Over the years GARNet has either produced or provided information and evidence for a variety of reports and meeting transcripts. A number of which are available to download here. We hope you find them really useful.

Minutes from the GARNet Advisory Committee meeting: December 2018

10th Jan 2019

Attached are the minutes from 66th meeting of the GARNet Advisory Board held on Monday 17th December 2018 at the Imperial College London hosted by Professor Colin Turnbull.

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CyVerse RNAseq Workshop: Documents Available.

17th Dec 2018

In December 2018 the Earlham Institute hosted an Introduction to analysis of RNAseq workshop.

Jason Williams and Rob Davey hosted the workshop.

Jason provided an overview to Data Carpentry, an essential requirement when dealing with large datasets. This information can be found within this very useful URL:

Anthony Hall and David Swabrick from the Earlham Institute provided an 'Introduction to Transcriptomics' and as a 'Guide to Annotating Eukaryotic Genomes'. You can download this PDF on the tab to the right.

Later in the meeting Cristobal Uauy discussed his labs strategies for 'Successful Data Reuse.

Cristobal's presentation can be downloaded here:

Finally Rob Davey and Alice Minotto discussed 'Open Data and the Tools available on CyVerse UK'. These slides can be downloaded here:

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Minutes from the GARNet Advisory Committee meeting: September 2018

10th Oct 2018

Attached are the minutes from 65th meeting of the GARNet Advisory Board held on Thursday 20th September 2018 at the University of York hosted by Dr Andrea Harper.

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GARNet Survey on Future Activities

1st Oct 2018

As part of the planning for the submission of the GARNet2025 grant in January 2019 we circulated a survey for the community to provide input into our future activities.

This original survey can be found here:

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GARNet2018 Abstract Book

18th Sep 2018

The bienniel GARNet2018 meeting takes place on September 18th and 19th 2018 in the Ron Cooke Conference centre at the University of York. We again focus on new technologies are being used by researchers across all plant sciences.

GARNet2018 includes talks from researchers who work in both model organisms and crop plants, each of the talks linked by outstanding science.

The full schedule is here and some of the many highlights include:

> Five Plenary Sessions

> Large Scale Biology

> Innovations in Hormone Signaling

> Interacting with the Environment

> Out of Arabidopsis

> Novel Cell Imaging

> Keynote talk provided by Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser

> Ten talks selected from abstract talks

> Fifteen flash presentations

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Low Phosphate Puts Auxin in the Root Hairs

8th Aug 2018

Parry G (2018) Low Phosphate Puts Auxin in the Root Hairs. Trends Plant Sci. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2018.07.009

The molecular changes that allow plant roots to response to low phosphate levels are poorly understood. A series of three papers investigate this phenomenon and reveal which components of the auxin response are key for transmitting the phosphate signal into changes in root hair phenotypes.

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GARNet Advisory Board Minutes: June 2018

7th Aug 2018

Minutes from the GARNet Advisory board meeting held on June 20th at Cardiff University hosted by Jim Murray. If you have any comments about these minutes then please contact the GARNet Coordinator Geraint Parry.

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Reversing the Decline in Plant Science Applications to the BBSRC Responsive Mode: analysis and recommendations from GARNet

1st Jul 2018

Reversing the Decline in Plant Science Applications to the BBSRC Responsive Mode: analysis and recommendations from GARNet

GARNet collaborated with the BBSRC to investigate why there is falling support for fundamental plant science through Responsive Mode grant applications. This decline appears to be driven by a equivalent decline in applications.

We have investigated the factors that might influence this decline and provide some recommendations that might ensure that the number of applications doesn't continue to fall.

A summary of these recommendations can be found on GARNet blog and the full report downloaded here.

Thanks to Rocio Gaudioso-Pedraza from BBSRC for contributing an article about IMPACT.

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INDEPTH Meeting Report

1st Jul 2018

Meeting Report: INDEPTH kick meeting published in the Journal of Cell Science.

Parry G, Probst AV, Baroux C, Tatout C (2018). Meeting report - INDEPTH kick-off meeting. J Cell Sci. doi: 10.1242/jcs.220558



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MASC Annual Report: 2017-2018

21st Jun 2018

The annual report from the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC) has been published in advance of the ICAR2018 meeting in Turku.

GARNet Coordinator Geraint Parry is also MASC secretary and the main objective of MASC is to promote and facilitate research in Arabidopsis. By publishing this annual report we bring together in one place information about the remarkable progress that has been made across all facets of research in this most dynamic of plant science research communities.

If you have any comments about the report then please contact Geraint.

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