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Read the latest plant & crops sector funding opportunities, events and research news

The June 2016 edition of KTN's  Plant  Sector newsletter   was published today, full of all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news of relevance to the...

Wheat Sequencing Consortium makes data resource available to researchers

Following the January 2016 announcement of the production of a whole genome assembly for bread wheat, the  International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium  (IWGSC), having...

Broad bean and cowpea peptides may have role in war on antibiotic resistance

Scientists have isolated peptides (strings of amino acids) with antibiotic effects on bacteria that spoil food and cause food poisoning, after turning to the plant kingdom for help in boosting...

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

The June edition of KTN's  Animal Sector newsletter   was published yesterday, packed with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a...

Genus to use CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology in livestock species

Genus plc, a global pioneer in animal genetics, and Caribou Biosciences, Inc.have announced a multi-year strategic collaboration where Genus receives a worldwide, exclusive license to Caribou’s...

Survey on the future of Plant Phenotyping in the UK and Europe

The BBSRC funded UK Plant Phenotyping Network (UKPPN) is seeking to  engage with a broad cross-section of UK researchers via a survey to: Determine the current status of relevant...

New report on genetically engineered crops - experiences & prospects

An extensive study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has found that new technologies in genetic engineering and conventional breeding are blurring the once clear...

Keep up to date with the latest plant sector funding opportunities, events & news

We have just published the May edition of KTN's  Plant  Sector newsletter ,  full of all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news of relevance to the plants...

PhD Studentship in Crop Genetics at the University of Reading

University of Reading School of Agriculture, Policy and Development  is advertising a PhD Studentship in Crop Genetics: Breeding for disease resistance and yield in faba bean. The...

Read the latest animal sector news, events and funding opportunities in our Animal Newsletter

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

New gene-detecting technology brings new, resilient superwheat closer

Scientists at the John Innes Centre (JIC) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) have pioneered a new gene-detecting technology which, if deployed correctly could lead to the creation of a new elite...

New technique accelerates isolation of potato late blight resistance genes

A team of scientists from The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) and The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) have developed a new method to accelerate isolation of plant disease resistance genes. The team...

Enrol for distance learning with the Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ATP

The  Advanced Training Partnership in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production  has several distance learning m odules starting this May: Low Input Ruminant...

Rothamsted Research granted consent for field trial of GM camelina

Rothamsted Research has received consent from Defra to go ahead with a field trial of genetically modified camelina plants on the Rothamsted Farm in 2016 and 2017. The trial is part of a...

A new breakthrough on ash dieback

UK scientists have identified the country’s first ash tree that shows tolerance to ash dieback, raising the possibility of using selective breeding to develop strains of trees that are tolerant...

Working towards conservation and sustainable use of farm animal genetic resources

KTN's Huw Jones is a member the   Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee (FAnGR) , which provides advice to Defra and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern...

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

The April edition of KTN's  Plant  Sector newsletter  is now out, packed full with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news of relevance to the...

Could your company benefit from EU funding?

UK companies often overlook funding opportunities from European programmes, however, these are well worth considering. There is a range of EU funding programmes  that support...

Improving crop performance with new biotechnology

With the world's population exploding to well over 7 billion, feeding the human race is getting even more challenging. Increasing the yield from crops such as wheat, maize, rice and barley, is...

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

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...
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AHDB Beef & Lamb call for applications for postgraduate studentship projects for 2017

AHDB is seeking applications to its Beef and Lamb PhD studentship programme for projects starting in October 201 7 .   Specific terms relating to the call and all relevant...

Gene Drives on the Horizon - report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine

The emerging science of gene drives has the potential to address environmental and public health challenges, but gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into the environment...

Economist Technology Quarterly highlights role of technology in the future of agriculture

The Economist has recently published a “Technology Quarterly” report on The Future of Agriculture , looking at how technology could be used to make improvements in food production that will...

New blood test developed for the detection of Bovine TB

A new blood test to detect Mycobacteria in blood has been developed by a team at The University of Nottingham led by Dr Cath Rees, an expert in microbiology in the School of...

Speakers announced for OpenPlant forum, 25-27 July 2016

OpenPlant Forum is the annual meeting at the OpenPlant Synthetic Biology Research Centre - exploring open technologies and future applications for plant synthetic biology. The Forum brings...

New synthetic biology approach could help fill demand for crucial malaria drug

A new and inexpensive technique for mass-producing the main ingredient in the most effective treatment for malaria, artemisinin, could help meet global demands for the drug, according to a study...

Would you like to pitch your technology at St James's Palace?

Pitch@Palace seeks to support Entrepreneurs and ideas from across the United Kingdom. It was established by the Duke of York to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get their business...

Take part in an evaluation of the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Innovation Platform (SAF-IP)

Innovate UK is currently evaluating the impact achieved by investing public funds to support innovation within agriculture and food industries, through what are known as Innovation Platforms. ...

Learn about £200m of innovation funding at the Ingenuity KnowledgeXchange Breakfast Event

Innovation is crucial for your businesses to compete and to help create and maintain your market lead. The funding landscape for innovation has changed dramatically and presents fresh...

UK’s First Bio-Hackathon to take place in Cambridge

The UK’s first  Bio-Hackathon  takes place in Cambridge this week from 21st - 25th June. This marathon 72-hour competition, fuelled by caffeine and passion, will aim...