VirFree brings together partcipants from both academia and private companies to collaborate through their experiense on the following objectives:
- to identify new viral and viroid strains or species affecting fruit trees and grapevine
- to optimize existing and develop novel detection methods and
- to improve propagation and sanitation methods for producing high quality (virus-tested) plant material of fruit trees and grapevine. For the implementation of these targets diagnostic tools currently used in certification programs will be combined with advanced technologies such as next generaton sequencing (NGS) and nanobodies.