Catalysing collaboration and exchange between wheat scientists in the UK and West Asia

Lead Research Organisation: Rothamsted Research
Department Name: Plant Biology & Crop Science



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Description This was an international bilateral workshop, designed to exchanged information and identify topics for collaboration between scientists in the UK and in Turkey and West Asia.
It was highly successful in this respect but outcomes have been limited by subsequent political changes in Turkey and the ongoing political situation in West Asia.
Nevertheless, a joint grant proposal was submitted between the UK delegates (from Lancaster, Rothamsted and Reading) under the BBSRC GCRF scheme, although this was not supported.
Turkish scientists have also requested and been provided with genetic material from the UK.
Exploitation Route Exchanges of staff and germplasm
Joint grant proposals.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment