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Genetics Society Arabidopsis Meeting

Durham University

N8 AgriFood is sponsoring the UK Genetics Society’s  Arabidopsis Meeting, being held at Durham University on April 21st and 22nd.



About the Event

Arabidopsis was the third multicellular eukaryote to be sequenced and it remains the best-characterised genome in the plant kingdom. The Genetics Society Arabidopsis Special Interest Group provides a platform for discussing fundamental research in this model organism. After a 10 year Hiatus, the Genetics Society Arabidopsis Meeting is back with a two-day meeting in Durham on the 21st and 22nd of April, 2020 at the department of Biosciences.Scientific sessions will cover:

  • Development
  • Abiotic Interactions
  • Teaching Plant Biology
  • Natural Variation
  • Biotic Interactions
  • Computational Biology


Invited Speakers

Christian Hardtke (University of Lausanne), Veronica Grieneisen (Cardiff University), Steven Spoel (University of Edinburgh), Vardis Ntoukakis (University of Warwick), Mary Williams (ASPB & University of Glasgow), Henrik Jönsson (SLCU, Cambridge), Celia Knight (University of Leeds), Ian Henderson (University of Cambridge), Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso (University of Leeds), Uli Bechtold (University of Essex), Heather Knight (Durham University), Dan Gibbs (University of Birmingham), Sarah Robinson (SLCU, Cambridge), and more to follow. Attendees are welcome to present a poster. Talks will also be selected from submitted abstracts.


Registration and Conference Fees

Both members and non-members of the Genetics Society are welcomed to this event.


Bed and breakfast accommodation within Collingwood College at Durham University can be arranged via Event Durham by following the booking link below.

Poster abstract submission 

Can be made here. Contact Peter Etchells at for more information.

For more information, including support for carers, and to sign up this event, click HERE.