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Rising to the challenges conference

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16-17 July 2014: £50-£125
at Sophi Taylor building, Park Farm, Villa Road, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9NZ
for scientists, students, industry and other interested parties
Field of barley

The inaugural 'Rising to the challenges' conference will explore the advances that science and industry are making in providing long term solutions to the pressing global challenges of food security, climate change, sustainable resource efficiency and demands for healthier nutritious food. It will be held at the NIAB Innovation Farm.

Speakers will highlight the importance of plant genetic innovation and associated technologies in addressing these challenges. The two-day conference will include glasshouse and field exhibits to demonstrate how plant science is being translated into commercial practice and opportunities for delegates to network and engage directly with associated experts.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Keynote: Professor Giles Oldroyd – Project leader, John Innes Centre
  • Dr David Shaw – Director of Research, Savari Research Trust
  • Professor Beverley Glover – Director, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
  • Professor Peter Gregory – Global Food Security, University of Reading and CEO East Malling Research
  • Dr John Hammond – Senior Research fellow, University of Reading
  • Dr Pietro Iannetta – Molecular Ecologist, James Hutton Institute
  • Dr Phil Howell – Plant Breeder, NIAB
  • Dr Belinda Clarke – Director, Agri-tech cluster for the East of England
  • Professor A. Dobermann – Director, Rothamsted Research.

For full details see the 'Rising to the challenges' conference page of the NIAB Innovation Farm website.

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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.