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  • Building work starts in earnest for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre 26 August 2021
    Building work has now begun on the International Barley Hub (IBH) and Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC) at the James Hutton Institute. The two plant science innovation centres are being supported by £45 million from the UK Government and £17 million from the Scottish Government as part of the Tay Cities Region Deal.
  • International Barley Hub Seminar Series: Barley Varieties - The Recommendation System 21 June 2021
    The latest seminar of the International Barley Hub took place on Tuesday 22nd June and discussed Barley Varieties - The Recommendation System. It was led by Dr Paul Gosling and chaired by George Lawrie, IBH.
  • New UK-Europe partnership to exploit barley resources and speed up breeding 9 June 2021
    International Barley Hub scientists have been awarded a prestigious International Partnership award from BBSRC to strengthen the link between world-leading research teams between the UK and Europe. The aim of the grant is to create new working relationships and opportunities among emerging early/mid-career barley scientists.
  • Monogram 2021: online event for crop research and plant breeding communities 31 May 2021
    This week the James Hutton Institute will be hosting the annual conference for the Monogram Network (Monogram 2021) virtually, from Tuesday the 1st to Friday the 4th of June.
  • Partnership award to advance cereal science 26 May 2021
    Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee have won funding to establish a partnership with world-class researchers in Australia. This will allow the leading research organisations to pool their expertise towards advances in cereal science, specifically in barley developmental genetics and transcriptomics.
  • Johanna and Hechizo: a successful barley science placement 24 May 2021
    Undergraduate student Johanna Maria Würtz, who undertook a 1,150-mile hike alongside her Shetland pony Hechizo to take on a barley science placement at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, has completed her work in Scotland and plans to continue researching sustainable solutions for future agriculture and plant breeding.
  • Tay Cities Deal go-ahead for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre 19 March 2021
    The International Barley Hub and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre, two flagship innovation projects supported through a transformational capital investment of £45m by the UK Government and £17m by the Scottish Government via the Tay Cities Region Deal, have been greenlighted today (19th March) by the Tay Cities Deal joint committee.
  • Discovery of a gene that controls grain development may help control cereal yields 17 March 2021
    The productivity of cereal crops could get a boost in the future thanks to the discovery of new roles for a master gene regulator that influences the development of barley florets, furthering the understanding of grain development including impacts on grain shape and yield.
  • New appointments to boost flagship innovation initiatives 12 February 2021
    The James Hutton Institute has announced the appointment of directors for three flagship research and innovation initiatives: the International Barley Hub (IBH) and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC), both based in Dundee, and the International Land Use Study Centre (ILUSC) in Aberdeen.
  • Innovative genetic technique to help achieve better barley 25 January 2019
    Scientists from Dundee’s International Barley Hub have developed an innovative genotyping array that allows the detailed genetic characterisation of any individual barley variety.