Genetic fingerprinting of fruit varieties at Brogdale - Dr Matthew Ordidge - Lecture & Friends' AGM

22 March 2018, 7.00 PM - 22 March 2018, 9.00 PM

Dr Matthew Ordidge, Scientific Curator, National Fruit Collection, Brogdale

The Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL

This talk will be preceded by the AGM which will start at 7pm.

There will be a short break around 7.30pm and the talk will start at 7.45pm.

As part of the work that the Univeristy of Reading carry out with collections, genetic fingerprinting is used to compare between accessions and repropagated collections.  Genetic marker work can also be used to try and gain an insight into some of the genetic traits held within varieties, and to begin to compare with collections around the world.

Dr Matthew Ordidge is Scientific Curator of the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale.  Brogdale Collections is the home of the National Fruit Collection and works to provided access and education about the National Fruit Collection. Set in over 150 acres of farmland, there are over 4000 varieties of fruit trees here from apples, pears, quinces and plums to cherries and more. The Collections orchards are a living history & heritage of fruit.



This lecture is organised by the Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.

This lecture will be held at the Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL.

All lectures start at 7.30pm (except in March) and are free to Friends on production of their membership card.  Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).  Attendees can use any University car park: the nearest are in University Walk and The Hawthorns (no booking is necessary).

Disabled access: The University will make every effort to provide disabled access where possible.  Disabled parking is available and wheelchair access is by the ramp at the side of the main steps.  If you require support due to a disability please email Sally Meadows: