We are happy to announce that the VIII Minisymposium SRUK Oxford will be celebrated online on Wednesday 17th June. Two members of our constituency will present an overview of their interesting work on the field of Plant Sciences, followed by a time for questions and discussion with the audience. Register here by Tuesday 16th June to obtain an invitation to the webinar.
About the speakers
Pablo Muñoz-Rodríguez is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford. His research focuses on the systematics of the plant genus Ipomoea, commonly known as the morning glories, and on the origin and evolution of its most famous member, the sweet potato. He also participates in various projects studying the systematics of other groups of tropical plants. He has recently received the first CETAF E-SCoRe Award for Excellence in Research Based on Natural Science Collections, awarded by The Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF).
Sergio Cerezo-Medina is a postdoctoral researcher at the Computational and Analytical Sciences Department of Rothamsted Research. He is a crop biotechnologist who is focused on the application of plant tissue culture and genetic engineering to functional studies in woody plant species. Current species of interest include willow and poplar, for their importance as dedicated short-rotation coppice energy crops. He is contributing to a well-established genetic improvement programme, focused on the development of technologies to enable functional analysis of candidate genes in willow and poplar. His key areas of expertise include tissue culture methods and protocols to regenerate and transform woody plants species.
This minisymposium will be a webinar. This event is free and open to the public through reservation in Eventbrite, so we encourage you all to participate.