GenSoc Arabidopsis Meeting: Free Rice Transformation Workshop

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Published on: February 12, 2020

After a 10 year hiatus, the Genetics Society Arabidopsis Meeting is back with a two-day meeting on the 21st and 22nd of April, 2020 at the department of Biosciences at Durham University

On April 20th we have have added a FREE GARNet-supported hands-on workshop on rice transformation.

The lab-based workshop, led by rice transformation expert Dr Cunjin Zhang, will provide hands-on experience of aseptic technique, plant tissue culture, tissue sampling, explant preparation, and the generation of somatic embryogenic callus. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice (1) seed sterilisation (2) callus subculturing and (3) see a demonstration of culture inoculation and proper handling of Agrobacterium .

Programme Monday April 20th:
    1.00 – 1.15 pm : Welcome from Prof Ari Sadanandom
    1.15 – 2.00 pm : Introduction to transformation by Dr Cunjin Zhang
    2.00 – 2.30 pm : Tour of facilities
    2.30 – 3.00 pm : Coffee break
    3.00 – 4.30 pm : Practical session
    4.30 – 5.30 pm : Pizza
    5.30 – 6.00 pm : Q&A

The main GenSoc meeting runs from on April 21st-22nd and includes the following Scientific sessions include:
– Development
– Abiotic Interactions
– Teaching Plant Biology
– Natural Variation
– Biotic Interactions
– Computational Biology

Invited Speakers include:
Christian Hardtke (University of Lausanne)
Veronica Grieneisen (Cardiff University)
Steven Spoel (University of Edinburgh)
Vardis Ntoukakis (University of Warwick)
Mary Williams (ASPB & University of Glasgow)
Henrik Jönsson (SLCU, Cambridge)
Celia Knight (University of Leeds)
Ian Henderson (University of Cambridge)
Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso (University of Leeds)
Uli Bechtold (University of Essex)
Heather Knight (Durham University)
Dan Gibbs (University of Birmingham)
Sarah Robinson (SLCU, Cambridge).

Registration and Conference Fees:

Genetics Society Members: £45
(Membership number required (see www.genetics. to join)

Non-members: £65

Contact Peter Etchells for more information

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