TSL Scientists identify novel regulatory mechanism that controls how plants defend themselves against pathogens
Work from the Zipfel group reveals how a class of endogenous plant peptides and their corresponding receptor regulate plant immune responses.
Forming a second line of plant defence – capturing disease-resistant DNA
Scientists have developed a new improved method for capturing longer DNA fragments, doubling the size that can be analysed for novel genes which provide plants with immunity to disease.
Plants take it all in to deal with bacteria
Research reveals that plant immune receptors, along with the ligand that activates them, must be taken up inside the plant cell in order to mount a full immune response to bacterial infection.
TSL scientist Dr Ksenia Krasileva awarded prestigious European Research Council starting grant
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Dr Ksenia Krasileva, group leader at The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) and the Earlham Institute (EI), a €1.5M starting grant (over five years) to investigate the immune system of our most important crops.
New Investigator Award to help arrest global cereals killer
Dr Ksenia Krasileva, Group Leader at The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) and the Earlham Institute (EI), has been awarded a New Investigator Award from the BBSRC to fund research into the cereal killer - wheat yellow rust.
How the tomato avoids entanglements with a dodder
Researchers from Tübingen and The Sainsbury Laboratory uncover the mechanism which triggers host plant resistance against parasitic plants.
TSL statement on the outcome of the EU referendum
TSL is proud to be an international organisation, and as such we employ 42% of our staff from other countries in the EU and a further 24% from the rest of the world. To maintain our status as a world-leading research institute we must be able to continue to hire the best, regardless of nationality.
TSL receives DEFRA approval for potato field trials
DEFRA have approved The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich’s application to conduct field trials of GM potato crops on a designated trial site at the Norwich Research Park between 2016 and 2019.