SSCR Annual General Meeting and Lecture 2015 - Agenda now available

The 2015 AGM and Lecture will be held at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie at 2pm on Wednesday 20 May 2015.

AGM Agenda

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minute of the 2014 Annual General Meeting
  3. Adoption of the Minute
  4. Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014
  5. Adoption of the accounts
  6. Chairman’s report
  7. Election of Office Bearers and Committee of Management
  8. Appointment of financial advisers
  9. Appointment of Trustees
  10. Appointment of Auditors
  11. AOCB

This year we are delighted to announce that the Lecture will be presented by:

Dr Wendy Harwood of the John Innes Centre, Norwich.

“GM Crops – Where are we now”


Dr Harwood leads the Centre’s Crop Transformation Group and Crop Transformation Facility with a particular interest in wheat and barley. She also manages the BRACT (Biotechnology Resources for Arable Crop Transformation) facility which provides crop transformation resources to the research community.


GM crops have now been grown commercially for 20 years. During this time technologies have rapidly advanced and uptake of GM technology by farmers worldwide has accelerated. However, Europe still struggles with the regulation of crops generated using GM and lags behind. 

In this lecture Dr Harwood will discuss how technologies have advanced leading to a new generation of techniques available to plant breeders. She will briefly cover the current situation regarding GM cultivation worldwide and then look at the situation in the EU, including recent attempts to overcome the deadlock in the regulatory process and the problems posed in regulating the products of new technologies.  Finally she will look at what is in the research pipeline and what this could mean for the development of improved crops for the future.

Registration starts at approximately 1.30pm and there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available on arrival.

Please confirm your attendance by Friday 15 May 2015 at the details below:

Pam Cassidy
Events Co-ordinator (Interim)
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 01382 568 751