Developing enhanced breeding methodologies for oats for human health and nutrition

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

Abstract

The central objective of this proposal is to apply state of the art high throughput breeding and phenotyping approaches to the genetic improvement of oats, focusing on yield, and grain and milling quality, key targets for the economic sustainability of the crop and for the milling industry. The project addresses some of the major challenges facing UK agriculture in terms of the sustainable production of safe and nutritous food.

The overall aim of this LINK project is to incorporate high throughput approaches to the IBERS oat breeding programme, to develop strategies to improve yield and other targets ranked as priorities by our industrial partners which are currently difficult or impossible to select for at early stages of breeding cycles. Marker assisted selection (MAS) represents one route to achieve this. It has been successful for introgression of major traits controlled by one or a few genes of large effect, but is difficult with more complex traits governed by many genes, each with a small effect. MAS is used in the IBERS oat breeding programme, largely based on predictions derived from a few markers linked to large effect quantitative trait loci (QTL). Association mapping (AM) will be used to identify further marker-trait associations enabling rapid selection or introgression within the breeding programme. In this project, genomic selection (GS) will be applied to a range of traits, and selections will be validated by comparison with breeder and conventional marker assisted (MAS) selections. Increasingly complex models will be developed in the course of the programme, and an accelerated breeding cycle driven by GS and MAS will be initiated. Traits which may predict yield will be identified by detailed phenomic and field trial analysis of a model winter oat population and an association genetics panel of advanced breeding lines. Metabolic profiling and micro-scale analytical methods will be used to develop further predictive screens. Chip-based high throughput genotyping will be used to predict breeding values; genotype and phenotype data will be incorporated into a pedigree database to further facilitate 'intelligent' breeding design. The existing Illumina 6K iSelect bead assay will be expanded to include SNPs identified from UK winter and European germplasm which have significantly different genetic bases from the bulk of varieties used to develop the initial assay set. Genotyping by Sequencing will become the main platform by the end of the project to take advantage of expected sequence throughput improvements.

This project proposal addresses sustainable agricultural production at the interface of two BBSRC strategic priority areas: crop science and healthy and safe food. It is of high strategic relevance, specifically in enhancing crop productivity and quality, enhanced nutritional composition, increasing sustainability of crop production and understanding and exploiting genomics and the genetic diversity in plants (crop science). It will also investigate the potential of novel nutrient supplies from plants (healthy and safe food).

This proposal is being submitted through the BBSRC stand-alone LINK scheme. The project will benefit from the involvement of the major oat variety development company in the UK (Senova) and the British Oat and Barley Millers Association (BOBMA) representing the major oat milling companies within the UK such as PepsiCo/Quaker, Morning Foods, European Oat Millers, Grampian Oats, Hogarths and SpeediCook. Involvement of industrial partners will allow for identification and review of key targets and delivery of the outcomes of this project alongside the academic partners.

Technical Summary

The demand for high quality food grade oats is increasing annually, driven by its proven health benefits and by product development by the milling and cereals industries. Despite an expanding market, the oat crop is facing increasing competition from other arable crops and that is impacting on the UK oat area grown. This project will apply the latest genetic tools and resources, including genomic selection, to improve key traits that will increase the production and utilisation of oats, and to enhance grain yield, quality and composition. These are increasingly important traits for the UK oat milling industry to fully exploit the nutritional characteristics of the oat grain and key economic drivers for product development. Optimal strategies for high throughput phenotyping and genotyping will be developed. We will establish an efficient high throughput genotyping platform for use across the breeding programme. The advantages of genomic selection over conventional breeding approaches for defined traits will be determined and practical limits established for the use of GS on a wider scale. It will use a range of unique genetic material to dissect the genetic and environmental factors contributing to yield variation and use that information in an innovative oat breeding programme. Breeding programme populations will be used to extend the range of available marker-trait assays to improve selection efficiency in early generations and ensure uniformity in late generations. Phenotyping of key traits concerned with yield, milling quality and with human health and nutrition will be conducted and the impact of changing grain quality characters (beta-glucan or starch content/type) determined. GS results will be validated and gain compared with conventional and MAS approaches on the same populations. This will dramatically increase the efficiency of breeding new varieties and identify regions of the genome associated with key traits through detailed stakeholder discussions.

Planned Impact

The major beneficiaries of this research will be:
Milling industry: Increasing awareness of the health benefits of eating oats, largely due to the beta-glucan content of the grain but also to other grain compositional characteristics, is increasing the demand for oats and oat based products at a time when the oat crop is increasingly challenged by competition from other cereals. Using genomic selection approaches to increase the yield of new oat varieties will increase the financial return of growing oats and will help to ensure that the milling industry has a greater security of supply. The focus on grain quality and composition will also ensure that new varieties have the essential grain quality characteristics that ensure the economic efficiency of the mills and cost benefit. The milling industry will also benefit from the focus on grain composition which will enhance the potential of using oats for different end-uses and drive product innovation.

Arable sector: The project will have a significant economic and environmental benefit on the arable sector. Oats are recognised as a low input cereal crop, that can be grown in arable rotations across the UK. It is an excellent break crop and therefore has a major role in sustainable arable rotations. Application of genomic selection and high throughput phenotyping to the breeding of improved oat varieties with greater yield and grain and milling quality that meets the needs of end-users and the oat value-chains will improve the economics of growing the crop and its value to the arable sector. This will ensure that oats remain a competitive crop for arable production and that the benefit of growing oats in arable rotations is realised.

Plant breeding community: Information on the application of genomic selection in an oat breeding programme will be of value to other breeders of oats and other cereal crops. Development of high throughput screens for key traits associated with milling quality, grain composition and yield that can be used at the early stages of the breeding programme necessitating lower seed quantities will enhance selection of yield and quality and will be of direct benefit to genomic selection approaches but more generally would be beneficial to other breeding programmes.

Society: Direct benefit will be gained from ensuring the supply of a cereal with recognised health benefits. Enhanced yield and quality of oat varieties will improve the economics of growing oat crops and so ensure that oats, as a low input cereal remain a part of sustainable arable rotations, this enhancing cropping diversity. Increased profitability of growing oats will accrue throughout the value chain from the farmer to the consumer .

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title SEED: Grow, Splice Discover 
Description Advisor to All Seeing Eye in development of "SEED: Grow, Splice, Discover", a Virtual Reality computer game, finalist and winner of the Wellcome Trust/Epic Games Developing Beyond competition 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Increased engagement of general public with plant breeding in general and in the role of crop improvement in social, economic and food security. 
URL http://allseeing.co/seed/
 
Description This LINK project has involved extensive collaboration with the oat milling industry. This has enabled for the first time, a coordinated ring testing of oat grain quality parameters to validate the effectiveness of existing grain quality tests, their reliability and the level of variability in the data obtained by different operators using the standard tests. This has enabled parameters to be developed under which the test should be operated to enable an acceptable level of relaibility between the results obtained by the different operators. For both the academic and industry partners this has provided valuable data that will assist in the accurate use of grain quality tests and provide useful information for the development of new tests. Outcomes of research have led to the development of new oat varieties that have been placed on the UK recommended list of varieties and are now grown commercially on-farm.
Work on the response to nitrogen of oats has revealed key genotypic differences particularly in relation to the effect on grain quality. Results have been incorporated into the recent review on recommendations for farmers on the application of nitrogen on winter oats. Additional funding has now been obtained to extend this work to spring oats
Underpinning genomic research exploiting new sequencing technologies has resulted in the creation of one of the first plant 'genome zippers', for the diploid model species Avena atlantica, which extended characterisation to all 30,000 genes. The availability of this resource has enabled us to be part of collaborations with major US, Canadian and German genomics/genotyping labs. This has further been complemented by the development of a hexaploid oat genome assembly which will allow us to move quickly from anonymous genetic markers to candidate genes, providing more targeted breeding approaches and allowing us to carry out trait dissection and bring in new sources of genetic variation. Our strength in genomics will also support further funding bids, to UK bodies and as part of international consortia. A hexaploid Nested Association Mapping (NAM) population has allowed translation of that data to the oat crop, while additional mapping, genotyping, phenotyping and RNAseq resources allowed development of pipelines to identify candidate genes for traits such as dwarfism and flowering time. Additional funding has been obtained to develop a reference genome assembly of one of the NAM diverse parents, an Avena byzantina ('red oat') accession.
Results from the analysis of a Buffalo x Tardis bi-parental population highlight two major opportunities to modify oat breeding programmes. Firstly we have demonstrated that early generation genotyping can be used to recover lost trait data within a phenotyping year. Such missing data can prohibit accurate representation of that bi-parental cross' commercial value which can delay line selection. Secondly, we have demonstrated that between-sibling genomic prediction can be highly accurate.
Exploitation Route By crop geneticists, plant breeders, the oat milling industry, grain traders, agronomists and farmers. Methodology and results obtained have led to new collaborations with a range of organisations and translation into other crops. This has led to substantial new research funding and the development of new varieties.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

URL http://www.innovoat.uk/
 
Description This project involves signficant engagement with the oat milling industry and collaborative research and analysis with that sector.Initial results from the project have begun to shape the thinking of that sector in terms of their analysis of the oat grain at their mills and how the grain trade monitor grain quality. A large number of impact related events have been initiated and attended. Recently Farming Connect funding has ben obtained to demonstrate the impact of new varieties and agronomic practises to farmers. New varieties developed by this programme have successfully been listed on both National and Recommended lists of cereals and are commercially available.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types Economic

 
Description RB209 recomendations for use of nitrogen fertilizer
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Results from this research were used as part of the review of RB209 that changed the official government advice to farmers on the application of nitrogen to winter oats
 
Description RTB ISC
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.rtb.cgiar.org/independent-steering-committee/
 
Description AHDB competitive funding
Amount £157,841 (GBP)
Funding ID 2200002 
Organisation Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description Agri-Tech Catalyst Round 2 - Industrial Research Award
Amount £1,872,072 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2018
 
Description Breeding forage and grain legumes to increase EU's and China's protein self-sufficiency
Amount € 7,787,192 (EUR)
Funding ID 727312 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2021
 
Description Development and application of novel dehulling technology and stabilisation technology to enhance the value of oats as a sustainable feed for ruminants and monogastrics
Amount £825,028 (GBP)
Funding ID 101827 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 07/2017
 
Description Genetic improvement of pea to replace soyabean in the diets of poultry and monogastric livestock (PeaGen)
Amount £444,738 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/P017517/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2022
 
Description HGCA
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Funding ID RD-2012-3774 
Organisation Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description Home Grown Cereals Authority
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description Home Grown Cereals Authority
Amount £157,841 (GBP)
Funding ID 220-0002 
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description Innovate UK/ Technology Strategy Board- Engineering Solution to enhance Agri-Food Production CRD
Amount £175,652 (GBP)
Funding ID 101827 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Description NRC-UKRI Pilot Programme. Prototyping Root System Architecture in Avena: Technologies for Environmental Sustainability and Food Security
Amount £133,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S020926/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 10/2019
 
Description Natural Products Network
Amount £44,372 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Oat domestication - understanding the origin of a European cereal
Amount £548,386 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S008195/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 07/2021
 
Description Optimising Nitrogen rates and timings and Sulphur in winter and spring oats for yield and milling quality
Amount £616,560 (GBP)
Funding ID 21140039 
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 05/2022
 
Description Pea Genetic Improvment Network
Amount £26,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description The influence of genotype, environment and management factors on yield development and grain filling in oats sown both in the autumn and the spring
Amount € 88,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 201722 
Organisation Teagasc 
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Understanding milling efficiency in oats
Amount € 66,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 2017225 
Organisation Teagasc 
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Title DiPR: Differentially Penalized Regression 
Description A simple method of independently weighting two or more sets of variables in ridge regression, while using standard ridge regression software. Useful in genomic prediction models with separate classes of genetic markers, and for incorporating different sets of predictors eg plant metabolites and genetic markers. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Is being tested in various genomic selection projects. 
URL http://bmcgenet.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12863-015-0169-0
 
Description EU 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Department Scinovo
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Lantmännen
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute
Country Poland 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Saatzucht Edelhof
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Wiersum Plantbreeding
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description Mycotoxins 
Organisation Harper Adams University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of precise genetic stocks and field trials/ detailed phenotyping of this material
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of mycotoxins and DNA of grain supplied plus data analysis
Impact This collaboration has resulted in funding for 2 PhD studentships from AHDB-HGCA
Start Year 2011
 
Description Nitrogen Use Efficiency 
Organisation ADAS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of precise genetic stocks using advanced genotyping technologies and their detailed phenomic characterisation
Collaborator Contribution Replicated field trials and physiological analysis of nitrogen use efficiency and lodging
Impact Advice to government on nitrogen fertilisation regimes
Start Year 2012
 
Description Oat genomics 
Organisation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Shared data, expertise and knowledge
Collaborator Contribution Shared data, expertise and knowledge
Impact numerous publications as listed
Start Year 2008
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation ADAS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation James Hutton Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation National Institute of Agronomy and Botany (NIAB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation PepsiCo
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation Ursula Agriculture Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Potential of oats with enhanced grain composition to deliver human health benefits 
Organisation University of Rwanda
Country Rwanda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of novel oat lines with different beta glucan content- they are being prepared for analysis by Swansea University
Collaborator Contribution They will be undertaking trials with volunteers eating the oat ( as a porridge) and monitoring the volunteers.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description disease resistance 
Organisation University of Cordoba
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosted visits from scientists and provided genetic materials and genotyping facilities
Collaborator Contribution data analysis
Impact A number of papers have resulted along with European funding applications. Montilla-Bascón, G, Rispail, N, Sánchez-Martín, J, Rubiales, D, Mur, LAJ, Langdon, T, Howarth, CJ, Prats, E (2015) Genome-wide association study for crown rust and powdery mildew resistance in an oat collection of commercial varieties and landraces. Frontiers in Plant Science doi. 10.3389/fpls.2015.00103 Montilla-Bascón, G, Sánchez-Martín, J, Rispail, N, Rubiales, D, Mur, LAJ, Langdon, T, Griffiths, I, Howarth, CJ, Prats E. (2013) Molecular diversity among Spanish oat varieties and landraces Plant Mol Biol Rep DOi 10.1007/s11105-013-0598-8
Start Year 2010
 
Title A naked winter oat variety added to the UK Recommended List 
Description The naked winter oat Beacon was added to the UK Recommended List in 2014. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact A high quality naked oat variety with good feed value, licensed through agreement with commercial partners.
 
Title A new husked winter oat variety added to the UK Recommended List 
Description New winter oat variety Rhapsody was added to the UK Recommended list having been developed through work within the project 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact High yielding variety that has been evaluated in collaboration with the UK milling industry.
 
Title A new spring husked oat added to the UK Recommended List 
Description The spring husked oat variety Conway was added to the UK Recommended List. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact Good grain quality and resistance to mildew, it has been marketed through links with commercial partners.
 
Title Husked spring oat variety Spurtle 
Description Added to AHDB National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Yes
Impact excellent yield and grain quality for milling industry
 
Title Naked spring oat variety Madison 
Description Successfully added to AHDB National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed Yes
Impact enhanced yield and quality
 
Title New winter oat variety Coracle 
Description High yield and good grain quality milling oat added to National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Yes
Impact high yield and excellent grain quality
 
Title New winter oat variety Penrose 
Description New high yielding oat variety successfully added to National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed Yes
Impact Variety incorporated into extensive trials with commercial partners
 
Title New winter oat variety Puffin 
Description New winter oat variety added to National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2018
Licensed Yes
Impact New high yielding oat variety
 
Title Peleton 
Description naked winter oat variety added to UK recommended list 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact new naked oat with enhanced yield
 
Title Winter oat Galloway 
Description husked winter oat variety added to UK recommended list 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact Novel variety with enhanced husk lignin digestibility
 
Title plant variety- Griffin 
Description husked winter oat variety Griffin added to UK recommended list 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact enhanced grain yield and quality
 
Title Diferentially Penalized Regression (DiPR) 
Description A simple method of using existing software for ridge regression to independently penalized two sets of predictors. THis is never less accurate than using either set alone or both sets pooled and treated as one. Applications are predicting traits from a combination of genetic markers and metabolites or predicting hybrid performance from co-dominant markers, fitting separate additive an dominance effects at each. Can be used in genomic selection and association mapping. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2014 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Prediction of wheat yields and other agronomic traits from seed metabolites and genetic markers. Combining known markers for QTL with background markers in genomic selection / prediction in an optimal manner. Used in two publications: Ward J, Rakszegi M, Bedo S, Shewry PR, Mackay I (2015) Differentially penalized regression to predict agronomic traits from metabolites and markers. BMC Genetics 16:19 Bentley AR, Scutari M, Gosman N, Faure S, Bedford F, Howell P, Cockram J, Rose GA, Barber T, Irigoyen J, Horsnell R, Pumfrey C, Winnie E, Schacht J, Beauchêne K, Praud S, Greenland A, Balding D, Mackay I J (2014) Applying association mapping and genomic selection to the dissection of key traits in elite European wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 127:2619-2633 
URL http://www.niab.com/pages/id/326/Resources
 
Description (2015) Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century Cereals 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Marshall, A.H., Griffiths, I.M, Cowan, A.A., Langdon, T Howarth, C. J., (2015) Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century Cereals 2015, Boothby Graffoe, Lincs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 3rd July 2018 - Discussions at Marshfield Bakery on potential of oats: follow up from Graze visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 3rd July 2018 - Discussions at Marshfield Bakery on potential of oats: follow up from Graze visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AHDB monitor farm visit, Pembrokeshire, by IBERS (IG/SC) June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AHDB monitor farm visit, Pembrokeshire, by IBERS (IG/SC) June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AHDB, ADAS and IBERS presence at Cereals Event - June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB, ADAS and IBERS presence at the Cereals Event 2016, including Just Oats, BBSRC and AHDB stands

Large project display and oats discussion forum/variety plot 'tour with industry representatives' on AHDB stand - Organiser: AHDB, Participants: IBERS, ADAS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alison Bentley (NIAB) invited speaker at the 1st International Symposium on Genomic Selection for Crop Breeding, Rabat, Morocco - Sep 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker (Alison Bentley - NIAB) at the 1st International Symposium on Genomic Selection for Crop Breeding, Rabat, Morocco,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cropgs.com/international-symposium-on-genomic-selection-for-crop-breeding/
 
Description American Oat Workers Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper presented at American Oat Workers Conference: The IBERS Diploid Avena Genomics Resource and its application to hexaploid oat breeding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description American Oat Workers Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper on The IBERS Diploid Avena Genomics Resource and its application to hexaploid oat breeding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Article in Farmers Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Interview for an article published in Farmers Guardian "Genetic techniques will change varieties available by 2027" offering insights into the way in which research will shape the future of UK farming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.fginsight.com/news/news/genetic-techniques-will-change-varieties-available-by-2027-21106
 
Description Attendance at Sutton Scotney open day where the new oat varieties were grown in filed plots. This project was part of the programme. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 135 visitors attended the event which provoked considerable interest and questions.

Questions arose regarding when the new avrieties would be available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Attendance at XXXIII Italian National Conference of Cytometry, Lucca, Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at XXXIII Italian National Conference of Cytometry, Lucca, Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Attendance at launch of NutriWales business cluster - Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attendance at launch of NutriWales business cluster - Oct 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Brazilian Oat Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Brazilian Oat Meeting is a national conference that was held in Pelotas in 2016. Dr Langdon was invited to attend and give the plenary lecture. A collaboration was initiated to establish the possibility of using Brazilian diploid oat germplasm in Turkey and Kazakhstan, through common field trials co-ordinated by IBERS. An application to support this work was subsequently submitted to the UK GCRF.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CAU teaching course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chinese Agricultural University, Beijing, China teaching "Modern Crop Science" short course (1 week) December 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cereals 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Display and presentation (Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century) at Cereals 2014 Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cereals 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation and display (Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century) at an Industry event Boothby Graffoe, Lincs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cereals 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Display and knowledge transfer at BBSRC and AHDB stands and detailed discussions with stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cereals 2017 OpiOat 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Promoted Opti-Oat project deliverables to growers, agronomists, policymakers and other interested parties
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cereals 2018 - 12th-14th June 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Cereals 2018 - 12th-14th June, project represented by IBERS & Senova
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cereals event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The project was part of a larger display and involved a number of visiors over 2 days, enquiring about the project and learning about the project outcomes. A key feature of the display has been an economic analysis of the value of the research in improving disease resistance in oats.

Farmers and plant breeders and agronomists asked about when the new oat varieties would be available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2015
 
Description Cereals in Practice event - July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Cereals in Practice event - July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conservation Agriculture workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact meeting between farmers and researchers discussing the use of heritage oat varieties and how varieties are developed and tested, recovery of genes unavailable in modern plant breeding by the use of landraces, the use of mixtures to provide more resilience to local environmental conditions and whether the recommended list system is fit for purpose, particularly for the needs of organic agriculture which all resulted in considerable discussion and plans for new research activities and funding proposals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Croft open day NIAB TAG Darlington - 28th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Croft open day NIAB TAG Darlington - 28th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussions with ORC and Gaia Foundation on developing new oat project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (CH) discussions with Charlotte Bickler (Organic research centre) and Katie Hastings (Gaia foundation) on developing a project to demonstrate new and old oat varieties on-farm within Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussions with visiting Wynnstay Group regarding project - Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions with visiting Wynnstay Group regarding project - Nov 2016 - Sandy Cowan & Irene Griffiths
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Discussions with visiting group from Frontier re grain quality relating to project - Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions with visiting group from Frontier re grain quality relating to project - Dec 2016 - Sandy Cowan & Irene Griffiths
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.frontierag.co.uk/
 
Description DivSeek 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DivSeek UK node meeting and invited talk "Phenotyping for Seed Diversity" 30/10/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EU Mycotoxin Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Simon Edwards at the European Mycotoxin Forum BRussels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Eucarpia congress Zurich 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on grain quality in oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description FSOV meeting presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at GIEC FSOV meeting "Differentially penalized regression improves genomic prediction of wheat flowering time"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Farmers weekly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article for farmers weekly- "Growers urged to look at oats as a new crop".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Field demonstration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact the aims and objectives of the QUOATS project was demonstrated at a field day held in conjunction with the james Hutton Institute. This event "Cereals into practice " was held in Scotland and is an important dissemination event for the work within the project. It also provided an opportunity to discuss the future projects including "InnovOat".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Genetics Society Spring Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper at Genetics Society Spring Meeting, Roslin: Development and use of enhanced breeding tools for oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hosting and Participation in Canada Partnering Award Workshop, Aberystwyth, Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosting and Participation in Canada Partnering Award Workshop, Aberystwyth, Nov 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IBERS (CH) participation in Grain-genes Liaison Committee meeting, May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (CH) participation in Grain-genes Liaison Committee meeting, May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBERS (CH) participation in mycotoxin meeting at Harper Adams 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (CH) participation in mycotoxin meeting at Harper Adams, Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IBERS (CH) presentation to AHDB, March 2018, January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (CH) presentation to AHDB, March 2018, January 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description IBERS (CH/SC/DL) presentation at Food & Drink Wales - Future Foods, 14th Jan 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS (CH/SC/DL) presentation at Food & Drink Wales - Future Foods, 14th Jan 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IBERS (SC) presentation at Food & Drink Wales - Beer and Cider Special Interest Group meeting, 1st Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS (SC) presentation at Food & Drink Wales - Beer and Cider Special Interest Group meeting, 1st Nov 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBERS (SC) presentation to BOBMA AGM, May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS (SC) presentation to BOBMA AGM, May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBERS (SC) supply chain discussions, Northumberland, 30th March 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Northumberland, 30 March 2018 IBERS (SC) supply chain discussions. At farm growing new IBERS oats varieties in bulk for pilot milling Frontier ( David Waite) farmer Connor Coglan producing varieties for Pepsico Quaker oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBERS Presentation at American Oat Workers Conference - June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS Presentation at American Oat Workers Conference - June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBERS attendance at the 10th International Oats Conference, St Petersburg - July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International Oat Conference, St Petersburg
•Paper: An oat nested associated mapping population (IBERS)
•Paper: Developing enhanced breeding methodologies for oats (IBERS)
•Paper: The use of disease resistance alleles in the UK oat breeding programs (IBERS)
•Paper: Oats the first 32,000 years and the next ten (Chris Green/ Green Resources)
•Poster: Effects of environment on yield and grain quality parameters of winter oats in different growing seasons in the UK
•Poster: Effect of grain development on quality parameters in oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://oats2016.org/
 
Description IBERS invited presentation at Genetics Society Conference - April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS Catherine Howarth invited to present at Genetics Society Conference - April 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.genetics.org.uk/Conferences/tabid/84/Filter/0%20gs/MeetingNo/gts_sm2015/MeetingID/88/Clie...
 
Description IBERS meeting with ENEA in Rome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) meeting with ENEA in Rome - chromosome isolation and sequencing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS participation in EIT Health Workshop on Oat Innovation, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS participation in EIT Health Workshop on Oat Innovation, Cardiff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IBERS participation in meeting with Crop Tailor, Lund 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) participation in meeting in Lund with Crop Tailor - ScanOat (genomics, dihaploid)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS participation in seminar/meeting at JKI, Gatersleben 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) visit to Gatersleben - Exome capture & genetic resources workshop, meeting/seminar at JKI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS presence at Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells - July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project representation from IBERS at Royal Welsh Show
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IBERS presentation at BEWS 2017, Antalya 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) presentation at BEWS 2017, Antalya. Conference presentation, meeting with Turkish genebank management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS presentation at PantGen 2017, Almaty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) presentation at PantGen 2017, Almaty - conference presentation, national botanic garden meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS presentation on project to AHDB monitoring committee Dec 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS presentation on project to AHDB monitoring committee Dec 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IBERS presentation to Genetic Improvement Network stakeholder meeting, Norwich, Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS presentation to Genetic Improvement Network stakeholder meeting, Norwich, Feb 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IBERS presentation to Monogram meeting - April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS presentation to Monogram meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.monogram.ac.uk/about.php
 
Description IBERS visit to Nicosia, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) visit to Nicosia, 2017. Collection trip and meeting with ECPGR Avena Chair.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS visit to Warsaw for meeting at Lublin University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) visit to Warsaw for meeting at Lublin University - domestication, rust and NAM field trials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS visits x 3 to Georgia and Armenia for meetings and collections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) visits to Tbilisi (Georgia) and Yerevan (Armenia) for meetings and collections, national botanic gardens
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Industry visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation to the Waitrose primary Porducer Group and visit to field plots- the role and potential of oats in animal feed diets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Information on oats provided to Ricochet TV for "Superfoods" programme - Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Information on oats provided to Ricochet TV for "Superfoods" programme - Jan 2017 - Sandy Cowan and Irene Griffiths
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description InnovOat Project website set up http://www.innovoat.uk/ 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact InnovOat Project website set up http://www.innovoat.uk/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.innovoat.uk/
 
Description InnovOat demo at NIAB Croft Open Day - 29th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact InnovOat demo and role/uses of oats at NIAB Croft Open Day, Darlington - 29th June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description InnovOat featured at Cereals event - 13th-15th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact InnovOat featured at Cereals event - 13th-15th June 2017. Included Just Oats and AHDB stands. Participation by IBERS, AHDB and ADAS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cerealsevent.co.uk
 
Description InnovOat project data used in review of RB209 - 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact InnovOat project data used in 2016 review of RB209, led by ADAS. Review awaiting publication by AHDB. New edition of RB209 due out May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description InnovOat project represented on IBERS stand at the Royal Welsh Show - July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact InnovOat project represented on IBERS stand at the Royal Welsh Show - July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovate UK event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact invited to speak on optimising oat yield at Innovate UK event on Game changing technologies for agriculture in the bio-economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited paper at International Oats Conference, St Petersburg Use of disease resistance alleles in UK oat breeding 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions held on world-wide project on crown rust resistance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk at Rothamsted Research Plant Sciences Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at Rothamsted Plant Sciences Research Day "Technology-driven plant breeding" (13/7/17) covering research areas, findings and future directions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Involvement at various roundtables at Milan EXPO Agri-Tech week July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Involvement at various roundtables at Milan EXPO Agri-Tech week July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Involvement in ADAS Rosemaund Open Day - June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Involvement in ADAS Rosemaund Open Day - June 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Involvement in ARGRAIN Open Day - June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Involvement in ARGRAIN Open Day - June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Involvement in Cereals in Practice event, organised by JHI - July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Involvement in Cereals in Practice event, organised by JHI - July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Involvement in NIAB TAG Open Day, Sutton Scotney - June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Involvement in NIAB TAG Open Day, Sutton Scotney - June 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.niab.com/shop/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1840
 
Description JHI attendance and poster presentation at Scottish Metabolomics Network Annual Meeting - 2nd-3rd Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact JHI (Will Allwood) attendance and poster presentation of the oats nitrogen trial work at Scottish Metabolomics Network Annual Meeting - 2nd-3rd Nov 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://scottishmetabolomics.net/events/
 
Description JHI discussions with local councils re Tayside Cities deal, including cereals research - March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion were held by project representatives from James Hutton Institute with the local councils with regard to the Tayside Cities deal. As part of the to-be bid-for package to stimulate the local economy and environment, the benefits so JHI Cereals research was highlighted as the potential fora international Barley Hub, although cereals would be a broad target including oats. The regions target also includes North east fife where Quaker oats are situated.  Discussion with them will be held soon to establish a package of innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHI invited speaker at Northern Briefing - March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker "Global warming and the effects on our rural estates - the farm" at Northern Briefing 2016. Oats were featured in the talk building on the QUOATS work http://www.caav.org.uk/Events/Conferences/Northern_Briefing_2016.aspx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.caav.org.uk/Events/Conferences/Northern_Briefing_2016.aspx
 
Description JHI keynote speaker at Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum - March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project representative from James Hutton Institute was a keynote speaker at Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum - Priorities for the UK food and drink industry - implementing the 25 year food and farming plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century Cereals 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Marshall, A.H., Griffiths, I.M, Cowan, A.A., Langdon, T Howarth, C. J., (2014) Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century Cereals 2014 Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Landmark artucle on GS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I wrote an article on genomic selection "Genomic selection and the quantitative geneticists' revenge" for the NIAB members quarterly journal: LandMark Bulletin. This described the potential of genomic selection in plant breeding in lay terms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with AHDB (Jan 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions with AHDB on promoting the research outcomes from BBSRC LINK and InnovateUK projects on oats.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MonoGram Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations on 1) Harnessing new technologies for sustainable oat production and utilisation and 2) Nitrogen use efficiency in winter oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description MonoGram Meeting - Norwich 24th - 26th April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MonoGram Meeting - Norwich 24th - 26th April 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2018.php
 
Description Monogram 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Monogram Network consists of UK based researchers with an active interest in small grain cereal and grass (including the C4 energy grasses) research. Commercial scientists and plant breeders are active members and provide the link between Monogram science and commercial exploitation. Monogram includes both basic and more applied research and its members span disciplines including plant genetics, physiology, pathology, breeding, and bioinformatics. We also have extensive expertise in outreach activities and links with industry.
Invited speaker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2013.php
 
Description NIAB participation in Genetic Analysis course - June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NIAB (Greg Mellers) participation in Genetic Analysis course organised by WHEALBI (WUR) - June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NIAB-TAG Morley Open Day - June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NIAB-TAG Morley Open Day - June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://tmaf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/NIAB-TAG-Open-Days-2016-290316.pdf
 
Description NIAB-TAG Sutton Scotney Open Day - June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NIAB-TAG Sutton Scotney Open Day - June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://tmaf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/NIAB-TAG-Open-Days-2016-290316.pdf
 
Description NIABTAG open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Open day to farmers, agronomists and the grain trade
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Named authors on presentation given by Elena Prats, CSIC, Cordoba, Spain, at oats workshop during PAG XXV - 14th Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Named authors on presentation given by Elena Prats, CSIC, Cordoba, Spain, at oats workshop during PAG XXV - 14th Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://app.core-apps.com/pag-2017/abstract/1a72fbe5da697beb0993e254b2ca5369
 
Description North America Oat Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion meeting of oat researchers from the USA and Canada to discuss future priorities for research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NutriWales visit to IBERS for discussions on potential uses for oats in human health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Chris Price-Jones, NutriWales, visit to IBERS for discussions on potential uses for oats in human health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Oat Global: Uniting the Oat World at OatGlobal.org 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gusmini, G, Howarth, CJ, Tinker, NA, Okamuro, JK, Boroughs, B, Federizzi, L, Roskens, B, Zwer, P, Dyck, J (2015) Oat Global: Uniting the Oat World at OatGlobal.org Plant and Animal Genome XX111
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Paper17362.html
 
Description Oat production chain and rural development in Central Asia, workshop, Baku 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oat production chain and rural development in Central Asia, workshop, Baku
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Oats 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International conference on current research and the future for oats organised and plenary paper presented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oats research featured at IBERS stand at Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, Builth Wells 24th-26th July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Oats research featured at IBERS stand at Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, Builth Wells 24th-26th July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oats work incoluded in Plant Breeding Workshop at IBERS - delegates from Morocco and Khazakhstan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oats work incoluded in Plant Breeding Workshop at IBERS - delegates from Morocco and Khazakhstan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact OptiOat posters displayed alongside crop plots which sparked questions and discussions amongst farmers and growers attending
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PAG XXV, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International Plant and Animal Genome conference (PAG) is the the Largest Ag-Genomics Meeting in the World. It brings together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts.Two talks and two posters were presented by Tim Langdon;
Workshop talks "Oats - Contacting the Uncontacted Genome", "Introgressions in an Oat Nested Association Mapping Population Speaker"
Posters "Fine Mapping of the Dw7 Dwarfing Gene in Oat", "Identifying Avena-specific genes"
Dr Langdon was also an organiser of the Oats workshop, participated in discussions with NRgene and various public good research labs about hexaploid oat genome sequencing initiatives, and arranged side meetings to prepare an ERA-CAPS funding application, and to establish an informal consortium for assembly and annotation of oat sequencing data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.intlpag.org/
 
Description Participation and presentations at International Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXV, San Diego - Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation and presentations at International Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXV, San Diego - 14th to 18th Jan 2017
Speaker, Oats Workshop: "Oats - Contacting the Uncontacted Genome"
Speaker, Introgression Workshop: "Introgressions in an Oat Nested Association Mapping Population"
Poster: "Fine Mapping of the Dw7 Dwarfing Gene in Oat"
Poster: "Identifying Avena-specific genes"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.intlpag.org/
 
Description Participation at Royal WElsh Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Royal Welsh Show is the largest agricultural show in the Uk attracting more than 50,000 per day. This project featured on the IBERS stand and was visited by farmers, policy makers, researchers and public interested in the project and its outcomes.

General interest in the application of modern breeding technology to improved oat varieties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015
 
Description Participation by JHI in the "Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum" January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum: 'The role of science in food and agriculture - novel foods, sustainable intensification and challenges for policy.' During discussion the (potential and actual impact of oats in the diet was reinforced and the growth in the associated breakfast products over the last several years was identified. Oats as a model for other crops was discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conferences/westminster-food-and-nutrition-forum
 
Description Participation in Cereals in Practice event - July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation in Cereals in Practice event - organised by James Hutton Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.hutton.ac.uk/events/cereals-practice-2016
 
Description Participation in EIT Health workshop, Cardiff - 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EIT health workshop - Oat Innovation (Cardiff)
Opportunities for using oats in food products: a plant breeder's perspective
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participation in MonoGram event, Bristol - 4th-6th April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in MonoGram event, Bristol - 4th-6th April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2017.php
 
Description Participation in the "Taste of Wales" event - 23rd March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation in the "Taste of Wales" event - 23rd March 2017. Event linking academia/industry/supply chain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Periodic NIAB seminars on genomic selection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Periodic NIAB seminars on genomic selection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Oat Global: Uniting the Oat World at OatGlobal"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Paper17362.html
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The largest Ag-Genomics meeting in the world, PAG brings together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxii/webprogram/Session2182.html
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PAG brings together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts.
Oat genomics work was presented at the Oats Workshop (also organiser).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiv/webprogram/Session3134.html
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome XX11 oats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Diploid Avena genomics resources and their application
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxii/webprogram/Paper12962.html
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome XX11 phenomics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Automating Plant Phenotyping for Breeding and Research;
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxii/webprogram/Paper12549.html
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome XXI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Developing and Using Genetic and Genomic Resources in Pearl Millet for Enhanced Traits Dissection and Breeding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxi/webprogram/Paper6320.html
 
Description Plenary paper International Oats Conference St Petersburg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions held on joint funding opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presented at the Scottish Metabolomics Network, Glasgow City College, Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presented at the Scottish Metabolomics Network, Glasgow City College: Application of metabolomics to study the effect of nitrogen elevation on winter oat metabolite composition and quality traits: J. William Allwood, Yun Xu, Raphaelle Palau, Catherine Howarth, Athole Marshall, Roy Goodacre, Derek Stewart
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation by ADAS at Oats2020 Conference - November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by ADAS at Oats2020 Conference - November 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation by ADAS partner at ADAS High Mowthorpe Farming association meeting March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by ADAS partner at ADAS High Mowthorpe Farming association meeting March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation by JHI to Scottish BioBased Industry Consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by JHI (D Stewart) to Scottish BioBased Industry Consortium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Dalehead farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on developments in breeding oats for animal production systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentations at the European Oat Conference , Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact papers presented by project partners on 1. Progress in breeding oats as a high quality animal feed with environmental benefits
2. Harnessing new technologies for oat production and utilisation, 3. Extinction and evolution and 4. Fusarium mycotoxins in UK oat production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Project representative from IBERS, invited speaker at XXXVI Brazil Annual Oat Research Meeting, Pelotas - April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at XXXVI Brazil Annual Oat Research Meeting, Pelotas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project represented at IBERS meeting with Portuguese FASTBREED Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project represented at IBERS meeting with Portuguese FASTBREED Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project represented by JHI by participation in Food Matters Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project represented by JHI (D Stewart) by participation in Food Matters Live
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.foodmatterslive.com/
 
Description Project visit to Hogarth Mills - June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project visit to Hogarth Mills by Sandy Cowan, IBERS - June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Project-related discussions with Wynnstay group - July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project-related discussions with Wynnstay group - July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description QMPB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NIAB run a two week intensive course in Quantitative Methods for Plant Breeding, covering relevant aspects of statistics, quantitative genuetics and population genetics. There are 25 participants every year. To date, no-one has said they would not recommend the course to others. The course has also been put on in Australia, France, India (once at ICRISAT and once at the Punjab Agricultural University) and Malaysia. We update it every year to disseminate developments and methods resulting from out own research work in MAGIC, genomic selection, association mapping and plant breeding strategy. It has resulted in a global set of new contacts, some of which have resulted in successful collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012
URL http://www.niab.com/pages/id/360/quantitative_methods_in_plant_breeding
 
Description Radio interview by IBERS (CH) for Radio Wales Science Café programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview by IBERS (CH) for Radio Wales Science Café programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Radio interview on value of oats for human health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A radio interview on "Good Morning Wales", talking about oats and the value of oats as a high quality and healthy food.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SC Presentation on oats at "Cows on Tour" IBERS, 7th Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SC Presentation on oats at "Cows on Tour" IBERS, 7th Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/CowsonTour/
 
Description STAR Open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 85 farmers attended the event, with a member of staff attending alongside the NIAB/TAG staff. Interest was shown in the new oat varieties with wide ranging discussions on the value of improvinf disease resistance in oats and the project outcomes.

Interest was expressed as to when the new oat varieties would be available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ScanOat meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion of IBERS interaction with newly established Swedish ScanOat research centre, specifically genomics research and dihaploid production. ScanOat have expressed support for genomics research at IBERS (BBSRC RM application) and spin-out company Crop Tailor are seeking to collaborate with IBERS, Senova and Saaten Union/Nordsaat on further development of dihaploid production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Senova stand at AICC (Association of Independent Crop Consultants) annual conference - January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Senova attended the AICC (Association of Independent Crop Consultants) annual conference exhibitors afternoon in January and discussed the project with delegates visiting the stand. The event is attended by agronomists from around the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.aicc.org.uk/
 
Description Stakeholder discussions on milling oats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS (CH/SC/IG) discussions with range of stakeholders including ADAS, Richardsons, PepsiCo, Whites, Felin Ganol, Campden BRI, British Quinoa Company regarding milling oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TEAGASC tillage conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TEAGASC tillage conference involving discussion with farmers, researchers and other practioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at French FSOV-funded project meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk describing novel progress in analysis methods entitled: "From SNP to GEBV: the use of marker and trait data in genomic prediction" (21/4/17) in Paris, France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk on project by Sarah Clarke (ADAS) to Rosemaund Farming Association meeting - Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk on project by Sarah Clarke (ADAS) to Rosemaund Farming Association meeting - Feb 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.adas.uk/Service/adas-farming-association
 
Description Transatlantic oat rust forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at Oat Rust Forum, Cornell November 2017 binging together researchers from Europe, Australian, USA and Canada
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Undergraduate Industrial lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited industrial lecture (12/12/18) on "Wheat genetics & breeding" at University of Essex (2nd Year undergrads) giving them context within their Food Security coursework
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Graze to IBERS - options on oats - 21st June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Graze to IBERS - options on oats - 21st June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by IBERS InnovOat team to Canadian oat breeders as part of Canadian Partnering Award - 7th-13th July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by IBERS InnovOat team to Canadian oat breeders as part of Canadian Partnering Award - 7th-13th July 2017. Developing links and discussing strategies and implementation of molecular techniques into breeding programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Agrii to NIAB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of Agrii to NIAB (20/7/17) to tour wheat pre-breeding plots and discuss potential collaborations taking material forward to commercialisation for specific end-uses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Indian High Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to the Indian economics minister during visit to IBERS- "Oat breeding"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Visit of KWS Biostatistics team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NIAB of KWS Biostatistics team (based in Germany) 4 visitors to discuss statistical progress and collaborative opportunities (24/1/18)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit of SRUC scientists to NIAB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NIAB Jos Houdijk and JR Adams from SRUC (Edinburgh) with discussion of plant breeding & animal feeding opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Welsh Government- Oat breeding at IBERS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Representatives of the Welsh GOvernment visited IBER- a presentation was given on breeding of oats for end users, focusing on the value of the QUOATS project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit of working group from Government of Punjab (Pakistan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk delivered to Government of Punjab (Pakistan) visitors (20) "Pre-breeding at NIAB" and glasshouse tour (7/12/17) including Q&A and discussion of collaborative opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description presentation on the outcomes of the project to a Functional Food Conference held at UNiversity of bangor and then subsequently in cardiff. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The aim of the workshop was to provide an insight to the food industry on the outcomes of the QUOATS project and the value of oat grain composition in delivering healthy food.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description presentation to MAGIC meeting NIAB June 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catherine Howarth on MAGIC population development and application in oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description project outcomes disseminated at Sutton Scotney OpenDay 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact More than 100 farmers and growers attended an open day at Sutton Scotney, hosted by NIAB/TAG. This included demonstrations of field plots including novel oat lines developed by the project. Interest in the outcome of the project was considerable with extensive discussions and questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description project outcomes were presented at the oats2020 conference held in Birmingham in NOvermer 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation on the outcomes of this project was given at the osts2020 conference. This conference included partcipants from the UK and overseas representing the wjhole of the oat supply chain from research to industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015