Workshops

Workshops are available to registered Conference delegates only and will be held on Wednesday 8 April 2020. Delegates will be able to select one (1) Workshop option.

Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Workshop 1: Seed Banking 101 (ANBG)

Seed scientists from Australian institutions and the Millennium Seed Bank will instruct delegates in the basics of establishing and managing seed and gene banking programs, including identifying target species, planning and conducting field work, and implementing best-practice approaches and techniques. These methods ensure that seeds are collected responsibly, stored appropriately to maintain viability, and grown-on effectively. These methods can be applied to individual research projects through to long-term conservation programs.

Date: 8 April 2020

Time: 0830 – 1730

Workshop 2: Advanced Seed Conservation (ANU)

Delegates will learn advanced techniques for:

– identifying seeds that are desiccation or freezing sensitive,

– identifying seeds that are likely to be short-lived in storage,

– cryopreserving short-lived seeds, and

– extracting and cryopreserving embryonic axes of desiccation sensitive seeds.

Date: 8 April 2020

Time: 0830 – 1730

Workshop 3: Options for Designing and Analysing Seed-based Experiments (ANU)

Delegates will learn the fundamentals of designing robust seed germination experiments and will work through a range of standard and innovative approaches for statistical analysis of seed and germination data.

Date: 8 April 2020

Time: 0830 – 1730