CropClock - Increasing Crops Biomass by Uncovering the Circadian Clock Network Using Dynamical Models
The circadian clock is an internal timing system that allows plants to predict daily and seasonal changes in light and temperature and thus to adapt photosynthesis, growth, and development to external conditions. The core oscillator is well understood in the model plant Arabidopsis, however, relatively little is known about the dynamic effects of the clock on agronomic behaviour of crop plants.
The second project review meeting took place on May 24-25, 2016, at the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. This was a theory meeting between the team members to discuss research progress and plans for the project.
The kickoff meeting of CropClock team took place in November 12, 2014 at the Max Plank Institute (MPIPZ, http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/en), Kologne, Germany. The goal for this meeting was for the members of the various teams to get acquainted with each other’s expertise and to discuss the following items: 1) Logistics about the project start, 2) Data that need to be shared, 3) Matlab code that needs to shared among the teams.
The initial plan of action for data sharing was also laid out.