2014 Monogram Network Meeting

Reading UniversityMonogram 2014 will be held at Reading University, on Thursday 27th March 9.00 a.m. to Friday 28th March 3 p.m..

It will be hosted by the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading

The annual Monogram Network meeting is a chance for anyone with an active interest in small grain cereal and grass (including the C4 energy grasses) research to share ideas, new resources, and information. Commercial scientists and plant breeders are active members and provide the link between Monogram science and commercial exploitation. Breeders and scientists are welcome to attend and/or present at the meeting. Monogram aims to promote coordination and information flow amongst the community and ensure its visibility at the national and international level, thereby strengthening UK efforts in these species.

Also, please consider placing an application for your students or post docs in the 2014 MECEA before 10th February

The Monogram annual meeting is the physical hub of these activities, and it would be great to see you there.

Program

The meeting will be structured into 5 sessions:

Thursday 27th March

Session I. “Molecular Crop-Pathogen Interactions” – Co-chairs: Chris Burt (JIC), Rob Jackson (Reading/BSPP)

N.B. This session will be a joint session with the British Society of Plant Pathology “Molecular Biology of Plant-Pathogen Interactions” meeting held from 26-27th March

  • 9.00 – 9.50: D. Baulcombe (Cambridge)
  • 9.50: Wing Sham Lee (Rothamsted)
  • 10.10: Graham McGrann (SRUC)
  • 10.30: Coffee
  • 11.00: Anna Gordon (NIAB)
  • 11.20:
  • 11.40:
  • 12.00:

  • 12.20 Lunch & Posters

Session II: “Physiology and Resource Use” – Chair: John Hammond (Reading)

  • 13.30: Malcolm Hawkesford (Rothamsted),
  • 13.50: Hannah Jones (Reading),
  • 14.10: Pedro Carvalho (Nottingham)
  • 14.30:
  • 14.50:

  • 15.10 Tea

  • 15.40-16.30 Keynote: Nils Stein (IPK):

Session III: Horizon Scanning/New Grants – Andy Philips (RRes)

  • 16.30-17.30

  • 17.30-19.30 Poster Session + Drinks reception
  • 20.00 Workshop Dinner + MECEA Awards

Friday 28th March

Session IV: “Genomics and Diversity” – Chair: Sacha Allen (Bristol)

  • 9.00 James Cockram (NIAB)
  • 9.20 Gary Barker (Bristol)
  • 9.40 Tina Blackmore (Aberystwyth)
  • 10.00 Philippa Borrill (JIC)
  • 10.20 Ian Mackay (NIAB)

  • 10.40 Coffee

Session V: “Quality Traits” – Chair: Kay Trafford (NIAB)

  • 11.00 Rowan Mitchell (RRes)
  • 11.20 Steve Hoad (SRUC)
  • 11.40 Vasilios Andriotis (JIC)
  • 12.00
  • 12.20

  • Lunch

V: Practical demo session: Latest cereal bioinformatics tools

Cristobal Uauy (JIC) and Luke Ramsay (JHI)

  • 13.30 - 15.00

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