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Maths in Agriculture Workshop - Report

  This report was produced by Paul Meakin, KTN  ( paul.meakin@ktn-uk.org ). Mathematics plays an essential role in underpinning many agri-tech innovations, and there...

Global map of antibiotic consumption in livestock predicts rising levels over next 15 years

An international team of researchers has recently published a global map of antibiotic consumption in livestock, alongside their predictions for rising levels of antibiotic usage over the next...

Making efficient use of manure - new dossier published

Wageningen UR has published a dossier containing a selection of the most important results, developments and information relating to policy, manure application, the environment, processing...

Scientists identify key components in the formation of rubber from dandelions

As someone who spent quite a bit of time weeding dandelions out of flowers beds over the weekend, I was pleased to discover that the press release below puts a more positive spin on these tough...

Creating thermal insulation and packaging foam from wood particles

Since most foam materials are made of petrochemical plastics, they aren’t very climate-friendly. But now an alternative is in sight – a novel foam material produced entirely from wood, which is...

Find out about KTN support for food sector businesses - watch our new video

In our new video, Simon Baty, one of KTN's Knowledge Transfer Managers with expertise in Food Manufacturing and Industrial Biotechnology, explains the type of help that KTN can provide to...

Partners wanted for public-private partnership (PPS) on consumer acceptance of biobased food packaging

Registration deadline: 11 May 2015 Wageningen UR in The Netherlands is looking for companies to jointly launch a public-private partnership  on consumer acceptance of biobased food...

SEAFARM: Macroalgae for a biobased society

A new project is looking at ways to change macroalgae such as sugar kelp from an environmental problem into a valuable renewable resource. The SEAFARM project, led by...

Join Innovate UK at All-Energy Conference 2015, 6th & 7th May in Glasgow

Innovate UK invites you to come & join them at  All-Energy 2015  in Glasgow on 6th and 7th May. The event, which is free to attend, brings together 7,000 industry...

Major food producer commits to reducing antiobiotic use in poultry production

2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK’s biggest food companies, has committed to ending the use of all “high priority” antibiotics in poultry production. Specifically, they intend to remove all...

How will your small business benefit from the catapult network?

Future Cities Catapult in London,  11th May 2015, 16:00 - 19:00 The Catapults are transforming UK innovation. Bringing together the best UK businesses, scientists and engineers to...

High-value products from farming waste: meeting for researchers, farmers & industry in York, June 3rd

High-value products from agricultural waste -  BioVale breakfast meeting 8.00-9.30am, Wednesday, 3rd June King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP This meeting will...

New study shows that sweet potato is naturally transgenic

A new study of sweet potato genetics has demonstrated the “natural” transfer of DNA, mirroring the processes used by scientists to produce transgenic crops. In the study, which is published...

Bees prefer nectar containing pesticides

Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high...

Efficient synthetic biology methods to genetically engineer microalgae

Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and their colleagues have published a paper outlining new synthetic biology methods to...

Bumblebee genomes create a buzz in the field of pollination

Bees play a key role in our ecosystem and in the world’s food supply. Thanks to a large collaborative effort, the genomes of two important pollinating bumblebees have been sequenced and compared...

NCP offering pre-screening service for SMEs applying to Horizon 2020 funding calls

Is your SME applying to any of the EU Horizon 2020 funding calls? Help is available from the UK's National Contact Point (NCP), which is  offering a pre-screening service and can give...

Catch up on the latest synthetic biology news, funding and events

The April edition of the Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group newsletter , packed with interesting news updates, forthcoming events, and funding & competitions, is available now. ...

April edition of KTN's plant sector newsletter available now

The April 2015 edition of our Plant Sector Newsletter is now availble for those of you who are not on our email list. Click here to access all the latest news, events and funding...

PlantSci2015

UK PlantSci 2015 is the forth annual conference of the UK Plant Science Federation. This year it was held at Harper Adams; a location synonymous with agriculture, not only by location, but,...
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