How Does Your Barley Grow? Monday 20 May 2019, 7pm

Cereals provide more calories to the human diet than any other source. And grain from cereals such as barley are also critical for brewing and distilling, especially of whisky, our most valuable export.

But we are only just beginning to understand how cereal crops grow and develop, and how this can affect the quality and amount of grain produced. To help us learn more, we’re looking at the genes of barley plants, using approaches developed
here in Dundee.

Dr. Sarah McKim is using these tools in her research to identify and learn more about the genes controlling barley development. She will discuss insights from her research and how we can use this knowledge to help improve the barley we grow.

Join us at Café Science Dundee at Avery & Co. at 34 South Tay Street on Monday 20th May 2019, at 7pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.