UK Rice Research Consortium Meeting: Rice and Climate Change 2021

UK Rice Research Consortium Meeting: Rice and Climate Change 2021

Overview

The 4th Annual UK Rice Research Consortium (UKRRC) meeting was held on the 10th and 11th of November 2021.

It was a hybrid meeting held at the Aberdeen Science Centre.The target attendees were academic group leaders and advanced researchers working on rice (UKRRC also holds an annual early career researchers event). It was entitled “Rice and Climate Change” and was timed to run concurrently with COP26. There were 26 live delegates and 30 joined online. The meeting was opened by a short address from Professor Karl Leydecker, Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Aberdeen. The event was split into two science sessions.

Funding was received from the Rank Prize Fund, the University of Aberdeen and the Genetics Society.

Live delegates were offered a £50 travel bursary if they used an alternative to flying for attendance and sixpeople claimed that fund.