• Monday 25th June 2018 7th AGRI-net International Plant Chemical Biology Conference

    7th AGRI-net International Plant Chemical Biology conference


    Monday 25th June 2018 from 9:30 to 16:00 


    Syngenta Jealott’s Hill International Research Station, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6EX 


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    The 7th AGRI-net International Plant Chemical Biology conference aims to stimulate collaborations between the chemical biology and agri-science research communities drawn from academia and industry. This one-day meeting provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and approaches to tackle challenges in sustaining and protecting food and fibre production and will cover a wide spectrum of research, with poster contributions from both the chemical biology and agri-sciences communities.



    Syngenta Jealott’s Hill International Research Station, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6EX 




    09:30 - 09:45   Registration and coffee

    09:45 - 10:00   Welcome, general introductions and house-keeping announcements


    Session I – Chair: Andrew Crossthwaite (Syngenta)

    10:00 - 10:35   CHRISTOPH ZIMMER, Syngenta, Switzerland

    Challenges in working with and pinpointing the determinants of

    differential toxicity in arthropods

    10:35 - 11:10    GAIL PRESTON, University of Oxford, UK

    The impact of the host microenvironment on plant disease development

    11:10 - 11:30    Coffee and Poster Session


    Session II – Chair: Mike Csukai (Syngenta)

    11:30 - 12:05     NICK TALBOT, University of Exeter, UK

    Chemical genetic analysis reveals a MAP kinase signalling pathway for

    cell-to-cell movement by the rice blast fungus during plant tissue invasion

    12:05 - 12:40     NICK BROOKS, Imperial College London, UK

    Measuring diffusion across model plant lipid membranes

    12:40 - 13:10     FLASH PRESENTATIONS

    13:10 - 14:10     Lunch and Poster Session


    Session III – Chair: Rudiger Woscholski (Imperial College London)

    14:10 - 14:45      RICHARD NAPIER, University of Warwick, UK

    Molecular maps of auxin receptors and how selectivity has changed

    over evolution

    14:45 - 15:20      KYOKO MORIMOTO, University of Oxford, UK

    Chemical proteomics to discover targets of small molecules in plants

    15:20 - 15:55      PHILIP WATSON, Newcastle University, UK

    The Impact of Safeners on Herbicide Metabolism in Maize


    15:55 – 16.10     Closing remarks

    16:10                  Meeting close




    Laura Barter (l.barter@imperial.ac.uk), Rudiger Woscholski (r.woscholski@imperial.ac.uk), Rita Figueira (rita.figueira@imperial.ac.uk) and Andrew Crossthwaite (andrew.crossthwaite@syngenta.com)



    Click here to download the flyer 


    Directions on how to get to the conference venue can be found here


    5 minutes’ drive from site: Stirrups

    10 minutes’ drive from site (Bracknell) Travelodge and Premier Inn



    For any queries or further information about the event, please contact Rita Figueira at rita.figueira@imperial.ac.uk



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