7 October 2022

SCI Horticulture Group David Miller Awards

Organised by:

SCI’s Horticulture group

SCI, London, UK

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This event is no longer available for registration.


David Miller was the founder of SCI's Horticulture Group. David was a stalwart of the Guernsey horticulture industry for over 40 years and made a great contribution to UK horticulture as a whole. He was always one to look ahead, and the encouragement and support he gave to young people at the outset of their horticulture careers, was fundamental to his philosophy.

The David Miller Travel Bursary Awards was set up in his honour and aims to give one or more young plant scientists or horticulturists the opportunity of domestic or overseas travel in connection with their careers.


For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org.


Friday 7 October 2022

Registration and lunch
Welcome and introduction
David Atkinson, Group Chair and Alison Foster, David Miller Award Co-ordinator
2021 winner: Optimising the light recipe for maximum photosynthesis, yield and quality in strawberry
Winnie Swann
2022 winner: Towards Year-Round Production of UK Strawberries
Sophie Read, University of Reading
2022 winner: Enhancing the Stress Tolerance and Shelf Life of Horticultural Crops Through Light Quality Manipulation
Jessie Sweetman, University of Bristol
2022 winner: Developing Watercress with Improved Phosphate use and Optimisation for Indoor Vertical Farming
Lauren Hibbert, University of Southampton
Refreshment break and opportunity to view the Horticulture Group BBC Gardeners World live exhibit
Keynote: Careering Through Horticulture
Chris Rose
Closing remarks
Networking reception
Accessibility Grants

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Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


This is a free event. To enable us to control the number of visitors into the building, we are asking all delegates to pre-register in advance. 

For this reason, registration will close 24 hours prior to the event and only registered guests will be admitted.

All registrations will automatically receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registering for the event. Should you not receive written confirmation of your booking, please email conferences@soci.org.

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Organising Committee
Alison Foster, University of Kent
David Atkinson, SCI