An innovative portal to integrate knowledge, resources and services for the grape scientific community and industry
Imagine a single open access platform, allowing data exploration and visualization of all grapevine genetic, omics and phenotyping resources, with tools for comparative analysis and customized services
Despite the huge amount of work done by the community since the first release of the grapevine genome sequence in 2007, and the recent contributions from INTEGRAPE (see below) for the standardization of the data, the scenario right now is that the community still feels overwhelmed by dispersed resources available. There is much room for improvement in the community, as these resources need to be made interoperable and centralized in one single platform, offering customized solutions to the whole community built by research teams, breeders and the wine industry considering the problems now faced by climate transition. In the GRAPEDIA portal, we will centralize, interconnect and showcase these resources, integrating them with those genomic efforts generated by the worldwide community, following a federative database structure. The target group is the entire scientific community working on grapevine or using grapevine as their model plant for an “orphan” plant species, and also the private sector working on R&D in vitiviniculture.
Brief on COST ACTION INTEGRAPE (CA17111):
Data integration to maximise the power of omics for grapevine improvement
2018 — 2022
We are building GRAPEDIA through the creation of a strong and unified community. In line with this philosophy, we are funded by a COST Innovators Grant (CIG), which offers community network building tools such as training schools, dissemination plans and short-term scientific missions. The Grant Holder is the University of Verona, Italy. In addition, the CIG will help us develop an efficient business plan to achieve GRAPEDIA’s commercial exploitation.
We therefore welcome all public and private entities to join this effort. Write to grapedia (at) grapedia.org if you are interested. Donations and Sponsoring are now available.
Header image: © Romolo Tavani #90611493, 2019 source:stock.adobe.com