Universitat Politècnica de València
The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is a leading research institution in several technological fields, including plant science and agronomy. The university is home to several world-class research centres and institutes, some of which focus on agricultural research.
The UPV offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes in engineering, architecture, science, business and social sciences. It has more than 40,000 students and a faculty of over 3,000 teaching staff, many of whom are renowned experts in their fields.
The UPV's research capabilities are supported by state-of-the-art facilities. In the field of plant science and agronomy, these include advanced laboratories, greenhouses, field stations and a germplasm bank which holds over 12,000 accessions. The university's research programmes attract top scientists and researchers from around the world, and its graduate programmes in plant science and agronomy are among the most highly regarded in Europe.
Role in PRO-GRACE
Most of the effort of UPV in PRO-GRACE will be within WP1 (Plant genetic resources inventory and information system), where UPV is the leading partner for deliverable D1.1 - Standards for collecting and displaying phenotypic data. In this deliverable, a harmonized system of standards and descriptors for collecting and displaying phenotypic data and images will be generated. UPV will also participate in the definition of the standard for 'Minimum Information About a Biological Collection'. UPV also has an important role in WP2 (Quality-certified ex situ and in situ management), where it is the leader of D2.5 - A blueprint for constructing national inventories of in situ resources, which is a prerequisite for constructing such national inventories, and will also participate in the definition of minimum quality standards for genebank operations. UPV will also participate in the definition of crop-specific descriptors within WP4 (Plant Genetic resources evaluation and valorization), as well as in dissemination, communication, exploitation and training activities within WP6.