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Cichorei als basis voor voeding en medicijn

Source: www.nieuweoogst.nu Photo: Twan Wiermans Onno Beijers ‘Cichorei is een gewas met veel potentie. Het zou mooi zijn als we op beide fronten – als bron van voedingsvezels en medicinale stoffen – slagen kunnen maken. Dat is de doelstelling van het CHIC-programma’, zegt onderzoeksleider Dirk Bosch van Wageningen University & Research. Dirk Bosch, DLO Groepshoofd Applied […]

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Plant breeding techniques in a new era

Scientists of Wageningen University & Research have published a concise booklet that gives some new insights into several aspects of plant breeding techniques such as CRISPR-Cas: ‘Plant breeding techniques in a new era’. In recent years a range of New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) has been developed that can assist breeders in a more efficient […]

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What is inulin?

CHIC project aims to develop chicory varieties that can be used to produce dietary fibre with enhanced prebiotic effects to promote gut health. Inulin is also called chicory root fiber and is present in many fruits and vegetables. Is it safe to eat and what are the benefits? Learn more about the natural source and […]

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What are New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs)

NPBTs are innovative tools that enable plant breeders to develop novel plant varieties that may provide solutions for environmental and food quality as well as food supply challenges. Conventional plant breeding generally relies on techniques of which the outcome is difficult to predict, requiring between seven and twenty-five years, depending on the species, to generate […]

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Are you wondering why this European project is called CHIC?

CHIC is the Chicory Innovation Consortium. Its objective is: to implement New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) in chicory in order to establish it as a multipurpose crop for the production of health-related products with clear benefits for consumers, and  to develop co-innovation pathways with stakeholders for game-changing technologies, such as NPBTs. CHIC will develop four […]

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Postdoctoral position available at Lille University

A postdoctoral position is available in the group Evolutionary genomics of plant mating systems of the Evolution, Ecology, and Paleontology laboratory of the Lille University, directed by Prof Dr Xavier Vekemans. Within the group, the Asteraceae self-incompatibility team, headed by Prof Dr Theo Hendriks and Dr Marie-Christine Quillet, studies the molecular-genetic mechanism underlying sporophytic self-incompatibility […]

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CHIC kick-off meeting in Brussels

On February 6th and 7th 2018, several representatives from the CHIC consortium attended the Kick Off Meeting held in Brussels. The meeting successfully served to set the guidelines of the project, meet with other consortium partners and stakeholders representatives. CHIC is a research and innovation project supported through the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme. The €7.3 […]

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Launch of the CHIC project: Chicory as a multipurpose crop for dietary fibre and medicinal terpenes

CHIC is a research and innovation project supported through the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme. The €7.3 million project supports the establishment of a responsible innovation pathway for the development and application of New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) for chicory as a multipurpose crop for the production of high value consumer products, in line with […]

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