Every end is a new beginning 😊 Intensive work on GRAPE-PATH3 in previous years resulted in many interesting new facts, new experiences, knowledge and ideas for new future project. Many tasks were accomplished, papers published, some new collaborations were initiated while existing ones have been strengthened. The GRAPE-PATH3 team would like to thank everyone who followed us in our work and helped in any way, so these days, a little tired but very satisfied, we can end the last chapter of this project.

Until some new interesting science tale, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of joy, peace and happiness from the GRAPE-PATH3 team!

The research article: Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 in single and mixed infections triggers changes in the oxidative balance of four grapevine varieties, by authors:  Katarina Hančević, Mate Čarija, Sandra Radić Brkanac, Emanuel Gaši, Matevž Likar, Goran Zdunić, Marjana Regvar, Tomislav Radić, is published in the journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IF= 6,208).

An article is available on the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/24/1/8

International Advances in Plant Virology (IAPV22) 

We participated in a symposium organized by the Association of Applied Biologists, in Ljubljana from October 5 to 7. At this respected virological congress, we participated with work entitled: The biological response of different grapevine variety to virus infection” by Katarina Hančević, Mate Čarija, Tomislav Radić, Sandra Radić Brkanac, Emanuel Gaši, Matevž Likar, Ana Mucalo, Goran Zdunić and Marjana Regvar, where we presented the results gained on the GRAPE-PATH3 project.

International Conference on Biodiversity and Molecular Plant Breeding

We participated in the international conference: International Conference on Biodiversity and Molecular Plant Breeding this year from 2nd to 6th October. Conference was organized by Center of Excellence for Biodiversity and Molecular Plant Breeding and the venue occurred in Novigrad, Republic of Croatia. PhD student Mate Čarija held an oral presentation where he presented part of the results obtained on the GRAPE-PATH3 project and the title was “Relative expression dynamics of GFkV, GVA and GPGV in grapevine host plants”. We thank the organizers for a  great conference and looking forward to new ones!

The microscopic world of the grapevine in the European Researchers’ Night in Split

This year, last Friday in September, we attended the European Researchers’ Night with a popular science activity called “The Microscopic World of the grapevine ” with the aim of informing the public about the daily impact that science has in everyday lige and  society.

We showed the visitors a grapevine infected with pathogenic, only beneficial and a combination of pathogenic and beneficial microorganisms. We pointed out the visual symptoms caused by pathogens and explained the physiological processes behind them and the consequences they have on plant health, as well as the possibility of how beneficial microorganisms can reduce or even cancel the harmful effects of pathogens. Do microorganisms have an exclusively uniform nature, or can villains sometimes be useful? As these are current topics of the GRAPE-PATH 3 project, we had a lot of news and results to present to an interested audience.

Participation at the symposium: Plants in changing environment

Organized by the Slovenian Society of Plant Biology, we participated at the symposium: Plants in changing environment which was held in Ljubljana from September 15 to16. At the symposium, Prof. dr. sc. Sandra Radić Brkanac, project collaborator,  presented our work: Influence of grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 on physiological indicators in grapevine, a part of the results of physiological analyzes as a result of viral infection that were gained working on GRAPE-PATH 3 projekt.

Participation on FEMS Conference on Microbiology

This year we participated on International conference on microbiology organized by Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) in Belgrade 30.06.-02.07.2022. The work we done was presented as a poster presentation titled ‘Influence of grapevine phenological stage and virus inoculum composition on the replication of GLRaV-3’ where Mate Čarija presented our results so far acquired on GLRaV-3 virus quantification. In crowded halls of the conference venue, our work was presented in the esteemed presence of some of the most appreciated persons in microbiology and we were honored to participate in this prestige conference. We would like to thank the organizers for the tremendous work they have done and are looking forward to future FEMS conferences!

57th Croatian and 17th International Symposium on Agriculture

This year, as usual, GRAPE-PATH3 project group participated on 57th Croatian and 17th International Symposium on Agriculture held in Sky Olympia Hotel in Vodice. Invited by the scientific board of the symposium, dr.sc. Katarina Hančević gave a plenary lecture titled ‘Coexistence of grapevine plants and grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 in Croatia’. With this lecture we gained an insight on the newest scientific trends on this subject and results obtained from project activities were presented. In a really pleasant atmosphere, accompanied by our dear colleagues, a very interesting discussion was held on this subject. We would like to thank the organizers for the invitation, it serves as a recognition of the importance of the work we are doing. We are also looking forward to the next year and other years that will come where this symposium is to be held again!