25 March 2014

Agri - innovation 2014: Emerging science and technologies in crop research

Organised by:

SCI's BioResources Group, RSC and AGRI-net

Imperial College London, U.K.

Registration Closed

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Synopsis

Join colleagues from major plant science companies, SMEs, research institutes, universities and funding bodies already registered for a day of information, inspiration and innovation. Presentations will cover advances in synthetic biology, chemical biology and progress in the technologies of crop production and crop protection. PhD students and others will be presenting posters on topics including stress tolerance, nutrient uptake and pest resistance - there are a few poster places left, so don’t miss the opportunity to network.

Speakers on the programme represent leading research institutes, universities and crop science companies in the UK and Europe. Exhibitors include Lambda Photometrics, Ocean Optics, LGC Genomics and Springer. This event will appeal to academic and industrial scientists involved in all aspects of crop research, and other stakeholders interested in catching up on the latest developments.

On behalf of the SCI BioResources Group, the Royal Society of Chemistry and AGRI-net, an agri-science chemical biology network, we look forward to welcoming you to Imperial College London on 25 March for this event sponsored by Lambda Photometrics.


Attendees

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.


Programme

Day 1

09:00
Registration and refreshments
09:55
Session one: Increasing crop potential
10:00
Advances in chemical biology
Rob Field, John Innes Centre
10:30
Understanding the evolution of C4 photosynthesis to facilitate crop improvement
Julian Hibberd, University of Cambridge
11:00
Understanding plant responses to abiotic and biotic stress
Steve Rolfe, University of Sheffield
11:30
Discussion
11:55
Lunch break sponored by Lambda and Poster Session
12:55
Session two: Protecting crop potential
13:00
Herbicide resistance: diagnosis and mitigation
Rob Edwards, FERA/Newcastle University
13:30`
RNAi technology for insect control
Guy Smagghe, University of Ghent
14:00
Safener discovery and combination with HPPD herbicides to provide new solutions for modern agriculture
Stephen Lindell, Bayer
14:30
Tea break and poster session
14:55
Session three: Diagnostics and delivery
15:00
Use of sensors and sensing in crop protection
Bruce Grieve, University of Manchester
15:30
Advances in plant diagnostics: from lab to field
Rick Mumford, FERA
16:00
Precision delivery by advanced formulations
Carl Formstone, Syngenta
16:30
Discussion and poster prize presentation

Venue and Contact

Imperial College

170 Queen's Gate
Imperial College London,
South Kensington Campus, 
Exhibition Rd
London 
SW7 5HF

 

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Earlybird fees - before 21 February 2014
GB£120 . . . . . . . . .SCI / RSC Member 
GB£40. . . . . . . . . . SCI / RSC Student
GB£110. . . . . . . . . Academic
GB£160 . . . . . . . . .Non Member

Standard fees - after 21 February 2014
GB£144 . . . . . . . . .SCI / RSC Member 
GB£48 .. . . . . . . . . SCI / RSC Student
GB£132. . . . . . . . . Academic
GB£192 . . . . . . . . .Non Member

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Exhibitors

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Additional Info

Posters

Offers of posters on any aspect of crop research are welcome.  PhD students are especially encouraged to present their research. Interested delegates are strongly encouraged to submit their application for this early. Please send a one-page abstract to conferences@soci.org. The poster deadline has been extended to Friday 14 March.

Exhibition

There will be an exhibition running alongside this conference; interested companies are invited to contact conferences@soci.org for more information. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.