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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...

CHAP: A new Centre for Crop Health and Protection

A new Centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) has just been launched under the government’s Agri-Tech strategy.   CHAP will facilitate collaboration between academia...

New call from UK Aquaculture Initiative: £1.2M funding for innovation projects

NERC and BBSRC are inviting proposals for innovation projects to the UK Aquaculture Initiative , which builds on the 2014 Sustainable Aquaculture capacity-building call. Approximately  ...

Over 70% of essential crop wild relative species in urgent need of collection

Many of the wild plants which will be the building blocks for future global food supply are missing from the world's genebanks, according to new research by the International Center for Tropical...

Ashes to ashes: New survey predicts Ash will be wiped out in Europe

The future for ash looks bleak, according to a new survey of its biology and ecology. The review by tree expert Dr Peter Thomas is the largest-ever survey of this much-loved tree and is...

KTN's plant sector newsletter is out today

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

Ground-breaking livestock innovation centre launched

A new £70 million innovation centre will bring together the food industry and academic researchers to transform the productivity of the UK livestock industry. The Centre of Innovation...

£2M pledged to safeguard Britain's trees

Two new projects have received a share of £2M for research to help combat threats to trees and plants as part of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative (THAPBI). This...

Uncorking the genetic ‘GINie’ for British crops and the value of academia-industry collaboration

Defra’s Genetic Improvement Networks Conference “Uncorking the genetic ‘GINie’ for British crops” The first ever joint meeting of all the DEFRA funded Genetic Improvement Networks (GIN)...

Immunity gene fusions uncovered in plants

Researchers at The Genome Analysis Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory have surveyed immune genes across flowering plants to uncover the molecular ‘traps’ that plants use to detect pathogens. ...

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...
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