April 15, 2014, by Lindsay Brooke
Talk on underutilised crop impresses UK plant scientists
One of the two prize winners at this year’s UK PlantSci event was Presidor Kendabie. He was speaking in the ‘Future generations’ session. Presidor caught the audience’s attention with his talk on the underutilised crop, Bambara groundnut.
This year’s annual UK PlantSci conference was held at the University of York and included over 30 speakers and 160 attendees representing diverse areas of plant science.
Jackie Hunter, Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), was among the attendees who came away impressed by what she heard: “As well as some excellent talks by students and post-docs (for example the potential of the Bambara groundnut), the discussion on plant science in the late afternoon on Monday was particularly enlightening.”
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