Training School

Low oxygen role in fruit physiology and post-harvest storage

Location: Akdeniz University, Agriculture Faculty, Dumlupinar Boulevard 07058 Campus Antalya / TURKEY

Date: September 19-21, 2022

Application deadline: July 1st, 2022


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Regulation of atmospheric compositions of the storage atmosphere have gained popularity all over the world in recent years. Increasing the CO2 and decreasing the O2 level had positive effects on fresh fruit quality during storage. Reducing the oxygen level is an effective method during the postharvest of many horticultural crops but the tolerance level can be changed by many factors such as cultivars, maturity stage, storage temperatures, etc. This course aims at scientists and students who have little or no practical experience of low oxygen storage techniques but plan to develop or apply postharvest atmosphere regulation in their own research and industrial scale in the near future. The course comprises a series of theoretical, laboratory, and industrial scales lectures and company visit. This course especially focused on the effect of low oxygen storage treatment in postharvest fruit quality of horticultural crops. This course will mainly focus on the development of measurement and control technology of low oxygen storage, measurement and determining internal and external oxygen levels of different fruits, the physiological and molecular responses to fruits to low oxygen, and their practical application in the postharvest industry (private company visit).

For more information about the training school, contact Dr. Julien Pirrello, Dr. Panos Kalaitzis and Dr. Mustafa Erkan at,, and

Application form has to be sent to Dr. Julien Pirrello (, Dr. Panos Kalaitzis ( and Dr. Mustafa Erkan ( Selected applicants will be reimbursed according to the COST rules (transport expenses and daily allowance).


Plant Metabolomics Profiling

Location: Royal Holloway, University of London

                 Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX, United-Kingdom

Date: July 4th to 6th 2022.

Application deadline: May 6th.

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This course is specifically aimed at scientists who have little or no practical experience of metabolomics but who plan to develop or apply metabolomics/metabolite profiling approaches in their own research in the near future. In this course we shall give you both a theoretical and practical (hands on) introduction to Plant metabolomics. The course comprises a series of introductory lectures and practicals covering sample preparation and measurements using GC-MS, LC-MS and HPLC-PDA technologies.  Data (pre)processing, data analysis and interpretation will also be introduced. Following this course we expect you to be able to initiate your own strategy on how to plan plant metabolomics experiments, interpret and understand metabolomics data output as well as recognize pitfalls in experimental design and data interpretation.

For more information about the training school, contact Dr Julien Pirrello or Dr Panos Kalaitzis at julien.pirrello @ or panagiot @


Download the application form here. Application form has to be sent to Dr Julien Pirrello (julien.pirrello @, Dr Panos Kalaitzis (panagiot @ and Pr. Paul Fraser (P.Fraser @ Selected applicant will be reimbursed according the COST conditions (transport expenses and daily allowance).



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