To be announced soon
UK PlantSci 2016
11 - 12 April 2016 | John Innes Centre, Norwich
UK PlantSci 2016 is the annual conference of the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) and the meeting showcases the wealth of plant sciences in the UK. It also provides a unique forum for all those interested in the plant sciences to come together and share their knowledge and expertise.
Keynote presentations were given by Philip Poole, University of Oxford and Giles Oldroyd, John Innes Centre.
Session topics included:
- Epigenetics and heterosis
- Abiotic stress
- Ecosystem resilience
- The plant microbiome
- Plant signalling
- Future generations
Fascination of Plants Day 2015
18 May 2015
The UKPSF provided central coordination for national events taking place under the third international Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD). FoPD is an international initiative that encourages people around the world to celebrate the importance of plants and plant science. Building on the success of previous years, botanic gardens, research labs, schools, museums and farmers opened their doors on and around 18th May 2015 with plant-based activities for all ages. The UK hosted over 30 events involving more than 60 organisations, from hands-on activities and interactive exhibits, to guided walks, talks and debates. A summary of activities can be found on the FoPD UK homepage and Royal Society of Biology news page.Follow #FoPD on twitter @PlantDay2015.
UK PlantSci 2015
14 - 15 April 2015
Harper Adams University
UK PlantSci is the annual conference of the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) established to showcase the wealth of plant sciences in the UK. The meeting provides a unique forum for all those interested and working in the plant sciences to come together and share their knowledge and expertise.
Guy Smith, Vice President of the National Farmers' Union
Crop production - agronomics, economics or politics?
Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre
Epigenetic switches underlying seasonal timing
- Plants and agriculture
- Trees and forests
- Panel and open floor discussion - Building a roadmap for UK plant science
- Roots, soil, nutrients and water
- Future generations
- Ecology, environment and biodiversity
Plant Science - Sustaining Life on Earth
31 March to 1 April 2014
The third annual UK PlantSci conference was held at the University of York. A report from the meeting is available on the UKPSF blog and video presentations can be viewed on the Journal of Experimental Botany website.
Fascination of Plants Day 2013
18 May 2013
Nearly 700 botanic gardens, research labs, schools, museums and farmers around the world opened their doors for Fascination of Plants Day 2013. The UK's activities were coordinated by the UK Plant Sciences Federation and included over 80 participating organisations. A summary of some of the successes can be found on the Fascination of Plants Day website.
UK PlantSci 2013
16 to 17 April 2013
UK PlantSci 2013 took place at the University of Dundee. Speakers included David Baulcombe (University of Cambridge), Charles Godfray (University of Oxford), Rob Edwards (Fera), Mike Holdsworth (University of Nottingham), Jonathan Jones (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich), John Pickett (Rothamsted Research), Toby Pennington (RBGE), Beverley Glover (University of Cambridge), Sarah Gurr (University of Oxford) and Mark Watson (RBGE). Video presentations from UK PlantSci 2013 can be viewed via the Journal of Experimental Botany website, and a meeting report is published in New Phytologist.
UK PlantSci 2012
18 to 19 April 2012
The inaugural UK PlantSci meeting was held at the John Innes Centre. Video presentations from the conference are available via the Journal of Experimental Botany website.
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