UK-Brazil workshop on metagenomics for sustainable agriculture and biotechnology

Lead Research Organisation: Rothamsted Research
Department Name: Agro-Ecology

Abstract

 
Description Links with Brazilian microbial ecologists have lead to two PhD students and two postdoctoral scientists spending 1 year with our group at Rothamsted Research and to continued collaboration including further BBSRC-funded joint project and proposals. The Brazilian Microbiome Project was developed by Brazilian attendees including Victor Pylro who spend a year in our group as a PhD student.
Exploitation Route Links with Brazil in this area are being developed and extended by several of the meeting attendees and at Rothamsted we are applying for a substantial joint project (BBSRC-Embrapa) to explore the importance of teh rhizosphere microbiome
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
URL http://www.brmicrobiome.org/
 
Description Invited participant in AgMicrobiomes, NSF-funded workshop held in the Asilomar conference centre in California, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Invited to take part in AgMicrobiomes workshop in the USA, organised to discuss the best approaches for obtaining funding for microbiome research in the field of crop science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description member of the Microbiology Society Microbiome Expert Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert working group set up by the Microbiology Society which has organised a stakeholder workshop and is drawing up a document to advise government and funding agencies on the important of microbiome research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017