutes discussion on each Work Package in the following order:
09.20 – 09.45 WP1 Presentation of achievements and plans for the terminal period of the project – Prof. K. Niemirowicz-Szczytt, Dr J. Gałązka and Prof. S. Gawroński (10 minutes) Discussion (15 minutes)
09.45 – 10.35 WP2 Presentation of achievements and plans for the terminal period of the project – Prof. Z.T. Dąbrowski, Prof. M. Kiełkiewicz-Szaniawska, Prof. S. Lux (15 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in Institute for Plant Protection in Fruit Crops and Viticulture – Dr A. Wnuk (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in Institute of Integrative Biology – Dr M. Grabowski (10 minutes)
Discussion (15 minutes)
10.35 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.45 WP3 Presentation of achievements and plans for the terminal period of the project – Prof. M. Gajewski (10 minutes)
Application of new methods to improve skills in analytical laboratories – Dr K. Chorąży (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in Wageningen University – Dr K. Bączek (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in University of Messina – Dr O. Kosakowska (10 minutes)
Discussion (15 minutes)
11.45 – 12.30 WP4 Presentation of achievements and plans for the terminal period of the project – Prof. H. Gawrońska (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in University of Hasselt – Dr A. Przybysz (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in Hemholtz Zentrum Muenchen – Dr M. Żmuda-Baranowska (10 minutes)
Discussion (15 minutes)
12.30 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.35 WP5 Presentation of actual achievements and plans for the terminal period of the project – Prof. W. Wakuliński (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada – Dr M. Wit (10 minutes)
Discussion (15 minutes)
13.35 – 15.15 WP6 Presentation of actual achievements and plans for the terminal period of the project – Dr M. Filipecki, Prof. S. Karpiński (15 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in Wageningen Univerity – Ł. Baranowski, MSc (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in University of Helsinki – Dr P. Burdiak (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in University of Leeds – Dr P. Gawroński (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in University of Essex – Dr M. Górecka (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation – M. Matuszkiewicz, MSc (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in The James Hutton Institute – T. Mróz, MSc (10 minutes)
Presentation of the subject, scope and added value of stay in Ghent University – Dr W. Czarnocka (10 minutes)
Discussion (15 minutes)
15.30 – 17.30 Reception
24th October 2014, Friday, room 122, building no. 35
9.00 – 11.00 Individual meetings of the Advisory Committee Members with corresponding Work Package staff on “Perspectives of the involvement of WULS Plant Health Project staff in the EU joint projects, e. g. Horizon 2020”
9.15 – 11.00 accompanying event: professor Marc De Meyer will give a lecture on Invasive fruit fly species in and out of Africa, room 45, building no. 37
9.15 – 11.00 Lunch
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 Preparation of final observations and recommendations by the AC Members (a separate session – only for AC) Department of Applied Entomology, building no. 37, room 44
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Presentation of the Advisory Committee Members on the Project achievements, actual activities and their strategic development plans in the Work
15.00 – 17.00 Continuation of discussion in the individual WPs, if necessary

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SECOND MEETING OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE WARSAW PLANT HEALTH INITIATIVE PROJECT

14 – 15 NOVEMBER 2013, Meeting Room 0/106, building no. 37

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All of five members of Warsaw Plant Health Initiative Advisory Committee (AC), professors: Brian Grout, Antonio Logrieco, Marc De Meyer, Phillip Mullinaux and Jaco Vangronsveld participated in their second meeting at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw. The first half day of the meeting was devoted to the presentation of the actual achievements and strategic development plants by the project coordinator (Zbigniew T. Dąbrowski) and leaders and some senior staff of individual work packages: WP 1 – Katarzyna Niemirowicz-Szczytt;WP 2 – Z.T. Dąbrowski, Małgorzata Kiełkiewicz-Szaniawska i Sławomir A. Lux; WP 3 – Marek Gajewski and Elżbieta Wojtasik; WP 4 – Helena Gawrońska; WP 5 – Wojciech Wakuliński and WP 6 – Marcin Filipecki and Stanislaw Karpiński. Also 35 other scientists associated with the Project execution participated in the meeting and following discussions.

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Introduction by Z.T. Dąbrowski WP1 by K. Niemirowicz-Szczytt WP2 part 1 by Z.T. Dąbrowski WP2 part 2 by M. Kiełkiewicz-Szaniawska WP2 part 3 by

S. Lux WP3 part 1 by M. Gajewski WP3 part 2 by E. Wojtasik WP4 by H. Gawrońska WP5 by W. Wakuliński WP6 by M. Filipecki & S. Karpiński

The afternoon program included the AC members visits to: 1. the experimental greenhouse facilities used for experiments on vegetable and medicinal crops as well as for plant pathology and entomology experiments in the isolated sections; 2. upgraded analytical laboratories of the Vegetable and Medicinal Plants Department, Plant Pathology Department and Section of Basic Research in Horticulture and 3. newly established laboratories of the Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology Department (genomics) and Applied Entomology Department (ethology).

On the request of the AC members the following day first morning session has included presentations on: 1. priorities and principles of the new Horizon 2020 projects by Z. T. Dąbrowski based on the outcome of the EC workshop “A research potential capitalization exercise: Thematic workshop on capacity building – Stairway to excellence” (DG Research & Innovation and DG Regional Policy), 25th June 2013, Brussels; 2. programs included in the Horizon 2020 – Work programme 2014-2015, especially “Practical solution for pests and invasive alien species affecting plants” by prof. Antonio F. Logrieco; (iii) followed response of the WP leaders and other project participants on their potential scientific contribution to the potential projects on plant health and pest management. The AC members encouraged the WPHI leaders to seriously consider preparation of a new proposal for the 2014 EC call.

During the second morning session the AC members noted that some of their recommendations made during their first meeting in October 2012 has been implemented as: 1. establishing joint obligatory seminars for Ph. D. students, integrating all disciplines of the Faculty and encouraging multidisciplinary interactions; 2. improved visibility and publicise accomplishments during international meetings.

They also presented their observations on the progress made by the Project and listed some recommendations as e.g.: 1. establishing a mechanism of sharing the newly purchased advanced equipment by all REGPOT participants and other Faculty staff; 2. foster research environment between WPs, 3. further improvement of international cooperation and 4. in addition to the qualitative data, present quantitative data on the Project impacts on no. of international visits and presentations, publications, etc.

In his response to the AC comments, the Project coordinator provided additional information regarding internal cooperation between WPs included in his presentation. Improved visibility not only in the international organizations and conferences but also by report in the “International innovation. Disseminating science, research and technology” (October 2013) journal for general public.