GARNet 2020

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: School of Biosciences

Abstract

GARNet provides leadership and coordination to UK scientists carrying out basic plant science research. A united, forward-looking and well-connected basic plant science research base underpins progress in crop science, agronomy, agriculture and the plant-based biomaterials and bioenergy industries. This role is therefore now more necessary than ever given the importance of plant science in meeting global grand challenges in the production of food, feed, fibre and fuel using diminishing resources of land and fresh water.

Our main aims are to support UK plant scientists by:

- Equipping them with the right skills and resources to take on new ways of working in science, including using large sequencing datasets, large-scale image analysis, and multi-scale predictive biology.

- Promoting connections and collaborations between basic plant scientists and the agriculture, bioenergy and biotechnology end-user communities.

- Managing and extending GARNet communication platforms to promote knowledge exchange within the community and to be a single point of contact for external parties.

Concrete outcomes of the proposed work will be raised awareness of large data management, imaging technologies, and multi-scale modelling approaches to plant science, and training in these areas at workshops and conferences throughout the grant term. We expect to run other events as required by the community, which is represented to GARNet administration by the GARNet Advisory Committee. These events will be followed up with expert FAQ pages on the GARNet website. Public pages on synthetic biology, open access and next generation sequencing for plant science are also planned.

Activities in the above areas will be of direct benefit to basic plant scientists, from post-graduate students to senior academic staff, who will gain access to any resources, training and connections they need to further and apply their research. GARNet will be their link to key resource providers, negotiating and simplifying access to resources including high performance computing power, microarray and sequencing services. Plant scientists from all backgrounds will also be able to use GARNet community networking platforms freely to share news and promote their work.

GARNet will benefit funders of UK plant science, principally BBSRC, by adding value to the funding they put into the plant research community. GARNet events, website, mailing list and newsletter all help promote effective and efficient working across the research community and encourage knowledge exchange and collaboration. In addition, representatives from industry and publishing are connected to our social media and attend our events, increasing global exposure of UK research and promoting industry-academic collaborations and other mechanisms of maximising the impact of research.

Technical Summary

GARNet is the UK network that aims to support and integrate the Arabidopsis and the wider basic plant science community and is run by an elected committee of researchers from across the UK. This application is to continue GARNet's role in supporting its user community, thereby adding value to BBSRC-funded research and helping ensure that the full impact potential of the UK plant science research base is achieved. This role will evolve to support and promote capacity-building for new developing areas of research including synthetic and predictive biology, supporting and enabling access to high performance computing power for UK plant scientists, and promoting translation of fundamental plant science research. In particular, GARNet will liaise with relevant groups and facilitate activities to ensure the plant science research community is:

- Equipped for the big data and other new technology challenges. We will seek to equip plant researchers with the resources, knowledge and skills they need to effectively use next generation sequencing, large scale modelling, and imaging and phenotyping approaches.

- Equipped to apply their research to new areas including synthetic biology, digital organisms, industrial biotechnology and bioenergy. We will support the building of relationships with relevant groups and highlight collaborative opportunities.

GARNet will deliver these overarching aims through mechanisms which include:

- Running and co-hosting sponsored training workshops and focused meetings, conferences and networking events to encourage interactions between the plant research community and the agri-technology and bioenergy industries.

- Working with relevant groups to leverage national and international cyberinfrastructure for the plant research community.

- Acting as a communication hub for representing the Arabidopsis and fundamental plant science research community to resource providers, and international groups and policy oriented bodies.

Planned Impact

Beneficiaries include plant and crop scientists, BBSRC and other funding bodies, science engagement professionals and the general public. They will benefit variously though the coordination and integration role of GARNet, through the increased access that GARNet provides to new technologies and approaches, through the information GARNet provides via various channels in the dissemination of research and its understanding, and as a consequence of the general support for plant science research and its application.

For plant scientists doing fundamental research:
- GARNet promotes access and uptake of new technologies and approaches in plant science research. GARNet provides information and training, and works with providers to help facilitate accessibility. Particular targets over the next 5 years are high-throughput sequencing and other emerging technologies, and meeting the challenges of "big data" and integrated multiscale modelling.
- GARNet also seeks to support plant scientists engaging in new areas of research, such as industrial biotechnology, bioenergy, and synthetic biology. Over the next 5 years, GARNet will work to support the building of an active and vibrant plant synthetic biology research community in the UK.
- GARNet acts to represent and integrate UK plant science, providing a community-driven focus for collective activities. GARNet will represent the basic plant research community to the wider scientific community in the UK and globally. GARNet will work to raise the profile of UK plant science, and ensure the views and needs of the community are known to UK and European policy makers via the UK Plant Sciences Federation and the Society for Experimental Biology respectively. GARNet will represent UK Arabidopsis researchers to the global Arabidopsis research community via the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee.

These goals are delivered primarily through:
(i) GARNet's communication platforms (the newsletter, website, blog and social media) providing a central knowledge exchange hub for UK plant scientists to share and receive information.
(ii) Training, networking and promotional opportunities provided by meetings and workshops.
(iii) All activities are guided by an Advisory Committee of researchers nominated and elected by the community for a 3 year term.

For the wider plant science community:
The training workshops, conferences and information outlets will be available to any interested party, not solely to basic plant researchers. Therefore crop scientists, industry researchers and other groups will benefit from the knowledge transfer and collaboration opportunities offered by GARNet. In particular GARNet services will be of benefit to anyone interested in new technologies for plant science or hoping to build working relationships with basic researchers. The global community benefits from GARNet input to international coordination activities.

For research funders, policy makers and other science stakeholders:
As a trusted and reliable single point of contact for the UK plant research community, GARNet is a key communication portal for those wanting to communicate with basic UK plant scientists, including international plant science organisations, policy makers and science funders. GARNet functions to add value to other plant science funding, helping ensure that the community is positioned for optimal collaboration and application of new technologies.

For science educators and the general public:
During the course of this grant, GARNet will build on existing informal links with the SEB careers team and Science and Plants for Schools to promote plant science to young scientists and school students. All GARNet information is available to any interested person, including online GARNet videos and articles explaining basic plant research and its importance, and aspects such as the blog will be targeted particularly at interested students and members of the public.

Publications

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Leonelli S (2017) Data management and best practice for plant science. in Nature plants

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Parry G (2018) Meeting report - INDEPTH kick-off meeting. in Journal of cell science

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Parry G (2019) GARNet gene editing workshop. in The New phytologist

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Parry G (2018) Low Phosphate Puts Auxin in the Root Hairs. in Trends in plant science

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Parry G (2020) Untangling chromatin interactions. in Journal of experimental botany

 
Description The work of the network is summarised in the paper: "How to build an effective research network: lessons from two decades of the GARNet plant science community" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7906777/
Exploitation Route The Garnet network is seen as an exemplar of a community driven support network for a specific area of science, in this case plant sciences. It served to upskeill, train, connect and develop the community over a period of 20 years.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

URL https://garnetcommunity.org.uk
 
Description Chairman of the UK Plant Science Federation a special interest group of the Royal Society of Biology
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.rsb.org.uk/policy/groups-and-committees/ukpsf
 
Description GARNet has provided evidence for Commons STC on the topic Brexit
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description GARNet has provided evidence for Commons STC on the topic Genomics and Gene Editing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description GARNet has provided evidence for Commons STC on the topic The Big Data Dilemma
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description GARNet has provided evidence for the House of Lords STC on the topic of the Lifesciences and Industrial Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description GARNet has provided evidence for the Nuffield Council of Bioethics on the topic of New Breeding Technologies
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://nuffieldbioethics.org/project/genome-editing/ethical-review-published-september-2016
 
Description GARNet has provided evidence to the BBSRC for their Invitation to Comment on future Research Strategy.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/policy/2017/170831-n-invitation-to-comment-strategy-uk-biotechnology-bio...
 
Description Membership of UK Plant Science Federation committee, which is a special interest group of the Royal Society of Biology
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.rsb.org.uk/policy/groups-and-committees/ukpsf/about-ukpsf/growing-the-future-report
 
Description Submitted evidence to STC committee on 'An immigration system that works for science and innovation inquiry'
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Cardiff University CUROP Scheme
Amount £14,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Support for Cardiff_Wales iGEM students
Amount £27,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 09/2018
 
Description #UKPlantSciPresents Webinar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In response to the COVID19 situation GARNet organised a webinar series to promote excellence in Uk Plant Science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://blog.garnetcommunity.org.uk/ukplantscipresents-webinars/
 
Description 3D App RNASeq Analysis Workshop 
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 GARNet hosted a workshop to introduce a new analysis tool that has been developed by Wenbin Guo and Runxuan Zhang at trhe University of Dundee. This focused workshop was attended by 30 delegates who took part in a hands-on demonstration of this very useful tool.

https://3drnaseq.hutton.ac.uk/app_direct/3DRNAseq/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://garnet3drnaseqworkshop.weebly.com/
 
Description CyVerse RNAseq Analysis Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Organisation of a workshop to introduce tools for the analysis of RNAseq data, with a focus on plant scientists. In addition we added a session on general data carpentry, which is a vital skill to deal with the large amount of data generated in these experiments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/cyverse-uk-rnaseq-workshop-2018
 
Description CyVerseUk Workshop: University of York. March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact GARNet workshop to introduce the activities of the BBSRC funded CyVerseUK grant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cyverseuk.org/events/cyverse-uk-workshop/
 
Description Development of the INDEPTH academy 
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 As part of involvement with INDEPTH Cost Action we developed the INDePTH Academy, a free-to-access series of recorded talks, training webinar and experimental protocols that are linked to the activities of the Cost Action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.brookes.ac.uk/indepth/indepth-academy/
 
Description Establish the GARNet YouTube channel and Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact YouTube channel and podcast includes short interviews with scientists about recent publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
URL https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/garnet-uk-plant-science-roundup/id1255437811?mt=2
 
Description European Plant Science Retreat 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a talk to introduce GARNet activities at the European Plant Science Retreat, which is a PhD-student only conference that in 2019 was held at the University of Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://epsr2019.wordpress.com/
 
Description GARNet Advances in Plant Imaging Workshop 
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 This workshop introduces the tools and techniques in this area, providing valuable information for both early career and more senior researchers. It was primarily aimed at early career researchers who are interested in learning about a range of imaging techniques that they might use in their research. Moreover we provided excellent opportunities to discuss their research and gain advice from fellow meeting attendees.

60 delegates attended this workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://garnetimaging19.weebly.com/
 
Description GARNet NatVar2016: Natural Variation as a tool for Gene Discovery and Crop Improvement 
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 On behalf of GARNet, our Advisory Committee Members Professor David Salt and Dr Ian Henderson are delighted to welcome you to this conference entitled "GARNetNatVar16:Natural Variation as a tool for Gene Discovery and Crop Improvement". I hope you agree that we have brought together
a world-leading selection of speakers who will introduce many aspects of how the interrogation of natural variation has become an excellent tool in attempts to isolate novel loci important for plant growth across a wide range of environmental conditions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://garnetnatvar2016.weebly.com/
 
Description GARNet gene editing workshop at the University of Bristol. March 2018 
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 ?GARNet, the Bristol Centre for Agricultural Innovation and New Phytologist are delighted to host a workshop on Plant Gene Editing that will bring together world leaders in this area to discuss and advise on the use of this game-changing technology. The workshop will provide significant opportunities for detailed technical discussions both within plenary sessions and during poster sessions.?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://garnet-ge-workshop.weebly.com/
 
Description GARNet2016: Innovation in the Plant Sciences 
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 Biennial GARNet conference that is focussed on promotion of new technologies. An international group of speakers travelled to Cardiff University for this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://garnet2016.weebly.com/
 
Description GARNet2018 
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 Organisation of biennial GARNet conference, attended by 80 delegates. This meeting brought together a group of world-leaders researchers to introduce and discuss their cutting edge work across the plant sciences. This meeting was held at the University of York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://garnet2018.weebly.com/
 
Description Integrating Large Data into Plant Science: From Big Data to Discovery. Hosted by GARNet and the Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop brings together prominent biologists, data scientists, database leads, publishers, representatives of learned societies and funding bodies to discuss ways of harnessing and integrating large plant data to foster discovery.
Over the last decade, data infrastructures such as cloud, grids and repositories have garnered attention and funding as crucial tools to facilitate the re-use of existing datasets. This is a complex task, and within plant science a variety of strategies have been developed to collect, combine and mine research data for new purposes.
This workshop aims to review these strategies, identify examples of best practices and successful re-use both within and beyond plant science, and discuss both technical and institutional conditions for effective data mining.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blog.garnetcommunity.org.uk/garnetegenis-workshop-integrating-large-data-plant-science-big-da...
 
Description International Conference for Arabidopsis Research 2017 (ICAR2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Participated in an workshop on Science communication at this major international Arabidopsis Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://icar2017.arabidopsisresearch.org/
 
Description Involvement with Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC) 
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 The GARNet coordinator serves as the secretary of the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee. MASC advises on the location of the annual ICAR conference as well as providing inputs into the future direction for the global Arabidopsis research community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://arabidopsisresearch.org/index.php/en/
 
Description Maintaining the GARNet blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Maintain an active blog that updates the research community on activities within the UK plant science community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
URL http://blog.garnetcommunity.org.uk/
 
Description Organisation of Workshop at ICAR2018 
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 Organisation and leadership of a workshop at the International Conference for Arabidopsis Research (ICAR) in Turku, Finland. This workshop introduced the activities of the INDEPTh Cost Action for which the GARNet coordinator, Geraint Parry is Science Communication manager.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.brookes.ac.uk/indepth/
 
Description Participation in Open Data workshop at ICAR2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Provided a talk at an ICAR2018 workshop on the future mechanisms for making data more open. Workshop organised by Leonore Reiser at TAIR
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation in UK Brassica Research Community Annual Meeting at John Innes Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Introduced GARNet to the UK Brassica Research Community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participation in outreach events for Wales Gene Park 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The GARNet coordinator has participated in numerous events as part of the Wales Gene Park Schools Roadshows in which they introduced new breeding technologies for crop improvement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.walesgenepark.cardiff.ac.uk/2017/05/16/teachers-genetics-cpd-events-2/
 
Description Plant CRISPR-Cas Workshop: John Innes Centre September 2015 
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 Workshop session to introduce CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology organised in collaboration with Open Plant. Over 150 researchers attended the meeting which included a selection of international speakers who introduced different aspects of gene editing technology. On the second day a selected group of 30 early career researcher participated in a hands-on in silico training session on designing CRISPR-Cas vectors led by Dr Nicola Patron.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation and Session Organisation at Monogram 2017 Annual 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 GARNet organised a research session and the coordinator provided a presentation at the Monogram annual meeting. This community supports the activities of the International cereal research community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2017.php
 
Description Presentation at High Value Chemicals from Plants (HVCfP) annual meeting 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduced GARNet activities to the HVCfP community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blog.garnetcommunity.org.uk/hvcfp-annual-meeting/
 
Description Presentation at High Value Chemicals from Plants (HVCfP) annual meeting 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introducing GARNet activities to HVCfP members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://hvcfp.net/events/annual-meeting-2017/
 
Description Provided a talk at HVCfP Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduced GARNet activities at High Value Chemicals from Plants Annual Meeting (HVCfP).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blog.garnetcommunity.org.uk/high-value-chemical-from-plants-annual-meeting-2018/
 
Description SEB Cell Section Symposium: From Proteome to Phenotype: role of post-translational modifications 
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 GARNet collaborated with SEB to organise a meeting on the role of post-translational modifications in plants. GARNet organised a workshop for a smaller group of students to learn about the analysis of PTMs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sebiology.org/events/event/from-proteome-to-phenotype
 
Description SEB-INDEPTH Symposium on Impact of Chromatin Domains on Plant Phenotypes 
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 Symposium co-organised wth the Society of Experimental Biology and the COST Action INDEPTH in El Escorial, Spain. ~100 delagtes attended the meeting to learn about advances in this exciting area as well as to develop new collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.brookes.ac.uk/indepth/news/indepth-main-meeting-in-el-escorial/
 
Description Talk at Royal Microscopical Society Workshop in Botanical Microscopy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The GARNet coordinator introduced GARNet activities to this international group of plant cell biologists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.rms.org.uk/discover-engage/event-calendar/botanical-microscopy-2019.html
 
Description Workshop at ICAR2019 on 'Communicating your science to the broader community' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (2019) took place in Wuhan, China in June 2019. The GARNet coordinator participated in a workshop on Science Communication that was organised by the Global Plant Council.

Over 50 delegates attended the meeting who were interested in learning about how they could commnicate their science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://icar2019.arabidopsisresearch.org/
 
Description Workshop on 'Developing Plant Science Collaborations between the United Kingdom and China' at ICAR2019 
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 The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (2019) took place in Wuhan, China in June 2019. GARNet organised a workshop to introduce the UK plant science community to Chinese students who are interested in travelling or collaborating with UK researchers.

Over 50 delegates attended the meeting; asking useful questions about the opportunities that exist for their future research in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://icar2019.arabidopsisresearch.org/