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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.

100 Most Important Questions Facing Plant Science

8th Sep 2011

Plant scientist' should take its rightful place beside 'doctor', 'lawyer' and 'vet' in the list of top professions to which our most capable young people aspire, according to a hard-hitting letter by an international group of botanists and crop scientists published in New Phytologist on the 8th September 2011.

For further information visit http://www.100plantsciencequestions.org.uk/

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An International Model for the Future of Plant Science

16th Sep 2010

A variety of documents have been developed outlining visions for plant science with differing geographic and scientific foci. This report is unique in the scope and scale of its recommendations; it provides an international vision for the next decade to inform scientists, funders, and decision makers globally. Although the focus here is specifically on plant science, agronomy, soil science, the legal framework protecting plant varieties, ecology, and other areas not covered in this vision will also be crucial in translating fundamental understanding of plants into effective actions. This vision is a direct outcome of a meeting of plant science researchers from 10 different nations who were invited to the Banbury Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the United States in 2009 to discuss their perspectives on the current and future challenges in plant science. Funding for the meeting was provided by three national funding agencies and coordinated through the International Steering Committee for Plant Genomics.

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EU 2020 European Vision for Plant Science

2nd Jun 2008

This report was generated from a workshop help in Bonn in 2008, which aimed to map a way forward for plant science in the next decade, by looking at the current major challenges facing biology and investigating how plants, particularly Arabidopsis, could provide solutions to these challenges.

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2020 Vision for Biology: The Role of Plants in Addressing Grand Challenges in Biology

3rd Jan 2008

Report from an NSF-sponsored workshop held January 3-5, 2008 that focused on the future directions for plant research, with special emphasis on the role of the reference species Arabidopsis in uncovering fundamental biological principles that will enable us to face future challenges to our well-being and that of the global environment.

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Final BBSRC Report in Plant Systems Biology

1st Jul 2006

Systems biology has a grand vision – understanding all the components of a biological system and their interactions, across all relevant levels of organisation. In the plant context, the vision might translate into a whole-plant computer model that accounts for seed-to-seed development and environmental responses, starting from the scale of macromolecular and metabolic processes. GARNet’s Advisory Committee has been contemplating how this could best be approached in UK Arabidopsis research and has submitted it's finding to the BBSRC’s Integrative and Systems Biology Panel.

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SEB Systems Biology Forum - Meeting Report

7th Apr 2006

During the SEB Canterbury 2006 conference GARNet helding an open forum to discover the communities view on plant systems biology and how it could be best co-ordinated in the UK.

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JIC Systems Biology Forum - Meeting Programme

22nd Mar 2006

GARNet held an open forum at the JIC to discover the communities views on plant systems biology and how it could be best co-ordinated in the UK.

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JIC Systems Biology Forum - Meeting Report

22nd Mar 2006

GARNet held an open forum at the JIC to discover the communities views on plant systems biology and how it could be best co-ordinated in the UK.

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Modellers Network - Meeting Report

16th Mar 2006

IGER and GARNET organised a network meeting in Swindon 13-14th March 2006. The meeting aimed to bring together scientists from the systems biology, bioinformatics and agro-ecological modelling communities to exchange ideas, enhance awareness of each others' fields, explore synergisms and make recommendations on fruitful future directions.

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New Phytologist Symposium 'Networks in Plant biology'

27th Jan 2006

GARNet held an open forum at the JIC to discover the communities views on plant systems biology and how it could be best co-ordinated in the UK.

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