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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.

Gene discovery opens new possibilities for biofuels

19th Aug 2013

Adoption of biofuels as a viable alternative to fossil fuels has been limited due to the conflicting pressures of using food sources for fuel, but that situation could be transformed thanks to the discovery of a gene in the biosynthetic pathway of lignin. Lignin is a major component of plant...

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Researchers discover protein that helps plants tolerate drought, flooding, other stresses

14th Aug 2013

Researchers have uncovered a protein that plays a vital role in how plant roots use water and nutrients, a key step in improving the production and quality of crops and biofuels. The findings appear this week in the journal PNAS. The team included researchers from Dartmouth, the University of...

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SEB Bioscience Futures Workshops: Careers Masterclasses for Bioscientists

14th Aug 2013

The Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) is running a series of careers masterclasses that may be of interest to early career and more advanced plant scientists. All workshops take place at the SEB headquarters, Charles Darwin House in London and the dates and titles are as...

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Juliet Coates awarded a Royal Society Senior Research Fellowship

12th Aug 2013

Dr Juliet Coates, of the University of Birmingham and a former GARNet Advisory Committee Member, has been awarded a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship.  The Fellowship scheme, which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, enables scientists to put teaching and...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

12th Aug 2013

This week’s Arabidopsis Research Round-up brings you two new papers published in The Plant Journal.    Lilley JLS, Gan Y, Graham IA, Nemhouser JL. The effects of DELLAs on growth change with developmental stage and brassinosteroid levels. The Plant Journal, 5 August 2013. DOI:...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

5th Aug 2013

To keep you up to date with what’s happening in Arabidopsis research, here’s a round-up of papers that have recently been published by members of the UK’s Arabidopsis research community. Zamariola L, De Storme N, Tiang CL, Armstrong SJ, Franklin FCH and Geelen D. SGO1 but not SGO2 is...

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