Abstract A



Abstract A
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Abstract A
DROPS will develop novel methods and strategies aimed at yield maintenance under fluctuating water deficit and at
enhanced plant water-use efficiency. We deal with high genotype x environment interaction in the field (any trait can have
positive, negative or no effect depending on drought scenarios) with an approach combining Physiology, Genetics, field
testing and Ecophysiological modelling. The project targets four traits : seed abortion, vegetative growth maintenance, root
system architecture and transpiration efficiency. It deals with maize and durum wheat, plus bread wheat and sorghum for
specific tasks.
DROPS will:
- Develop new screens for identifying drought tolerant genotypes, from phenotyping platforms to the field with indicators
which are (i) stable characteristics of genotypes with high heritability in phenotyping platforms (ii) based on novel
knowledge (e.g. combinations of metabolite concentrations, sensitivity parameters of models or hormonal balances) (iii)
genetically related to target traits and able to predict genotype performance in the field via simulation and/or statistical
- Explore the natural variation of the four target traits by (i) linking the target traits to physiological pathways, genes or
genomic regions (ii) assessing the effects of a large allelic diversity for the four target traits via association genetics.
- Support crop improvement strategies by developing methods for estimating the comparative advantages of relevant alleles
and traits in fields with contrasting drought scenarios.
This will be performed via field experiments and by developing a new generation of crop model able to estimate the effects
of alleles on crop growth, yield and water-use efficiency Results and methods will be diffused (i) to breeders via the
participation of seed companies and a partnership with a breeder association, (ii) to scientists and students via academic
publications, and via practical courses and virtual courses in its website.
Abstract B
TRANSPORTA brings together leading air quality and health researchers and users to improve the knowledge of transport
related airborne particulate matter (PM) and its impact on human health and to develop and implement assessment tools
for scales ranging from city to Europe.
Over four years, TRANSPORTA will aim to develop and implement an integrated methodology to assess the health impacts
of PM air pollution covering the whole chain from emissions to disease burden.
The objectives will be:
- To improve our understanding of transport sources of size-resolved and speciated PM air pollution including non-exhaust,
shipping, aviation and railways
- To improve emission factors of ultrafine particle number (PN0.1) and mass fractions of PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 for key
transport sources
- To conduct targeted measurements in Rotterdam, Helsinki and Thessaloniki for source apportionment, exposure
assessment and model evaluation
- To develop and implement integrated assessment tool to investigate and analyse the whole chain of processes for selected
cities and Europe
The consortium includes research centres and universities from six European countries.
The dissemination plan includes regular newsletters and exchange of researchers.
Criterio de evaluación 1
Calidad de CyT
Excelencia científica y/o tecnológica relevante
Consistencia del concepto y calidad de los objetivos
Avance de la investigación más allá del estado del arte
Calidad y efectividad de la metodología científica y tecnológica, y el plan de trabajo
Criterio de evaluación 2
Calidad y eficiencia en la implementación y la gestión del proyecto
Idoneidad de la estructura de gestión y de los procedimientos
Calidad y experiencia relevante de los participantes
Calidad del consorcio como un todo (complementariedad, equilibrio etc.)
Idoneidad del presupuesto y de la justificación de los recursos asignados
Criterio de evaluación 3
Impacto potencial a través del desarrollo, difusión y uso de los
resultados del proyecto
Contribución a nivel europeo y/o internacional al impacto esperado mencionado en el
programa de trabajo y la convocatoria
Pertinencia de las medidas para difundir o aprovechar los resultados del proyecto, así
como las medidas de propiedad intelectual

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