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Invitation to agri-food consortia-building workshops for forthcoming Innovate UK competition, 15th and 17th September

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are organising two free consortia-building workshops to promote a forthcoming Innovate UK collaborative R&D call, to reduce salt, sugar, fat and...

Sign up for workshops and distance learning with the Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ATP

The Advanced Training Partnership in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ( Pasture ATP ) offers postgraduate training through workshops and distance learning. Forthcoming distance...

Tiny grains of rice hold big promise for greenhouse gas reductions and bioenergy

Rice serves as the staple food for more than half of the world's population, but it's also the one of the largest manmade sources of atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Now, with the...

Funding Enlightened Agriculture (FEA) launches "Just Growth" funding programme

Funding Enlightened Agriculture (FEA) is a collaboration of funders, social entrepreneurs, social investors, investment and business development advisers, and food and farming experts. ...

Learn about biotech licensing and tech transfer in India, webinar on 12th August 2015

The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) team, and the British High Commission (FCO) in India are hosting a webinar on  biotech licensing and tech transfer in India  on 12 th ...

Technology and Innovation Futures: Help GO Science identify the important technologies of the future

The Government Office for Science is always working to identify pioneering technologies. They are focused on applications that give the UK a competitive edge and improve lives by delivering...

Funding to enable researchers to "FLIP" from one environment to another

The latest round of FLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) funding from BBSRC is currently open for applications with a deadline of 15th October 2015 (4pm).   What are ...

Marek's disease research shows that 'imperfect' vaccines could put unvaccinated individuals at greater risk of severe illness

Scientific experiments with the herpes virus strain that causes Marek's disease in poultry have shown, for the first time, that some types of vaccines allow for the evolution and survival of...

New method to generate extended data for genome assemblies

Scientists at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) have developed a new library construction method for genome sequencing that can simultaneously construct long-range data with reduced DNA input,...

Find out about the use of open satellite data in agriculture, 25 Nov 2015, Harwell

The Satellite Applications Catapult is holding a workshop on  Open Satellite Data in Agriculture on 25th November 2015 in Harwell. Satellite and space technology is increasingly...

£4.7M for science to benefit British farming

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) along with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and 12 industry partners are to fund six research projects to...

DATE FOR DIARY: Algae to Aviation Biofuels, 24 Nov 2015, Birmingham

Algae as a Tool in Ecosystem Services Microalgae to aviation biofuels DATE FOR DIARY WHEN: Tuesday 24 th November 2015 WHERE:   Holiday Inn Birmingham...

Call for abstracts: Marine biomass as Renewable Energy: International Conference, 3&4 March 2016, Glasgow

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   One source of biofuels has been identified as marine biomass or marine algae. Many researchers are working on the feasibility of using algae as a...

Agrit-Tech Catalyst Round 5 is open - Consortium building event details

Agricultural science and technology is one of the world's fastest-growing and most exciting markets, driven by global challenges such as a rising population, rapid development of emerging...

Register now: PHYCONET Annual conference, 26th Aug

  High Value Chemicals from Microalgae network, PHYCONET Annual Conference   Novotel London West 26th August 2015   Early Career Researcher? Call for...

Harris distillery develops seaweed gin

The Harris Distillery, on the Isle of Harris, Scotland is about to release a new seaweed gin. Sugar kelp, Saccharina latissima is sourced locally by hand diving and is then used to infuse...

Job opportunities at Ingenza: Senior Biochemist, Senior Molecular Biologist and Bioinformatician, Research Assistant

Ingenza currently has 3 job opportunities that may be of interest. For full details of any of these posts please visit  http://www.ingenza.com/recruitment   Senior...

Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk

Researchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge...

Microalgae could be a viable feedstuff for ruminants

An article on the American Society of Animal Science website highlights a piece recently published work by scientists at Montana State University and Iowa State University into...

Major investment in research to boost Canadian agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

The world’s increasing population, the corresponding growing demand for food, and climate variability will have profound impacts on the productive capacity of both oceans and agricultural lands....
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