Funded workshop on genomics, gene discovery and genome editing in crops in Peru (deadline 14 Dec)

More info and applications The British Council, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the James Hutton Institute invite applications for their workshop on genomics, gene discovery and genome editing in crops. Funding enables UK and Peruvian early-career researchers to attend a workshop, to be held from 1 to 5 February 2016 in Lima, Peru, that focuses on implementing modern genomics and biotechnological methods in crop breeding programmes for rapid and targeted improvement of crops.

The workshop also aims to encourage collaboration between UK plant research centres and key Peruvian agricultural institutes. It also enables early-career researchers to network, forge links that will initiate projects with benefits to Peruvian food security and nutrition, and improve incomes for Peruvian farmers and food producers.

Early stage crop scientists from the UK may apply. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD no more than 10 years before the workshop or have equivalent experience. Those who have relevant experience and work in a field where a PhD is not a prerequisite to established research activity, may also apply.

Grants cover all travel and local expenses for the attendance of 12 to 15 researchers. The workshop will last for five days.