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Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology

Past Events

Friday 20 October 2017

DCCIT Deputy Director, Dr Elaine Fitches, to present at a Poultry Nutritionist Conference

6th International Broiler Nutritionists' Conference 2017

Queenstown, New Zealand. 16th - 20th October 2017.


Thursday 13 July 2017

N8 AgriFood 2017 International Sustainable Food Production Conference

Durham University to host the N8 AgriFood 2017 International Sustainable Food Production Conference.

Dates: 11th - 13th July 2017

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 6 July 2017

DCCIT Director, Professor Ari Sadanandom to present at SEB Gothenburg 2017

Gothenburg, Sweden

DCCIT member Professor Ari Sadanandom will present a talk at the SEB Conference 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Date: 3rd-6th July 2017

Location: Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 3 May 2017

N8 Crop Innovation Pipeline Workshop

9:00am to 5:00pm, Newcastle

DCCIT to participate in the N8 Crop Innovation Pipeline Workshop at Newcastle.

Contact Catherine.Tetard-Jones@ncl.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 30 March 2017

Molecular Biology of Plant Pathogens Meeting 2017

12:15pm to 2:00pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 17 January 2017

Crop Innovation Pipeline - Inaugural Project Development Meeting

12:30pm to 12:00pm, Durham

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 16 December 2016

DCCIT Meeting: Global Challenges Research Fund

9:30am to 12:00pm, Maple 1/ 2, Mountjoy Centre

Contact e.c.fitches@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 5 December 2016

N8 Agri-Food Resilience Project: Programme Information Event: 5th December 2016

12:30pm, Durham University Business School (Bar/Lounge Room MHL418), Professor Ari Sadanandom

A programme information event is being held in Durham on the 5th December 2016. The full programme is available here.


Monday 17 October 2016

DCCIT Meeting: What’s going on in DCCIT?

12:30pm, Collingwood College, Penthouse Suite

Contact peter.etchells@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 30 September 2016

DCCIT members Elaine Fitches and John Gatehouse will be presenting at the ICE 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomolgy

Orlando Florida USA

DCCIT members Elaine Fitches and John Gatehouse will be presenting at the ICE 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomolgy in Orlando, Florida in September.

Elaine will present a talk entitled 'Beyond Bt; exploiting arachnid venom peptide toxins to control crop pests' and John will present 'Development of novel biotechnological strategies for control of insect pests'

For more information, visit the webpage http://ice2016orlando.org


Friday 2 September 2016

DCCIT member, Dr Peter Etchells, to present at the Plant Peptides and Receptors workshop

Alsace, France, Dr Peter Etchells

DCCIT member Dr Peter Etchells will present a talk at the Plant Peptides and Receptors workshop in Alsace, France

Date: August 31st – September 2nd 2016
Location: Le Bischenberg Training and Seminar Centre

Contact peter.etchells@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 15 August 2016

Thursday 7 July 2016

DCCIT Member Peter Etchells is organising a session of the SEB Meeting in Brighton

DCCIT Member Dr Peter Etchells is organising a session of the SEB Meeting in Brighton:

Making connections - plant vascular tissue development.

Contact peter.etchells@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 3 May 2016

DCCIT Meeting: "Plant-Insect interactions: 40 years of Crop protection.

2:00pm, Pennington Room, Grey College

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 24 March 2016

BSI-funded symposium "Light and Stress in Plants”

9:30am to 5:00pm, MHR223, Business School

A Structured workshop to promote discussion on the relationship between light and stress in plants

This workshop will combine the strengths of Durham in abiotic/biotic stress in plants and crops with those scientists of Essex University who have strengths in the effect of light upon plants, light both as a foe (excess light) and friend (photosynthesis). This day workshop will include presentations and in depth discussions with lunch provided.

Contact m.r.knight@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 18 March 2016

Optimizing protein folding with a parallel-processing, iterative annealing machine.

11:30am to 12:30pm, Pennington Room, Grey College, George Lorimer, University of Maryland

Contact m.j.cann@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 25 February 2016

Utilising the potato genome for applied and fundamental research into diverse aspects of disease resistance

3:00pm, Whitehead Room, Biological Sciences, Dr Ingo Hein, James Hutton Institute, Dundee

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 17 February 2016

Phosphatidylinositol phosphate Signaling in Plants

10:00am, MC106, first floor in the Material Science Building, Dr Manina Farmaki, Institute of Applied Biosciences (IN.A.B.). Centre for Research and Technology -Hellas (CE.R.T.H.) Thessaloniki, Greece

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 19 January 2016

Circadian regulation of calcium signalling

4:00pm, L50, Pyschology, Professor Alex Webb, University of Cambridge

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 11 January 2016

DCCIT Meeting

1:00pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Marys College

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 4 December 2015

DCCIT member, Elaine Fitches, to present at Ag-Bio Congress in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Elaine Fitches

DCCIT member Elaine Fitches will present a talk entitled 'Potential for the use of RNA interference as a novel control method for small hive beetle (Aethina tumida)' at the Ag-Bio Congress in Amsterdam.

2nd-4th December 2015 

Contact e.c.fitches@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 2 December 2015

Global Food Security: Food, Famine and Fungi

11:00am, Whitehead Room, Biological Sciences, Professor Sarah Gurr, Chair in Food Security, University of Exeter

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 2 October 2015

DCCIT Half Day Meeting

8:45am to 2:00pm, Durham Business School, MHL223

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 25 September 2015

DCCIT member Elaine Fitches participates at the International Society on Toxinology

Oxford, Dr Elaine Fitches

Dr Elaine Fitches presented a talk entitled: Exploiting spider venom peptides for the development of novel molluscicidesat the18th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology, Oxford. http://lpmhealthcare.com/ist2015/

25th - 30th September 2015

Contact e.c.fitches@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 16 September 2015

Plant Organellar Signalling Meeting

Croatia

Marc Knight’s PhD student was selected to give a talk entitled:
 “Shedding light on the role of Ca2+- signalling in the chloroplast” at an
International Meeting on plant organellar signalling (
http://www.plant-organellar-signaling.eu/index.html )

16th - 20th September 2015 

Contact m.r.knight@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 13 February 2015

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Hormone signaling and shoot apical meristem dynamics”

4:00pm to 5:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr.Teva Venoux ; Director of ENS-Lyon, France

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 15 December 2014

Special seminar by Dr. Hanne Volpin; CEO of Danziger Innovations

10:00am to 10:45am, Whitehead Room, Dr. Hanne Volpin

Genomic Breeding; From Reading to Writing: site specific genome editing in plants.


Tuesday 9 December 2014

DCCIT hosted KWS wheat breeders

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 31 October 2014

DCCIT at Agrinet meeting, Israel

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 14 August 2014

DCCIT host world leading Photobiologist

10:00am to 11:00am, The Whitehead Room, Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Professor Ferenc Nagy, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

DCCIT will host an IAS sponsored seminar by Professor Ferenc Nagy on the role of protein modification mediated control of plant photoreceptors. This seminar is part of Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Fellows program on the theme of Light.

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 19 April 2014

DCCIT members visit Singapore to establish joint PhD programme

DCCIT- National University of Singapore
Plant Biology Workshop

As a follow up to a successful first meeting DCCIT is holding a second joint workshop with Faculty members from the School of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore. This workshop is aimed at creating opportunities for joint multidisciplinary PhD programmes and research projects initially in crop biology. The workshop will take place at the National University of Singapore School of Biological Sciences during Easter 2014.

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 6 April 2014

Monday 10 March 2014

DCCIT Hosted British Sugar

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 26 November 2013

DCCIT gives presentation at Global Food Security Programme meeting

House of Lords

Contact keith.lindsey@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 30 October 2013

Friday 25 October 2013

DCCIT Director Marc Knight takes part in a N8 Food Security meeting

FERA, York

DCCIT Director Marc Knight takes part in a meeting to develop an Agritech innovation centre in the Northeast with other members of the N8 research-intensive Universities.

Contact m.r.knight@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 10 October 2013

DCCIT takes part in N8 Food security meeting

Lancaster

DCCIT takes part in a consultation meeting to develop bids for the £70 million Agritech catalyst funding from TSB. N8 Food security meeting

Contact ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 26 September 2013

DCCIT member speaks at Seagriculture

Den Helder, Netherlands, John Bothwell

Contact j.h.bothwell@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 13 September 2013

DCCIT member John Bothwell invited to speak at RCUK-India 5th Anniversary workshop

Delhi, India, John Bothwell

John Bothwell presented seaweed mariculture work undertaken at Durham

Contact j.h.bothwell@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 23 July 2013

DCCIT invited to take part in NIAB-Unilever Millet Workshop

Cambridge

Contact m.r.knight@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 12 July 2013

DCCIT participates in NIAB – Innovation Farm Event

Steph Johnson and Marc Knight presenting crop science projects from Durham University.

Contact m.r.knight@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 13 February 2013

Friday 18 January 2013

Funding received by DCCIT members

BBSRC-DBT award UK-India consortium funded on marker-assisted selective breeding in green seaweeds. The consortium was led by DCCIT member John Bothwell. Total award £2M. Contact John Bothwell, j.h.bothwell@durham.ac.uk

DCCIT awarded a £1.3M grant to develop rice proteomics and transformation as part of the ERC SUMO rice project. Contact Ari Sadanandom, ari.sadanandom@durham.ac.uk

EU-ITN award to DCCIT on a project on improving chloroplast function in crops. Contact Marc Knight, m.r.knight@durham.ac.uk

Sirius Minerals funds DCCIT project on the effects of polyhalite on plant growth and development. Contact Keith Lindsey, keith.lindsey@durham.ac.uk