The research network for the promotion of sesame cultivation in Greece is initiated by the research and innovation sector of the seed production company SPOREAS (A. TSIOTSIOS & SIA EE) in collaboration with the Bank for the Preservation of Genetic Material (ΤΓΥ) and INEB-CERTH
The purpose of the “Opens sesame” proposal is the collection, repatriation and preservation of all local, traditional sesame varieties in TGY, as a valuable, nutritional, phytogenetic resource closely linked to the Greek tradition and cuisine and the application of innovative technologies such as phenotypic, genomic, transgenic and metabolic as the tool to restore the sesame cultivation in Greece, solve basic problems of cultivation and the production of new products.
The expected results of the Sesamothisis program are the resettlement of sesame cultivation in Greece, their preservation in the country’s TGY, the development of its production, the development of new products, the deeper understanding of molecular mechanisms that controls major biosynthetic pathways and resistance to drought , employment growth and economic growth.
The research program “Sesame Open – Homogeneous technologies as a tool for the promotion of sesame cultivation” is funded by the NATIONAL ACTION: “RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE”
To ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα «Σουσάμι Άνοιξε- Οι -ομικές τεχνολογίες ως εργαλείο επαναπροώθησης της καλλιέργειας σουσαμιού» χρηματοδοτείται από τη ΔΡΑΣΗ ΕΘΝΙΚΗΣ ΕΜΒΕΛΕΙΑΣ: «ΕΡΕΥΝΩ-ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΩ-ΚΑΙΝΟΤΟΜΩ Β’ ΚΥΚΛΟΣ ΑΝΤΑΓΩΝΙΣΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ, ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ & ΚΑΙΝΟΤΟΜΙΑ» (ΕΠΑνΕΚ)