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Natural abilities of unconventional bacteria could boost efficiency of cellulosic biofuel production

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for...

Scientists determine how to control parasite without harming bees

The parasitic mite Varroa destructor (varroa) is generally agreed to be the greatest threat facing honey bees worldwide. Despite much research, losses continue due to lack of effective control...

Call for presentations: KTN workshop on Advanced Sensing for Biosciences, 16 March, London

Much of the recent revolution in Bioscience and Clinical research has come through our ability to study the behaviour of biological systems at the molecular, cellular and physiological scales....

Dstl showcases its work in the emerging technology area of synthetic biology

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ( Dstl ) is committing up to £18 million over the next 4 years exploring the potential impact of synthetic biology on the UK’s defence and security...

Are you interested in the opportunities presented by algae as a source of biofuel?

The   International Conference on  Marine Biomass as Renewable Energy , being held on 3-4 March 2016 in Glasgow, has announced an exciting programme of keynote...

Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions from the Methagene COST Action

The  Methagene COST Action   is looking to fund short term scientific missions (STSM) to develop linkages and scientific collaborations between participating institutions involved in...

Enzymes with the potential to increase wheat yields

Wheat yields could be significantly increased thanks to varieties with a superior form of a common enzyme, according to new research. Plant scientists at Lancaster University, Rothamsted...

Encasing stem cells in alginate gel made from seaweed to protect them from the environment

Stem cells have been put into plasters and bandages to help heal wounds for the first time, thanks to a new technique developed by scientists at Newcastle University. The method of encasing...

Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change launches updated Strategic Research Agenda

The BBSRC-supported Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) has revised its Strategic Research Agenda, to set out clear research priorities on...

Unravelling chloroplast inheritance in wheat

A new study from the BBSRC strategically-funded institute Rothamsted Research reveals the way that chloroplasts are passed from one generation to another in wheat via only the maternal parent. ...

Synthetic biopathway turns agricultural waste into “green” spandex

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota has engineered a new synthetic biopathway to turn agricultural waste into useful products including spandex. The study has been...

Help identify areas where existing, novel and future methodologies can maximize the efficiency of soil free agriculture

The British horticultural industry currently contributes £1.9 billion to the UK economy. While the majority of this production occurs in outdoors in fields, an increasing proportion of...

Robotics technology offers great potential for application in agriculture

Recent advances in r obotics technology , alongside decreases in the cost of technology, have made the application of robotics in agriculture a viable business proposition. Furthermore,...

KTN's food sector newsletter is out today

We have just published the February edition of KTN's  Food Sector newsletter , with updates on all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a...

TB Advantage - new genetic index to help dairy farmers breed for improved resistance to bovine tuberculosis

AHDB Dairy has recently published a new genetic index to help  help dairy farmers make informed decisions to breed cows which have an improved resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB). ...

Horticulture Innovation Partnership (HIP) publishes new Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture Research and Development Strategy

The Horticulture Innovation Partnership (HIP) has published a new Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture Research and Development Strategy. The research aims of the strategy are mapped to...

New call for projects by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has issued a call for expressions of interest (EOI) on two topics:   Sustainable feed for finfish Projects...

Companies and inventors across Northern Ireland invited to take part in the INVENT 2016 Awards

Companies and inventors across Northern Ireland are bring invited to demonstrate their prowess through the hugely popular INVENT 2016 awards, run by NISP CONNECT and sponsored by Bank of Ireland...

Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) in food supply chains and added-value manufacturing

The  European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)  has launched its 2016  Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) Proposals : EIT...

Leverhulme Trust funding for talented individuals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences

The Leverhulme Trust provides grants and scholarships for research and education and is one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing approximately £80m a...
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