Articles

Genome mining from fungarium specimens accelerates the mushroom tree of life

In their quest to help create a Fungal Tree of Life, scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have collaborated with colleagues in the UK and USA to successfully extract DNA, viable for...

Plant receptors with built-in decoys make pathogens betray themselves

Receptors carrying built-in decoys are the latest discovery in the evolutionary battle between plants and pathogens. The decoy domains within the receptor detect pathogens and raise the cell's...

Supercomputer unlocks the secrets of plant cells to create more resilient crops

Scientists from the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland and IBM Research have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose – the basic structural component of plant...

Latest edition of KTN's plant sector newsletter is available now

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

€300 Million Beef Data and Genomics Programme launches in Ireland

Ireland's Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD has launched the eagerly awaited Beef Data and Genomics Programme under Ireland’s 2014-2020 Rural Development...

Plant breeder boosts soybean diversity, develops soybean rust-resistant plant

It took decades of painstaking work, but research geneticist Ram Singh managed to cross a popular soybean variety ("Dwight"  Glycine max ) with a related wild perennial plant that grows...

Innovative Farming: How can farmers contribute to innovative research?" Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire,19th May 2015

There is still time to register for the "Innovative Farming: How can farmers contribute to innovative research?" event at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on Tuesday 19th May 2015. ...

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

We have just published the May edition of our Animal Sector newsletter is now available - if you didn't get a copy in your inbox you can  click here   or on the image below to view it...

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...

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,...

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...

Would you like to join our Plant/Agriculture Team? Job opportunity for a Knowledge Transfer Manager (Plants and Crops)

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) currently has a vacancy for a Knowledge Transfer Manager within our Agriculture (Plants and Crops Sector) Team. If you would enjoy the...

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

The April edition of KTN's Animal Sector newsletter is now available - if you didn't get a copy in your inbox you can click here or on the image below to view it in your browser. To...

Research on genetically-sterilised salmon could help save wild populations

Scientists at the University of East Anglia are researching whether an induced genetic condition could reduce the decline of wild salmon.  They are investigating whether genetically...

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...

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

DFID Agri-Tech Catalyst Consortia Building Workshop 7 May 2015, London The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) Agri-Food team are organising a free consortia-building workshop on 7th...

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...

Researchers develop detailed genetic map of world wheat varieties

Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a complex, two-year study of the genomic diversity of wheat that creates an important foundation for future improvements in wheat...
Showing 1 - 20 of 249 results.
Items per Page 20
of 13

Like our News....

 

Become a member

 

Get email updates on the latest news and funding opportunties relevant to you.

Registration is free, quick and open to all.

Find out why 4000+ members have already joined

Check your membership status by looking at the button in the banner above;
 - logged in members will see 'cancel membership'
 - non members will see 'join this group'.

Find more news in our Groups

Groups

Send us your news....

Got a great news story or funding opportunity relevant to our biosciences community...

Email us

 

Email us

News from other groups

Vaccines developed for H5N1 and H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to...

Job opportunity at the Nottingham SBRC – Mathematical/Computational Modelling in Synthetic Biology

Applications are invited for the osition of Research Associate/Fellow – Mathematical/Computational Modelling in Synthetic Biology within the Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC), based in...

Semiconductor Synthetic Biology Consortium funded by US National Institute of Standards and Technology

Semiconductor Research Corporation  (SRC), a university-research consortium for semiconductor technologies, has announced that it has received funding from the National Institute of...

Grown in Britain - Invitation to join UKTI at the World Expo in Milan on 6-10 July 2015

UK Trade & Investment invites you to join the Grown in Britain GREAT Week Agri-Tech which takes place in Milan on 6-10 July 2015. The GREAT Weeks are a series of trade missions...

Invitation to Consultation Workshop: Refreshing the UK Roadmap for Synthetic Biology

Consultation Workshop to  Refresh the UK Roadmap for Synthetic Biology Tuesday 16th June 2015 Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham Three years after the publication of...

Could a Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre student tackle your business challenges?

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre  (SAIC)   has funding for 25 MSc places at the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, starting in September...

BBSRC-Newton Fund Call for Virtual Joint Centres with Brazil, China and India in Agricultural Nitrogen

BBSRC, NERC and partners in Brazil, China and India are delighted to announce a Newton Fund call for Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen. Applications are invited to enable...

Workshop highlights role that mathematics can play in agriculture - presentations now available

Mathematics plays an essential role in agri-tech innovation, was the key message highlighted at a special seminar hosted at Harper Adams University recently. The event was organised by the...

Satellites for Food - Upcoming Competition

Innovate UK is scoping a new funding competition about the use of satellite and space technology in the production and distribution of food and it welcomes inputs from the relevant communities...

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre launches funding call for engineering-based solutions for sea lice control

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has launched an open call for expressions of interest (EOIs) on engineering-based solutions for sea lice control. Emerging technologies based on...