June, 1st Webinar

June, 1st Webinar

Monday, May 23, 2022
INTEGRAPE, Camille Rustenholz

COST ACTION INTEGRAPE: Data integration to maximise the power of omics for grapevine improvement and beyond.

The European network INTEGRAPE seeks the establishment of an open, international, and representative network, insuring that omics and phenotyping data generated in the grapevine research community are being produced in a secure and standardized format, following the F.A.I.R. principles of findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability. Amongst the most significant deliverables of INTEGRAPE:

  • the elaboration of Guideline ‘cookbooks’ and Dictionary of unified grape-sample ontologies;
  • the release of the PN40024 fourth genome assembly and its annotation;
  • the creation of the Gene Reference Catalogue;
  • the enlisting of Online repositories and tools for omics data exploration and visualization, which to date are not yet interoperable among them.

To tackle this last challenge, we applied for a COST Innovative Grant with the GRAPEDIA project (Grapevine Encyclopedia of genes and omics), which goal is to provide the community with a single open-access database, allowing data exploration and visualization of all grapevine resources, with tools for comparative analysis and customized services. In the GRAPEDIA database, we aim at centralizing, interconnecting, and showcasing these dispersed resources, and integrating them with those genomic efforts generated by the worldwide community. The target group is the entire scientific community working on the grapevine or using grapevine as their model plant for an “orphan” plant species, and also the private sector working on R&D in vitiviniculture.