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New Northern Ireland Agri-Food Competence Centre Announced

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has announced the establishment of a £6.7million Northern Ireland Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre (AFQCC). Hosted at Queen’s...

Genome mining from fungarium specimens accelerates the mushroom tree of life

In their quest to help create a Fungal Tree of Life, scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have collaborated with colleagues in the UK and USA to successfully extract DNA, viable for...

Vaccines developed for H5N1 and H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to...

Plant receptors with built-in decoys make pathogens betray themselves

Receptors carrying built-in decoys are the latest discovery in the evolutionary battle between plants and pathogens. The decoy domains within the receptor detect pathogens and raise the cell's...

Supercomputer unlocks the secrets of plant cells to create more resilient crops

Scientists from the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland and IBM Research have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose – the basic structural component of plant...

Could Eurostars funding help your SME gain a competitive advantage?

Eurostars is a programme that supports  research-p erforming small and medium enterprises , which develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain competitive advantage....

Grown in Britain - Invitation to join UKTI at the World Expo in Milan on 6-10 July 2015

UK Trade & Investment invites you to join the Grown in Britain GREAT Week Agri-Tech which takes place in Milan on 6-10 July 2015. The GREAT Weeks are a series of trade missions...

Satellites for Food - Upcoming Competition

Innovate UK is scoping a new funding competition about the use of satellite and space technology in the production and distribution of food and it welcomes inputs from the relevant communities...

Seperating cream from milk using ultrasonic standing waves

Scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have jointly demonstrated cream separation from...

Could a Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre student tackle your business challenges?

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre  (SAIC)   has funding for 25 MSc places at the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, starting in September...

£5M boost to superbug researchers

Nearly £5M has been awarded to two flagship research projects into antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in one of the largest UK public grant investments in this area, according to the Medical...

BBSRC-Newton Fund Call for Virtual Joint Centres with Brazil, China and India in Agricultural Nitrogen

BBSRC, NERC and partners in Brazil, China and India are delighted to announce a Newton Fund call for Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen. Applications are invited to enable...

Commercialising Microalgae 16 June: Programme available

Commercialising microalgae: Determining industry needs Tuesday 16 June 2015 9.30-4.30 NEC, Birmingham Cost: Free Register via this link Download flyer here ...

Would you eat insects for dinner?

Would you be comfortable with insects forming a normal part of your diet? The answer to this question very much depends on your cultural background and individual experience. Researchers...

Catch up on the BBC series "Inside the Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made"

In early May the BBC screened a documentary food series called "Inside the Food Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made." The three episodes are currently available on the BBC iPlayer: ...

Workshop highlights role that mathematics can play in agriculture - presentations now available

Mathematics plays an essential role in agri-tech innovation, was the key message highlighted at a special seminar hosted at Harper Adams University recently. The event was organised by the...

Scientists discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane

Stanford University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. In a new study, the...

Satellites for Food - Upcoming Competition

Innovate UK is scoping a new funding competition about the use of satellite and space technology in the production and distribution of food and it welcomes inputs from the relevant communities...

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre launches funding call for engineering-based solutions for sea lice control

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has launched an open call for expressions of interest (EOIs) on engineering-based solutions for sea lice control. Emerging technologies based on...

Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking launches €100 million funding call

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking has launched a €100 million Call for Proposals. The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking is a €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership...
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