Plant Breeding Institute Centenary meeting June 2012

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Plant Breeding Institute Centenary meeting June 2012

dee rawsthorne (NBI)
A one day conference to celebrate the founding of the Plant Breeding Institute
Wednesday 20th June 2012
to be held at the Conference Centre, John Innes Centre, Norwich
The Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge would have been celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2012. The ground-breaking science, plant breeding technology and a host of new arable crop varieties that came out of PBI formed the back-bone of UK crop research for decades.  Many of the former staff are still very much taking an active and vital role in underpinning the plant breeding and plant science in the UK and international scientific community today.  To mark the event, we are holding a one day conference with talks, demonstration plots and a historical exhibition at the John Innes Centre, Norwich.

  *   09:30 registration and refreshments
  *   10:00 John Snape and Richard Summers - Welcome and introduction
Chair: Richard Summers

  *   10:10 Dick Flavell - Historical significance of PBI in UK research - kindly sponsored by Science International
  *   10:40 Bill Angus - Plant breeding past and future - kindly sponsored by LS Plant Breeding Ltd
  *   11:10 refreshment break
  *   11:30 James Brown - Disease resistance research
  *   11:50 Jonathan Jones - How genes from wild relatives can make great PBI spuds even better
  *   12:10 Graham Moore - History of alien introgression
  *   12:30 lunch
Chair: Colin Law

  *   13:30 Mike Bevan - Sequencing the wheat genome
  *   14:00 Caroline Dean - Flowering time
  *   14:30 Nick Harberd - From nulli-tetras to DELLAs to dwarfing genes and beyond - kindly sponsored by Society for Experimental Biology
  *   15:00 refreshment break
  *   15:30 Rob Martienssen - The genome wilderness: Transposons, tandem repeats and heterochromatin - kindly sponsored by BBSRC
  *   16:00 David Baulcombe - Plant science and food security - kindly sponsored by KWS
  *   16:30 Concluding remarks - John Bingham, Colin Law, John Snape
  *   16:45 Site tours including trial plots at JIC - kindly sponsored by Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust
  *   18:00 Drinks reception
  *   18:30 Evening guest speaker - William H Strawson
  *   19:00 Hog roast followed by strawberries and cream - kindly sponsored by PBL and Monsanto

  *   John Snape, John Innes Emeritus Fellow
  *   Graham Moore, Crop Genetics Department, John Innes Centre
  *   Simon Griffiths, Crop Genetics Department, John Innes Centre
  *   James Brown, Disease & Stress Biology Department, John Innes Centre
  *   Mike Ambrose, Crop Genetics Department, John Innes Centre
  *   Richard Summers, RAGT Seeds Ltd
The meeting is free to attend with optional evening buffet supper (cost is £25.00). Cheques should be made payable to John Innes Centre and sent to Dawn Barrett, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich NR4 7UH.
If payment by credit card or bank transfer is preferred please contact Dawn Barrett by email - [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]> or tel: 01603 255 328
To register for the meeting please complete the registration form here:
PBI Memories
Anyone attending the meeting is welcome to bring photographs and memorabilia for display. We are hoping to have a display of photographs together with the Queen's awards for delegates to view.

Dawn Barrett FInstAM(Dip), Communications Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 1603 255 328 Fax: +44 (0) 1603 255 168
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