August 18 2021 -CAMA 2021 - RoxyCOST session

We are pleased to announce you that RoxyCOST Action will be present at the XIIIth International Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Research Conference (CAMA)

With the theme ‘Fast Forward to a Fresh Future’ organizers aim at creating a unique exchange forum for discussing recent progress in scientific knowledge and industrial development of controlled and modified atmosphere technology for fruit and vegetables.

The full program of the CAMA meeting can be found here

The RoxyCOST session program is the following:

1:00pm - 1:10pm  Intro RoxyCOST - J. Pirrello   

1:10pm - 1:50pm  Adaptive metabolic responses of plants to low-oxygen conditions - J. Van Dongen   

1:50pm - 2:05pm  Maintaining postharvest quality of fresh fig fruit (cv. Bursa Siyahi) under palliflex modified atmosphere storage - M. Erkan   

2:05pm - 2:20pm  Transparent, high-barrier cellulose-based bioplastics with naringin as food packaging materials - S. Guzman-Puyol   

2:35pm - 2:50pm  Short-term controlled atmosphere storage of an early ripening apple cultivar- a mean to prolong sale period? - I.Øvsthus   

2:50pm - 3:05pm  Storage type and 1-methylcyclopropane can alter keeping of color, vitamin C and antioxidant capacity in 'Ankara' pear (Pyrus communis L.) - N. Gunes   

3:05pm - 3:20pm  It's a RAP: Identifying and characterizing Group VII Ethylene Response factors in Malus x domestica - S. Pols

3:20pm - 3:35pm  The expression pattern of primary metabolism key-genes is differentially affected in apple cortex following the oxygen concentration shift applied in DCA storage protocols - P. Tonutti



April 16, 2021 - 3rd MC meeting


  • The impact of the health crisis on COST ACTION Roxy activities
  • Temporal re-arrangement of activities
  • Presentation of the top-up request
  • STSM and ITC CG inventory
  • Introduction of the ECI Think Tank





February 23, 2021- ECI Think Tank Kickoff meeting


The Kick-off meeting of this Think Tank was held February 23, 2021.  New participants are welcome, contact us (julien.pirrello @


  • presentation of the RoxyCOST Action: state of the art, Structure of the Action, Organization of the management (Chairman: Julien Pirrello)
  • introduction of the institute and research activities of all the present Early Career Investigator (ECI)
  • Proposition of activities for this Think Tank (Vice-Chairman : Panagiotis Kalaitzis)
  • Brainstorming (All participants)
  • Vote for the coordination team for the Think Tank Activity

RoxyCOST Action

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