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Pig-borne disease most likely jumped into humans when rearing practices changed

The most virulent strains of Streptococcus suis , the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in adult humans in parts of southeast Asia and in pigs around the world, are likely to have evolved...

Finding value in complex biological data - integrated ‘omics competition brief live

Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are to invest up to £2.5 million to stimulate innovative, integrated approaches to biological systems. ...

9th European Marine Natural Products Conference, 30 Aug - 2 Sep 2015, Glasgow

The 9th European Marine Natural Products Conference will be held in Glasgow on 30th August – 2nd  September 2015 at the newly built Technical Innovation Centre (TIC), University of...

Mapping the Food and Drink Landscape

The food and drink landscape can be complicated and difficult for companies to navigate. The food team of the KTN have created two mindmaps, which complements the assistance that the team...

New Centre for Agricultural Informatics and Sustainability Metrics

Rothamsted Research, the University of Reading, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are to receive £11.8m to establish a new Centre for...

Algae and seaweed projects amongst Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst round 2 winners

24 ground-breaking projects have won a share of funding to develop their innovative ideas through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. The Catalyst was set up in January 2014 to support UK...

BBSRC announces over £6M funding for projects in KTN coordinated Animal Health Research Club

BBSRC has announced over £6M of funding for research to improve the health of livestock as part of the Animal Health Research Club ("ARC"). Eight research projects will take place at...

Forthcoming DRINC funding call: Improving our understanding of the relationship between diet and health

The  Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC)  enables the research base to support the food and drink industry by funding high quality, pre-competitive research in diet and...

Microalgae Mission to USA: Event review

Microalgae Mission to USA 8-13 March 2015 NB: Blog written for UK SIN website for a general audience In our sea and waterways live organisms capable of supplying us...

Biosensors in Agriculture Workshop, 17 June 2015, Birmingham

Agricultural science is a fast growing market, but faces a significant global challenges in the form of: A rising population Rapid development of emerging economies ...

£10m of Agri-Tech Catalyst funds available to support International Development

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) Agri-Food team are organising a free consortia-building workshop to promote Round 4 of the £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst Competition , designed to help...

Pre-announcement: Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group SPARK Plus awards

Opens: Monday 13th April 2015 Closes: 5pm Friday 22nd May 2015 NERC and Innovate UK are pleased to announce that a call for SPARK Plus Awards will be published in April 2015 through...

The Biotechnology YES competition is open for applications until 29th May 2015.

Biotechnology YES, now in its 20th year, is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of ideas among early career researchers. The competition is funded...

New method could produce healthier chocolate

Chocolate has many health benefits — it can potentially lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce stroke risk. But just as connoisseurs thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s this...

Developing beans that can beat the heat

CGIAR bean breeders have announced the discovery of 30 new lines  of “heat-beater” beans that will be better able to cope with the possible effects of climate change. “This...

Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels and fertilizer

Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists at a meeting of the American Chemical Society have reported that they are...

£25.7m investment in biology “research powerhouse” at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has received a £25.7m funding boost from the UK Research Partnership Infrastructure Fund to help it establish world-leading laboratory facilities for biological...

Six new Food Enterprise Zones announced

The government has approved the creation of six new Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) to kickstart local food and drink economies, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced yesterday. The...

Opportunity alert: REBus - free consultancy to innovate your business model and make it more profitable

REBus is a LIFE+ funded project led by WRAP with partners including the KTN. Its aim is to demonstrate how businesses and their supply chains can implement resource efficient or “circular”...

Entrepreneurial videos showcased ahead of Venturefest East Midlands’ Next Generation competition

Venturefest East Midlands, taking place on 14th April  2015 at East Midlands Conference Centre , will  host 120 sessions, 50 exhibitors and a global class speaker programme from a...
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