In vitro produced embryos are not marketed frozen due to special conditions that render them unable to survive after freezing. Technology used for embryos in co-cultures will be improved and applied to a simple, semi-defined medium.
The aim is to develop a new deepwater mooring system based on synthetic ropes that is suitable for the mooring of third generation, semi-submersible platforms within depth ranges of 500 to 2,500 metres.
The aim is to replace harmful feed additives (antibiotics, zinc oxide) by natural bioactive substances that stimulate the growth and health of production animals and do not have a negative effect on the environment.
The aim is to select clones for chestnut trees that are resistant to chestnut ink disease, characterize the resistance sources and develop vegetal multiplication techniques for the selected clones.
A new synthetic chinese-european line will be selected and developed. A programme of research on molecular genetics will make it possible to identify different genes which can be candidates for the characters of reproduction and meat quality.
Advanced methods of tissue culture, such as liquid culture, scale-up and mechanisation will be developed for anthurium varieties.
Development of a non-traumatic and non-stress technique to artificially inseminate ewe.
To increase the economic feasibility of energy wood production and consumption and to minimize negative impacts on the environment from district heating systems by increasing biomass consumption in district heating.
Investigation and optimisation of different biotechnological methods to breed fruit tree species that are fundamentally different to existing ones in order to produce large quantities of species fit for commerce.
Modifying the fatty acid composition of pork through animal nutrition to achieve meat with more polyunsaturated fatty acids and favourable ratio n-3 to n-6 fatty acids to benefit consumers' health.