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

HAPI funding news!

2nd Jun 2015

On June 1st the BBSRC announced the results of a joint funding call (with NERC) that resulted in more success for members of the GARNet community. Six projects, worth a total of £4million, are awarded under the Horticulture and Potato Initiative, which focuses on the development of crops that are...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup

27th May 2015

This weeks Arabidopsis Research Roundup sees a small number of high quality publications driven by UK-based researchers together with a couple of collaborative efforts that highlight the international aspect of research. Topics include two greatly different descriptions of how a plant responds to...

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20th May 2015

The ERA-CAPS funding call was a major EU initiative that was focused on plant sciences. Recently the second set of successfully funded projects were announced, even though the funding levels have not been confirmed. Amongst these twelve successful bids, eight feature UK plant scientists (including...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup

14th May 2015

Your UK Arabidopsis Research Round-up this week contains studies that aim to define a network of lateral root formation, elucidate modes of calcium signaling, determine mechanisms of epigenetic memory and also the influence of exon-edge evolution in determining the extent of selective pressure....

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Introducing the new GARNet Coordinator

29th Apr 2015

The GARNet community is pleased to announce that Dr Geraint Parry will be taking up the role of GARNet coordinator. Geraint has been involved in the plant science community since completing his PhD at the University of Nottingham with Professor Malcolm Bennett. Subsequently he worked at Indiana...

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A balancing act: fine tuning the production of plant cell membranes

15th Apr 2015

Scientists from Rothamsted Research and the University of Warwick, who are strategically funded by the BBSRC, have discovered a mechanism that allows plant cells to regulate the rate at which they produce membranes. The work is published in the journal The Plant Cell. Membranes are the...

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