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Root-rhizosphere Workshop & ISRR Medal Lecture in Root Research (2017)

Dundee Roots Group

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 from 14:00 to 17:45 (BST)

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Register: namebadge, workshop, ISRR Medal Lecture, refreshments 22 May 2017 Free  
Offer poster for poster session
Please email Dr Jen Brown ( with the poster title.
8 May 2017 Free  

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Meeting for all scientists interested in root research and the plant-soil interface, featuring the 2017 ISRR Medal Lecture on Root Research by Professor Michelle Watt, Juelich, Germany.

Registration deadline: Please register asap (by Monday 8th May 2017 to offer a poster; by Monday 21st for catering purposes).

The full meeting programme can be downloaded from the following link

 2017 ISRR Dundee Medal Lecture in Root Research:

Dynamic and functional phenotyping for future root-based gains in crop productivity by Professor Michelle Watt, Juelich.

Prof. Michelle Watt is a director of Plant Sciences at the Forschungszentrum Juelich, Professor of Crop Root Physiology at the University of Bonn, and leads the Root Dynamics Group which uses phenotyping to make root and rhizosphere discoveries for crop resource efficiencies. She is the Executive Secretary of the International Society of Root Research and co Chair of the International Plant Phenotyping Network Root Phenotyping Working Group. She was at CSIRO from 2001 to 2015 in Australia, awarded her PhD at the Australia National University in 2000, and her BSc and MSc at Carleton University in Canada, working on root and rhizosphere discoveries in different crops.

Abstract: Phenotyping is the measurement of the expressed features of organisms. Phenotyping has been central to selecting root traits in pre-breeding processes since at least the 1960s, and this talk will start by presenting successful examples. Then the talk will focus on new studies whereby dynamic, functional and whole-plant phenotypes are measured in 4D, and discuss how such emerging phenotyping technologies can speed up genetic gain in crop breeding programs in future.

Acknowledgements: Sponsored by the James Hutton Institute Medal Lecture fund, and the Scottish Government.


When does the meeting start and finish?

Full meeting programme is available at

 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

When you arrive at the James Hutton Institute at 14:00, please go directly to the meeting in the New Seminar Room (Building E) to pick up your name badge. We have arranged extra parking spaces to be reserved for the meeting, opposite the Stores block (please follow signposts). The James Hutton Institute (follow link for detailed directions) is in Invergowrie, on the Western edge of Dundee. Invergowrie is served by bus numbers X53 and 16 (Dundee bus timetables are all online), and has a small station (but far fewer trains than Dundee station which is 10-15 min by taxi).

 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Dr Jen Brown ( with any queries relating to meeting administration, including offers of posters.

 Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you are unable to attend, but a colleague wishes to do so instead, please just drop us an email to let us know the new details, and let us know when you turn up at the registration desk.

 Can I update my registration information?

Yes, by email.

 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We will have a printed list of attendees,so you don't need to bring your tickets along.

 The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, that is okay.


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The James Hutton Institute
DD2 5DA Dundee
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 from 14:00 to 17:45 (BST)

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Dundee Roots Group

Email contact for meeting administration: Dr Jen Brown (at The James Hutton Institute;

Meeting organisers: Glyn Bengough (James Hutton Institute & University of Dundee), Tim George, Blair McKenzie, Philip White, Paul Hallett (University of Aberdeen)

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