Project Partners


Trakya University was established on July 20, 1982. Trakya University has been serving with its 11 faculties in Edirne. Trakya University Genetics and Bioengineering Department Genetics and Bioengineering is one of the popular engineering fields representing the fastest-growing opportunities for employment and increase in the progression rate through the world in recent years. Turkey is poised to become the European Union region’s engineering and technology center, so the appropriate genetic engineers and bioengineers are needed with an increasing emphasis. So, Trakya University Faculty of Engineering Department of Genetics and Bioengineering started its program in 2014.

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Univerzitet Educons U Sremskoj Kamenici Privatne Ustanove – SerbiaEducons University ( is the first private University in the Province of Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia. The University is founded in 2008, in Sremska Kamenica (Serbia) and it is comprised of eleven faculties. The University is accredited to carry out scientific-research activity by the Decision of Ministry of Science and Technological Development

Joint Genomic Center Ltd. – Bulgaria Joint Genomic Center Ltd was founded in 2007 as a joint venture between Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski” and the Agricultural Academy of Science. Since February 2010 the JGC belonged solely to Sofia University. In November 2016 a private company (Universal Bulgarian Investments) bought 30% share of JGC. Currently JGC is managed by Prof Atanas Atanassov, who is a full member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Dimokreitio Panepistimio Thrakis – Greece JGC has interests in the following fields that are of great economic importance for the country in the short-term and long-term: JGC is involved in research on crops (wheat, maize, sunflower, etc.), grown in Bulgaria, in the region and other countries, by applying genomic approaches (DNA marker assisted selection, gene expression profiling, DNA sequencing, etc.) of immediate interest for breeding programs. Of particular interest are studies of local germplasms for identifying new alleles related to resistance to abiotic (eg. drought, frost) and biotic (eg disease, pests) stress. Another field of interest is the detailed characterization of natural bioactive compounds or their derivatives, for use in medicine and the food industry. This is a very important task since Bulgaria is characterized by rich biodiversity.

EARD Ecosystem And Agriculture R&D Cons. Ltd – TurkeyEARD is a newly founded SME that has an experienced human resource. The professional and volunteer group behind the idea of establishing EARD has been working on mainly the following areas throughout their professional and volunteer life: Nature protection and planning, science and nature awareness educational activities, plant and agricultural biotechnology.

APEC Advanced Project Education Cons. Ltd. – TurkeyAPEC is an educational enterprise that mainly focuses on 21st Century Skills Education, designing education programmes, developing occupational standards through various analysis, giving trainings and managing European Projects.
APEC has 8 staff composing of researchers, trainers and project experts.
Since 2000, APEC team has been providing trainings and educations for teaching groups and adults in variety of topics at national and international level. Also psychological counseling and rehabilitation sessions for individuals or small groups are available.