Monogram 2016

 Registration is closed for this event
April 12th, 2016 9:00 AM  
through   April 14th, 2016 5:30 PM
Clare College
Memorial Court
Queen’s Road
United Kingdom
13th to 14th April
Monogram Meeting (9.00am - 5.00pm) £ 130.00
Parking £ 8.60
Conference Dinner (7:30pm) £ 50.00

NIAB is delighted to be hosting the 2016 Monogram Network meeting on 12-14 April in Cambridge.

The Monogram Network consists of UK based researchers with an active interest in small grain cereal and grass (including the C4 energy grasses) research. Scientists working in the private sector and plant breeders are active members and provide the link between Monogram science and commercial exploitation.

Open to academics, researchers and plant breeders from across the crop science sector the 2016 conference will be held at Clare College, University of Cambridge on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 April, with a pre-event workshop at NIAB's MacLeod Complex research and conference facility, at its Park Farm site on the outskirts of Cambridge, on Tuesday 12 April (limited spaces).


Download the abstract submission form (interactive PDF, open in Adobe) here

Hotel Accommodation

Accommodation options are available and should be booked as soon as possible. Booking and payment is independent of the main conference and the responsibility of delegates.


Download the detailed programme here

Tuesday 12 April
Sophi Taylor Building, NIAB Park Farm, Cambridge, CB24 9NZ

9:00am BBSRC Exploring Innovation Workshop - Progress in intellectual property rights for plant science and crop breeding
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm MonoGram Cereal Bioinformatics Workshop (led by Dr Cristobal Uauy, John Innes Centre)
4.30pm Finish
6-7pm Cambridge Tours
Guided sight-seeing tour of historical Cambridge city centre and colleges. Tour departs from and returns to Cambridge Market Square. Cost of £5 per person (payable on the day). Please book by email

Wednesday 13 April
Clare College Conference Centre, Memorial Court, CB3 9AJ

9:00am Registration and coffee
10:00am Welcome address & keynote speaker - Dr Lee Hickey
10:45am Genetics, Genomics and Sequencing
12:15pm Flash presentations I
12:30pm Lunch and posters
1:30pm Vegetative and Reproductive Development
2:45pm Flash presentations II
3:00pm Coffee and poster session
4:00pm Translating plant science research into practice
5.30pm Finish
7:30pm Conference Dinner in Pembroke College, Cambridge including after-dinner speaker

Thursday 14th April
Clare College Conference Centre, Memorial Court, CB3 9AJ

9:00am Genetic diversity for breeding
10:30am Coffee and poster session
11:30am Monogram Early Career Excellence Award presentations
12:00pm Grain quality, industrial biotech and new markets
1:00pm Flash presentations III
1:15pm Lunch and posters
2:15pm Pathology & Biotic Stress
3:30pm Coffee and posters
4:00pm Abiotic stress
5:15pm PhD student Poster Prize announced
5.30pm Conference closes

2016 MonoGram Early Career Excellence Awards: Nominations are invited for the 4th Annual MonoGram Early Career Excellence Award (MECEA) to be awarded at the 2016 MonoGram meeting - go to the Monogram website for further details.

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