31st May 2016

Please register for 'GARNet2016: Innovation in the Plant Sciences' meeting. September 6th-7th 2016 in Cardiff.

Thanks to the support or our sponsors we have at least £500 available to support the transport and conference accommodation costs of UK-based PhD students.

This money will be distributed on a first come, first-serve basis. Please contact Geraint Parry ( about the availability of these travel scholarships.

GARNet has put together a set of talks on a broad range of subjects that are all linked by their use of novel experimental techniques.

Session 1: Frontiers in Plant Imaging

Session 2: Enabling the Translational Pipeline

Session 3: Plant Synthetic Biology

Session 4: Genomics tools for Gene Discovery

Session 5: Cell Signaling

In addition we will have three workshops that aim to introduce new technologies that are available to plant scientists:

* Pre-Meeting Workshop: Finding your Arabidopsis Gene in Wheat.

Organiser: Philippa Borrill and Cristobal Uauy

* Workshop 1: Usage and Application development within Araport.

Organisers: Agnes Chan and Chris Town

* Workshop 2: Introduction to CRISPR-Cas, troubleshooting target design and verification of mutants. Organisers: Amanda Hopes and Vladimir Nekrasov

We encourage young researchers to participate in our extended poster session and to apply to give a 2 minute flash presentation.

 All information about registration, conference accomodation and the scientific programme can be found at:

Please pass this information onto anyone who you think will be interested in this meeting. If you have any questions please contact Geraint Parry