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PLANT GENOMES IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

October 24 - 26, 2018
Wellcome Genome campus, Hinxton, UK

This meeting will bring together plant scientists working on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, on populations in their natural environment as well as crop species. It will provide a forum to discuss recent advances in plant genome biology aiming at the elucidation of gene function and networks, natural and induced variation and their implications in agricultural breeding programmes.



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.



BIG DATA IN AGRICULTURE

May 14 - 15, 2018
Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland

Themes:

* Genetic Improvement in Animals and Plants
* Evaluation and Prediction of Production Environments
* Modelling the Dynamics of Agriculture
* Emerging Technologies and On-Farm Solutions
* Wider Perspectives

Format: The symposium spans one and a half days, Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th of May 2018. The schedule will include 16 plenary talks and a poster session.



Plant and Agricultural Sciences Fellowship Event

February 26 - 27, 2018
University of Bristol


ECPA 2017 – The 11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture

July 16 - 20, 2017
Edinburgh, Scotland

The theme of ‘Innovating through Research’ will enable all involved in Precision Agriculture to participate. Oral and poster presentations will be welcomed from authors on any precision agriculture topic though particularly welcome in the list of topics shown in the Programme section.



13th International Wheat Genetics Symposium

April 23 - 28, 2017
Tulln, Austria

Progress in wheat genetics and genomics is almost breath-taking, with high quality genome resources becoming available for the wheat community. Genetics and genomics tools are being integrated in wheat improvement programs. Determining gene functions, and mining allelic variation is now feasible with high precision. Informative and dense genotyping platforms that allow insights into genome diversity, evolution and modelling even highly quantitative traits, making genomics assisted breeding a realistic tool. Still challenges in maintaining diversity, assembling optimal cultivars, bringing improved cultivars to less developed regions, sharing germplasm and knowledge need to be discussed and improved.

Abstract submission is open until November 30, 2016 Early bird registration is open until January 29, 2017 We kindly request, that you submit your abstract and/or your registration at your earliest convenience.



EMBO conference: Micro and Metabolic regulators in plants

February 1 - 4, 2017
Poovar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

The conference covers a broad array of topics ranging from transcriptomics to
metabolomics, and is the first ever unique event bridging micro and metabolic
regulators in plants. It will focus on different aspects of plant biology with special
reference to stress biology, functional genomics, secondary metabolites, crop
improvement, etc. Additionally, this conference provides a platform for students
and scientists from different areas in plant biology to come together and interact
with each other for fruitful exchange of ideas and possible future collaborations



WGIN Stakeholder Meeting

November 30th, 2016
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

We cordially invite you to the next annual WGIN Stakeholders’ Meeting which will take place on
Wednesday, November 30th
@ Rothamsted Research.
More details will follow shortly, but the day will include
1. Research updates from WGIN scientists
2. An overview of new UK & international wheat research projects
3. A presentation about IWYP (International Wheat Yield Partnership)
4. Wheat Market Update (AHDB)
5. Panel discussion on “Priorities for Wheat Quality”, chaired by Peter Shewry
6. Poster presentations
7. And more (tbc)
Really hoping to see you on the day.
Best regards,
Michael Hammond-Kosack
WGIN PA



WISP course on Wheat Genetics

November 21 - 24, 2016
John Innes Centre, Norwich UK

The course is an entry level introduction, giving a taste of wheat genetics, from field trials to QTL analysis. The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in cereals research and crop breeding. Applications are welcome from UK and international undergraduates, junior breeders, PhD students, and postdocs. A total of 12 places are available for this course.



The 4th Plant Genomics Congress: Europe

May 9 - 10, 2016
London, UK

Attracting experts working in all areas of plant sciences including next generation sequencing, genomics, phenomics, proteomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms and Omic technologies suitable for progressing plant based research.

The event focuses on aspects such as molecular marker development, breeding, crop/ trait improvement, disease/stress resistance, evolution studies and pathology as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.

Presentations concentrate on, but are not limited to plant, crop and forestry research ranging from wheat, barley, maize and rice to potato, tomato, arabidopsis, biofuels and various fruits in order to attract delegates across Europe and beyond.



The 3rd Plant Genomics Congress: Asia

April 11 - 12, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Attracting experts working in all areas of plant sciences including next generation sequencing, genomics, phenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms and Omic technologies suitable for progressing plant based research.

The event focuses on aspects such as molecular marker development, breeding, crop/ trait improvement, disease/stress resistance, evolution studies and pathology as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.

Presentations concentrate on, but are not limited to, regional and model crops such as rice, wheat, maize, barley, soybean, canola/rapeseed, arabidopsis, palm oil, etc in order to attract delegates across Asia Pacific region and beyond.



Ninth NIAB course on Quantitative Methods in Plant Breeding

March 7 - 18, 2016
NIAB, Cambridge

A two week postgraduate level course, run annually since 2008, introducing participants to methods in quantitative genetics and statistics. Content ranges from trial design and analysis to association mapping and genomic selection.



DEFRA GINs Meeting: Uncorking the genetic 'GINie' for British crops

February 22nd, 2016
John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

DEFRA’s vision is for Britain to be one of the world’s great food nations, and for our food and farming industry to be a data-driven powerhouse of great ideas, where new approaches continuously evolve and spread. For the last decade DEFRA funded Genetic Improvement Networks (GINs) have provided a platform for the improvement of Britain’s most important crops, identifying emerging challenges and enabling them to be addressed by a community of UK researchers, breeders and end-users. The GINs are the UK’s longest agri-food supply-chain research collaborations, widely recognized examples of best practice for the advancement of Britain’s most important crops.This event uniquely showcases all these networks and provides an extraordinary opportunity to discuss the outlook for British field crops.
Key Issues to be addressed
• Learn from what has worked well;
• Identify common opportunities and challenges across the networks;
• Share and build upon key learning points;
• Look forward and consider how UK research, commercial plant breeding and growers will best address future challenges, drawing upon these unique collaborations to work collaborate across the UK agri-food supply chain.
Chair and Keynote Speakers
Chair: Anna Hill, Presenter of BBC Farming Today George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment Jack Watts, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Market Intelligence Peter Werner, British Society of Plant Breeders Ltd (BSPB) Professor Ian Bancroft, Oil Seed Rape GIN (OREGIN) Professor Kim Hammond-Kosack, Wheat GIN (WGIN) Dr Claire Domoney, Pulse Crop GIN (PCGIN) Professor Brian Thomas, Vegetable GIN (VeGIN)

PLEASE NOTE: If interested you can register via the WGIN website (www.wgin.org.uk)



Wheat - Genetic improvement of end use quality

February 9 - 10, 2016
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Many exciting opportunities are available for the genetic improvement of nutritional and processing quality in wheat for direct human consumption. This conference will bring together the best from academic and commercial research in these areas to spell out the state of the art and stimulate discussion for the way ahead in this field. Areas of particular interest will include: nutritional quality and health benefits, (Fe, Zn, Se, fibre, GI); functionality (milling, rheology, baking); mycotoxins, allergy and intolerance and novel traits.



WISP course on Wheat Genetics

November 23 - 26, 2015
John Innes Centre Norwich UK

The BBSRC funded Wheat Improvement Strategic Programme (WISP) aims to identify new and useful genetic variation to support the vital contribution of wheat breeding to food security. The aim of this course is to offer training in the genetic analysis methodologies employed in WISP at the John Innes Centre. The participants will gain the skills necessary to apply these methodologies in their own research.
The deadline for submission of application is 5pm, Tuesday 14 July 2015



Oats2020

November 23 - 25, 2015
Manor Hotel, Meriden, Nr Birmingham

This conference will bring together representatives of academia and industry working across the oat supply chain with end users of the oat crop, including health professionals and animal nutritionists who have an interest in the composition of the oat grain and its benefits.
Sessions will include:
• Market perspectives and prospects
• The future of oats: new tools, products, and technologies
• Opportunities for oats: milling and health benefits
• Opportunities for oats: animal feed and industrial uses
• Improving the sustainability of the oat crop
Conference details and the link to the registration form can be found at http://www.oats2020.org/
Registration closes on the 23rd October. We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham!



WGIN Stakeholder Meeting

November 20th, 2015
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Annual Stakeholder meeting: this year are invited as many wheat related researchers and organisations as possible. See web site for more information.



3rd Plant Genomics Congress

May 11 - 12, 2015
London - UK

Attracting experts working in all areas of plant sciences including next generation sequencing, genomics, phenomics, proteomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms and Omic technologies suitable for progressing plant based research.

The event focuses on aspects such as molecular marker development, breeding, crop/ trait improvement, disease/stress resistance, evolution studies and pathology as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.

Presentations concentrate on, but are not limited to plant, crop and forestry research ranging from wheat, barley, maize and rice to potato, tomato, arabidopsis, biofuels and various fruits in order to attract delegates across Europe and beyond.



PlantSci 2014

April 14 - 15, 2015
Harper Adams University, Shropshire, UK

Annual meeting of the UK Plant Sciences Federation



WISP course on Wheat genetics

November 17 - 20, 2014
John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

The BBSRC funded Wheat Improvement Strategic Programme (www.wheatisp.org ) aims to identify new and useful genetic variation to support the vital contribution of wheat breeding to food security. The aim of this course is to offer training in the genetic analysis methodologies employed in WISP at the John Innes Centre. The participants will gain the skills necessary to apply these methodologies in their own research. The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in cereals research and crop breeding. The course is an entry level introduction, giving a taste of wheat genetics, from field trials to QTL analysis. A guest speaker and a visit to a commercial breeding programme will expand the topics covered. There will also be opportunities for the whole group to enjoy social activities and discussions.



EGF2014 in Aberystwyth

September 7 - 11, 2014
Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

In 2014 the EGF will be 50 years old. To celebrate this important event the 25th General Meeting of the EGF, will be themed 'EGF at 50: the future of European Grasslands'. The conference includes sessions on Novel uses of grassland including bioenergy and biorefining and grasslands in climate change, ecosystem services and livestock production



Breeding Plants to Cope with Future Climate Change

June 16 - 18, 2014
University of Leeds

The conference will cover the following topics:

• To discuss the contribution of plant science and breeding to maintaining food security in the face of increasing demand and the challenges presented by climate change

• To examine the role that basic plant science and modelling can play in supporting plant breeding to achieve yield gains and the goal of sustainable agricultural production

• To bring together world leading plant scientists, plant breeders, crop modellers and climate modellers to discuss the plasticity of the plant genome and its regulation in relation to climate change

• To consider how to balance the requirements of intensive agricultural production with the dependence of rural welfare on agricultural productivity, particularly in Africa

• The programme will include:

- Improving photosynthesis to enhance yield

- Genome plasticity in relation to biotic and abiotic stress responses

- Pathways to innovation

- Targeting climate information for crop breeding



Quantitative Methods in Plant Breeding

March 10 - 21, 2014
NIAB, Cambridge

Two week postgraduate level course, first run in 2008, to introduce participants to methods in quantitative genetics and statistics.



Wheat Breeding 2014: Tools, targets and progess

January 29 - 30, 2014
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Recent years have seen the development of powerful new tools for wheat breeders, including genome data, doubled haploid mapping populations and mathematical modelling of whole systems. This conference will bring researchers from academia and institutes together with wheat breeders to debate the opportunities that these new tools offer and how they are being applied for wheat improvement. It will also engage representatives from the food industry to describe the key targets that they want to see incorporated into breeding programmes.
Accepted papers from the conference will be published as Abstracts and will be available to delegates at the conference. Offers submitted by 25 October 2013 deadline will be given priority for platform presentations.



WISP course on Wheat Genetics 2013

November 17 - 21, 2013
John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

The BBSRC funded Wheat Improvement Strategic Programme (WISP, http://www.wheatisp.org ) aims to identify new and useful genetic variation to support the vital contribution of wheat breeding to food security. The aim of this course is to offer training in the genetic analysis methodologies employed in WISP at the John Innes Centre. The participants will gain the skills necessary to apply these methodologies in their own research.

TARGET AUDIENCE
The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in cereals research and crop breeding. The course is an entry level introduction, giving a taste of wheat genetics, from field trials to QTL analysis. Applications are welcome from UK and international undergraduates, junior breeders, PhD students, and postdocs. A total of 10 places are available for this course.

The course is a four day programme of classroom lectures, hands-on lab exercises, and phenotyping methods appropriate for a wheat genetics program. A guest speaker and a visit to a commercial breeding programme will expand the topics covered. There will also be opportunities for the whole group to enjoy social activities and discussions.



Crop Breeding over 10,000 years; Lessons for current and future challenges

October 7 - 8, 2013
NIAB Innovation Farm, Cambridge

The evolution of crops reflects the evolution of human cultures and their responses to new environments and new edaphic and climatic challenges. The consequent changes in crop genomics is of considerable interest, but of further interest is whether we can utilise this knowledge to assist in overcoming current and future problems of coping with edaphic and climatic changes, whilst achieving greater sustainability commensurate with diminishing resources, for example of water and nutrients.

A greater understanding of past changes in crops and how they occurred may help modern researchers source cropping lineages and develop strategies to assist in these aims.



CPIB Summer School: Mathematical Modelling for Biologists

September 9 - 12, 2013
Nottingham University

The aims of our summer school are:

To introduce modelling and quantitative approaches to biologists
To explain where models come from, and how to investigate the behaviour of those models
To introduce differential equation models, parameter estimation and sensitivity, randomness and spatial models
To show how to create, simulate and analyse models using appropriate software
Examples include applications to gene regulation, biochemical reactions, population dynamics, and epidemiology.

Target audience: Open to all – PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with a biological background are particularly encouraged to attend, and no prior experience is assumed. We welcome applications from biologists from all sub-disciplines – you don’t have to be a plant scientist to attend!



Image Analysis Methods in the Plant Sciences: Second International Workshop

September 2 - 3, 2013
Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham, UK.

Topics covered include:

- Plant science-based image analysis techniques from laboratory to field environments and subcellular to whole plant scales. This includes but is not limited to: 3D reconstruction; image segmentation; modelling motion; modelling growth; shape analysis & classification; colour analysis
- User interaction and software tools for plant scientists
- The image analysis-biology pipeline (Imaging and *-omics)
- Novel and emerging plant imaging techniques
- Biological challenges for plant image analysis

Organisers:
Tony Pridmore (University of Nottingham), Andy French (University of Nottingham) and Hannah Dee (Aberystwyth University)

Contact:
Susie Lydon, CPIB Outreach Officer, susannah.lydon@nottingham.ac.uk



Bioinformatics Workshop at NIAB Innovation Farm

July 9th, 2013
NIAB Innovation Farm - Cambridge, UK

Meet experts at the cutting edge. Become empowered to create bespoke tools, innovate and discover profitable applications from sequence data to genes to crop traits to products.



SEB Valencia

July 3 - 6, 2013
Valencia, Spain

The Society for Experimental Biology is delighted to announce that their 2013 Annual Meeting. including session on Exploiting genetic diversity for cereal breeding 4 July (all day), 5 July (am)
• Keynote speakers
• Jorge Dubcovsky (UC Davis and HHMI)
• Pat Schnable (Univ of Iowa)
• Robbie Waugh (JHI)
•Invited speakers
• Beat Keller (Univ of Zurich)
• Bin Han (SIPPE, CAS)
• Thorsten Schnurbusch (IPK)
• Viktor Korzun (KWS)
• Kentaro Yoshida (TSL)
• Wen Wang (Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS)
• Woolhouse Lecture: Susan McCouch (Cornell)



3rd International Symposium on Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages .

June 12 - 14, 2013
Vienna, Austria

This symposium will be a three day event, and will span the whole food supply chain from agricultural over analytical and processing to consumer and industrial aspects. It addresses international scientists and technologists, specialists from coeliac societies, health professionals, physicians, breeders, millers, bakers, food processors, suppliers and traders to discuss relevant aspects of gluten free cereal products and beverages, and the significance of minor cereals.



Plant Genomics Congress

May 13 - 14, 2013
London, UK

Global Engage are pleased to announce as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series of events the 1st Plant Genomics Congress, which will be held on May 13-14 at London Heathow, UK.

Attracting 175 experts working in next generation sequencing, plant genomics/ sciences, epigenetics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms and technologies suitable for progressing plant based research as well as tools to enable successful analysis.

Should you be either an expert already using NGS for plant analysis with a desire to extend your knowledge or for researchers keen to invest in sequencing technology and looking to learn which platform suits your requirements - the conference will provide an interactive networking forum to answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, expert led case study presentations and interactive Q&A panel discussions from a 40 strong speaker faculty examining topics on four separate tracks.



UK Plant Phenomics Network (UKPPN)

April 15th, 2013
Dundee

Registration is still open for the UK Plant Phenomics Network (UKPPN) workshop on Monday 15th April 2013 at the University of Dundee (a satellite meeting to Plantsci 2013 (the annual conference of the UK Plant Sciences Federation 16-17 April).

This half-day meeting will include:
* Update from National Plant Phenotyping Centre at Aberystwyth
* Update on root phenotyping facilities at Nottingham
* Aerial phenotyping (Environment Systems Ltd)
* image analysis for automated plant phenotyping (Graham Horgan, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland)
* Rate a Trait: a mobile tool for systematic scoring of subjective visual characteristics (Merralls Consulting Ltd)
* Remote sensing (Stephanie Race, Race Agriculture Ltd)

This free meeting will begin with lunch at 12:30 and will finish at 18:00



Second Avalon X Cadenza Workshop

March 27th, 2013
John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

WORKSHOP INVITATION:
The Avalon x Cadenza mapping population has been adopted as a freely available reference population and is being used by several research groups to study the genetic control of a range of traits, ranging from disease resistance to nitrogen use efficiency.

This second workshop aims to build on the first successful event in 2009, and bring together research groups working with AxC and plant breeders, to discuss current work and the implications for wheat improvement, and to identify areas for future collaboration. A provisional programme will follow, however if you are interested in contributing to this workshop then please email Simon Griffiths simon.griffith@jic.ac.uk in the first instance.

If you are interested in attending then please let myself and Simon know on suzanne.thrussell@rothamsted.ac.uk and simon.griffiths@jic.ac.uk



The Sixth Mathematics in the Plant Sciences Study Group

March 25 - 28, 2013
University of Nottingham, UK

This annual four-day workshop gives a handful of plant and crop scientists the opportunity to present a research question to around forty mathematicians and computer scientists. The modellers spend the rest of the meeting tackling the problems in teams, resulting in a great deal of progress made in a very short time.

Problems presented at the previous five study groups have led to successful grant proposals, studentships and publications. We welcome problems from any area of plant and crop science, and no prior experience of mathematical modelling is required.
If you are interested in presenting a problem at the 2013 meeting, please contact Susie Lydon (susannah.lydon@nottingham.ac.uk). The sooner discussions start with the organising committee, the more likely your problem will be in good shape for tackling at the meeting itself!

Mathematicians and computer scientists who are keen to apply their expertise to plant problems are warmly encouraged to register now:
http://www.cpib.ac.uk/events/mpssgvi/



AllBio Course on Data Resources and Tools for Plant-Omics

February 18 - 22, 2013
EBI, Hinxton, UK

We are pleased to announce that we have an AllBio Course on Data Resources and Tools for Plant-Omics taking place at EMBL-EBI 18-22 February 2013.
This practical course will provide an overview of data resources and tools for plant scientists, with an emphasis on managing and analysing large-scale datasets from genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metagenomics projects. It will bring together lead researchers in the field of plant bioinformatics, experts in biological data resources, and a highly motivated group of experimental researchers through a common theme centred on plant-based research. The course will combine lectures and led discussions to identify the key challenges, opportunities and bottlenecks. There will be computer-based practical sessions using plant-based use cases and public-domain data resources.



Crop Genomes and Crop Improvement

December 5 - 6, 2012
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

This conference seeks to bring together research in these areas and also focus on the application of markers for genetic improvement of our important crops through molecular marker assisted selection. The conference will focus on the basic and applied aspects of plant genomics, current developments in genome sequencing of our major crop plants in the UK and role of molecular breeding in crop improvement, including marker assisted trait introgression.



WGIN Stakeholder Meeting

November 27th, 2012
Rothamsted Research, Haprenden

The programme includes a discussion panel on Emerging Disease Patterns. Further details on the panel members will be available shortly. In the meantime, if you are interested in contributing, or would like to suggest questions to be put to the panel, please contact us on wgin.defra@rothamsted.ac.uk.



WISP course on wheat genetics

November 19 - 22, 2012
The John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

The BBSRC funded Wheat Improvement Strategic Programme ( WISP, http: //www.wheatisp.org ) aims to identify new and useful genetic variation to support the vital contribution of wheat breeding to food security. The aim of this course is to offer training in the genetic analysis methodologies employed in WISP at the John Innes Centre. The participants will gain the skills necessary to apply these methodologies in their own research.
The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in cereals research and crop breeding. The course is an entry level introduction, giving a taste of wheat genetics, from field trials to QTL analysis. A guest speaker and a visit to a commercial breeding programme will expand the topics covered. There will also be opportunities for the whole group to enjoy social activities and discussions.



The Future of Plant Biotechnology in Europe

November 7th, 2012
Alnarp, Sweden

This seminar day will give insight on current plant biotech research in Europe, legislative processes, new technologies and farmer and public acceptance. The day will provide good possibilities to discuss the future for plant biotechnology in the EU.



UK Plant Phenomics Network Meeting

October 22nd, 2012
Rothamsted

The aim of this one-day workshop is to bring together individuals and organisations already involved in phenotyping in the UK, and to draw in new participants from across the relevant disciplines and industries into the UK plant phenomics community.

For full details of the programme, to register and for up to date information, please visit:
http://www.ukppn.org.uk/kick-off_meeting/



PhytoPath Training Course

September 19 - 20, 2012
EBI, Kingston, UK

As part of the BBSRC funded project PhytoPath (and in conjunction with our partners at Rothamsted Research), the European Bioinformatics Institute is organising a workshop focused on the genomes of plant pathogenic fungi, 19 - 20 September this year. The workshop will feature an opportunity to explore the use of the Ensembl Fungi, PHI-base resources, the Ondex network analysis tool, and share experiences of handling next generation sequencing data with the presenters and fellow participants. A number of bursaries are available for applicants to this course. Full details (and a registration form) are available on the course website

Direct link to the new Phytopath resource: http://phytopathdb.org


Please get in touch with either Kim Hammond-Kosack or Paul Kersey at the EBI if you have any questions about the course.


<b>Professor Kim Hammond-Kosack</b>
Department of Plant Biology and Crop Science
Rothamsted Research,
Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, UK

Telephone: (01582) 763133 Ext 2240
International: +44 1582 763133
Fax: (01582) 760981
E. mail: kim.hammond-kosack@rothamsted.ac.uk
Websites:
http://www.rothamsted.bbsrc.ac.uk/ppi/wptop.html
http://www.phi-base.org/
http://www.wgin.org.uk/
http://phytopathdb.org/

<b>Dr. Paul Kersey</b>
Ensembl Genomes Team Leader
EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton
Cambridge CB10 1SD,
UK

Tel: +44-(0)1223-494601
Fax: +44-(0)1223-494468
email: pkersey@ebi.ac.uk



13th International Cereal Rust and Powdery Mildew Conference

August 28 - September 1, 2012
Beijing, China

Cereals are the main source of food for human beings. Epidemics of rusts and powdery mildews cause losses in important cereals and affect the security of global food production and supply, the sustainable development of agriculture, and the stability of societies.



International Crop Science Congress

August 6 - 10, 2012
Bento Goncalves, Brazil

So, why should you come to the 6th ICSC? Because the agriculture scenario is booming in many places, but nothing can be compared to the growth of Brazilian agriculture in the last decade. The future of humankind is dependent on the endeavors of crop scientists and this will be the place to be for decisions regarding breeding and genomics, management and sustainability of major crops. The 6th International Crop Scientists Congress is a venue composed of plenary lectures and over 36 symposia that will allow crop scientists worldwide to come to Bento Gonçalves and share their thoughts, passions and research results. Plan to attend.



Diversity into industry

July 26th, 2012
NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE

An interatctive event focussing on sources of genetic diversity in the cereals for exploitation in industry.

Presentations
•Dr Nigel Maxted – Senior Lecturer, School of Bioscience – University of Birmingham
•Mike Ambrose – JIC


Included in the programme

•A guided tour of NIAB Innovation Farm field and glasshouse exhibits
•Opportunity to network over refreshments and during lunch
•If you have material that you would like to display at one of our events or have ideas for inclusion in the 2013 programme please contact claire.pumfrey@niab.com

To book visit www.niab.com/shop



Fodder and forage

July 18th, 2012
NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE

Highlighting the range of species used within the fodder and forage markets, a review of the limiting factors in sourcing good quality forage and presenting the hybridisation work undertaken at Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)

Presentations
•Breeding forage varieties for improved agronomic performance, reduced environmental impact and adaptation to climate change
Dr Athole Marshall – Principal Investigator, IBERS
•Sourcing good quality forage and key limiting factors
David Hugill

Included in the programme

•A guided tour of NIAB Innovation Farm field and glasshouse exhibits
•Opportunity to network over refreshments and during lunch
•If you have material that you would like to display at one of our events or have ideas for inclusion in the 2013 programme please contact claire.pumfrey@niab.com



Managing habitats for improved biodiversity

July 5th, 2012
NIAB Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE

In partnership with the British Ecological Society (BES) this event will focus on how research is influencing the content of environmental margins and how sowing species targeted seed mixes combined with appropriate management will encourage a wider range of wildlife on the farm.

Presentations

Science behind what Bees prefer; using this knowledge to develop a new product.
Beverley Glover – Plant Siences, Cambridge University & Stuart Donders – Moles Seeds
Ecosystem services from British Farmland
Professor L.G. Firbank – University of Leeds
Jasmonic Acid seed treatment the science and the licence
Lancaster University and Becker Underwood


Included in the programme
•A guided tour of NIAB Innovation Farm field and glasshouse exhibits
•Opportunity to network over refreshments and during lunch
•If you have material that you would like to display at one of our events or have ideas for inclusion in the 2013 programme please contact claire.pumfrey@niab.com

To book visit www.niab.com/shop



Cereals in Practice

July 3rd, 2012
James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland

This annual showcase of variety trials and research has a new location and new time for 2012.

Uniquely, Cereals in Practice brings variety trials and research together in one place and is aimed at farmers, agronomists, industry and scientists working with cereals.

This event, sponsored by the James Hutton Institute, SAC and SSCR is becoming a must-see, showcasing current research, SAC's wheat and barley variety and management trials and demonstrations and displays from commercial companies.



Breakthrough Technology: crops for the future

June 28th, 2012
NIAB, huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE

In collaboration with the Cambridge Partnership for Plant Sciences (CPPS) this event will explore the contribution of new technology such as hybrids and C4 photosynthesis. The morning session will consist of four presentations and single slide speed presentations from invited researchers.

Presentations
•Supergrass:- an informed opinion on whether to make wheat and rice with C4 pathway or an algal carbon concentrating mechanism
Prof. Howard Griffiths – Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
•Industry perspective of variety traits needed for the future
Bill Clark – NIAB
•Field demonstration of the NIAB Xi19 & Synthetic Wheat breeding programme
Dr Phil Howell – NIAB

Included in the programme
•A guided tour of NIAB Innovation Farm field and glasshouse exhibits
•Opportunity to network over refreshments and during lunch
•If you have material that you would like to display at one of our events or have ideas for inclusion in the 2013 programme please contact claire.pumfrey@niab.com

To book visit www.niab.com/shop



Unlocking crop genetic potential

June 26th, 2012
NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE

NIAB open day



Centenary of the founding of the Plant Breeding Institute

June 20th, 2012
Norwich, JIC

A one day conference to celebrate the founding of The Plant Breeding Institute, Wednesday 20th June 2012
held at the Conference Centre, John Innes Centre, Norwich NR4 7UH



Cultivating Food Quality

June 19th, 2012
NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 OLE

Demonstrating how the demand for ingredients with a range of end-use properties are driving breeders to explore inherent quality traits such as protein type, starch quality, high milling yield and resistance to pre-harvest sprouting and those effected by environmental factors. In other crops traits are being manipulated through breeding to produce products with improved properties such as Beneforte broccoli that has added nutritional benefits from increased anti-oxidants levels.

Presentations
•Manipulating viscosity in wheat
Peter Shewry – Rothamsted Research
•Using science to produce products with enhanced properties - Beneforte Broccoli
Professor Richard Mithin – Institute of food Research
•Innovative Breeding for the UK market
Sue Kennedy – Head of Vegetable Breeding, Elsoms seeds Ltd

Included in the programme

•A guided tour of NIAB Innovation Farm field and glasshouse exhibits
•Opportunity to network over refreshments and during lunch
•If you have material that you would like to display at one of our events or have ideas for inclusion in the 2013 programme please contact claire.pumfrey@niab.com

To book visit www.niab.com/shop



Cereals 2012

June 13 - 14, 2012
Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire

Cereals is the leading technical event for the UK arable industry with over 64ha of stands and live demonstrations including Crop Plots, Working Cultivations, Sprays and Sprayers, Post-Harvest Technology, Business Area, Potatoes and Renewables.

Over 470 leading suppliers come together to update 26,900 visitors on the very latest products, ranging from seeds to sprayers, crop varieties to cultivation equipment, fertilisers to finance.

We look forward to seeing you at Cereals 2012.



Plant Power - EPSO Fascination of Plants

May 19th, 2012
Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Bateman Street, Cambridge

Launched under the European Plant Sciences Organisation (EPSO) umbrella. We are joining together with several scientific organisations based in Cambridge with the aim of enthusing visitors about plants and the importance of plant science.

Plant Power: Open day with displays and hands-on activities - An opportunity to learn about the power of plants in providing food, fabric, drugs, energy, timber, clean air, chemicals, paper, cosmetics, environmental enrichment, biodiversity, beauty and plant genetics.

Public audience: all ages.



Producing quality rapeseed

April 26th, 2012
NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE

In this BASF sponsored event we will be exploring the contributions made at each stage of the value chain, from early stage research through to marketing of the grain. This will include an overview from BASF on innovations in canopy management, their Clearfield production system and how these influence the production of quality rapeseed. To book visit www.niab.com/shop



UK PlantSci 2012 - JIC

April 18 - 19, 2012
Norwich, JIC

UK PlantSci 2012 will be held at the John Innes Centre Norwich 18-19th April 2012. http://www.plantsci2012.org.uk/

The major meeting sponsor for UK PlantSci 2012 is the Society of Experimental Biology.

UK PlantSci 2012 is the inaugural conference of the UK Plant Sciences Federation which has been established to showcase the wealth of plants science undertaken in the UK

The UKPSF has recently been established as a special interest group of the Society of Biology to provide “One Voice” for all those involved in Plant Science R&D, education and training, to improve interactions and communication across the UK plant science sector and with wider society.

We already have a great line up of speakers confirmed including : - Sandy Knapp (Natural History Museum), Julian Hibberd (University of Cambridge), Ian Graham (CNAP), Bill Davies (University of Lancaster) and Giles Oldroyd (John Innes Centre) to name but a few.
To view a full programme visit http://www.plantsci2012.org.uk/PlantSci_2012/Programme.html

We are also very pleased to announce that Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government, will be giving the opening address at UK PlantSci 2012.


So with all this on offer don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend this unique event. Register now at http://wwwplantsci2012.eventbrite.co.uk/

We hope to see you all in Norwich next April.



WGIN Stakeholders Meeting

November 22nd, 2011
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts

The annual WGIN stakeholder meeting, this year, will take place at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden on the 22nd November 2011.

This year's programme includes a discussion panel on “Successful 2nd and 3rd Wheat Crops”. The full programme is available on the WGIN website with further details on the panel members available shortly.



two-day training course on TILLING strategies and methods in polyploid species

October 27 - 28, 2011
JIC - Norwich

We would like to invite you to a two-day training course on “TILLING strategies and methods in polyploid species” to encourage an active use of the different TILLING resources which are becoming available in crop species and to support scientists who wish to transfer their discoveries from model diploid species into crops. This training will be held at JIC and will cover practical aspects of TILLING and the implementation of the different detection methods (including low tech approaches that can be performed in any lab). We recognize that one of the major limitations for wheat/polyploid TILLING has been the design of homoeologue-specific primers for PCR amplification, a pre-requisite for TILLING, especially for researchers who have not worked previously with complex genomes. Therefore, the training course will also include strategies and approaches for homoeologue-specific primer design and testing in polyploid wheat. Spaces are limited so please register early if you are interested.
Topics:
a) Basic concepts of TILLING
b) Sequence analysis and selection of target regions
c) Primer design and testing in polyploids (theory and computational)
d) Different detection methods (hands-on)
e) Selection of mutants and downstream analysis



European Brachypodium Workshop

October 19 - 21, 2011
Versailles , France

This workshop is devoted to the use of Brachypodium in plant biology as a model for grasses. The goal of this workshop is to bring together the Brachypodium community but also researchers interested in comparative genomics. Participants are invited to communicate on research but also to address relevant scientific question and technical problems with Brachypodium and other grasses. The meeting will cover a large panel of plant biology: genetic transformation, physiology, germplasm and stock center, natural variation, database, molecular and bioinformatics tools...etc



UK phenotyping Network Meeting

October 18th, 2011
University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington

The aim of this meeting is to bring together all those scientists interested in the development and application of automated objective approaches to plant phenotyping. Interdisciplinary interactions between biologists, engineers, computational scientists and mathematicians will be required to integrate and exploit advances in robotics, imaging and computing to enable sensitive, non-destructive, high-throughput analysis of plant growth, function and performance. It is envisaged that this network will facilitate such interactions, develop a community consensus on key issues and provide representation at both a national and international level for UK scientists working or interested in this area.
We plan to hold a half-day meeting at the University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington Campus to discuss the development of a Plant Phenotyping Network within the UK.
We hope you will be able to attend - please put October 18th in your diaries!
An agenda will be circulated in due course but please indicate your interest by replying to susannah.lydon@nottingham.ac.uk as soon as possible

John Doonan, Tony Pridmore, Malcolm Bennett, Martin Parry and Julie Scholes



10th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2013)

August 25 - 30, 2011
Beijing, China

The theme of the Congress is “Biosecurity, Food Safety and Plant Pathology: The Role of Plant Pathology in a Globalized Economy”



Cereals of tomorrow -will they be GM ?

July 5th, 2011
Visitor Centre, NIAB Innovation Farm, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE

NIAB Innovation Farm’s series of Summer Workshops begins on Tuesday 5th July with an outstanding set of speakers addressing a subject of vital importance to all sides of the industry and beyond. The full day’s programme will include a detailed look at how plant genetics research is seeking novel and practical solutions, in a key presentation which will simply not be available elsewhere.

Subjects and speakers

Disease control – ‘wild relatives to the rescue’
Dr Cristobal Uauy – Project leader, Crop Genetics, John Innes Centre

How Smart Carbohydrates are aiming to meet industry needs
Professor Alison Smith – Head of Department, Metabolic Biology,
John Innes Centre

Spring Crops vs Winter sown – What does the future look like?
Patrick Stephenson – Northern Regional Agronomist, NIAB TAG

A toolkit for 21st Century breeding
Dr Phil Howell – Programme leader, Genetics and Breeding, NIAB

Will the ‘cereals of tomorrow’ be GM?
Professor Andy Greenland – Director of Research, NIAB

Special rates for this workshop will be available to visitors to the
NIAB TAG stand (G707) at Cereals 2011. For more details email events@innovationfarm.co.uk



GM Crops: From Basic Research to Application

June 28 - 29, 2011
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Agricultural biotechnology is one of the most promising developments in modern science and it is generally accepted that GM crops will be one of many strategies needed to feed, clothe and fuel the 9 billion people estimated to be alive in 2050. There are already 134 million hectares of GM crops grown by 14 million farmers in 25 countries worldwide (ISAAA, Feb 2010). However, the vast majority are ‘first generation’ herbicide tolerance or Bt events and research is urgently needed to identify new targets for high-yielding crops with sustainable inputs and nutritious output characteristics.


This two-day conference will bring together scientists using GM technologies in the main European crops. There will be sessions on novel transgenic technologies, GM risk assessment and authorisation in EU, candidate gene research for input and output traits in crop species and novel GM approaches to pest and disease management.



Evolution of plant developmental regulatory mechanisms

April 30 - May 4, 2011
Roscoff (Brittany), France,

The conference will focus on the following topics:

Plant Evolutionary Epigenetics: chromatin state, small RNAs and gene silencing
From Bryophytes to Angiosperms: ‘long-term’ evolution of plant regulatory mechanisms
‘Short-term’ evolutionary divergence.
Evolution of environmental adaptation
Crop domestication and regulatory evolution

Deadline for application: January 15, 2011



Systems Approaches to Crop Improvement

April 14 - 15, 2011
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Systems approaches for crop improvement study the interactions between the components of biological systems, e.g. a plant or a population, exploring how these interactions give rise to the function and behaviour of that system in response to variations in climatic and environmental conditions. These approaches, including mathematical modelling and computational biology, are powerful techniques to underpin a rational design of new crop ideotypes suitable for target environments. They help to identify traits for crop improvement and to accelerate the breeding process. For example, new crop cultivars with specific physiological traits will be required for a rapidly changing climate characterised by shifts in weather patterns and increases in extreme weather events. However, the uncertainty of climate predictions poses a challenge to breeders and crop scientists who have limited time and resources and who must select the most appropriate traits for improvement. Mathematical modelling and computer simulation enable testing of the performance of crop ideotypes in a variety of environments in silico.

The aim of this conference is to facilitate knowledge exchange on systems approaches for crop improvements and to identify new frontiers in this exciting area of interdisciplinary research.



International Congress of Post Harvest Pathology

April 11 - 14, 2011
Lleida, Catalonia, Spain

Congress main topics include: host-pathogen-environment interactions, etiology and epidemiology, effect of preharvest treatments on postharvest disease control, molecular tools applied to postharvest pathology studies, chemical and alternative disease control strategies, production and formulation of biocontrol agents.



Plant Gene Discovery Technologies

February 23 - 26, 2011
Vienna, Austria

Plant Gene Discovery Technologies” will cover the following topics: - Reverse Genetics & Mutants Technologies - Gene Discovery by TILLING - DNA Sequencing Technologies - Protein Sequencing & Protein Discovery - Microarrays - Protein Microarrays - Gene Discovery using “OMICS” - Bioinformatics - Evaluation and Application of Sequencing - System Biology & Gene Network Discovery.

For any questions please contact Mondial pgdt2011@mondial-congress.com or the conference organizers pgdt2011@vipca.at



Plant Transformation Technologies II

February 19 - 22, 2011
Vienna, Austria

“Plant Transformation Technologies II” will cover the following topics: -Agrobacterium Mediated Plant Transformation -Particle Bombardment and Other Transformation Methods -Explants Used for Plant Transformation -Transformation of Important Crops -Plant Transformation Tools: Genes, Vectors, Promoters etc -Selectable and Screenable Markers -Molecular Analysis of Transgenic Events and Transformmants -Expression of Transgenes in Transgenic Plants (Integration, Stability) -Marker Excision and Marker Free Transtechnologies -Plastid Transformation and Biotechnology -Transgenic Plants as Bio Factories -Transgenic Plants and Public -Intellectual Property in Plant Transformation -Emerging Plant Trans-Technologies.


For any questions please contact Mondial ptt2011@mondial-congress.com or the conference organizers ptt2011@vipca.at



ECCB 2010

September 26 - 29, 2010
Ghent, Belgium

European Conference on Computational Biology



International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI) workshop

September 1 - 5, 2010
Beijing, China

The 20th International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI) workshop will be held from September 1st to the 5th in Beijing, China. Early bird registrations are due within the end of the month and additional information can be found at http://www.20th-itmi.com/. If you have not visited China before, this is a great opportunity to meet with scientist, discuss Triticeae genomics and get a feel for Chinese culture and hospitality.



GM Crops: From Basic Research to Application

June 28 - 29, 2010
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Agricultural biotechnology is one of the most promising developments in modern science and it is generally accepted that GM crops will be one of many strategies needed to feed, clothe and fuel the 9 billion people estimated to be alive in 2050. There are already 134 million hectares of GM crops grown by 14 million farmers in 25 countries worldwide (ISAAA, Feb 2010). However, the vast majority are ‘first generation’ herbicide tolerance or Bt events and research is urgently needed to identify new targets for high-yielding crops with sustainable inputs and nutritious output characteristics.


This two-day conference will bring together scientists using GM technologies in the main European crops. There will be sessions on novel transgenic technologies, GM risk assessment and authorisation in EU, candidate gene research for input and output traits in crop species and novel GM approaches to pest and disease management.


The conference is targeted at academic scientists and PhD students using transgenic approaches in crop research as well as more applied biotechnologists, regulators and policy makers.



Cereals 2010

June 9 - 10, 2010
near Royston, Cambridgeshire

Cereals is the leading technical event for the UK arable industry with over 64ha of stands and live demonstrations including Crop Plots, Working Cultivations, Sprays and Sprayers, Post-Harvest Technology, Business Alley, Potatoes and Renewables.

Over 400 leading suppliers come together to update 26,500 visitors on the very latest products, ranging from seeds to sprayers, crop varieties to cultivation equipment, fertilisers to finance.



2nd Workshop of the StatSeq COST Action

May 20 - 21, 2010
Het Pand, Ghent Belgium

The aim of this workshop is to build a community of researchers that facing the design and analysis of experiments involving high-throughput sequence data. This community provides a low-entry platform for the presentation and discussion of problems, best-practice, solutions, ideas and future directions to empower its members.

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3rd Conference on Sustainable Agriculture: The Art of Farming - Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Mainstream Agriculture

May 11 - 12, 2010
Brussels

We need sustainable agricultural to feed the future world. That calls for reduction of carbon footprint, the start of farming 'cool' and the protection of soil from erosion, reduction of the amount of water we need to grow crops and fostering our farmers and farming communities globally. We need innovative and cost efficient solutions. And we need them fast.
The 3rd Conference on Sustainable Agriculture accelerates solution finding through sharing state-of-the-art insights in innovative sustainable products, cutting edge techniques and cost efficient measurements. Forerunners in the business will share their knowledge, insights and experiences with you in this two day conference loaded with high level working sessions, keynote speeches, workshops, networking opportunities, updates on the most important round tables and many more.



EUCARPIA Cereal Section Meeting

April 6 - 8, 2010
NIAB, Cambridge, UK

MOLECULAR AND FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY OF DIPLOID AND POLYPLOID CEREAL GENOMES: ‘HOW CAN WE EFFECTIVELY DETECT AND EXPLOIT THIS VARIATION IN BREEDING PROGRAMMES?’

The previous successful conference of the Cereal Section in Leida, Spain proved that the Cereal Section is one of the most popular sections of EUCARPIA for plant scientists and breeders interested in the genetics and improvement of cereals.

Deadline of application for oral and poster presentations is 1 December 2009.
Registration and accommodation details will be available on the 1st circular website of the meeting (www.niab.com) and EUCARPIA homepages (http://www.eucarpia.org/).

EUCARPIA offers a one year free membership for non Eucarpia member participants.

Dr Tina Barsby - Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Prof Wayne Powell - Head of the Cereal Section



Integrative Bioinformatics Sympopsium - IB2010

March 22 - 24, 2010
Cambridge, UK

This sixth meeting on Integrative Bioinformatics will be of interest to Bioinformaticians, Computer Scientists and others working in, or interested in finding out more about, the developing area of integrative bioinformatics. There will be opportunities to present and discuss methods, theoretical approaches, and their practical applications.

IB2010 is organized by Rothamsted Research, The University of Cambridge and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben.



Next Generation Sequencing Workshop

March 1 - 2, 2010
Genome Centre, John Innes Centre, Norwich

Dear MONOGRAM Network Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to attend a Next Generation Sequencing Workshop, to be held in Norwich. It will run from midday on March 1st to midday on March 2nd 2010 and will immediately precede the UK MONOGRAM Network Workshop. The Next Generation Sequencing Workshop is organised jointly between the John Innes Centre (JIC) and The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC). The Monday afternoon session will look at the opportunities and challenges presented by big data generation and the capabilities of the three major sequencing platforms. Delegates will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the TGAC facilities. The Tuesday morning session will focus on the related bioinformatics problems and solutions, with talks given by bioinformaticians currently working with next generation sequencing data. A detailed programme will be made available nearer the event. There will be a registration fee of £50 per person, to cover the costs of Monday buffet lunch, a workshop dinner, refreshments and local transportation. If you would like to attend this workshop please contact Marian Binks (marian.binks@bbsrc.ac.uk or (01603) 450844) for further details and a registration form. Registration will close on Monday February 15th 2010.



Mathematics in the Plant Sciences Study Group (MPSSG)

December 14 - 17, 2009
University of Nottingham, UK

The Third Mathematics in the Plant Sciences Study Group (MPSSG), hosted by GARNet and the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology, will take place at the University of Nottingham from 14 -17th December 2009.

The Study Group aims to promote interactions between mathematicians and experimentalists working within Plant Science. The assembled theoreticians will tackle problems presented by Plant Scientists on the first day of the meeting. The insights generated by using mathematical modelling approaches can often lead to interesting and previously unthought-of ideas for tackling problems. For examples of problems previously tackled please see http://cpib.info/plantstudygroup/pastmeet.shtml

Some feedback from Plant Scientists at previous MPSSGs:

“Interacting with non-biologists completely changes your focus… it forces you to think outside the ‘trendy experiment’ box and think about what you actually need to find out.”

“By combining simple datasets and models we could generate and test simple hypotheses without setting foot in a lab.”

We are currently looking for interesting scientific problems to be presented at the meeting from any area of the Plant Sciences. Please note that previous mathematical modelling or input is not a stipulation for bringing a problem to the meeting.

If you have a problem that you would like us to tackle during the meeting then please contact Ruth Bastow (ruth@arabidopsis.info) or Marcus Tindall (m.tindall@reading.ac.uk).



WGIN stakeholder meeting

November 25th, 2009
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Wheat Genetic Improvement Network Research Updates for 2009 and presentations on one specific topic from WGIN stakeholders



9th International Plant Molecular Biology Congress

October 25 - 30, 2009
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

The conference will highlight a state-of-the-art view of research in plant molecular biology. In addition to keynote addresses and invited symposia, individuals are invited to submit abstracts for presentation as talks in concurrent sessions, or as posters.



EU COST TD0801 -StatSeq workshop

October 4 - 5, 2009
Barcelona Spain

“Statistical challenges on 1000euro genome sequences in plants”
New sequencing technologies will soon enable us to sequence plant genomes for less than 1000 euros. This will accelerate plant genomics and biological research.
The workshop will provide an excellent opportunity to share and discuss statistical challenges, best-practices and future directions when dealing with large scale genome sequence data in plants.
The workshop will be a mixture of invited talks and contributed talks and posters.
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We now welcome your abstracts!
The deadline is August 15 2009. Soon after this date we will draft the program and inform the presenters.
You can upload your abstract on the statseq website, or by using the following link:
http://www.statseq.eu/index.php?option=com_jforms&view=form&id=4&Itemid=35
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Registration open
The registration fee is 140 euro and covers access, documentation and meals/refreshments of the workshop.
You may use the link below for registration.
http://www.statseq.eu/index.php?option=com_jforms&view=form&id=1&Itemid=31
Please note that your registration is only completed after payment of the fee. See the website for details on payment.
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Looking forward to meet you in Barcelona,
Sincerely,
Dr. Marco Bink
Workshop chair
Information on EU-COST Action TD0801 is available at www.statseq.eu



Eucarpia Biometrics Section Meeting

September 2 - 4, 2009
Dundee, Scotland

Biometric techniques will play a key role in maximising the opportunities arising from new sequencing and genotyping technologies and how these can be best utilised in developing new crop varieties adapted to climate change and other challenges.

This meeting will be a tribute to the career of Professor Mike Kearsey of the University of Birmingham, who will be one of the keynote speakers. Other confirmed speakers include Marc Cooper, Brian Cullis, Dirk Husmeier, Sue Welham, Ed Buckler and Ian Mackay.



Cambridge Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Day

May 18th, 2009
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, CB3 0WA.

This is a day long meeting for bioinformaticians and researchers interested in working with data from any of the Next Generation Sequencing platforms.

Come prepared to talk and share your problems, ideas and solutions with other participants



UK Plant Genome Sequencing Workshop

February 17th, 2009
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

The workshop will bring together key people in the sequencing field to discuss the latest technologies, advances and UK capacity, there will also be updates from current plant genome sequencing projects. The main aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for discussion; for people to share experiences and ideas and to help scientists make the best progress in their own research.

If you would like to attend the workshop please fill in the registration form (see news pages) and return to Ruth Bastow ruth@arabidopsis.info by the 10th Feb.



Community resource for wheat functional genomics

December 11th, 2008
Nottingham, Sutton Bonnington Campus

The BBR project (community resource for wheat functional genomics) steering group meeting



WGIN stakeholder meeting

November 1st, 2008
TBA

The Wheat Genetic Improvement Network stakeholder meeting



ECCB 08

September 23rd, 2018
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

European Conference on Computational Biology



2nd Workshop on TritiGen COST action FA0604

September 22 - 24, 2008
Albena, Bulgaria

Triticeae genomics for the advancement of essential European crops.



58th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference

August 31 - September 4, 2008
Queensland, Australia

Topics: Innovation in cereal quality and nutrition;
New characterisation techniques;
Grains for animal feed;
Grains for bioplastics and biofuels;
Advances in grain science and technology.



11th International Wheat Genetics Symposium

August 24 - 29, 2008
Brisbane, Australia

Topics: Exploiting wheat genetic resources;
Chromosome biotechnology;
Genome dynamics;
Coping with wheat in a changing; environment - biotic stresses;
Coping with wheat in a changing environment - abiotic stresses;
Coping with wheat in a changing environment - quality issues;
Coping with wheat in a changing environment - varying development;
Breeding for a changing world;
Integration from molecules to function.



IB08

August 21st, 2018
Leucorea Wittenberg, Germany

5th Integrative Bioinformatics Symposium



9th ISSS Conference on Seed Biology

July 6 - 11, 2008
Olsztyn, Poland

Seed Development and Maturation.
Seed Dormancy and Germination.
Seed Ecology.
Seed Stress Tolerance.
Seed Technology and Germplasm Preservation.
Alternative Seed Uses.
Advanced Techniques in Seed Research (as conference technical workshop).



DILS 2008

June 27th, 2018
Evry, France

5th International Workshop on Data Integration in the Life Sciences



Plants For Life

June 23rd, 2018
Toulon (Côte d'Azur), France

The 4th European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) Conference



13th ICC Cereal and Bread Congress 2008

June 15 - 18, 2008
Madrid, Spain

Cereals in the 21st century: present and future.



9th International Hydrocolloids Conference

June 16th, 2018
Rasa Sentosa, Singapore

Theoretical and applied aspects of hydrocolloids structure and interactions with natural food ingredients and pharmaceuticals.



Cereals 2008

June 11 - 12, 2008
Heath Farm, Leadenham, Lincolnshire, UK

Cereals is the leading technical event for the UK arable industry and brings together over 22,500 professional farmers and industry experts over two days



7th European Young Cereal Scientists and Technologists Workshop

May 20th, 2018
Kaunas, Lithuania

The aim of the workshop is to especially
attract (young) people, new to the field of cereal science and to cover a broad range of
cereal related topics, including breeding, biotechnology, ingredients- functionality,
processing, nutrition…



4th CE Food Congress

May 16th, 2018
Cavatat, Croatia

The scope of the Congress will embrace the European vision for 2020 and beyond of the ETP Food for Life which states: 'An effective integration of strategically-focussed, trans-national, concerted research in the nutritional, food and consumer sciences and food chain management will deliver innovative, novel and improved food products for, and to, national, regional and global markets in line with consumer needs and expectations.'



RevGenUK launch symposium

May 15th, 2008
JIC, Norwich

RevGenUK is a new BBSRC-sponsored platform for reverse genetics of model legumes and brassicas based on TILLING and de-TILLING technologies developed at the John Innes Centre.



ICC International Conference: Bosphorus 2008

April 24 - 26, 2008
Istanbul, Turkey

The focus of this international conference will be marketing and development of innovative cereal products meeting society’s and consumers’ needs.



VIII International Symposium of Plant Biotechnology

April 23 - 25, 2008
Santa Clara, Cuba

The main objectives of the Symposium are to contribute to the development and application of the current advances in the Plant Biotechnology field.



5th ICSC - 5th International Crop Science Congress

April 13 - 18, 2008
JeJu, South Korea

Recognizing Past Achievements, Meeting Future Needs



The 10th International Barley Genetics Symposium

April 5 - 10, 2008
Alexandria, Egypt

The Symposium covers a diverse range of applied and basic research on barley



5th European Symposium on Enzymes in Grain Processing

March 31 - April 2, 2008
Norwich, UK

esEGP5 will provide a comprehensive overview of enzymes in grain based foods and beverages from fundamental research topics to industrial applications



Starch 2008

March 18th, 2018
Nottingham, UK

Structure & Functionality



Genomes to Systems 2008

March 18th, 2018
Manchester, UK


Envietech2008

January 30 - February 1, 2008
Vienna, Austria

Renewable Energy - Science meets Industry



Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference

January 12 - 16, 2008
San Diego, USA


ICC - Workshop

November 27 - 29, 2007
Ping Tung,Taiwan

Safety and wholesomeness of cereal food International



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