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25th - 27th June 2018 | Dundee Scotland

Contact: bmw2018@hutton.ac.uk

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IBMW2018 will be a 2½ day workshop on the 25-27 of June 2018 (arrival on the 24th June, leave midday 27th June) that will bring together researchers at all stages of their career that are using barley mutant resources to understand many fundamental aspects of cereal biology. Presentations and discussions will be focused on sharing scientific discoveries and new, novel approaches that promote barley as an experimentally amenable and important monocotyledonous crop and model plant. This workshop is a widely requested follow up to a similar and highly successful workshop held in IPK-Gatersleben, Germany, in 2014. To minimise costs, the workshop venue will be mainly at the University of Dundee with a visit to the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, Scotland, a centre of excellence for barley research. The workshop will have a capacity for up to 120 delegates.

IBMW2018 will provide a platform for scientists who routinely exploit barley mutant resources as the underpinning biological resources to explore fundamental aspects of cereal crop genetics. Over the past 10 years by using historical mutant stocks, enormous strides have been made in understanding a wide range of fundamental biological processes in cereal biology. IBMW2018 will focus on providing an opportunity for the next generation of early career scientists to present their research to the wider scientific community, share their experiences and establish new collaborative partnerships with leading groups in the field. An initial e-mail circular to the barley research community indicated an appetite from groups in the USA, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Poland and the UK to attend the workshop, with the dates already penciled in peoples' diaries.

Latest Information

Registration is now open for this meeting. You can register here. Priority will be given to those who have registered interest in this event and places will be strictly limited to only 120 attendees.

We are encouraging all delegates to present results at the workshop so on registration you will be asked if you would prefer to present a talk or poster. Abstracts of 250 words can be submitted by 1st May 2018 to bmw2018@hutton.ac.uk.

We will select talks after review of abstracts and invite speakers by 10th May 2018. Those who submit an abstract for a talk and are unsucessful will be able to present a poster at the event.

We have organised discounted accomodation in a number of hotels and demand will likely be high during the week so please book your accommodation early.

A potential addition to the workshop could be a tour of Highland Perthsire after the meeting. We are looking at demand for a tour on the afternoon of 27th June 2018 to visit a whisky distillery, local town and woodland walks in the scenic Pitlochry area of the Scottish Highlands. The tour would leave late morning on the 27th and return early evening. Pitlochry is about 1 hour from Dundee and there will be ample opportunity to engage in a number of activities including walks, shopping and sightseeing. We estimate the cost for this trip to be around £20 - £30 with entry to the Eradour distillery for those wanting to sample local whisky an extra £7.50. On registration you can indicate if this would be something you are interested in and we will arrange based on demand. Links here for more information on the area we would visit. Pitlochry, Falls of Bruar, Dunkeld and Edradour Distillery.

Meeting Programme

You can download the latest meeting programme here.

Invited Speakers


Prof. Takao Komatsuda (Tsukuba, Japan)
Dr. Thorsten Schnurbusch (IPK Gatersleben, Germany)
Dr. Laura Rosinni (University of Milan, Italy)
Prof. Gary Muehlbauer (University of Minneapolis, USA)
Dr. Ilka Braumann (Carlsberg Research Laboratory, Denmark)
Prof Nils Stein (IPK, Gatersleben, Germany)
Dr. Matt Tucker (Adelaide University, Australia)
Prof. Brian Steffenson (University of Minneapolis, USA)
Prof. Stephen Jobling (CSIRO, Canberra, Australia)
Dr. Moritz Jöst (Potsdam University, Germany)


Prof. Claire Halpin (University of Dundee, Scotland)
Dr. Sarah McKim (University of Dundee, Scotland)
Dr. Isabelle Colas (The James Hutton Institute, Scotland)
Dr. Kelly Houston (The James Hutton Institute, Scotland)


Registration for this 2½ day workshop is £120. Student registration is £90. This cost includes meeting registration, a drinks reception including canapés on the 25th, refreshments and lunches throughout the meeting, a hog roast with beer, wine and other refreshments on 26th and a wrap-up session on the 27th.

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Flight Information:

Loganair is offering up to 30% off flights to delegates travelling between London Stansted and Dundee for this workshop. Please book at Loganair.co.uk before 27 June 2018, quoting promotional code ‘BARLEY’ at the time of booking, for travel between 23 June – 1 July 2018. Please click here to book.

Book Your Accomodation:

A special allocation of accommodation, at preferential rates and terms, has been secured with a variety of accommodation providers close to the venue (Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee). To secure a room from the allocation specially arranged for delegates attending this event, all bookings should be made through the official accommodation website, please click here.


Dalhousie Building
University of Dundee
75 Old Hawkhill
Dundee, DD1 5EN

Conference Venue

Dalhousie Building
University of Dundee
75 Old Hawkhill
Dundee, DD1 5EN