Bioinformatics and genomic and phenomic platform development

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

Abstract

Technological and analytical advances in plant science are increasingly data intensive. While these offer new opportunities for understanding and developing precision plant breeding they also bring considerable challenges. One of these challenges is in developing an informatics infrastructure that can accommodate the various dataset-types generated by research from the molecule to the field and implement the necessary relational integration to mine these datasets. This work brings together process and research in order to deliver informatic-based, high-throughput and genome/phenome-scale analytical methodologies to inform both fundamental research into genome/phenome biology and germplasm improvement in the context of plant breeding.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description The IBERS bioinformatics portal (http://bioinformatics.ibers.aber.ac.uk/) has come on line and is being populated with relevant workflows.

L. perenne BAC-based physical maps have been assembled using LTC/FPC softwares. A minimum tiling path has been identified, arrayed and sequenced on a BAC-by-BAC basis in collaboration with the Earlham Institute. New assemblies have been developed and integrated with the physical map. The data has now been published and datasets are available through the public access Aberystwyth University archive. A functional annotation of the L. perenne draft genome is proceeding.
NPPC initial installations are operational, including root imaging and laser scanning. We have made significant progress in automating data processing, structured data storage and space allocation. Laser scanning for small grasses and root columns has been designed and tested successfully.

Methods have been developed so that images captured from transparent root columns can be analysed automatically using an established "vesselness" filter. This generates an estimate of root count and density that can be averaged over the 4 viewpoints and reps to give a predictive comparator that is correlated with known behaviour in the field.

Oat RILs have been phenotyped simultaneously in the NPPC and field for comparative grain image analysis.
An initial draft of the Lolium genome has been published
Exploitation Route Both genomic and phenotyping resources make contributions to community knowledge and platform availability. This includes interactions with the wider research and business communities.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

 
Description 15AGRITECHCAT4 Application of innovative plant breeding and phenotyping to reduce the nutrient requirement of forages
Amount £532,127 (GBP)
Funding ID 55743-402220 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 03/2019
 
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 BBSRC NEWTON FUND POST DOCTORAL TWINNING AWARD
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description Breeding forage and grain legumes to increase EU's and China's protein self-sufficiency
Amount € 7,787,192 (EUR)
Funding ID 727312 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2021
 
Description Climate KIC
Amount £65,000 (GBP)
Organisation Climate UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 02/2017
 
Description Climate-smart grass: A strategy for grassland to safeguard forage production against extreme weather events through resilience to multiple-stresses
Amount £191,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE) 
Sector Public
Country Unknown
Start 06/2015 
End 06/2018
 
Description Development and application of novel dehulling technology and stabilisation technology to enhance the value of oats as a sustainable feed for ruminants and monogastrics
Amount £825,028 (GBP)
Funding ID 101827 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 07/2017
 
Description ERA-IB5
Amount £395,397 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/M025764/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2018
 
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 FACCE ERA-NET+MODCARBOSTRESS
Amount £191,145 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/M018407/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2018
 
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 HPC Wales - Fujitsu ltd Scholarship
Amount £69,913 (GBP)
Organisation HPC Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 01/2016
 
Description IBERS development training material and software hardening
Amount £135,353 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Description IPP
Amount £1,350,226 (GBP)
Funding ID IPPC1-19_OC_Environment Systems EO4cultivar 
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2020
 
Description Innovate UK Improving food supply chain efficiency
Amount £589,008 (GBP)
Funding ID 102319 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2017
 
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 NASPA
Amount € 278,264 (EUR)
Funding ID NASPA 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Interreg : European Territorial Co-operation
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2018 
End 01/2021
 
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 Oat domestication - understanding the origin of a European cereal
Amount £548,386 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S008195/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 07/2021
 
Description Optimising Nitrogen rates and timings and Sulphur in winter and spring oats for yield and milling quality
Amount £616,560 (GBP)
Funding ID 21140039 
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 05/2022
 
Description Partnering Award
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/R02118X/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2021
 
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 PlantRecombination
Amount £158,882 (GBP)
Funding ID 663830-AU-110 
Organisation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description Research Grant
Amount £258,000 (GBP)
Funding ID RPG-2017-440 
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 10/2021
 
Description The influence of genotype, environment and management factors on yield development and grain filling in oats sown both in the autumn and the spring
Amount € 88,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 201722 
Organisation Teagasc 
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description The quest for tolerant varieties - Phenotyping at plant and cellular level
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2014 
End 05/2018
 
Description Understanding milling efficiency in oats
Amount € 66,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 2017225 
Organisation Teagasc 
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Title Frag'R'Us 
Description Frag'R'Us is a web application designed to sample alternative protein backbone conformations in loop regions using the geometrical constrains of smotifs (as defined in this publication). The remodeling of short fragment(s) of the protein backbone is required to accommodate new function(s), fine-tune binding specificities or change/create novel protein interactions. Frag'r'Us therefore is a tool to seed the search of suitable fragments or smotifs. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Frag'R'Us has been on line since late 2015 and it already has over 1000s submissions 
URL http://www.bioinsilico.org/FRAGRUS
 
Title MetaPred2CS 
Description This is a novel metapredictor based on sequence that predict interaction between proteins. It has been implemented as a web-server but also the source code and a virtual machine image can be downloaded 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This tool has been made available to the scientific community but its impact is limited because has been published recently 
URL http://metapred2cs.ibers.aber.ac.uk/
 
Title V-D²OCK: docking method 
Description V-D²OCK is a web application designed to derive structural models of protein complexes using data-driven docking.The method relies on the binding sites prediction made by VORFFIP, including a subsequent refining step: V-PATCH, novel to this work. The information is then used by PatchDock to dock the protein monomers and the docking space is then clustered using Gromacs to reduce redundancy. Users can choose among 3 different scoring functions to rank the structural models. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact V-D²OCK took part in a large scale assessment of docking tools that is been discussed in a publication that is currently in press 
URL http://www.bioinsilico.org/VD2OCK
 
Description China-UK Phenomics 
Organisation Huazhong Agricultural University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have established a MOU and plan a virtual Centre focused on crop phenotyping and genetics
Collaborator Contribution We have established a MOU and plan a virtual Centre focused on crop phenotyping and genetics
Impact first manuscript submitted to Frontiers in Plant Science; BBSRC partnering award, 2018
Start Year 2017
 
Description David - Climate KIC 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Department Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-investigator in a EU-funded project
Collaborator Contribution Multi-partner project
Impact None at the moment
Start Year 2014
 
Description Doonan - IBERS 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Department Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-investigator in a BBSRC funded project
Collaborator Contribution Multi-partner project
Impact None at the moment
Start Year 2015
 
Description John Innes Centre 
Organisation John Innes Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We provide phenotyping expertise for a funded BBSRC LoLa project on Brassicas
Collaborator Contribution They provide a variety of other expertises and germ plasm
Impact Funded BBSRC sLoLa; links to stakeholders in industry and policy
Start Year 2017
 
Description Lolium perenne genomics 
Organisation Aarhus University
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As part of this grant we have developed a close collaboratioin with the Univ. Aarhus, Denmark. This has allowed us to closely align this BBSRC funded physical mapping with de novo genome sequencing and assembly - funded by the Danish research council. Joint publications are planned
Collaborator Contribution Univ. Aarhus have developed a Lolium perenne genome assembly using the same genotype studied by Aberystwyth in this grant
Impact In preparation
Start Year 2010
 
Description Maricopa 
Organisation Arizona State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to an international workshop and to a grant application aimed at understanding the effect of intermittent shade stress on growth and yield
Collaborator Contribution Possibility to host experiments related to MODCARBOSTRESS at the outdoor facilities at Marocopia.
Impact Expression of Interest submitted to the IWYP, which was accepted for a full grant application
Start Year 2017
 
Description OXYPOL 
Organisation Soundfield Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Co-investigator in a ERA-IB5 funded project
Collaborator Contribution Multi-partner project
Impact None at the moment
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 Oxford - Terry 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in bioinformatics and computational biology
Collaborator Contribution Experimental validation of models
Impact Long-term collaboration with Prof Terence H Rabbitts resulting in a number of publications
Start Year 2006
 
Description Research collaboration with Aarhus University 
Organisation Aarhus University
Department Department of Food Science
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The purpose of the visit was to investigate photorespiration and the quantum yield of photosynthesis in varieties of wheat in relation to abiotic stresses. This includes setting up the capability to make these measurements and providing training of these techniques and analysis to their current staff and students. The purpose of this research is to investigate variation in photorespiration, and also to provide new in-vivo constants to more accurately parameterise the fundamental model of photosynthesis. We supplied the experienced personnel and gas analysis equipment to make the measurements.
Collaborator Contribution Aarhus University provided technical support, glasshouse and controlled environment facilities to the collaboration.
Impact No outputs as yet. However there are two manuscripts in preparation. Outcomes from this research will be used to parameterise models for further work.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UPF 
Organisation Pompeu Fabra University
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Long time collaboration in a number of projects
Collaborator Contribution Several unfunded projects resulting in publications
Impact Several publications over the years
Start Year 2007
 
Title Faecal Markers 
Description Fluorescent markers to improve detection of faecal contamination of carcasses. Partent now granted in USA, New Zeland, Australia and Canada; mstill under negotiation in Europe and Brazil 
IP Reference WO 2010/103261 A2 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2010
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact Overcoming lack of flourescence on animals fed diets mainly consistion of grain or conecntrates
 
Description Aberystwyth University 1st Year visits to National Plant Phenomics Centre 
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 Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Freshers visits to plant science research facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Aberystwyth University Animal and Aquatic Sciences Theme Seminar on Application of fluorescence imaging to detect contamination on carcasses; 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar describing work in the C-DeS project and previous work on chicken and lamb
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBSRC-funded Bioinformatics Review Meeting. Rothamsted Research Institute. 28 Oct 2014 
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 Development of the BBSRC bioinformatics strategy and the establishment of a bioinformatics training position at AU

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description C-DES project talk 
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 talks with Waitrose
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description C-DES project talk 
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 Talk to lamb producers from Dalehead and Waitrose
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 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 Chinese Ministry of Agriculture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talks to delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture on (1) The Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, (2) Grass Breeding and the Role of High Throughput Phenotyping at University of West London, 5th December 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
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 CropSense Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Perspective on the Role of High Throughput Phenotyping in Forage Breeding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description DivSeek Roundtable in San Diego as part of the Plant and Animal Genome conference (PAG) 
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 This was a roundtable to discuss and advance about the mission of DivSeek. It also include formal presentation by representative of each of the working groups. Overall aims and goals of the DivSeek organization can be found in: http://www.divseek.org
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.divseek.org/news/
 
Description DivSeek round table - San Diego PAG 2017 
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 The mission of DivSeek is to enable breeders and researchers to mobilize a vast range of plant genetic variation to accelerate the rate of crop improvement and furnish food and agricultural products to the growing human population. DivSeek is a community driven effort consisting of a diverse set of partner organizations that have voluntarily come together to unlock the potential of crop diversity so that it can be utilized to enhance the productivity, sustainability and resilience of crops and agricultural systems.

DivSeek will work with partners and other researchers and organizations to develop and share methodologies, open-source software tools, and best practices to facilitate the generation, integration, and sharing of data and information related to plant genetic resources (PGR). By creating a community of practice and making it possible to track and share information about PGR, DivSeek aims to empower gene bank managers, breeders, researchers and farmers to better characterize, disseminate and utilize plant genetic variation for accelerated crop improvement, strategic research, and sustainable production of food and agricultural products around the world.

To help achieve its mission DivSeek has established a number of working groups to actively engage partners and assist them in addressing issues of importance to the DivSeek Community. The DivSeek Working Groups are proposed and established by DivSeek Partners and function as the key mechanism for DivSeek to advance its goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.divseek.org/news/
 
Description EPA - first 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 Initial meeting of a potential consortium for seeking funding through H2020 in the area of ryegrass phenomics. Target likely to be MSC ETN.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description EPPN/UK-PPN 
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 Hyperspectral Imaging for EPPN/UK-PPN Workshop on plant phenotyping, 9-13 March 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2015
 
Description ERA-CAPS planning San Diego 2013 
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 Led to consortium formation for EU FP7 ERA-CAPS application

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Eucarpia congress Zurich 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on grain quality in oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description European Grassland Federation, Early career scientist masterclass 
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 European Grassland Federation, Early career scientist masterclass: High throughput phenotyping in plant research Alan Gay and Paul Robson 7th September 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Genome to Germplasm Workshop, INRA, Paris, 2013 
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 2013
 
Description Hyperspectral Imaging workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Provide workshop on hyperspectral imaging to Rothamsted field phenomics group who were just starting to collect this type of data in field experiments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 NPPC - 4th Annual Early Career Biomass Network Symposium 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - AU Open Day Attendees 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - AU Open Day Attendees 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research Facility Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - AU student welcome week tours 
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 Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Research Facility Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Animal feed companies, PGRO and 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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - BBSRC Communications Team 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Brazil visit 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - British Grassland Federation Mid Conference Tour 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Chinese Journalists 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Students in Environmental Technology, Biotechnology and Agritechnology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Dairy Co 
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 Students in Environmental Technology, Biotechnology and Agritechnology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Devenish nutrition 
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 Students in Environmental Technology, Biotechnology and Agritechnology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Dundee University 
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 National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork 
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 Research Facility Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - European Phenotyping Network 
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 Facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Forages for Africa 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Glamorgan Farmers club 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Goemar PLC 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Facility Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Irish farmers group 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Irish farmers group 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Japan Society for Promotion of Science 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Miscanthus Symposium and Safari delegates 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - National Phenotyping Screening Centre 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - North Wales Dairy Farmers 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Northern Ireland Dunbia visit 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Nutrient Use Efficiency Innovate UK 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Pasture Fed Livestock Association 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - QK school 
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 Schools
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Telspazio Vega 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Telspazio-Vega
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Thomas More University college, Students in Environmental Technology, Biotechnology and Agritechnology 
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 Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - UKRO 
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 Research Facility Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - University of Bristol, Purdue University 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - Upper Severn Grassland Society 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Waitrose New Zealand 
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 to research facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Welsh Government visit 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - south-East Asian Institute of Tropical Biology 
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 Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - A group 70/ 80 year olds from Clwb Croeso Llangwyryfon. 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - AU second year biology students 
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 Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Aberystwyth University Council 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - British Society of Plant Breeders 
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 Research facility visit - interaction with farming sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Dupont 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Famers Union Of Wales Group 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Greenmount College, Northern Ireland visiting IBERS (18 in total - a mix of farmers and students 
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 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Haymakers group of farmers, scientists, consultants and educationalists. 
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 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - INRA 
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 Research visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - John Gilbert, Germinal Holdings and Three visitors from Peter Cates, Germinal partners in NZ 
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 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Universities UK 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPPC - University of the Third Age 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact Research facility visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Waitrose farming 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 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NPPC - Welsh Government awayday at IBERS 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
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 PAG2017 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster presentation within the Plant and Animal Genome conference 2017 (Jan14-18 2017) entitle "Assembly and annotation of a physical map-based draft genome of the forage grass Lolium perenne (P0920)". This is largest international conference devoted to Plants and Animals genomes research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://app.core-apps.com/pag_2017/abstract/3d5eba754526e3e7211a636665f80a47
 
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 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 Presentation on use of faecal fluoresence to improve meat hygiene 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk to a group of lamb producers from ANZCO Foods a large organisation procuring and supplying to the New Zealand lamb to the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 Essex University visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 Wales farmers group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 of principal scientist from ICRISTAT, India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 from Waitrose
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 Coleg Sir Gar Farmers Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Tour of the facility and Q&A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 Asian Endtech Delegation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 DIKTI Indonesian Delegation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact Aberystwyth University alumn group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 ADMIT Bio-succInnovate Project Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 Farmer visit arranged through the Beacon project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 from Open University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Fullbright Students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of the NPPC 
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 Delegation from Nanjing Agricultural University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UKPPN meeting, Rothamsted 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on Remote sensing of Canopy Traits
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop on Technologies to Enhance Meat Safety 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on Improved detection of faecal contamination of carcasses for Workshop on Technologies to Enhance Meat Safety. Sponsored by Food Engagement Wales, EBLEX, Welsh Government and ERDF, Coventry, 24 October 2014,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014