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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,...

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

We have just published the April edition of our  Food Sector New sletter , packed with all the latest news, events and funding opportunities for the food and drink sectors. ...

Study reveals microbial diversity in the stomachs of cattle

Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have investigated whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria. They analysed bacteria present in...

Most comprehensive study to date reveals evolutionary history of citrus

Citrus fruits -- delectable oranges, lemons, limes, kumquats and grapefruits -- are among the most important commercially cultivated fruit trees in the world, yet little is known of the origin...

Cotton genome sequence published

The results of two seperate cotton genome studies have recently been published in  Nature Biotechnology . Tianzhen Zhang, Yan Hu, Wenkai Jiang, Lei Fang, Xueying Guan, Jiedan...

Bioasphalt: from microalgae to “green roads”?

Microalgae offer a highly promising alternative to petroleum products without competing for resources used in the food industry. They have now been used for the first time to make — asphalt! ...

Communicating the Bioeconomy

The three UK Bioscience Leadership Councils - Industrial Biotechnology (IBLF), Agri-Tech (ATLF), and Synthetic Biology (SBLC) - have prepared a series of infographics on ‘ ...

Food and drink sector trade mission to Thailand, 17-23 May 2015

UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber is offering an excellent opportunity for interested companies in the food and drink sector to join a trade mission to Thailand on 17-23 May 2015. Delegates will...
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