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General Information

GARNet is a BBSRC sponsored network that aims to make sure the UK Arabidopsis and wider plant research community remains competitive and productive at the national and international level by helping researchers make the best use of available funding, tools and resources. GARNet represents UK Arabidopsis researchers via a committee of elected members.

GARNet acts as information hub for the community via its newslettermailing list and provides a point of contact for researchers and funding agencies. Working with other groups, GARNet helps to promote interactions between fundamental and applied plant sciences. GARNet also works to increase opportunities for UK Arabidopsis scientists at the international level.

GARNet is a member organisation of the UK Plant Sciences Federation, a group that brings together the UK plant science community to create a coordinated approach to research, industry, education and outreach.

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Deadline for submissions: Monday 20th August

Meeting organisers:

Contact Geraint Parry, Cardiff University, for more information about GARNet.



Session I: Large Scale Biology 
Daniel Zilberman (John Innes Centre): Mechanisms of Epigenetic Inheritance
Rupert Fray (University of Nottingham): RNA Biology

Session II: Innovations in Hormone Signaling
Lucia Strader (Washington University, St Louis): New insights on auxin signaling
Alexander Jones (SLCU): In vivo visualisation for plant hormones
Tom Bennett (University of Leeds): Strigolactone signaling

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser (SLCU)

Session III: Interacting with the Environment
Katherine Denby (University of York): Systems biology of defence signaling.
Richard Buggs (QMUL): Understanding the biology of ash dieback.
Lisa Smith (University of Sheffield): The role of Malectin domain proteins in plant development.

Session IV: Out of Arabidopsis
Cristobal Uauy (John Innes Centre): Developing Wheat Genetic and Genomic Resources
Rachel Wells (John Innes Centre): Introducing the Brassica BRAVO project.
Cara Griffiths (Rothamsted Research): Using Resurrection to improve plant yield.

Session V: Novel methods in Cell Imaging
George Bassel (University of Birmingham): The evolution of multicellular complexity in plants
Markus Schwarzlaender (University of Münster): Imaging Plant Respiration

Final Plenary: Minako Ueda (Nagoya University): Imaging Early Embryogenesis.