Grass and Grain Research Events

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The Future of Long Term Experiments in Agricultural Science

May 21 - 23, 2018
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Long-term research plays a major role in designing future agricultural systems and understanding the consequences of new practices and technologies. Worldwide, numerous long-term experiments (LTEs) or other long-term research platforms have been established, following a tradition that started with the first classical long-term trials planted in 1843 at Rothamsted in the UK.

This year is the 175th anniversary of these trials and of Rothamsted as an agricultural research institution. To mark the occasion, Rothamsted Research will host an international conference to celebrate the unique role of long-term experiments in agricultural science, review lessons learned from similar studies worldwide, identify new questions to ask and discuss new ways of doing such long-term research in the future.

Besides scientific presentations and debates, the conference will include live web streaming of key sessions to a global audience, flash talks, poster presentations and speed-dating opportunities. There will also be visits to the long-term experiments, the samples archive, and other activities.


Designing Future Wheat Genetics Course - 19-23 November 2018

November 19 - 23, 2018
JIC, Norwich, UK

As part of the BBSRC funded Designing Future Wheat (DFW) Institute Strategic Programme, an annual course on topics of Wheat Genetics and related fields will be held at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.
DFW spans eight UK research institutes and universities and aims to develop new wheat germplasm containing the next generation of key traits. The aim of this course is to offer training in important methodologies employed by different groups within DFW. The participants will gain the skills necessary to apply these methodologies in their own research.

The deadline for submission of application is Friday 29 June 2018.


Integrative Bioinformatics Symposium

June 13 - 15, 2018
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

2nd International Barley Mutant Workshop (iBMW2018)

June 24 - 27, 2018
Dundee, Scotland

IBMW2018 will be a 2.5 day workshop on the 25-27 of June 2018 (arrival on the 24th June, leave midday 27th June) that will bring together researchers at all stages of their career that are using barley mutant resources to understand many fundamental aspects of cereal biology. Presentations and discussions will be focused on sharing scientific discoveries and new, novel approaches that promote barley as an experimentally amenable and important monocotyledonous crop and model plant. This workshop is a widely requested follow up to a similar and highly successful workshop held in IPK-Gatersleben, Germany, in 2014. The workshop venue will be mainly at the University of Dundee with a visit to the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, Scotland, a centre of excellence for barley research. The workshop will have a capacity for up to 100 delegates.

IBMW2018 will provide a platform for scientists who routinely exploit barley mutant resources as the underpinning biological resources to explore fundamental aspects of cereal crop genetics. Over the past 10 years by using historical mutant stocks, enormous strides have been made in understanding a wide range of fundamental biological processes in cereal biology. IBMW2018 will focus on providing an opportunity for the next generation of early career scientists to present their research to the wider scientific community, share their experiences and establish new collaborative partnerships with leading groups in the field.


Second International Barley Mutants Workshop 2018

June 25 - 27, 2018
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, UK

We are delighted to announce the Second International Barley Mutants Workshop. Following the highly successful workshop held in IPK-Gatersleben, Germany in 2014, this workshop will provide a platform for scientists who routinely exploit barley mutant resources as the underpinning biological resources to explore fundamental aspects of cereal crop genetics.