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Research alliance to improve aquaculture and livestock breeding

The University of Edinburgh’s The Roslin Institute and Hendrix Genetics, a global leader in animal breeding, have established a research agreement to improve the sustainability of animal...

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

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

£4M awarded for new UK-Brazil joint projects in wheat research

A £4M investment between BBSRC and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) has been made to support collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in wheat research. ...

Salad days – tomatoes that last longer and still taste good

The tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) is one of the most valuable fruit crops in the world with an annual global value in excess of $50Bn. We eat so many they also play an important role in our...

KTN's plant sector newsletter now available

The July 2016 edition of KTN's  Plant  Sector newsletter   is now available, full of all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news of relevance to the...

Flagship DNA facility sets sights on advances in science

Scientists are marking the opening of the first fully automated DNA production facility in the UK. The Edinburgh Genome Foundry will design, build and test large sections of DNA – the...

Robotics and plant intelligence win in GROW agri-tech competition

The GROW competition has been developed by Agri-Tech East to encourage entrepreneurship in agri-food industry. Dr Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-Tech East, says: “Agri-Tech East’s...

Keep up to date with KTN's Animal Sector newsletter

We have just published the July edition of KTN's  Animal Sector newsletter   with updates on the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a...

ERA-CAPS third call: Strengthening transnational research in the molecular plant sciences

The ERA-Net for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS) has launched its third joint call for collaborative applications in the area of molecular plant sciences. In addition to the...

Naturally occurring protein discovered which boosts rice yield by 50%

In collaboration with researchers at Nanjing Agricultural University, Dr Tony Miller from the John Innes Centre has developed rice crops with an improved ability to manage their own pH levels,...

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...
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IBioIC’s 3rd Annual Conference – Delivering Impact, 26 & 27 January 2017, Glasgow

Now in its third year, IBioIC's annual conference returns for 2017 and is fast becoming the main 'go to' event for the biotech industry in Scotland. Attracting over 400 hundred bio-based...

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The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a  workshop  on 27th October in Edinburgh to join up thinking in the initiation of livestock housing (re)design, incorporating as...

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£15M Emerging & Enabling Technologies Competition - Register now for briefing events

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Free Exhibition Booth in China 5th -9th November at the China Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair (CAF)

The British Embassy in China has a few exhibition booths remaining for the CAF which is held annually at the Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Industries Demonstration Zone, located near to the...

What are the megatrends in the agri-food industry and what challenges do they present?

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