@elife Twitter Takeover – Fraxinus and citizen science
On Thursday 16th July 2015, Dan MacLean took part in eLife's Twitter takeover to talk about Fraxinus.
Dr Nicola Patron establishes first common standard for assembly of DNA parts in plant SynBio
Dr Nicola Patron has led development of the first common standard for the assembly of DNA parts for plant synthetic biology.
Professor Jonathan Jones wins €2.5M ERC grant for plant immune receptor research
Professor Jonathan Jones has won a €2.5M Advanced Investigator grant from the European Research Council for a five year project “ImmunityByPairDesign” studying plant immune receptor complexes with a view to engineering new ones.
Wheat Diseases Conference – 22nd May 2015
Collaborations across scientific institutes and international boundaries will be crucial in finding “durable resistance” to diseases threatening our most important cereal crop. That was one of the key messages from Wheat Disease Resistance Day, hosted by three institutes on the Norwich Research Park.
Funding approved to develop new potato at The Sainsbury Laboratory
Research funding to develop a new potato which could be better for the environment, healthier for consumers and cheaper to produce has been approved.
Professor Sophien Kamoun elected as EMBO member
Prof Sophien Kamoun has been elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation. EMBO elects fewer than 100 members per year. The organisation’s membership now includes about 1,600 eminent scientists working across Europe.