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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.

Funding opportunities ending in the next two months

1st Aug 2012

The GARNet blog has a round-up of funding opportunities with deadlines in August and September 2012. They include travel grants, science outreach funding and a grant for a new PI to set up a group.  Two travel grants with rolling deadlines to be aware of are: BBSRC International Scientific...

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Workshop talks now available for 'Making Data Accessible to All'

27th Jul 2012

On Thursday 12 July, GARNet and Egenis hosted the ‘Making Data Accessible to All’ Workshop at the Innovation Centre, University of Exeter. Participants discussed data donation and use, data dissemination, and means of tracking and evaluating data use, with the aim of making recommendations...

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New resource added: GEMMA

23rd Jul 2012

Test for co-expression or differential expression of genes in different experiments using GEMMA. An existing database of over 3300 expression profiling studies which can be user-updated. From the abstract: Gemma is a database, analysis software system and web site for genomics data re-use and...

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FP7 2013 Call published

20th Jul 2012

The FP7 2013 Work Programme was launched last week. The call documentation for all thematic areas is now on-line and can be downloaded from the Commission’s Research Participant Portal. The ‘Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology’ (KBBE) and ‘Environment (including...

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Taking the Next Step – Building an Arabidopsis Information Portal

9th Jul 2012

Taking the Next Step – Building an Arabidopsis Information Portal Over the past two years a great number of discussions have taken place over the future of Arabidopsis informatics. Currently The Arabidopsis Informatics Resource (TAIR) provides access to the Arabidopsis gold standard genome and...

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Series of Blog Posts on the New Phytologist Synthetic Biology Workshop

5th Jul 2012

A series of five blog posts about the 4th New Phytologist Workshop on Synthetic Biology is up on our blog, Weeding the Gems. What do you think are the main obstacles to plant synthetic biology?  Feel free to get in touch if you have a piece to contribute to the blog on Synthetic Biology, or...

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