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Advances and Challenges of Phenotyping Biotic and Abiotic Stress: From Lab to Field.

12th – 13th January 2015, University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield will be hosting a workshop on ‘Advances and Challenges of Phenotyping Biotic and Abiotic stress’. The aim of the meeting is to bring together scientists from different disciplines to discuss the phenotyping technologies and approaches that have, and are being developed for use in the laboratory and under field conditions to further our understanding of the biology of biotic and abiotic stress in plants. The workshop will consist of a series of talks and discussion sessions. There will also be displays from some of the suppliers of lab and field-based phenotyping equipment.

The workshop will start with registration and a buffet lunch at 12.00 noon on Monday 12th January and finish with lunch on Tuesday 13th January 2015. A dinner and reception will be held on Monday evening.

Confirmed speakers
Professor Lyn Jones (James Hutton Institute, Dundee)
Dr Ralf Metzner (Jülich Research Centre)
Dr Mirwaes Wahabzada (University of Bonn)
Dr Lionel Dupuy (James Hutton Institute, Dundee)
Dr Bruce Grieve (University of Manchester)
Dr Tracey Lawson (University of Essex)
Dr Jon West (Rothamsted Research)
Dr Astrid Wingler (UCL)
Dr Duncan Cameron (University of Sheffield)

Registration, Fee and Deadline

There are two options for registration. The first option includes the registration fee, hotel accommodation and meals whilst the second option includes the registration fee, meals but not accommodation (this allows delegates to find their own accommodation).

Option 1: £70 – Registration fee, accommodation and meals
(includes lunches, tea and coffee on Monday and Tuesday,
reception/dinner on Monday evening and accommodation on
Monday night at either the Halifax Hall hotel or the Rutland hotel.

Option 2: £35 – Registration and meals only (includes lunches, tea and coffee on Monday and Tuesday and reception/dinner on Monday evening).

The number of hotel rooms is limited to 35. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Once rooms have been allocated,
delegates may need to find their own accommodation.

Deadline for registration is Monday 15th December 2014.

Go to the registration tab now to register.

Oral and Poster Presentations

If you would like to give a short oral presentation (15 mins + 5 mins questions) please email Julie Scholes (j.scholes@sheffield.ac.uk) with the title of your talk, authors and a 100 word abstract. Please ensure that the subject title of your email is: Phenotyping biotic and abiotic stress.

Applications must be sent to Julie Scholes by Monday 8th December 2014, after which, we will let you know whether your presentation has been selected.

We encourage all attendees to bring posters. It would be helpful if you could email Julie Scholes to let her know if you wish to present a poster so that there are enough poster boards available.

Student Travel Bursary

The UK Plant Phenotyping Network is offering 5 travel bursaries (£50) for students who wish to give a presentation or poster at the meeting. If you wish to be considered for a travel bursary, please
indicate this on the registration form that is available on the
registration page.

Local Organisers

Julie Scholes (j.scholes@sheffield.ac.uk), Andy Fleming
(a.fleming@sheffield.ac.uk), University of Sheffield.


The workshop is organized within the BBSRC UK Plant Phenomics Network (http://www.ukppn.org.uk/) with additional funding from the P3 Centre of Excellence for Translational Plant Science,
University of Sheffield (http://p3.group.shef.ac.uk).

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Advances and Challenges of Phenotyping Biotic and Abiotic Stress: From Lab to Field.