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Learn about the latest findings in crop research - SCI & KTN workshop, 20 October, London

SCI’s AgriSciences Group and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are holding a conference on "New Frontiers in Crop Research" on Thursday 20th October 2016 in London.

This conference will provide updates in many exciting areas of crop research, including projects underway within the BBSRC funded research-industry clubs. The event also aims to foster the interdisciplinary networking essential to innovation in the agri-food sector focused on enhancing crop yields, quality and sustainability.



Who should attend?

This event is designed to appeal to academic and industrial scientists involved in all aspects of crop research, and other stakeholders interested in catching up on the latest developments.

  • Overview of BBSRC’s research-industry clubs and future funding opportunities - James Phillips, BBSRC, UK
  • Industry outlook and challenges
Enhancing Growth and Increasing Yield
  • Increasing wheat drought tolerance and recovery by regulating plant growth mechanisms - Matthew Paul, Rothamsted Research, UK
  • Boosting crop production with natural nitrogen - David Dent, Azotic Technologies, UK
  • SARIC: Reduced stomatal density in wheat – new prospects for drought and pathogen resistance - Julie Gray, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Improving oilseed rape yield by genetic manipulation of rhizosphere exudation - Gary Bending, University of Warwick, UK
  • High throughput root phenotyping and development of models to predict how crops utilise environmental resources to grow and produce yield - Lionel DuPuy, James Hutton, UK
  • CROPROTECT: a knowledge exchange system for sustainable crop protection - Toby Bruce, Rothamsted Research, UK
Improving Quality
  • Phenotyping and genetic analysis of the causes of grain skinning in malting barley - Steve Hoad, SRUC, UK
  • HAPI: Multi-disciplinary approaches to improving post-harvest quality in fresh produce - Jim Monaghan, Harper Adams, UK
  • Improving the processing quality of malting barley - Bill Thomas, James Hutton, UK
  • Engineering starch granules in wheat - Kay Trafford, NIAB, UK
  • European Funding for Crop Research - Ian Holmes, H2020 NCP – Sustainable Agriculture and Food

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