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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...

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. ...

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...

Call for Research Partnership: Management for Soil Biology and Soil Health

AHDB, in collaboration with the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO), is inviting researchers to form a collaborative Research Partnership, which will be responsible for devising and...

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

The latest edition of KTN's  Animal Sector newsletter  is now out, packed with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a copy in your...

KTN Animal Sector Advisory Board meeting – December 2015

The last meeting of the calendar year of the KTN Animal Sector Advisory Board was held on the 9 th of December and was hosted by The Roslin Institute. The main theme for the meeting...

KTN present at SAIC Rapid Diagnostics for Aquaculture workshop.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) continues to build nationwide agricultural networks through support and collaboration with other networks. One recent example of this was when KTN were...

Biosciences benefitting industry – Projects with impact from the Centre for Research in Biosciences, UWE

The Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB), at the University of the West of England undertake a lot of research in partnership with industry, that is very multidisciplinary, and focuses on...

Plant sector newsletter now out - catch up on the latest funding opportunities, events and research news

The January edition of KTN's  Plant  Sector newsletter  is now out, packed with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a copy in...

Fatty acids from GM oilseed crops could replace fish oil

Oil from genetically modified (GM) oilseed crops could replace fish oil as a primary source of the beneficial Omega 3 fatty acid EPA – according to new research from the University of East...

Summary of the last KTN's Plant Sector Board meeting on “Improving Nutritional Profile of Edible Plants: Challenges and Opportunities”

The meeting of the KTN Plant Sector Advisory Board was held on the 23 rd of October, and was kindly hosted by Campden BRI. The meeting was focused on investigating opportunities and challenges...

Beef Feed Efficiency Programme completes data collection for first batch of cattle

The Defra and AHDB-funded  Beef Feed Efficiency Programme  aims to develop standard recording approaches and create a network of industry embedded recording units. The programme is...

New vision and high level research strategy for UK Animal and Plant Health Research published

BBSRC has published, on behalf of a partnership of key UK research funders and policy makers, a vision and high level research strategy for UK Animal and Plant Health Research to 2020 and...

Keep up to date with the latest animal sector news, events and funding opportunities

The January edition of KTN's  Animal Sector newsletter  is now out, packed with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a copy in your...

Innovate UK's Map of Innovation

Innovate UK have launched a new "Map of Innovation". The map shows where projects have been funded by Innovate UK throughout the UK. It is possible to search by industry sectors (e.g....

Science and Technology Committee calls on Government to launch a field trial of GM insects

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published its report on ' Genetically Modified Insects ' and is calling on the UK Government to launch a field trial of GM...

BBSRC awards major grants for poultry vaccines, new elite lines of wheat and plants that make their own fertiliser

Three high-value, long-term research projects totalling £13.9M have been awarded funding by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). They have the potential to...

Scientists create first map of the wheat epigenome

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have carried out the first ever genome-wide survey of heritable molecular changes that regulate gene activity in wheat, in what could become a new tool...

New database published with more than 240K DNA sequences appearing in GMOs

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a new database, JRC GMO-Amplicons , which contains more than 240 000 DNA sequences appearing in genetically...
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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...

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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...

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

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L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships Programme for 2016 open for applications

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Applications now open for the 2016 Synthetic Genome Summer Course

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Would you like to apply for a share of £100K from the 2016 Agri-Innovation Den?

Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for ground-breaking new technologies in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch for their share of £250,000, as part of a new initiative to...

Register now for the 5th Annual Sc2.0 and Synthetic Genomes Conference

On July 8th-9th 2016 scientists from around the world will convene in Edinburgh at Dynamic Earth to discuss the progress of the international synthetic yeast genome project as well...