October 04-06, 2022 – 2nd Annual meeting in The Institute for Biological Research 'Siniša Stanković' (Belgrade, Serbia)

The Management Committee meeting and the Annual RoxyCost Meeting will be held in the Institute for Biological Research 'Siniša Stanković' in Belgrade from Tuesday 4th until Thursday 6th of October.

The Institute for Biological Research 'Siniša Stanković' in Belgrade is the leading multidisciplinary scientific institution in Serbia in the field of biological sciences. In its work, the Institute concentrates primarily on fundamental, multidisciplinary research in various biological disciplines. Research at the Institute focuses on the following scientific disciplines: biochemistry, molecular biology, cytology, animal physiology, plant physiology, neurobiology, neurophysiology, immunology, genetics, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem ecology, environmental protection, taxonomy and organic evolution.

This meeting is the opportunity for scientists and graduate students to meet and exchange ideas on the most advanced aspects of hypoxia; fruit phsyiology and post-harvest storage.

In addition, the 2nd ECI RoxyCOST session will be organized with very promising researchers and research. During this session, we will give the floor to junior scientists, to present their work and participate in a panel discussion for academic career advice.


This meeting is possible thanks to

The local organizer: Dr. Jelena Savić, Dr. Danijela Mišić, Dr. Milica Milutinović, Dr. Nina Devrnja, Dr. Jelena Boljević, Dr. Neda Aničić, Luka Petrović, Miloš Todorović, Tamara Lukić.

The Scientific Committee: J. Pirrello (INP, France), P. Kalaitzis (MAICH, Greece), Danijela Mišić (Institute for Biological Research 'Siniša Stanković', Serbia)

The ECI Scientific Committee: B. van de Poel (KULeuven, Belgium), M. Vidovic (IMGGE, Serbia), S. Hartman (University of Freiburg, Germany)



October 18-20, 2021 - 1st Annual meeting in MAICH (Greece)


The Management Committee meeting and the Annual RoxyCost Meeting has ben held in the Auditorium “Aristotle” at the MAICh Conference Center. The 1st annual meeting was the opportunity to know the research activities of each partners. Some very interesting discussion mixing hypoxia; fruit phsyiology and post-harvest storage have been started during this meeting, highlinting the importance to work together to tackle this challenge.

In addition, the 1st ECI RoxyCOST session has been organized with very promising researchers and research.

The local TV proposed a TV report on the importance of the challenge tackled by RoxyCOST action :Η-συσκευασία-στο-επίκεντρο-για-τη-διατ/

This meeting was possible thanks to

the local organizer : Panagiotis Kalaitzis (MAICH, Greece)

the Scientific committee: J. Pirrello (INP, France), P. Kalaitzis (MAICH, Greece), B. van de Poel (KULeuven, Belgium), M. Vidovic (IMGGE, Serbia), S. Hartman (Univ. of Birmingham, United Kingdom)



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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