Spring Networking Event
Venue: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon innovation (ECCI), Conference room
High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
13:00 – Welcome, EPS Director, Karen Halliday
Update on GENbIOME (the EPS integrated phenotyping facility) and other EPS activities.
13.15 - Keynote Speaker
Professor Duncan Cameron, Chair in Plant and Soil Biology, University of Sheffield
“The P3 Centre of Excellence for Translational Plant Science”
14.00 - Networking Activity 1: Creating Opportunities for EPS
How can we capitalise on the expertise across EPS? An aim of this informal session is to identify research themes / initiatives that require the transdisciplinary expertise offered by EPS partners.
- Networking Activity 2: Capturing EPS Student/PDRA ideas
Central to EPS is our strong student body. Stacia Stetkiewicz (SRUC) will coordinate a discussion on the formation of an EPS student/PDRA network; involvement in outreach, e.g. public engagement, blogging, twitter; membership of the EPS steering committee; EPS student/PDRA events.
15.00 - Coffee/Tea
15:30 - Keynote Speaker
Dr Andy Evans, Applied Practice Team Leader, Crop and Soil Systems, Scotland’s Rural College
“SRUC involvement in the UK Agritech Innovation Centres”
16:00 - Roundtable Discussion/Challenge “Building the Future”
With a number of forthcoming funding opportunities (e.g. Leverhulme/NERC) aimed at building centres of excellence, this roundtable aims to generate concepts for ambitious plant science-focussed centres. To spark ideas the session will start with summary feedback from the Networking Activities.
16.45 - Summing up, Dr Liz Fletcher, SynthSys Centre Manager, University of Edinburgh
17.00 Refreshments and networking
with wine, beer and nibbles.