Roots of the second green revolution

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Thursday, 23 April 2015, Dundee

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Meeting for all scientists interested in root research and the plant-soil interface, featuring the 2015 ISRR Medal Lecture on Root Research by Professor Jonathan Lynch, Penn State University.

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