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With so much going on in the world of Arabidopsis research, you can now stay up-to-date with all the latest news, discoveries and find out what is happening in the wider plant science community.

GARNet 2014 Bursaries

14th May 2014

We are delighted to announce the full programme for GARNet 2014, including keynote speakers Alistair Hetherington (University of Bristol), Maarten Koornneef (MPI for Plant Breeding), Rob Martienssen (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories), Andrew Millar (University of Edinburgh), and Paul...

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A synthetic biology approach to improve photosynthesis

14th May 2014

Assembling a compartment inside chloroplasts of flowering plants has the potential to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis Plants, algae and bacteria capture light energy from the sun and transform it into chemical energy by the process named photosynthesis. To ensure food security in the...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

8th May 2014

A fascinating round-up of new UK Arabidopsis papers for you this week, including a Nature Chemical Biology paper from the University of Sheffield and Rothamsted Research, a technical advance from the University of Leeds presenting a novel method to investigate cell wall glycan interactions, and...

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Malcolm Bennett elected member of EMBO

8th May 2014

Malcolm Bennett, Professor of Plant Science at the University of Nottingham [and GARNet committee member!] has been elected as a member of EMBO (The European Molecular Biology Organization). He is one of 106 newly-elected members of this organisation which promotes excellence in the life...

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Green vaccination: boosting plant immunity without side effects

2nd May 2014

An international team, led by Arabidopsis researchers at the University of Sheffield, has uncovered a mechanism by which plants are able to better defend themselves against disease causing pathogens. The work was led by Dr. Jurriaan Ton and Dr. Estrella Luna, and involved scientists from The...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

30th Apr 2014

Lots of new papers for your reading pleasure this week, including one from our very own Chairman, Professor Jim Murray from Cardiff University, and one from Alistair Hetherington from the University of Bristol, who is one of our plenary speakers at GARNet 2014 – have you registered...

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