BBSRC Core Strategic Programme in Resilient Crops: Oats

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

Abstract

The UK produces ~750kt of oats annually with the majority milled for human use, with significant exports of processed oats. The uptake of oat products has been boosted as a result of approved claims for beneficial roles in the human diet due to its grain composition. Health benefits range from satiety effects to reduction in blood cholesterol and improvements in gastrointestinal tract performance. The major strength and focus of IBERS oat research lies in development and exploitation of genetic resources. High throughput genotyping and genomics resources now allow us to characterise this material thoroughly, both to understand the genetic basis of phenotypes and to develop prediction models based on genotypes. In this project we will progress from characterisation of genes with major effects on phenotype (dwarf, flowering time) to more complex traits (in particular, yield components and grain quality). We will use sophisticated phenotyping methods in controlled environments (NPPC) and field scale experiments. Where applicable we will translate research from wheat and rice to identify conserved developmental pathways. Despite areas of similarity (temperate polyploid for wheat, panicle architecture for rice), the distinct evolutionary and domestication histories of oat, with its secondary crop origin, are expected to be reflected in capabilities such as resource use efficiency and plasticity. The origin and regulation of agronomically important ‘oat specific’ traits such as ß-glucan and antioxidant (avenanthramide) content are of particular interest.
The programme has 5 areas of work: 1. Genome function and organisation. We will work with international partners to generate annotated oat reference genomes. We will integrate the genomics data with our candidate gene discovery platform, which is based on a diverse spring oat NAM population. Detailed phenotyping of the population will enable identification of candidate loci for agronomic traits including yield components. Resequencing of other key accessions will identify regions of high and low diversity corresponding to targets of selection during domestication and cultivation, and will provide information on the hexaploid pan-genome to improve access to useful genetic variation. 2. Plant architecture, partitioning and phenology. We will dissect yield components including the role of grain weight and number and tiller formation on both grain yield and grain quality using a series of QTL-NILs we have created where contrasting haplotypes for specific major QTL have been fixed in common winter oat genetic backgrounds. The impact of flowering time and rate of senescence will be examined in order to establish desirable ideotypes for different environments. A particular focus will be the role of root architecture on crop function and in particular the effect of the dwarfing gene Dw6. 3. Interaction of Genotype with the environment. We will dissect GxE effects across accessions in order to improve yield stability and to mitigate against variability in grain quality. Selected QTL-NILs will also be used to examine the impact of variation in a single trait on response to environmental challenges in field and phenomics settings. We will identify parameters underlying this difference and dissect the underlying mechanisms and genetic control. We will improve understanding of the effect of GxE on ß-glucan content by investigating its effect on the molecular structure of ß -glucan and other grain constituents. 4. Prediction of performance. Data from above will be integrated to identify the most informative allele combinations for prediction of yield and quality. Markers associated with phenotypes will be sought and candidate genes identified wherever possible to build models of relevant processes. 5. Improve germplasm access. Very large collections of oat landraces and wild relatives were made before 1945, preserving much of the diversity that may otherwise have been lost during intensive breeding. Linkage drag and the inefficiencies of conventional breeding have restricted use of this material, which can now be revisited with new high throughput genotyping and phenotyping. We will work with international partners to identify underused germplasm which may improve adaptation to particular environments or enhance novel traits.

Publications

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Allwood JW (2019) Rapid UHPLC-MS metabolite profiling and phenotypic assays reveal genotypic impacts of nitrogen supplementation in oats. in Metabolomics : Official journal of the Metabolomic Society

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Bekele WA (2018) Haplotype-based genotyping-by-sequencing in oat genome research. in Plant biotechnology journal

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Betekhtin A (2020) In Vitro Tissue Culture in : Applications and Challenges. in International journal of molecular sciences

 
Description We have dissected yield components including the role of grain weight and number and tiller formation on both grain yield and grain quality using a series of lines we have created where contrasting haplotypes for specific major QTL have been fixed in common winter oat genetic backgrounds. This includes the effect on grain composition and an investigation into the interaction of genotype and environment on trait expression. Both negative and positive relationships between yield components and grain quality traits have been uncovered. Through detailed phenotyping of near-isogenic lines (QTL-NILs) where contrasting haplotypes for specific major QTL have been fixed in a common oat genetic background, we have now verified QTL previously identified and revealed their interaction in traits such as height, flowering time, yield components and grain quality. These QTL-NILs have enabled the dissection of the role of both vernalisation and photoperiod in the control of flowering time and in seedling root system architecture. The development of these genetic stocks has enabled funded collaborations with scientists in Canada to investigate the effect on root architecture. Regions of the genome associated with key agronomic traits such as yield, disease resistance and flowering time have been localised and candidate genes identified. A large germplasm collection including heritage varieties, modern varieties and advanced breeding lines has been grown and phenotyped in the field and under controlled conditions for a wide range of traits including disease resistance and drought tolerance and is being used to identify novel genomic regions associated with key traits. Alongside this new methods for screening for these traits have been developed. For example micro-CT scanning techniques have been used to understand how morphometric differences in grain structure affect grain quality and detailed metabolomics analyses have been used to investigate the response to nitrogen application in the field.
We have continued to develop genomics resources created under previous institute funding programmes. The 650 lines of the hexaploid Nested Association Mapping (NAM) population have been grown in both the UK and Poland, and archived material is being used to dissect agronomic traits such as panicle architecture and flowering time. The diploid Avena genome zipper has been used in collaboration with Canadian collaborators at AAFC Ottawa to design exome capture baits which have been applied to a variety of accessions. The Canadian partner has focussed on a broad range of Avena species for phylogenetic studies, and on variation within modern elites, while the IBERS group has analysed the NAM parents and key accessions representing wild progenitor lineages of Avena sterilis and the weedy species Avena fatua. Additional funding has been obtained to develop a reference genome assembly of one of the NAM diverse parents, an Avena byzantina ('red oat') accession and further genetic resources based on this accession have been developed, including populations from crosses with A. sterilis. Genetic resources have been developed to understand domestication processes, including a collection of fatuoid mutants which represent reversion of cultivars to wild phenotypes. Collections of wild and landrace material made in Caucasus under GCRF funding have been grown and phenotyped.
Inter-generational and intra-generational genomic prediction models have been conducted using historical phenotype and genotype data. These are being expanded using both association mapping panels and current spring oat breeding programme populations that are currently being both phenotyped and genotyped. This will result in the development of multi-trait prediction models for key traits underpinning yield and grain quality and ultimately optimal parental identification for future hybridisation
Exploitation Route Genetic stocks and populations developed in this project are being used by a wide range of collaborators in North America, Poland and Spain in both funded and un-funded collaborations. Knowledge gained will be used to develop ideotypes required for future climatic conditions. Our diploid (A. atlantica) zipper genomic sequence and annotation was used in 2017 for an exome capture design (collaboration with Tinker lab, Ottawa). The initial capture targets 53.5Mb of 63Mb annotated exome data. A total of 48 captures, representing elite cultivars and a genus-wide survey of species, have been analysed in Ottawa; 24 captures, representing NAM parents and a preliminary survey of progenitors, have been analysed at IBERS as part of this project.
We have close links with the oat milling industry who are using our results on the impact of genotype and environment on grain quality to improve the milling process.
Combined with on-going work on accelerated breeding techniques ('speed breeding' and doubled haploid production), results are also being used by plant breeders to design new crosses and use markers to increase the precision of breeding programmes. New varieties of oats have been developed as a result.
Regular meetings and reporting through the project ensure that producers and end-users are aware of the CSP research and can also help shape CSP priorities to be more aligned with industry needs. We also work closely with the major international groups for oat genotyping and genomics, and have organised a number of workshops and research visits. This included genomics workshops in Birmingham, Saskatoon and Toronto attended by colleagues from BYU (Utah), AAFC (Ottawa), McGill (Montreal), IPK (Gatersleben) and JIC. Knowledge and tools from the CSP will be used to develop oat crops adapted to a range of climate change scenarios and end-uses. Work on genotyping-by-sequencing in oat genome research and its applications for both association analysis and genomic selection has been published. There are thus clear routes to market once from outcomes of this funding,
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

 
Description Genetic variation with a consistent association on yield components and milling quality is being identified through precise phenotyping and the use of the hexaploid reference genome to construct consensus mapping tools across populations. Combined with on-going work on accelerated breeding techniques ('speed breeding' and doubled haploid production) and more accurate prediction of phenotypes through genomic selection, this programme is supporting the efficient production of oat varieties for UK markets. Understanding of the impact of genotype and environment (and interactions between them) has been used to identify trial sites for best evaluating new plant varieties. Results obtained and methodologies developed have been translated to a range of other cereal and legume crops.
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Engagement with policymakers in Welsh Government on soils and land use post-Brexit in Wales. Engagement was on sharing and integration of information and datasets to improve future recommendations.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Invited delegate to European Infrastructures Initiative: EMPHASIS
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Participation in UKRI Research Infrastructure Consultation including on Cross Cutting Themes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
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 A China-UK joint phenomics consortium to dissect the basis of crop stress resistance in the face of climate change
Amount £30,612 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/R02118X/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 06/2022
 
Description BBSRC Responsive Mode: Origin of a European cereal (£540k) Tim Langdon
Amount £540,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 06/2021
 
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 European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020
Amount € 5,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2017 
End 01/2021
 
Description GCRF Data and Resources
Amount £145,000 (GBP)
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 07/2018
 
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 Genotypic characterisation of oat ex situ germplasm collections
Amount £145,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BBS/OS/GC/200011 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 07/2018
 
Description International Exchanges 2019 Cost Share
Amount £7,300 (GBP)
Funding ID IEC\R2\192164 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 10/2021
 
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 NRC-UKRI Pilot Programme. Prototyping Root System Architecture in Avena: Technologies for Environmental Sustainability and Food Security
Amount £55,323 (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 OECD co-operative research programme
Amount $25,000 (CAD)
Organisation Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2019 
End 08/2019
 
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 Oat domestication - understanding the origin of a European cereal
Amount £548,306 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S008195/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 06/2021
 
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 Charity/Non Profit
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 
Sector Public
Country Ireland
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Understanding milling efficiency in oats
Amount € 66,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 2017225 
Organisation Teagasc 
Sector Public
Country Ireland
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Title Doubled haploid production of oats by anther culture 
Description Improvements to growth conditions, tissue selection and media composition have allowed consistent recovery of plants from isolated anthers of donors of specific genotypes. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Small numbers of plants have been produced from F2 hybrids of a cross between elite parents showing different responses to tissue culture. Scaling up the process is expected to allow production of a doubled haploid (DH) population to screen for loci influencing DH production efficiency. 
 
Title Exome capture design for hexaploid oats 
Description A Nimblegen bait design was made targetting 140Mb of coding sequence as annotated from the IBERS Avena byzantina genome assembly. The A. byzantina sequences were supplemented with the most divergent coding sequences identified in transcriptome and preliminary exome capture databases for the IBERS NAM population parents and a small number of additional hexaploid accessions (including A. fatua and A. sterilis). 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Validation underway, March 2020. 
 
Title Exome capture design for oats 
Description An exome capture array, targetting 70% of the gene complement, was designed by our partners at AAFC Ottawa, using a variety of transcriptome resources aligned to the IBERS Avena atlantica genome contigs. The Ottawa lab has captured genic sequences from a range of Avena species, both diploid and polyploid, and will use the data to clarify relationships between species. Genic sequences have been recovered for 24 IBERS hexaploid accessions, including NAM population parents and key wild or weedy oat relatives. The combined data will be used to refine the capture design, which may then be deployed to look in more detail at patterns of diversity and targets of selection during adaptation and domestication in panels of cultivars, landraces and wild relatives. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Funding is being sought for further application of the capture design. 
 
Title Nested Association Mapping (NAM) population for spring oats 
Description Fourteen diverse hexaploid cultivars were crossed with the widely used European spring oat cultivar Firth. 650 lines were derived by single seed descent and advanced generations (F8 on) grown for three years at Aberystwyth and one year in Lublin, Poland (collaboration with Dr Edyta Paczos-Grzeda). RNAseq of developing grain was carried out for all parents. Seed and DNA were saved for the F4 generation of all lines, allowing lines heterozygous for alleles of interest to be identified and used to produce HIFs (contrasting alleles in near identical genetic backgrounds). Exome capture with the Ottawa diploid-based design was carried out on all parents, with skim sequencing and FISHIS libraries of the common parent.. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A consensus map is being created. Candidate gene mapping has identified a candidate for the N1 (naked) gene (collaboration with the Tinker lab, Ottawa). 
 
Title Renseq cature for hexaploid oats 
Description A Resistance gene ENrichment SEQence (Renseq) capture design has been made by Nimblegen based on sequences derived from the IBERS Avena byzantina genome assembly. These sequences include NB-ARC and RLCK gene families. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Validation to be carried out in summer 2020. 
 
Title Analysis of cereal grain colour 
Description Software in Matlab has been developed to analyse dimensional data and colour from scanned images of cereal grains. It automatically separates seed from background, omits seeds and labels which touch the edge of the image, and touching seeds from the analysis, then provides a table of individual seed dimensions (length, width and area) and mean colour (taking acount of the scale of RGB colour) and provides summary data for each image. It has facilities to adjust scaling appropriately if smaller objects, e.g. groats are being scanned and after calibration can automatically correct for scanner resolution settings and specific scanner characteristics. Once a wide range of colour data has been collected classifiers will be developed for the varios colour classes found. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This tool is now being used routinely by the IBERS oat breeding team 
 
Title Analysis of cereal grain traits using X-ray micro computed tomography 
Description This dataset is from an experiment ran at the National Plant Phenomics Centre, Wales. Using a new and novel CT analysis method which is linked on this record 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact not yet 
 
Title Analysis of cereal grain traits using X-ray micro computed tomography 
Description software for trait extraction 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact not yet 
URL https://github.com/NPPC-UK/microCT_grain_analyser
 
Title Diversity panel GbS 
Description A collection of diverse cultivar, landrace and wild relative accessions for oats, with associated genotyping-by-sequence (GbS) data, of relevance to DAC breeding programmes. The collection includes accessions provided by breeding programmes in Turkey, Kazakhstan and Morocco, and collected on joint expeditions in Georgia and Armenia with representatives of the respective national botanic gardens. The collection is regularly expanded and will be made publically available following completion of the data analysis. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact GbS data has helped identify lineages of wild oats likely to have provided the early progenitors of the two main types of cultivated oat (A. sativa or white oat, and A. byzantina or red oat). Landrace comparisons are identifying variation lost during modern breeding bottlenecks. The information is being used to select the most informative lines to be used for fundamental research (exome capture) and field trials in DAC sites (Turkey, Kazakhstan). 
 
Description Armenian National Botanic Garden 
Organisation Yerevan Botanical Garden
Country Armenia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Joint collection of cultivated oat and wild relatives
Collaborator Contribution Joint collection of cultivated oat and wild relatives
Impact Collection of several hundred Avena accessions from the Caucasus
Start Year 2017
 
Description BYU 
Organisation Brigham Young University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Access to diploid and hexaploid reference genome data, transcriptome and mapping population data
Collaborator Contribution Access to diploid reference genome data, genome analyses
Impact Pseudomolecule scale assembly of AA and CC diploid Avena genomes (BYU), assembly of hexaploid oat reference genome (IBERS).
Start Year 2017
 
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 Academic/University 
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 Spain 
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 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
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 Georgian National Botanic Garden 
Organisation National Botanical Garden of Georgia
Country Georgia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Joint collections of cultivated oat landraces and wild relatives
Collaborator Contribution Joint collections of cultivated oat landraces and wild relatives
Impact Collection of several hundred accessions of Avena species from Caucasus region.
Start Year 2017
 
Description INRA, Morocco 
Organisation French National Institute of Agricultural Research
Department INRA Rabat
Country Morocco 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Genetic analysis of current Moroccan oat varieties and comparison with historic collections of landraces and wild relatives to identify useful local variants and adaptations.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of relevant cultivars and advice on local requirements.
Impact Moroccan cultivars included in global panel of accessions for high throughput genotyping and exome capture analyses.
Start Year 2017
 
Description IPK 
Organisation IPK Gatersleben
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Generation of oat genomics data
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of oat genomics data
Impact New approaches to sequence and assembly of very large (>10Gb) genomes
Start Year 2017
 
Description IPK 
Organisation IPK Gatersleben
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Genetic and physical resources needed to support genomics programme - mapping populations, initial genotyping and selection of key accessions, genomic DNA and specific tissue RNA isolation, resource management.
Collaborator Contribution Genome assembly expertise, including modelling of most efficient sequencing strategies, implementation of bioinformatic pipelines, provision of specialised computing facilities and data analysis
Impact Assembly of a reference genome for red oat, Avena byzantina.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Kazakh Research Institute of Agriculture and Crop Production 
Organisation Kazakh Research Institute of Agriculture and Crop Production
Country Kazakhstan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution hosted PhD student for 3 months for training in genotyping and for UK field trial of Kazakh material; participated in MSc workshop, Almaty and lecturing.
Collaborator Contribution Hosted IBERS researcher (Tim Langdon) in Kazakhstan. Sharing of Kazakh oat germplasm
Impact -
Start Year 2014
 
Description Morden 
Organisation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Access to genomic and transcriptomic data
Collaborator Contribution Genetic resources and expertise
Impact OECD fellowship awarded to Canadian RA for 4 month research visit Consortium for RenSeq development
Start Year 2017
 
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 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 2019
 
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 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 National Institute of Agronomy and Botany (NIAB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
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 Root Phenotyping 
Organisation NRC Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution the aim of this project is to compare root phenotyping approaches being used in Canada and UK, with a focus on oat germplasm. NPPC will utilise cost effective high throughput methods
Collaborator Contribution The Canadian side brings additional germplasm and high resolution 3D root imaging approaches
Impact not yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of Life Sciences, Lublin 
Organisation University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Country Poland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bioinformatics support and access to genomics databases
Collaborator Contribution Population and genetic marker development, field trials and phenotyping of cultivated and hybrid oats.
Impact ERA-CAPS full proposal invited (Avenex, exome capture and targeted resequencing of oats). Identification of candidate genes for key agronomic traits (height, disease resistance), awaiting validation. Training and exchange of support staff. Collaboration with international consortium for hexaploid oat genome sequencing, assembly and annotation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description University of Ottawa 
Organisation University of Ottawa
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution joint analysis of Avena phylogeny based on assemblies of complete chloroplast DNA
Collaborator Contribution joint analysis of Avena phylogeny based on assemblies of complete chloroplast DNA (Bernard Baum)
Impact -
Start Year 2012
 
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 oat variety Cromwell 
Description New husked oat variety on UK National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed Yes
Impact Entered UK seed production
 
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
 
Description website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.resilientcrops.org/about.html
 
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 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 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 Cereals pitch 
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 NPPC director provided a short talk on phenotyping technologies being deployed at Aberystwyth
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chinese Embassy delegation 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The science attachee from the Chinese Embassay was provided with a tour and information on our research and educational activities, including exisiting and proposed links with China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Climate change interview BBC Wales 
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 An interview focused on projects associated with climate change. Brassicas are a good illustration of winter temperature effects. Other aspects of climate change we work on are water use efficiency, together with abiotic stresses eg drought and flooding, nutritients, high temperature, salinity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Collaborators visiting from Saskatoon, Canada as part of BBSRC-NRC project 
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 collaborative project is on rooting of oats, but there was considerable interest in our work on vernalsation effects on flowering time and plant architecture of canola as this is an important Canadian crop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 on the use of heritage grains for milling and baking 
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 held with growers, bakers and other interested members of the farming community and media to discuss use of heritage grains
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 Engagement with NFU local and national vice-president 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engagement with NFU local farmers and representatives and the UK national vice-president (Stuart Roberts) to discuss food and farming including agricultural education and careers with early career researchers and in a panel session discussion with final year students. Further plans were discussed in relation to a public lecture on the future of food as part of the 100 years of plant breeding in Aberystwyth in late March in 2019, which will have a larger public and total engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/news/news-article/title-221473-en.html
 
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 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 Fascination of plants, Aberaeron 
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 NPPC staff ran a stall, aimed at introducing plant biology and crop breeding to the general public. The exhibits were "hands on" and illustrated bio-diversity, adaptation as well as the use of tachnology to study and improve plants/crops
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Feed for efficiency and reduce emissions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in Cow Management trade magazine about using improved forage varieties for more efficient livestock production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Food and Farming Futures / NFU Seminar: institutional frameworks to support a world-leading farming and food industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event to discuss "Do we have the right institutional framework in place to support a world-leading farming and food industry to deliver the ever-challenging needs of society?"
The seminar built on the thinking of a recent industry-wide discussion reflecting that UK agriculture faces an unprecedented opportunity to take the driving seat for delivering society's needs; producing healthy food that helps to tackle the rise in diet-related human diseases, whilst protecting our precious environmental resources and which also helps to mitigate climate change, soil health, water and air quality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Hosted visit from NFU on Net Zero Agriculture 
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 Hosted a visit from a senior NFU team on their target for agriculture to be Net Zero by 2040. IBERS, including Core Strategic Programme (CSP) Science, was presented to describe how emissions can be decreased from ruminant livestock agriculture and what options there are for diversification into negative emission farming. The discussions included IBERS staff from all four CSP sub-programmes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Visit to potential industry partner to discuss oat milk products 14/5/19 
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 Visit to potential industry partner (Chuckling Goat) to discuss oat milk products 14/5/19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 crop diversity meeting, Brussels, 27/3/19 
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 crop diversity meeting, Brussels, 27/3/19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 BIC Innovation event, Anglesey, on green protein and oat products 16/7/19 
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 IBERS presentation at BIC Innovation event, Anglesey, on green protein and oat products 16/7/19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 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 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 presentations at New Breeding Technologies meeting, Organic Research Centre Oct 2019 
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 Invited presentations at New Breeding Technologies meeting, Organic Research Centre Oct 2019 - Catherine Howarth & Tim Langdon, IBERS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Invited talk at meeting on Resilient Crops, Aarhus University, Dec 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This meeting brought together breeders from across North Western Europe with academics (mainly Nordic) to discuss approaches to current and future climatic challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 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 Magazine article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Publicity article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/article/91999/will-farmers-be-the-next-great-data-scientists/
 
Description Magazine article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The UK's first oat growth guide was launched at the Cereals event, with the aim of raising yields by 5-10% to meet the rising demand for milling oats.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.fwi.co.uk/events/cereals/cereals-2019-oat-guide-aims-to-raise-yields-by-10
 
Description Magazine article 
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 Described how a better understanding of oat agronomy will lift yields
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/crop-management/how-a-better-understanding-of-oat-agronomy-will-lift-yi...
 
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 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 NPPC website and data portal 
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 A general website including information on activities at NPPC, platforms available, resources generated in terms of data and software. A secure access portal is provided for transfer of unpublished data between the Centre and users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
URL https://www.plant-phenomics.ac.uk/
 
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 breeding programme exchange 
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 Researchers from IBERS and University of Lublin visited oat breeding programmes in Canada to discuss best practice and potential collaborations for application of new genomics and disease resistance resources. A successful application for an OECD visiting fellowship was subsequently made to support a four month visit by a Canadian researcher to the UK group, and a broader international consortium has been formed to develop a platform for identification of relevant candidate genes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oat disease resistance workshop 
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 A meeting was held in Aberystwyth to discuss application of developing genomics resources to discovery and exploitation of genetic resistance to fungal diseases of oat such as rust and mildew. International experts from Australia and Poland attended, and future collaborations were planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oat genomics consortium building workshop 
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 Meeting between UK, US, Canadian amongst others developing research approaches for oat genomics, disease resistance and root studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Oat genomics workshop 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 Colleagues from US, Canadian, Polish, German and Swedish labs contributed to discussions about ongoing genome analyses in wild and cultivated Avena species. Future funding and strengthened collaboration plans were confirmed. A direct result of the meeting was the successful application for BBSRC funding for the 'European cereal - oat domestication' project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oat genomics workshop 2019 
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 A meeting was held in Toronto to discuss the current state of oat genomics projects and related collaborations. Seven groups from UK, US, Canada, Germany and Sweden took part. Plans were confirmed for the recently funded UK programme, and preparations made for a significant Canadian funding application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Oat quantitaive genetics workshop 
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 Colleagues from Canada, Ireland and UK met to discuss genomic selection approaches to improved oat breeding in their respective programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Pan-oat consortium meeting 
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 A meeting was held in San Diego following the Oat Workshop at the 2020 PAG conference in January 2020 to establish a pan-genome sequencing consortium for oat. Several dozen conference attendees were present. Dr Martin Mascher outlined the existing consortium and invited additional participation. Discussions of strategy and funding followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 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 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 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 involvement in IBERS BioBank Seed Store launch activities 25/10/19 
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 Project involvement in IBERS BioBank Seed Store launch activities 25/10/19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Project involvement in IBERS Centenary of Plant Breeding event 2/7/19 
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 involvement in IBERS Centenary of Plant Breeding event 2/7/19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 team presence at Cereals Event 2019 
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 Project team presence at Cereals Event 2019 - Senova, IBERS, AHDB - 12th-13th June 2019, Boothby Graffoe, Lincs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 RWS, provided centre piece of IBERS marquee 
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 NPPC provided rhizatrons and other phenotyping equipment as the centre piece in the IBERS marqee, with staff to explain the role of new computer assisted technologies in plant improvement and food security
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Royal Welsh Show 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Royal Welsh Show activities to communicate IBERS grassland science to a wide range of audiences. This included communication on new varieties and cropping systems as well as plant and animal health including a debate on bovine TB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/news/archive/2019/07/title-224640-en.html
 
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 Speaker, PAG Oat workshop 
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 Invited speaker at PAG, Oat workshop. PAG is the largest international agri-genomics conference and the workshop in 2020 was a focal point to attract participants in a pan-genome sequencing consortium for oat (grant holder organsised a follow-on breakfast meeting for subsequent detailed discussion).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Tour of IBERS oat fields 1/8/19 
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 Tour of IBERS oat fields 1/8/19 including visits to site at Gogerddan, Trawscoed and Pwllpeiran to show variety of oat growing environments and demonstrate the performance of different oat varieties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Undergraduate visit from Edge Hill University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 8 Plant Science students (+ 2 staff) visited and we discussed the various projects currently running in the Phenomics Centre, which include the effect of altered vernalisation on flowering time and plant architecture. They also visited the new Seed Biobank and BEACON biorefining centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Working with Cows on Tour to engage with schools and the public on agriculture and food, and in 2019 linked into the role of plant breeding and the 100th anniversary of Plant breeding 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We are working with Cows on Tour to engage with schools and the public on agriculture and food, and in 2019 have linked this to the role of plant breeding and the 100th anniversary of Plant breeding in Aberystwyth. We have met to discuss events and have started a series of engagements over the year, including some new ones for IBERS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.welshcountry.co.uk/cows-on-tour-go-all-out-jurassic-farm/
 
Description Workshop 
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 Root phenotyping workshop as part of UK-Canada collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description YOuTube video 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Video outlining oat crop development and harvesting and outcomes from research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIgnxPO_Y_A
 
Description YouTube video 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Considerable interest from other media channels and from faremers has resulted from this video
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://youtu.be/YjoNBMZyPxs
 
Description Ystwyth Valley Farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was one of many farming groups, including Young Farmers groups from across the UK, that have visited NPPC/IBERS over the past several years. The visitors are shown the breeding and phenotyping technologies and other science related topics such as climate change, GM, food science and environmental issues are often discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ystwyth Valley Farmers Discussion Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An open evening event for the Ystwyth Valley Discussion Group, a group of about 25 local farmers and landowners to discuss the role of science and plant breeding for grassland farming. The event including a presentation, discussion and tours of the National Plant Phenomics Centre as an example of how modern technology is driving grassland science and the BEACON Biorefining Centre as an example of how more value can be created from grasslands and agricultural residues. There has been subsequent interest in learning more about IBERS science, particularly in the uplands, the use of oats again for livestock, and in the new varieties that are available and so plans are being made for further visits to the Pwllpeiran upland platform and to the forage grass and legume plots in the summer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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
 
Description visit Lord Bourne Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tour and discussion of the role of the NPPC as a National Facility, and its role in training
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018