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Michel Ravelonandro
Director of Research at INRA


Dr Michel Ravelonandro, Director of research.- INRA. Has been involved in the coordination of EU contract under the FP4, BIO4-CT-96-0773 EC on “Risk assessment with genetically engineered woody plants expressing virus coat protein gene” - EU-FP7 Interest Contract number 269292 (2011-2016). Intercontinental and temporal research studies on transgene engineered in plums - Partner in the consortium involved at the EU-FP5- “Potyprotect”contract QLK, “EU-FP5-Transvir” contract QLK3-CT-2002-02140-partner at the EU-FP7-“Sharco”- EU-FP7 Interest Contract number 269292 (2011-2016). Leader scientist developing control of plum pox virus (PPV)- Participant in the E-cost iPLANTA (2016-2020) Modifying plants with RNAi. Coinventor of HoneySweet plum resistant to PPV

Agenda Sessions

  • Beyond economic losses due to sharka disease, silencing is a square-edged approach to degrade plum pox virus genome