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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.

The Arabidopsis Information Portal (Preview 2) is now live!

2nd Apr 2014

The Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP) is a new resource to bring together the ever-increasing amounts of Arabidopsis data into a single, user-friendly location using the latest web technologies and web services. It will adopt a modular, federated model to ensure responsibility for...

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DNA Synthesis Facilities with Plant Science Focus

2nd Apr 2014

Science Minister David Willetts will announce £12M for synthetic biology facilities and training at the opening address of the SynBioBeta Conference reception tonight. The facilities at Liverpool and Norwich will explicitly target the plant science community. The UK Research Councils, led by the...

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Recommendations to Develop Plant Synthetic Biology in the UK

2nd Apr 2014

GARNet Chair Professor Jim Murray (University of Cardiff) launched the GARNet report Developing Plant Synthetic Biology in the UK: Opportunities and Recommendations yesterday during his talk at the PlantSci 2014 conference. The report summarises the results of discussions at GARNet’s...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

27th Mar 2014

If you’re not joining the GARNet team at the University of Reading for the annual Monogram conference, have a read instead of the newest UK Arabidopsis research papers!   Van Norman JM, Zhang J, Cazzonelli CI, Pogson BJ, Harrison PJ, Bugg TDH, Chan KX, Thompson AJ and Benfey PN. Periodic...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

20th Mar 2014

We have a juicy list of new Arabidopsis papers to whet your appetite today! In our round-up this week we have newly published research from the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham and Manchester, and King’s College London and the Sainsbury Lab in Norwich....

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BBSRC and NSF co-fund international Arabidopsis resource

14th Mar 2014

BBSRC has agreed to co-fund the development of an international resource for scientists studying the important plant species Arabidopsis in partnership with the USA's National Science Foundation. Arabidopsis was the first plant to have its genome sequenced and is widely used as a model organism by...

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