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Edinburgh Plant Science

Edinburgh Plant Science (EPS)

Friday, 1 May 2015 from 13:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Edinburgh Plant Science

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Edinburgh Plant Science – Spring Networking Event





13:00 – Welcome, EPS Director, Karen Halliday


Update on GENbIOME (the EPS integrated phenotyping facility) and other EPS activities.



13.15 - Keynote Speaker


Professor Duncan Cameron, Chair in Plant and Soil Biology, University of Sheffield


“The P3 Centre of Excellence for Translational Plant Science”



14.00 - Networking Activity 1: Creating Opportunities for EPS


How can we capitalise on the expertise across EPS? An aim of this informal session is to identify research themes / initiatives that require the transdisciplinary expertise offered by EPS partners.


           - Networking Activity 2: Capturing EPS Student/PDRA ideas


Central to EPS is our strong student body. Stacia Stetkiewicz (SRUC) will coordinate a discussion on the formation of an EPS student/PDRA network; involvement in outreach, e.g. public engagement, blogging, twitter; membership of the EPS steering committee; EPS student/PDRA events.



15.00 - Coffee/Tea



15:30 - Keynote Speaker


Dr Andy Evans, Applied Practice Team Leader, Crop and Soil Systems, Scotland’s Rural College


“SRUC involvement in the UK Agritech Innovation Centres”



16:00 - Roundtable Discussion/Challenge “Building the Future”


With a number of forthcoming funding opportunities (e.g. Leverhulme/NERC) aimed at building centres of excellence, this roundtable aims to generate concepts for ambitious plant science-focussed centres. To spark ideas the session will start with summary feedback from the Networking Activities.



16.45 - Summing up, Dr Liz Fletcher, SynthSys Centre Manager, University of Edinburgh



17.00 Refreshments and networking


with wine, beer and nibbles.




Do you have questions about Edinburgh Plant Science? Contact Edinburgh Plant Science (EPS)

When & Where

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
High School Yards
EH1 1LZ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Friday, 1 May 2015 from 13:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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