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Changing the biological data visualisation world

Scientists at TGAC, alongside European partners, have created a cutting-edge, open source community for the life sciences. BioJavaScript (BioJS) is a free, accessible software library that...

Methanotrophs: bacteria that could protect our environment

New insight into methanotrophs, bacteria that can oxidise methane, may help us develop an array of biotechnological applications that exploit methane and protect our environment from this potent...

Genes physically held in silencing 'lock-down' in embryonic stem cells

Researchers at the Babraham Institute have discovered a strong physical gene interaction network that is responsible for holding genes in a silencing grip during early development. In the...

Smoother tasting ice cream in the pipeline

Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ingredient. Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can...

New centre opens in Japan to grow microalgae for biofuel

Denso Corp., will open a microalgae cultivation and testing center in April 2016 in western Japan. Denso is a major supplier to Toyota Motor Corp.'s and is better known for its fuel injectors,...

Two new funding competitions for Agriculture and Food - Invitation to Consortia Building Events

The Food and Agriculture Teams of the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are hosting free consortia building workshops to promote two Innovate UK collaborative R&D funding calls. ...

Catch up on the latest animal sector news, funding and events

We have just published the September edition of our  Animal Sector newsletter , packed with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a...

Meeting Societal Challenges through Food Science & Innovation, 21-22 October, Chester

This year' Future Food Horizons Conference, sponsored by KTN, takes the theme "Meeting Societal Challenges through Food Science & Innovation." The meeting takes place on 21 st – 22nd...

Microalgae for Aviation Biofuels, 24 November 2015 at Birmingham Airport

The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) is organising a free one-day workshop on Algae as a Tool in Ecosystem Services: Microalgae to Aviation Biofuels on 24th November...

Find out more about funding for Food and Agri-Tech at the Innovate UK Competition Roadshow in Cardiff, 1 Oct 2015

Innovate UK are holding a Agri-Food Competition Roadshow event in Cardiff on 1st October 2015, encompassing: Satellite data in food Optimising sugar, salt, fat and...

Making more of Bioeconomy R&D Results, 6-7 October 2015 in Brussels.

The ProBIO Project is holding a conference on "Making more of Bioeconomy R&D Results" on 6-7 October 2015 in Brussels. The conference is divided per topic, so you can choose the day...

Food Standards Agency call for expressions of interest in strategic areas of research

The Food Standards Agency is inviting expressions of interest for innovative research proposals in five areas relating to listeriosis, use of technology in meat operations, next generation...

Project partners sought for SPIRE proposal on sytematic approaches for resource efficient water management systems in process industries

A project proposal for the SPIRE-1-2016 (Sustainable Process Industries through Resource & Energy Efficiency) “Systematic approaches for resource efficient water management systems in...

New €106 million released by Bio-based Industries JU to research innovative ways of using renewable resources

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking has published the second part of the 2015 call now focused on research and innovation actions, including demonstration actions. Deadline...

Find out about funding for use of satellites in agriculture and food industries

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting an  event on 7th October in London to bring together leading Agriculture, Food and Space companies to improve understanding of the challenges...

Tesco reports that new variety of larger and sweeter raspberry is helping drive record UK demand

A new, sweeter British-bred raspberry that grows up to twice the size of regular varieties is helping boost UK demand for the summer fruit to record levels. Since the raspberry season started in...

Agri-Tech East to launch new Soil Health Special Interest Group

Microbial activity is more important in maintaining soil health and its natural fertility than previously thought and a new technique to visualise soil structure will be...

Better-tasting supermarket tomatoes could soon be on their way

Tomato lovers rejoice: Adding or rearranging a few simple steps in commercial processing could dramatically improve the flavor of this popular fruit sold in the grocery store, according to...

Algae nutrient recycling is a triple win

Nitrogen and phosphate nutrients are among the biggest costs in cultivating algae for biofuels. Sandia molecular biologists Todd Lane and Ryan Davis have recently shown they can recycle about...

Just how clean is pre-washed spinach?

Have you ever wondered what the words triple-washed or pre-washed on a bag of baby spinach mean? Not much according to engineers at the University of California, Riverside. They have...
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