8th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium

Venue: Dundee

Location: Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 04, 2001 End Date/Time: Jul 12, 2001
Paper Submission Date: Feb 28, 2001
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8th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium

Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, Scotland
and Horticulture Research International, East Malling, England, UK
4-12 July 2001
Final announcement
Call for Abstracts and Registration

The Organising Committee have great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 8th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium in Dundee,traditionally a centre for the growing of berry fruit crops and also for research at the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI).Following a verypositive response to the first announcement,we have the makings of an excellent and stimulating event.The Committee look forward to meeting you all in Dundee next July.

The Organising Committee gratefully acknowledge financial support provided by SmithKline Beecham and BioDundee.

15 January 2001 Final offers of papers and posters
28 February 2001 Final submission of abstracts of posters and presentations
31 March 2001 Registration;late registration fees apply after this date. Final registration for pre-symposium tour
11 June 2001 Final registration
9 July 2001 Submission of manuscripts for the Proceedings

Registration Details
The Conference will be held at the University of Dundee West Park Conference Centre.The Centre is situated in a quiet residential area of Dundee, amidst lovely landscaped grounds.
Parking is generous with reserved places close to reception and overflow parking to the rear. This new centre provides,on the one site, conference facilities and two standards of accommodation, both of which are bookable from Saturday 7 July:

200 single “student ” bedrooms..Each room has a washhand basin and shaver point; linen, soap and towels are provided;laundry facilities are available;and facilities for self-help tea and coffee will be available in every room.Bathroom facilities are shared with other guests.The tariff (£53/day/per person for single occupancy,or £39/day/person for double occupancy) provides excellent value for money,and includes all meals and use of the conference facilities.

160 executive rooms with en-suite facilities.These rooms have mainly double-sized beds,and include TV,self-help tea and coffee,and direct-dial telephone.Computer links may also be available.The cost tariff (£71/day/per person for single occupancy,or £47/day/person for double occupancy)includes all meals and use of the conference facilities.

Morning coffee and afternoon tea will be served in the foyer of the Conference Centre.The
charges for Catering and Accommodation include venue charges,and,for both residential
delegates and delegates attending at the “daily rate ”,the cost of lunch at the West Park Centre. Vegetarian options will be available for all meals. Special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
The address of the West Park Centre is 319 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1NN and the telephone number for emergencies is +44 1382 647181. Further details of the route for visitors comingby road or public transport will be sent with confirmation of bookings. Arrangements can be made to transport delegates at reasonable costs between the West Park Centre, and Dundee and Edinburgh airports only on the following days:
Sunday 8 July (am &pm),
Wednesday 11 (pm)
and Thursday 12 (am).
On arrival in Dundee,delegates and accompanying persons should go to the Conference Centre where registration will be held at the Symposium Office.

Alternative accommodation
Details of alternative Hotels and rates can be obtained from the Dundee Information Centre (Telephone:+44 1382 527527 Fax:+44 1382 527551).Delegates staying at alternative accommodation would attend the Symposium Sessions as Day Delegates, at a cost of £25 per day,inclusive of lunch and use of conference facilities.

It has been said that Scotland does not have a climate,only weather.The temperatures in July generally range from16-21 °C, but showers may occur at any time! Formal dress is not needed, although smart dress is preferred for theSymposium Dinner.

Call for Papers
Authors who wish to present a paper or poster are requested to provide a title as soon as possible, preferably by email to r.brennan@scri.sari.ac.uk .Final date for consideration of offers will be 15 January 2001.Some respondents to the first announcement have already offered provisional titles; these will be used in the programming unless the authors provide alternative information before the deadlines indicated above.The Organising and Scientific Committees will make all decisions regarding acceptance of presentations in the Symposium and will notify authors by 26 January 2001.
Abstracts must be either sent as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word format or by ordinary mail on a diskette,together with 2 printed copies,before 28 February.
Abstracts should be written in English,typed single space in 10 pt Times New Roman font,in an area 15 x 23 cm (6 x 9 inches), centred on a single A4 page. The format for the title and the authors’ names etc..are as follows:
The title should be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS; leave blank line then type the authors’ names and addresses.Underline the name of the presenting author only.Type the presenting author’s e-mail address and/or FAX number;then leave two lines blank before beginning the text of the abstract.

Use the following example:
A.Fellow and H.I.S.Colleague, Fruit Laboratory, Maidstone, Kent 1234, England
e-mail:fruit@institut.ac.uk fax:+44 (0)123 456789

Please indicate your preference for an oral or poster presentation.All final decisions on the presentation format will be taken by the Scientific Committee and authors notified accordingly.
Oral presentations will be limited to a total of 15 min, except for invited keynote speakers who will have 30 min. Authors are requested to plan their presentation for a maximum of 12 min (25 for invited speakers)to allow time for questions and discussion. All usual visual aids will be available, including video projector for PowerPoint presentations.Authors wishing to present using PowerPoint must use CD copies rather than their own computers to avoid any incompatibility problems with projection equipment.
Note:All presenting authors must be registered delegates.

Poster Presentations
Posters should be portrait format and the size should not exceed 1 m x 1.4 m.Display boards and fixing materials will be provided.

Proceedings of the Symposium
Proceedings,including both oral and poster presentations,will be published in Acta Horticulturae. After receipt and acceptance of the abstract by the Organising Committee, authors will receive instructions for the preparation of manuscripts. Manuscripts must be submitted at registration at the start of the symposium, or may be omitted from the Proceedings. Please note that all manuscripts submitted for publication will be reviewed and edited,and should not exceed 6 pages, to include text, illustrations and references. Papers exceeding 6 pages will be returned to authors for reduction in length.

Symposium Dinner and Ceilidh
One of the highlights of the Symposium will be the Symposium Dinner,to be held on Tuesday 10 July in the Ballroom of the Invercarse Hotel (a 10 min walk from the West Park Conference Centre).This will be followed by a Ceilidh,when delegates and their partners will have an opportunity to enjoy traditional Scottish dancing. Attendance at the Dinner is included in the registration charge for delegates. Accompanying persons are welcome at an additional cost of £25.

Reception at Discovery Point
Dundee was once a major centre of shipbuilding, and the city’s shipbuilders’ greatest achievement was undoubtedly the RoyalResearch Ship Discovery,the ship that took Captain Scott on his voyage to Antarctica in 1901.BioDundee will host an evening wine reception for Delegates on Monday 9 July at Discovery Point.This is one of Scotland’s most exciting and innovative visitor attractions, and a Private Tour of RRS Discovery will be included in this unique visit.(Free for Delegates; £10 for accompanying persons,including transport).

Final deadline for registration will be 11 June 2001,by which time all fees must be submitted in full. Please note that no refunds are payable for prepaid accommodation,catering charges or for registration charges for notifications of cancellations received at SCRI after 11 June 2001.
Registration fees for delegates include the Symposium Dinner, Discovery Point Reception,visit to the Scottish Crop Research Institute and Scottish Farms and a copy of the Symposium Proceedings. Please note that the Symposium Dinner and Discovery Point Reception are open to accompanying persons at a charge.

Click here to download a 'Word' file which can be printed as a registration form.

Payment (see also Registration Form)
Please note the following:
1.Payment of fees must accompany all registration forms.
2.No registration will be confirmed until payment is received.
3.Cheques should be drawn on a UK bank.
4.All payments must be in UK pounds sterling.
5.Payment will be accepted in the form of either Personal/Company cheque,
Eurocheque or International Draft, payable to ‘Scottish Crop Research Institute ’.
6.Credit card payment will not be accepted.
Registration forms and cheque payments should be sent to:
Symposium Administrator
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA

Other information
Please note that there will be no provision of creche facilities for young
children at the West Park Centre.
Any special dietary requirements should be notified in advance. There are no banking facilities at the West Park Centre, and nearest banks are around 0.5 mile from the Centre towards central Dundee.
Further information,as it becomes available, will be placed at this website (http://www.scri.sari.ac.uk/assoc/RubRib.htm)

Acccompanying Persons Programme
Children aged from 3-14 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour at all times and will be charged at the full adult rate. Children under 3 will be accepted on the tour free of charge, with the accompanying adult responsible for providing all provisions.

Outline Scientific Programme for Delegates
4-8 July Pre-Symposium Tour (see below)
Sunday 8 July Arrival and registration at the University of Dundee West Park Centre (evening)
Buffet dinner
Monday 9 July
Morning Welcome
Session I:Breeding and Genetics
Keynote speakers to include Dr Chad Finn (USA),Dr Rex Brennan (Scotland)
Afternoon Session I (continued)
Poster session
Evening Reception sponsored by Bio-Dundee at Discovery Point,Dundee
Tuesday 10 July
Morning Session II:Pests and Pathogens
Keynote speakers:Dr Bob Martin (USA),Dr Jim Duncan (Scotland)
Afternoon Visit to Scottish Crop Research Institute and local fruit growers
Evening Symposium Dinner
Wednesday 11 July
Morning Session III:Fruit Quality and Nutritional Components
Afternoon Session IV:Agronomy
Keynote speaker:Dr Marvin Pritts (USA)
ISHS Business Meeting
1.The above programme arrangements are provisional
2.Posters will remain on display throughout the symposium
3.Side meetings etc.are still to be arranged.

Pre-Symposium Tour
for the 8th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium 4-8 July 2001
Wednesday 4 July
Delegates arrive at the University of Kent,Canterbury (UKC)and register for pre-symposium tour.
Thursday 5 July
Visit Kentish Garden packhouse at Linton, near Maidstone;Horticulture Research International(HRI),East Malling and Mockbeggar Farm,Higham,Rochester.
Friday 6 July
Travel to Surrey and visit farms in Esher and Slough and visit raspberry trials in Godalming.Travel to Great Malvern in the West Midlands and stay overnight at the Abbey Hotel.
Saturday 7 July
Visit freezing facility and two farms in Ledbury,and third farm near Telford.
Stay overnight at Harper Adams College,Newport,Shropshire.
Sunday 8 July
Travel to Dundee,arrive West Park Conference Centre late afternoon/early evening.

Final Registration for the Pre-Symposium Tour is 31 March 2001.
The cost of the pre-symposium tour is £300 per person,based on 100 persons.Please note that the organisers reserve the right to impose a small additional charge if necessary due to lower attendance.
The cost is the same for delegates and accompanying persons.In order to reduce the cost of the tour we will use en-suite accommodation at the University of Kent, Canterbury (UKC)on 4 and 5 July and Harper Adams College, Newport on 7 July.Included in the cost will be dinner, bed and breakfast from 4 -7 July and all travel,by executive coach,from 5 -8 July.Lunch at Bradbourne House, East Malling on 5 July is sponsored by the East Malling Trust for Horticultural Research.
On Thursday 5 July accompanying persons are free to spend the day in Canterbury if they wish, but once we leave UKC on Friday morning the accompanying persons will have to stay with the tour until we get to Dundee.
Delegates will have to make their own way to UKC but we will mail information on public transport from London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and London City)and by rail from London to all delegates who have registered for the pre-symposium tour.
Return transport after the symposium is the responsibility of delegates

Accompanying Persons Programme, Dundee (Provisional)
Monday 9 July
AM Visit to Glamis Castle,childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and birthplace of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret.
Lunch at the Old Mansion House,Newtyle.
PM Visit to Verdant Works,Dundee ’s Industrial Heritage Centre,
and trip up Law Hill for best views over Dundee and surrounding area.
Tuesday 10 July
AM Walking tour around the picturesque seaside town of St.Andrews,Fife,taking in castle,
cathedral,golf course etc.
Lunch at Queensferry Lodge,nr.Edinburgh.
PM Visit to Royal Yacht Britannia,used by the Royal Family for over 40 years.
Trip up Calton Hill,Edinburgh for panoramic views over the city.
Wednesday 11 July
AM Visit to Scottish Liqueur Centre, Bankfoot, nr.Perth for tasting of local berry fruit liqueurs. Followed by visit to Caithness Glass,Perth,to see the manufacture of unique glass products.
Lunch at Huntingtower,Perth.
PM Visit to Glenturret Distillery,Crieff,Scotland ’s oldest malt whisky distillery,followed byvisit to Tillicoutry Designer Outlet Village to pick up some bargains.
Please note that the bus will leave West Park at 8.45 a.m.promptly every morning,to enable timings to be kept at all venues.

Contact information
Symposium Administrator
Mr Tim D.Heilbronn
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Invergowrie Dundee
Tel.:+44 (0)1382 562731;Fax:+44 (0)1382 568578

Scientific Queries etc.
Dr Rex M.Brennan
Unit of Applied Genetics
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Invergowrie Dundee
Tel.+44 (0)1382 568542 Fax:+44 (0)1382 562426

Pre-Symposium Tour
Mrs Vicky Knight
Horticulture Research International
East Malling
West Malling
ME19 6BJ
Tel:+44 (0)1732 843833 Fax +44 (0)1732 521557

Accompanying Persons’ Programme
Mrs Irene Geoghegan
Unit of Vegetation Systems
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Invergowrie Dundee
Tel.+44 (0)1382 562731 Fax.+44 (0)1382 562426