Developing tools and resources for oat breeding

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

Abstract

Oat research is directed at developing new oat varieties for the UK market and the oat genetics and genomics work is integrated with commercial plant breeding programmes. The overall approach is to make maximum use of the new sequencing and phenotyping technologies and integrate these with the development of novel populations for trait mapping and marker validation. In addition to bi-parental populations to derive reference diploid (A genome) and hexaploid winter oat maps, nested association mapping and multi-parent advanced generation intercross populations are also being developed. Key target traits relate to crop architecture, phenology and grain composition. In addition to map-based approaches, research also exploits the potential of comparative genomics (with Avena spp. and other Poaceae genomes) and extensive germplasm collections in order to identify and discover new sources of variation. IBERS oat researchers collaborate extensively with international consortia, particularly in terms of molecular marker development and multisite field trials, in order to maximise the value of the programme.

Organisations

Publications

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

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Montilla-Bascón G (2013) Genetic Diversity and Population Structure Among Oat Cultivars and Landraces in Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

 
Description A combination of genotyping-by-sequencing and detailed phenotyping (including NPPC, field and aerial assessments) has been used to dissect flowering time, vernalisation, photoperiod sensitivity, height and grain size QTL in cultivated and diploid oats. Confirmation of the phenotype of QTL-NILs has been completed and has demonstrated the interaction of height and flowering time genes in determining yield and adaptation. Markers for disease, quality and other agronomic traits have been deployed in the breeding programme.

A diploid Avena atlantica genome 'zipper' has been assembled, with ~1.6 Gb of contigs (N50 c. 20kb) mapped to intervals of ~1% total map length. This bin map contains over 26,000 annotated genes and is being used for gene discovery, anchoring high density hexaploid maps and as a reference for other wild and cultivated Avena sequence assemblies.

Population structure and genetic diversity analysis of an oat association panel (oat Infinium iSelect and genotyping-by-sequencing) has revealed 5 sub-populations and associations with flowering time.

800 Turkish oat landrace accessions have been obtained and are being characterised as part of a collaboration with Kahramanmaras Uni (TK).
Exploitation Route Researchers work closely with commercial plant breeders. Outputs from this research feed into industrial co-fund programmes
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

 
Description Markers associated with genes identified in this project are now used to select improved varieties in oat breeding programmes in the UK and elsewhere. Understanding of the role of flowering time in adaptation has led to the development of tools to select varieties tailored to specific environments. These new varieties have now been grown in field trials for the first time with commercial partners. These varieties have the potential to improve the economic value of winter and spring oats, for example not requiring application of fungicides as well as delivering environmental benefits. Genomics resources developed in combination by the QUOATS LINK and Institute Strategic programme Grant provided the first detailed catalogue of Avena genes and their approximate map position in the diploid species Avena atlantica. A hexaploid Nested Association Mapping (NAM) population allowed translation of that data to the oat crop, while additional mapping, genotyping, phenotyping and RNAseq resources allowed development of pipelines to identify candidate genes for traits such as dwarfism and flowering time. The resources have been shared with collaborators, notably to aid in genomics programmes producing references for diploid and hexaploid oats in the UK and USA, and to produce the first exome capture design for oat in collaboration with AAFC, Canada. NAM data is being used to develop a new genotyping platform for commercial oat breeding (SeqSNP), while syntenic comparisons are being used to identify candidate domestication genes in collaboration with UP Lublin, Poland. Diversity studies initiated in the genomics programme have been expanded in a GCRF project to identify agronomically useful variation in landraces and wild material in collaboration with partners in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Georgia, Cyprus and Armania. The combined collaborations are strengthening public good oat breeding efforts internationally, which have been further helped by holding international workshops sponsored by the BBSRC Other Partners award, and by hosting study visits from Turkish, Japanese and Polish colleagues (Newton and local funding).
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types Economic

 
Description A4B Welsh Government
Amount £258,247 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Department Welsh Government A4B programme
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2009 
End 08/2013
 
Description AHDB competitive funding
Amount £157,841 (GBP)
Funding ID 2200002 
Organisation Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description Agri-Tech Catalyst Round 2 - Industrial Research Award
Amount £1,872,072 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2018
 
Description BBSRC Embrapa
Amount £46,624 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/N004469/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2016
 
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 HGCA
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Funding ID RD-2012-3774 
Organisation Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description Home Grown Cereals Authority
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description Home Grown Cereals Authority
Amount £157,841 (GBP)
Funding ID 220-0002 
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description Innovate UK/ Technology Strategy Board- Engineering Solution to enhance Agri-Food Production CRD
Amount £175,652 (GBP)
Funding ID 101827 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Description LINK
Amount £2,773,873 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/M000869/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description Natural Products Network
Amount £44,372 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Title Diploid Oat Zipper 
Description An assembly of sequencing contigs representing >94% of the gene content of a diploid wild relative of oat (Avena atlantica), and mapped using a combination of methods in a population of A, atlantica and a historical cultivar, A. strigosa. The mapped contigs have an N50 of approximately 20kb. Coding genes have been annotated using a variety of ab initio, comparative and transcriptome based methods. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Candidate genes for a range of agronomic traits have been identified using a 'shuttle' approach based on anonymous genetic markers identified by mapping in hexaploid oat populations, which are used to identfy linked genes withrelevant predicted function or expression patterns, followed by validation in hexaploid material. 
URL http://www.oatgenomeproject.org/
 
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). 
 
Title Hexaploid oat sorted chromosome sequence assemblies 
Description Oat chromosomes have been sorted by Prof Sergio Lucretti and colleagues at ENEA, Rome, using their FISHIS approach, then amplified by genomiPhi approach and sequenced on an Illumina platform at IBERS. The resulting chromosome fraction sequences largely contain single orthologs, avoiding the collapse of assemblies into chimeric contigs that typically results from whole genome shotgun sequencing of polyploids containing closely related sub-genomes. The assemblies allow discrimination of orthologs and facilitate development of markers for agronomic traiits and candidate gene validation. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Identification of candidate genes for dwarfing genes Dw6 and Dw7. 
URL http://www.oatgenomeproject.org/
 
Description AAFC, Ottawa 
Organisation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution mutual exchange of genomics and genotyping-by-sequencing data and protocols. IBERS researchers (Tim Langdon) named as advisor on AAFC grant applications
Collaborator Contribution mutual exchange of genomics and genotyping-by-sequencing data and protocols (Nick Tinker)
Impact -
Start Year 2012
 
Description Avena Ancestors, Agriculture & AgriFood Canada project 
Organisation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Department Ottawa Research and Development Centre
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Tim Langdon: Selection of representative Avena accessions, advice on Avena taxonomy, analysis of gene sequences and co-development of target gene assays, advice on pre-breeding strategies, comparative genome analysis with hexaploids.
Collaborator Contribution Nicholas Tinker: Project lead, coordination of all project units, managing budget, coordinating reports, leading or motivating publications, development of new methods for GBS analysis of diverse taxa, target gene assays, other genomic data analysis. Yong-Bi Fu: Selection of representative oat accessions, taxonomic and diversity analysis within and among accessions, co-development of new GBS methods. Axel Diederichsen: Selection of representative Avena accessions, advice on Avena taxonomy, providing and maintaining accessions, coordination of new data entries for GRIN database. Shea Miller: Leads collection of seed-related data, development of micromorphology assays, measurement, microscopy and micro-photometry of samples. George Fedak: Selection of representative Avena accessions, advice on Avena taxonomy, planting and managing parents for crossing blocks, interspecific crosses, cytogenetic observations and collection of seed and samples for analysis. Weikai Yan: Coordinating field tests at ECORC of RIL population and small observation plots for selected genebank accessions (e.g., for rust testing or larger scale seed production). Practical advice on development of pre-breeding strategies. Rick Jellen: Selection of representative Avena accessions, advice and interpretation of Avena taxonomy, microscopy and cytogenetic analysis of chromosomes in novel interspecific material. Yung-Fen Huang: NSERC Postdoctoral research fellow (currently in place, and half-funded by a molecular breeding project) will provide ½ FTE to the current project, has co-developed GBS in oat with Tinker and has valuable expertise required to complete the project. Will be responsible for detailed GBS analysis and development of GBS data-analysis pipelines for ongoing application of GBS in pre-breeding strategies.
Impact Publications in preparation
Start Year 2014
 
Description Big Avena SNP Strategy 
Organisation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Collaborator Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Impact Developement of DArT and Illumina genotyping arrays for oat breeding
Start Year 2009
 
Description Big Avena SNP Strategy 
Organisation Cornell University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Collaborator Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Impact Developement of DArT and Illumina genotyping arrays for oat breeding
Start Year 2009
 
Description Big Avena SNP Strategy 
Organisation Louisiana State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Collaborator Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Impact Developement of DArT and Illumina genotyping arrays for oat breeding
Start Year 2009
 
Description Big Avena SNP Strategy 
Organisation North Carolina State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Collaborator Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Impact Developement of DArT and Illumina genotyping arrays for oat breeding
Start Year 2009
 
Description Big Avena SNP Strategy 
Organisation Purdue University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Collaborator Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Impact Developement of DArT and Illumina genotyping arrays for oat breeding
Start Year 2009
 
Description Big Avena SNP Strategy 
Organisation Texas A&M University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Collaborator Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Impact Developement of DArT and Illumina genotyping arrays for oat breeding
Start Year 2009
 
Description Big Avena SNP Strategy 
Organisation U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Collaborator Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Impact Developement of DArT and Illumina genotyping arrays for oat breeding
Start Year 2009
 
Description Big Avena SNP Strategy 
Organisation University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Collaborator Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Impact Developement of DArT and Illumina genotyping arrays for oat breeding
Start Year 2009
 
Description Big Avena SNP Strategy 
Organisation University of North Dakota
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Collaborator Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Impact Developement of DArT and Illumina genotyping arrays for oat breeding
Start Year 2009
 
Description Big Avena SNP Strategy 
Organisation University of Wisconsin-Madison
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Collaborator Contribution Mutual sharing of germplasm and gentoyping resources
Impact Developement of DArT and Illumina genotyping arrays for oat breeding
Start Year 2009
 
Description CORE 
Organisation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation Brigham Young University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation General Mills (UK) Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation University of North Dakota
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation University of Saskatchewan
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description Dr Morikawa 
Organisation Osaka University
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grow, phenotype and genotype material provided by Dr Morikawa. Host Dr Morikawa on study visit, summer 2015.
Collaborator Contribution Provide novel germplasm with agronomically interesting traits introgressed from oat wild relatives
Impact Most interesting lines are being crossed with UK adapted parents for evaluation in breeding programmes
Start Year 2015
 
Description EU 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Department Scinovo
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Lantmännen
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute
Country Poland 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Saatzucht Edelhof
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation 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 Fiorenzuola 
Organisation Genomics Research Centre of Fiorenzuola d'Arda
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provide material, contribute to analysis and future work
Collaborator Contribution Provide Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment Facility (FACE), field based phenotyping to model plant growth under predicted conditions following CO2 rise).
Impact None so far (first season trials still underway)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Flow sorting oat chromosomes (FISHIS), ENEA, Rome 
Organisation National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution IBERS provided grain from the common parent of the NAM population (Firth), and sequenced initial chromosome fractions provided by ENEA (Illumina HiSeq). Sequence data was assembled and analysed for chromosome specific content.
Collaborator Contribution ENEA tested and applied FISHIS protocols to purify eleven chromosome fractions of cv Firth. GenomiPhi amplification of fractions was carried out and sequence quality templates provided to IBERS.
Impact ERA-CAPS pre- and full applications made (not funded) Remaining fractions for full Firth coverage are being purified for sequencing in 2016
Start Year 2014
 
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 Kahramanmaras University, Turkey 
Organisation Kahramanmaras University
Country Turkey 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosted Turkish visitor (Ziya Dumlupinar ) and are growing 780 Turkish landraces at IBERS for allele discovery and pre-breeding
Collaborator Contribution Provided the germplasm for this exchange
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
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 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 NSF award "ABR-PG sequencing the hexaploid oat genome using diploid references" 
Organisation University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Diploid oat genome sequences (zipper) - reference sequences for hexaploid assembly
Collaborator Contribution POPSEQ genome sequencing of hexaploid oats; PacBio and optival mapping; bioinformatics for genome assembly and annotation
Impact None so far
Start Year 2015
 
Description Oat genomics 
Organisation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Shared data, expertise and knowledge
Collaborator Contribution Shared data, expertise and knowledge
Impact numerous publications as listed
Start Year 2008
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation ADAS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation James Hutton Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation National Institute of Agronomy and Botany (NIAB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation PepsiCo
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation Ursula Agriculture Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description 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
 
Description disease resistance 
Organisation University of Cordoba
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosted visits from scientists and provided genetic materials and genotyping facilities
Collaborator Contribution data analysis
Impact A number of papers have resulted along with European funding applications. Montilla-Bascón, G, Rispail, N, Sánchez-Martín, J, Rubiales, D, Mur, LAJ, Langdon, T, Howarth, CJ, Prats, E (2015) Genome-wide association study for crown rust and powdery mildew resistance in an oat collection of commercial varieties and landraces. Frontiers in Plant Science doi. 10.3389/fpls.2015.00103 Montilla-Bascón, G, Sánchez-Martín, J, Rispail, N, Rubiales, D, Mur, LAJ, Langdon, T, Griffiths, I, Howarth, CJ, Prats E. (2013) Molecular diversity among Spanish oat varieties and landraces Plant Mol Biol Rep DOi 10.1007/s11105-013-0598-8
Start Year 2010
 
Title A naked winter oat variety added to the UK Recommended List 
Description The naked winter oat Beacon was added to the UK Recommended List in 2014. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact A high quality naked oat variety with good feed value, licensed through agreement with commercial partners.
 
Title A new husked winter oat variety added to the UK Recommended List 
Description New winter oat variety Rhapsody was added to the UK Recommended list having been developed through work within the project 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact High yielding variety that has been evaluated in collaboration with the UK milling industry.
 
Title A new spring husked oat added to the UK Recommended List 
Description The spring husked oat variety Conway was added to the UK Recommended List. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact Good grain quality and resistance to mildew, it has been marketed through links with commercial partners.
 
Title 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 (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 10th International Oat Conference, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International Oat Conferences are held every four years and attended by ~150 participants from a wide range of countries (30 represented in 2016). Workshops cover all aspects of oat research, from taxonomy to agronomy. IBERS participants chaired a number of these sessions and gave oral presentations;
Langdon - An Oat Nested Association Mapping Population
Howarth - Developing Enhanced Breeding Methodologies for Oats
Griffiths - The Use of Disease Resistance Alleles in the UK Oat Breeding Programmes
Side meetings discussed ECPGR activities and initiatives for hexaploid oat genome sequencing, which were followed up at the PAG 2017 meeting in San Diego. Collaborations were initiated with University of Life Sciences, Lublin, and VIR, St Petersburg, while existing collaborations were discussed and further developed with groups in Kazakhstan, Turkey, Germany, Japan and others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://oats2016.org/
 
Description AAB conference on crop genetics and improvement 
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 Paper presented by C. Howarth on " Marker assisted selection for disease resistance and grain quality in oats"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
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 BBSRC Expert Panel for Germplasm Collections 
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 Advice to BBSRC on germplasm collection and maintenance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBSRC Germplasm Resource Panel 
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 Report submitted to BBSRC

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Brazilian Oat Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Brazilian Oat Meeting is a national conference that was held in Pelotas in 2016. Dr Langdon was invited to attend and give the plenary lecture. A collaboration was initiated to establish the possibility of using Brazilian diploid oat germplasm in Turkey and Kazakhstan, through common field trials co-ordinated by IBERS. An application to support this work was subsequently submitted to the UK GCRF.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CIPY workshop, Wageningen 
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 Plant Research International (Wageningen UR) and the Consortium for Improving Plant Yield (CIPY) organised a two-day event on new applications and opportunities of combining multiple omics techniques in life sciences and recent advances in Next Generation Sequencing. Invited speaker.

Following discussions a joint application for ERA-CAPS funding was made with Wageningen colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
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 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 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cereals is the largest technical event for the UK arable industry, attended by over 24,000 farmers, agronomists and industry professionals. IBERS contributes to stands showcasing oat breeding and research. In addition a poster competition was sponsored by BBSRC in 2016. The entry by Tom Cooper on his PhD work on production of oat doubled haploids was highly commended by the judges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cerealsevent.co.uk/
 
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 EU Mycotoxin Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Simon Edwards at the European Mycotoxin Forum BRussels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description EUCARPIA-ITMI joint conference 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 topic of the conference was Cereals for Food, Feed and Fuel - Challenge for Global Improvement.
A wide range of cereal breeding research was covered by seven sessions:
Session I: Genetic resources
Session II: Grain yield
Session III: Abiotic stress resistance
Session IV: Biotic stress resistance
Session V: Quality for food and industrial use
Session VI: Mapping, cloning and beyond
Session VII: Future challenges and innovations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://meetings.ipk-gatersleben.de/EUCARPIA_ITMI_2014/
 
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 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 Great British Bioscience Festival 
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 Throughout 2014 BBSRC-funded researchers toured the UK with exciting and engaging exhibitions. This culminated in November 2014 when BBSRC researchers showcased the best of British bioscience at the Great British Bioscience Festival in London's Bethnal Green, attracting over 6,500 visitors.

The festival provided an excellent opportunity to showcase cutting-edge bioscience to the community of Bethnal Green and beyond, it generated support for bioscience and developed researchers' experience and confidence in public engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/engagement/exhibitions/gb-bioscience-festival/
 
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 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 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 International oat Confernce (Beijing) 
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 Posters presented on " DEvelopment and use of naked oats in the United Kingdon", Comparison on nitrogen use efficiency in husked and naked oats" and "Why size matters: Grain shape analysis on Avena sativa L."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
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 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 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 papers presented at the MONOGRAM meeting, "Development of markers associated with traits of agronomic importance in oats", C. Howarth and "Diversity in wild and domesticated Avena, T. Langdon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Monitoring Meeting (AHDB) 
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 "Progress in oats" presentation at the AHDB-HGCA monitoring meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
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 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 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 Research Meeting, Ottawa 
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 Presentation on "Oat population development and genomics at IBERS" given by C. Howarth and T. Langdon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
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 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 PAG XXV, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International Plant and Animal Genome conference (PAG) is the the Largest Ag-Genomics Meeting in the World. It brings together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts.Two talks and two posters were presented by Tim Langdon;
Workshop talks "Oats - Contacting the Uncontacted Genome", "Introgressions in an Oat Nested Association Mapping Population Speaker"
Posters "Fine Mapping of the Dw7 Dwarfing Gene in Oat", "Identifying Avena-specific genes"
Dr Langdon was also an organiser of the Oats workshop, participated in discussions with NRgene and various public good research labs about hexaploid oat genome sequencing initiatives, and arranged side meetings to prepare an ERA-CAPS funding application, and to establish an informal consortium for assembly and annotation of oat sequencing data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.intlpag.org/
 
Description PGR Secure and EUCARPIA International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PGR Secure consortium and the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA) convened a joint international conference on utilization and conservation of crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity for crop improvement. The conference showcased novel characterization techniques and conservation strategies to identify and preserve CWR and LR traits to increase options for crop improvement as a means of underpinning food security in the face of climate change. It brought together the international community to debate the current status and future enhanced utilization of CWR and LR diversity for improving agricultural production, increasing food security and sustaining the environment. The conference was a landmark in PGR science, highlighting exotic plant germplasm as a potentially critical but neglected resource for crop improvement.
Invited speaker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pgrsecure.bham.ac.uk/conference
 
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 Breeding workshop, Kazakh National Agrarian University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two week workshop for MSc students from across Kazakhstan on plant breeding principles and methods. Students had a range of backgrounds and interests, all passed the final exam and expressed interest in the subject. Colllaborations with Kazakh scientists were also discussed and funding for research projects (Newton) was sought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
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 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 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 Sparking Impact Aberystwyth 
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 Consolidation of mutual interests

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sparking Impact Brussels 
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 Consortium planning for H2020

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
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 UK Plant Genetic Resources Group (UKPGRG) - biannual meetings - IT 
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 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
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 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 Workshop of the Documentation and Information Working Group_IT 
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 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
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