Cereal Genomics: Sequencing/genotyping the wheat genome
Keith Edwards, Bristol University
1-2pm, Thursday, 25 October 2012
Sainsbury Laboratory, Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1L
InCrops / RRes: Green business workshop
25th October 2012, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ
InCrops, Rothamsted Research and the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry have teamed up to organise a series of FREE workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups businesses and Small and Medium-size Enterprises in the bio-renewables, agri-biotech and green sectors.
Morning session: Managing innovation and IP
Afternoon session: Funding innovation
To book: email Julia O'Rourke, InCrops Events Co-ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 1603 591765
ADAS / SYNGENTA: Potato Conference and Exhibition
22 November 2012, Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire
Progressive potato farming: management for healthy tubers, increased yield and resource stewardship.
The Biorefinery for Food, Fuel and Materials symposium
7-10 April 2013, Hof van Wageningen, The Netherlands.
1 November 2012 - Deadline forabstracts and oral presentations
Symposium - National Agri-Science Chemical Biology Postgraduate Symposium (AgriNet)
1st- 2nd of November 2012, Imperial College London,
This meeting is for PhD students and Early Career Researchers undertaking Chemical Biology research in areas related to the agri-science and will provide attendees with the opportunity to present their work in a friendly, constructive environment to a knowledgeable audience.
Registration is free and includes the conference dinner.
Conference - Processing Lignocellulosic Biomass, SCI
8 November 2012, CPI Wilton Centre, Teesside
The conference will focus on the UK role for biomass conversion, and the business and commercial implications of the technologies being developed.
There is also an excellent article on the future for biomass processing at http://www.soci.org/News/Bioresources-lignocellulosic.
Further information and to register
UEA Water Security/ICID Seminar: Irrigation policy in a time of drought and high food prices (part of the NERC Water Security Knowledge Exchange Programme)
9 November 2012. 9.30 am to 5:00 pm ICE, Central London
This seminar, organised by ICID.UK and the UEA Water Security Research Centre (with support from NERC Water Security Knowledge Exchange Programme and the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network ) will examine global and local irrigation policy in the context of drought and high food prices. The 2012 droughts in the UK, the US and Indo-Gangetic Plain plus current high food prices provide the background to this seminar. The broad question that guides the seminar is:
"In a time of climate change and food scarcity, can better irrigation policies reduce food vulnerabilities?"
Further information or http://www.uea.ac.uk/watersecurity
Conference - Realizing the value of plant natural products - from metabolic engineering to biorefining (chaired by Rob Edwards)
16 November, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (within the GSK complex)
The meeting will be chaired by Professor Rob Edwards (University of York and FERA). Presenters include Professor Johnathan Napier (Rothamsted Research), Professor John Ward (UCL), Professor Gary Loake (Edinburgh), Professor Ian Graham (University of York) and Professor Anne Osbourn (JIC).