10 October 2023

SCI Horticulture Group David Miller Awards

Organised by:

SCI’s Horticulture group

SCI, London, UK

Registration Closed

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.


Tuesday 10 October 2023

Registration and lunch
Welcome and introduction
Alec Forsyth, Group Chair and Alison Foster, David Miller Award Co-ordinator
2022 winner: Developing watercress with improved phosphate use and optimisation for indoor vertical farming (remote presentation)
Lauren Hibbert, University of Southampton
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
2023 winner
Noémie David-Rogeat
2023 winner
Ece Moustafa
Flash poster presentations
Refreshment break and poster viewing session
Keynote speaker
Dr Oliver Doubleday, Blackbird Farming
Closing remarks
Networking reception
Accessibility Grants

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Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

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Email: conferences@soci.org


This is a free event. 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.

Accessibility grants are available for this event to support members with disabilities, long term health conditions, those who require a carer and members who are nursing parents. To apply for a grant, please contact membership@soci.org for more information with the subject line ‘SCI Accessibility Grant enquiry‘.

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CPD Info

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Organising Committee

Alison Foster, University of Kent
David Atkinson, SCI