Recent Updates

Recent Updates

Plant Microbe Interactions

30/09/2020 at 09:31am

This two-part webinar series will take a comprehensive view of the multi-disciplinary field of plant-microbe interactions, to demonstrate how it offers solutions to fundamental que...

46th New Phytologist Symposium: Sto...

20/03/2020 at 16:26pm

  Please note that this event has been postponed   ...

Next Generation Scientists 2020

20/03/2020 at 16:25pm

  Please note that this event has been postponed   ...

45th New Phytologist Symposium: Eco...

20/03/2020 at 15:54pm

Please note that this event has been postponed   ...

8th International Crop Science Cong...

05/02/2020 at 16:56pm

Hosted by the International Crop Science Society, in partnership with the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), and supported by the Canadian Society of Soil Sciences & Ag...

“AI For Wheat” Workshop

06/01/2020 at 15:18pm

This two day workshop will bring members of the UK wheat community and data science researchers together to identify suitable and exciting biological problems (with associated data...

Genetics Society Arabidopsis Meetin...

25/11/2019 at 11:00am

Arabidopsis was the third multicellular eukaryote sequenced and it remains the best-characterised genome in the plant kingdom....

Plant Quantitative Genetics: from T...

30/09/2019 at 11:39am

Historically, quantitative geneticists working on plants have lacked a forum to come together regularly within the UK to meet other researchers and discuss with leading experts wit...


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