Roots of the second green revolution
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Thursday, 23 April 2015, Dundee
Sponsored by the Scottish Food Security Alliance and the James Hutton Institute Medal Lecture fund.
Registration deadline: Please register by Thursday 9th April to offer a poster or alternatively if no poster displayed by Wednesday 15th for catering purposes
Registration is free, but capacity limited to 100 places
13:00 Registration and tea/coffee
13:25 Welcome to meeting
Young Researcher Talks
13:30 Caroline Upton (James Hutton Institute and University of Abertay, Dundee)
"Seeing in the dark: shedding new light on root system architecture"
13:45 Sam Keyes (University of Southampton)
"Imaging at the interface: interdisciplinary investigations of soil root interactions."
14:00 Mohammad Sayedul Islam (University of Aberdeen)
“High throughput method to assess rooting depth in rice using buried herbicide”
14:15 Dimitris Kalogiros (James Hutton Institute and University of Dundee)
“Measuring root growth traits from phenotyping images using a density-based model”
14:30 Quick poster outline presentations
14:50 Poster Session, accompanied by afternoon tea/coffee
16:00 Inaugural ISRR Dundee Medal Lecture in Root Research: “Roots of the second green revolution” by Professor Jonathan Lynch
Sustaining 10 billion people in a degrading environment is a grand challenge of the 21st century. The development of agricultural systems that are more resilient and require less inputs will be a cornerstone of addressing this challenge. This presentation will review progress in developing crops with greater drought tolerance and nutrient efficiency by selection of superior root phenotypes.
17:10 Medal presentation and photographs
17:15 Drinks reception, Dalhousie Foyer
18:15 Close and depart