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

We have just published the September edition of our  Animal Sector newsletter , packed with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a...

Accelerating forage breeding to boost livestock productivity

The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), with partners in the UK, Colombia and Kenya bring together their leading expertise in forage breeding for animal nutrition, cutting-edge genomics and phenomics...

How plant sensors detect pathogens

An international team of scientists has described precisely how a plant can sense a pathogen. “We know that plants have sensors to detect pathogens but we knew little about how they...

Sequencing of barley genome achieves new milestone

Barley, a widely grown cereal grain commonly used to make beer and other alcoholic beverages, possesses a large and highly repetitive genome that is difficult to fully sequence. Now a team led...

What have DNA sequencing technologies done for animal science? 19-20 Oct, Roslin

The British Scociety for Animal science (BSAS) invites you to join them at a special conference on 19 - 20 October 2015 at The Roslin Institute, looking at how genome sequencing...

Breed4Food is recruiting for 8 PhD and 2 postdoc positions

STW Breed4Food Partnership is looking for talented persons for 8 PhD and 2 postdoc positions that want to join a multi-disciplinary team to conduct cutting-edge research in animal breeding and...

Humans carry more antibiotic-resistant bacteria than the cattle they work with

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a concern for the health and well-being of both humans and farm animals. One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine...

GM described as 'the most critical technology' for feeding the world

A former adviser to the US Secretary of State says that genetic modification (GM) is the most critical technology in agriculture for meeting the challenges of feeding a growing global...

Opportunity to learn more about agricultural opportunities in Uruguay

Expo Prada (9-20 September 2015) is Uruguay's largest and most important agricultural and consumer trade fair attracting over 400,000 national and international visitors over 12 days. It is...

CRACK IT 2015: Up to £2m funding for the the replacement, refinement and reduction of animals in research

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is an independent scientific organisation that supports the UK science base through the...

Opportunity to showcase British livestock expertise in Brazil

  Opportunity to showcase British companies and R&D centres in a high-level event organised by SIN-UKTI Brazil The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and UK Trade and...

Catch up on the latest plants and crops news, funding and events

The August edition of our  Plant Sector Newsletter  was published today - why not check it out and catch up with all the latest news, events and funding opportunities for...

TGAC leads scheme to reduce threat to Vietnam's rice crop

As part of the  Newton Fund ,  The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)  has been awarded over £50,000 by The British Council to develop advanced bioinformatics capabilities for...

AHDB Call for proposals: Improving beef youngstock health

Calf health is fundamental to optimising beef cattle performance, welfare and efficiency, through both short and longer term impacts. AHDB Beef & Lamb is therefore seeking proposals for...

Sheep Breeders Round Table 2015, 20-22 Nov, Nottingham - Call for posters

The organising committee of    Sheep Breeders Round Table 2015 are currently  inviting researchers to submit posters to be on display throughout the entire weekend of the...

Scotland to ban growing of GM crops

The Scottish Government has taken the controversial decision to ban the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops in Scotland, and will be asking the EU to exclude Scotland from European...

Progress toward the perfect pea with removal of inhibitors that stop proteins being absorbed fully

Scientists at the BBSRC strategically-funded John Innes Centre have developed peas that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. The study is published in PLOS ONE. The...

Gut microbes can affect circadian rhythms

A study including researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago has found evidence that gut microbes affect circadian rhythms and...

Did you see the latest edition of our Animal Sector Newsletter?

The August edition of our  Animal Sector newsletter  is now available, packed with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a copy...

Unlocking the rice immune system

A bacterial signal that when recognized by rice plants enables the plants to resist a devastating blight disease has been identified by a multi-national team of researchers led by scientists...
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Bio-based Industries announces €106M funding call

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking has published the second part of the 2015 call now focused on research and innovation actions, including demonstration actions. Deadline...

Find out about funding for use of satellites in agriculture and food industries

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting an  event on 7th October in London to bring together leading Agriculture, Food and Space companies to improve understanding of the challenges...

Agri-Tech East to launch new Soil Health Special Interest Group

Microbial activity is more important in maintaining soil health and its natural fertility than previously thought and a new technique to visualise soil structure will be...

New research could help build computers from DNA

Scientists have found a way to ‘switch’ the structure of DNA using copper salts and EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) – an agent commonly found in shampoo and other household products. ...

Article in The Economist discusses potential benefits of editing human genomes

An article in The Economist , with the title "Editing humanity" discusses the opportunities (and potential risks) of CRISPR-Cas9 (or CRISPR) gene editing technology. The article...

Business brokerage event on funding for water innovation (including agriculture), 1st October, Manchester

Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a European Business Brokerage event for Horizon2020 funding for Water Innovation on  1st October 2015 in Manchester .  Focus...

Next Generation Expression Systems: Matching the needs of tomorrow's products. 1st October, Manchester

The Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals (COEBP) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are hosting a joint meeting on 1st October 2015 at Manchester Institute of...

PhD scholarships at the interface of synthetic biology, metagenomics and bacterial evolution - Denmark

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark is advertising an opportunity for 3 PhD students to become part of the...

Synthetic biology for recycling human waste into food, nutraceuticals, and materials

NASA has recently selected eight university-led proposals to study innovative, early stage technologies that will address high-priority needs of America's space program, including one wth the...

GM described as 'the most critical technology' for feeding the world

A former adviser to the US Secretary of State says that genetic modification (GM) is the most critical technology in agriculture for meeting the challenges of feeding a growing global...