UK Plant Evolution 2014

Two-day symposium at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Monday September 8 and Tuesday September 9, 2015

UPDATE: see below for details of further meetings in this series.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, is hosting a two-day meeting, 8, 9 September, 2014, with the primary goal of consolidating the UK plant evolutionary biology community. In the short term, this meeting will highlight potential for new collaborations within the UK. This meeting will also foster discussion on long term approaches to increasing the numbers of plant evolutionary biologists in the UK.

The scope of the meeting aims to cover all major areas of plant evolution research in the UK. It will include talks and posters that showcase exciting research and will expose potential for new collaborations. We will also hold a workshop to develop a longer term strategy to strengthen and extend our community; for example, we will discuss funding sources, schemes to increase the interest in plant evolutionary biology among undergraduates to be recruited as future researcher, and identify other perceived issues within the community. We expect that this meeting will be a step in a longer-term process of strengthening the UK plant evolution community.

Venue: Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh

Further information

Please see the event page on the New Phytologist website.

www.newphytologist.org/news/view/48

Further meetings

The success of this event led to further meetings at Cambridge in 2016 and Kew in 2019.

Second UK Plant Evolution meeting, Cambridge, September 2016

www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/sambrockington/uk-plant-evolution-2016

Third UK Plant Evolution meeting, Kew, April 2019 (programme – PDF, 193 KB)

www.kew.org/sites/default/files/2019-03/UKPEM-2019-PROGRAMME.pdf