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 GARNet Advisory Committee meeting: March 2019

4th Apr 2019

The 67th GARNet advisory board meeting took place on March 21st at Cardiff University. Please download the minutes to learn about our ongoing activities.

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INDEPTH Prague meeting abstract book.

4th Mar 2019

The main meeting of the 'Impact of Nuclear Domains On Gene Expression and Plant Traits' (INDEPTH) Cost Action took place in Prague between February 25th-27th 2019.

Please download the abstract book to learn about the activities of this exciting COST Action.

Further details about these activities can be found on the INDEPTH website.

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MASC Code of Conduct for ICAR meetings

6th Feb 2019

The directors of the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC) in collaboration with Joanna Friesner (Executive Director: North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee (NAASC) have developed a code of conduct for future versions of the Interantional Conference of Arabidopsis Research (ICAR). This code includes advice about appropriately dealing with harassment and reporting of conference materials.

ICAR conferences will provide a safe and productive environment that promotes equal opportunity and treatment for all participants that is free of harassment and discrimination and allows the sharing of unpublished scientific findings. The code of conduct applies to all registered attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff, contractors, volunteers, and guests; and it applies both within the ICAR conference venues and in associated events and locations where ICAR conference delegates are present.

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Growing the Future report

29th Jan 2019

The UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) is a special advisory committee of the Royal Society of Biology. It brings together the UK plant sciences community to develop a coordinated approach to policy and practice in research, industry, funding, education and outreach, wherever possible.

UKPSF have developed a major report on the future of UK plant science entitled 'Growing the Future'. This report was released in a parlimentary reception hosted by Stephen Metcalfe MP on January 29th 2019.

Download the full report here.

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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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