FAMU Professor Presents Grape Research at International Conference

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News Release: Florida A&M University
July 29, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The work of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research will be on display this week in Beijing, China.

On July 30, FAMU Professor Violeta Tsolova, Ph.D., a professor of viticulture and development biology at the center, will present “Molecular Breeding of Synchronized Grape Cell Suspensions for Flavonoid Overexpression” during the 11th International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics.

The conference, which occurs every four years, brings the world’s grape breeders and geneticists together to share their latest research progress; network and collaborate with researchers from around the world; and discuss challenging issues facing the research and industry communities with the goal of developing creative solutions.

Since its establishment by the Florida Legislature in 1978, FAMU’s Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research has been a leader in research, development, graduate training and extension activities in the areas of grape genetics, grape breeding, best practices for vineyard management, product development, grape biotechnology, small fruit evaluation, and production methods.

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