Wednesday October 2, 2013
UPDATE: please see below for event report.
Metagenomics is a new area of research and innovation which studies the genetic code of multiple species extracted directly from environmental samples of diverse kinds. It crosses molecular biology, informatics, ecology, soil, water and other environmental sciences.
There are now several international initiatives in this area; for example, The Human Microbiome Project has shown the importance of understanding the microbiome that is associated with every macroorganism.
The objectives of this forum are to raise awareness of the opportunities and benefits of these approaches for agriculture and the environment in Scotland. It builds on previous workshops and updated attendees on the latest technologies, new scientific frontiers and the range of potential applications and benefits for answering the important questions we have about agriculture, biodiversity, environmental well-being and conservation.
Venue: Battleby Conference Centre, Perth
Presentations from this event are now available to download.
Harry J Flint, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen
Thomas Freitag, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
Jim Prosser, The University of Aberdeen
Andy Taylor, The James Hutton Institute
Ian Toth, James Hutton Institute, Dundee
Mick Watson (ARK-Genomics, The Roslin Institute) and John Wallace (Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, Aberdeen)