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A bright and sustainable future
fueled by
Collaborative innovation,
the power of
our expert community and applying in vitro technology 
on woody plants.




EPIMED: Recalcitrance in micropropagation of Mediterranean woody species and epigenetic implications

11 - 13 September, 2024
Sanremo, ITALY

Submission of applications: 20.05.2024 - 25.06. 2024

Scientific Missions

8th CALL

Submission of applications: 10.07.2024 - 04.08.2024

Missions during the period
15.08.2024 – 11.10.2024

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Conferences during the period:
01.02.2024 – 30.06.2024

The call will be open until the funds allocated to this have been exhausted.

Submission of applications in e-COST from 1st February 2024

Recent Event


In Vitro Culture of Woody Crops: Problem Solving by New Approaches

Bulduri Horticultural school 

Jurmala, LATVIA

22-24 April 2024

is COST Action CA21157

European Network for Innovative Woody Plant Cloning (COPYTREE)


Approved by COST 27 May 2022

Start date - 24/10/2022

End date - 23/10/2026

Memorandum of Understanding of CopyTree

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Our Community & Member Countries

update 29 January 2024

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About COST


COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

About our Grant Holder

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The Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences is our grant holder.

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per minute

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of World's Trees

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In vitro cultivation of Ailanthus altissima by T. Bruegmann
Early somatic embryo of Norway spruce by the Laboratory of Biologically Active Compounds CAS
In vitro culture of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) by P. Chmielarz
Pinus radiata_somatic embryos by I. A. Montalbán
Plum_Synseed by M. Lambardi
Horsechestnut_Somatic embryogenesis by M. Lambardi
Phoenix dactylifera L._somatic embryos by Lotfi FKI

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