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Nutritious and Delicious – Innovations for Value-Added Crops

The quest to improve nutrition and flavour through crop breeding is a long-standing challenge being accelerated due to novel breeding techniques and a better understanding of plant genetics and human and animal metabolism. From “Golden Rice” to purple tomatoes and better broccoli, this event will explore the potential for improvement of fruit, vegetables and cereals, ranging from products already hitting the supermarket shelves, to those a little further from market.
When Feb 22, 2017
from 01:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Norwich Research Park, Colney Ln, Norwich NR4 7UG
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13.30     Arrival and registration, tea and coffee available on arrival

14.00    Introduction and welcome

14.10     Breeding a better berry

Adam Whitehouse, Strawberry Breeder, NIAB EMR

14.30     Designing new wheat starches for healthier bread

Dr Brittany Hazard, Research Leader, Institute of Food Research

14.50     NiPPy- developing a short generation broccoli for 21st Century horticulture

Dr Judith Irwin, Senior Scientist, John Innes Centre

15.10    Tea break

15.30   Sweetcorn and courgettes: Too sweet to handle? Not to everyone’s taste!

Bruce Napier, Vegetable specialist, NIAB

15.30   Breeding for improved flavour and nutrition in vegetable crops

Dr Richard Tudor, Vegetable Breeder, Elsoms

15.50    Enhancing yields and quality traits through advanced hydroponics

Alex Fisher, CEO, Saturn Bioponics

16.10    Panel discussion

16.30    Networking reception

17.30 Close and depart

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