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Dundee Roots Group: Workshop & 2019 ISRR Medal Lecture in Root Research

15 May 2019, 2pm to 5:45pm
at James Hutton Institute, Dundee
for scientists, students and other interested parties
Professor Hans Lambers will deliver the 2019 ISRR Medal Lecture in Root Research

This one-day event organised by the Dundee Roots Group and held at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, is aimed at scientists interested in root research and the plant-soil interface and will feature the 2019 ISRR Medal Lecture on Root Research on "Cluster roots and their functional equivalents: ecological and agronomic significance", by Professor Hans Lambers, of the University of Western Australia.

Hans was born in the Netherlands, obtained his PhD in 1979, and was appointed Professor of Ecophysiology at Utrecht University in 1985. In 1998 he migrated to Australia, where he was appointed Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Western Australia. There, Hans studied rhizosphere biology and mineral nutrition of Australian native species and crop plants, seeking to discover how some Australian plants acquire phosphorus from depauperate soil and use it very efficiently.

Hans has published >425 refereed articles, with an H index of 67, and features on the current ISI Highly Cited list. In 2003 Hans was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2012 to the Australian Academy of Science. Hans received Honorary Professorships from China Agricultural University (2002), Chinese Academy of Sciences (Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Beijing) (2004), and Shenyang Agricultural University (2018). Hans received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society of Root Research (2018) and was awarded a China 1000 Talent Fellowship (2018). Hans was appointed as Distinguished Professor at the National Academy of Agriculture Green Development at China Agricultural University in 2018.

For a full event programme and details on how to book, please visit the event page on Eventbrite. More information is available from Dr Jennifer Brown, James Hutton Institute.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.