EpiDiverse – Linking ecology, molecular biology and bioinformatics in plant epigenetic research (2018 – 2021)

In this European Training Network (ETN), we study the epigenetic variation in natural populations of Fragaria vesca, Thlaspi arvense and Populus nigra.

In April 2018, Bárbara Díez Rodríguez has started her PhD in Marburg, and have established a common garden with ~ 450 cuttings of the clonal Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra cv. Italica) in Marburg. There trees were phenotyped and epi-genotyped and we are currently analyzing all the data.

The ETN is funded by Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions, and coordinated by Dr. Koen Verhoeven (NIOO, Netherlands). Detailed infos on the project can be found on the project website and updates on twitter @EpiDiverse and ResearchGate.

Populus nigra cv. Italica

PIs: Katrin Heer, Lars Opgenoorth

Team: Bárbara Díez Rodríguez (PhD student)

Cooperation partners: Koen Verhoeven (coordinator, NIOO Wageningen), Oliver Bossdorf (Tübingen), and the EpiDiverse consortium

Funding: This project received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 program under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 764965