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Watch online: Public Lecture by Professor Enrico Coen FRS at Edinburgh Science Festival

On Tuesday 15th April 2014, Professor Enrico Coen FRS gave a public lecture at the National Museum of Scotland, as part of Edinburgh Science Festival. Professor Coen, author of Cells to Civilizations, which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, explored the four great life transformations – evolution, development, learning, and [...]

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Plant Doctors at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham

Plant Doctors at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham

The John Innes Centre and the British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) are getting ready to inspire the next generation of plant scientists at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham this week (13-16th March 2014). Their stand, Plant Doctors, is designed to address the serious decline in teaching and research on plant diseases in British [...]

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A Visit by group of dentists and aligned professionals to JIC – 21st January 2014

A Visit by group of dentists and aligned professionals to JIC – 21st January 2014

by Steve Rawsthorne While inspiring young minds at a Year 9 Careers event at Sprowston High School in October 2013 it turned out that I also inspired a female dentist, Hoda, who was there to inspire the pupils!  Following a brief conversation we agreed that as she worked amongst a group of like-minded dental professionals, [...]

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Event: Is there a need for Golden Rice?

Event: Is there a need for Golden Rice?

The Friends of John Innes Centre are hosting a live debate around a controversial food designed to address issues of child mortality in developing countries. Is there a need for Golden Rice? 29 January 2014, Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start. At the John Innes Centre Conference Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UH [...]

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Fascinating Fungi!

Fascinating Fungi!

On Sunday 13th October researchers from the John Innes Centre, Institute of Food Research and University of East Anglia joined forces with volunteers from the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, STEM ambassadors, local businesses and community groups to host a free event for families to celebrate the amazing kingdom of fungi!   The event marked [...]

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Microscopy Insight Day – 23rd October 2013

Microscopy Insight Day – 23rd October 2013

This year we welcomed 8 schools from Norfolk, totalling 150 students including a group from Norfolk Adult Education, to the annual John Innes Centre Microscopy Insight Day. During the visit each group had an introduction to microscopy, followed by a tour of the microscopy suite.  The microscopy suite houses Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron [...]

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Fun with fungi

Fun with fungi

It’s the biggest organism on the planet, essential for plant health and is used to brew beer and make medicines. It’s also delicious on toast. It’s fungi. While we enjoy the peak season for mushroom foraging in woodlands and field margins, scientists, artists and culinary experts are coming together to give families a flavour of [...]

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Fascination of Plants Day 2013 celebrated at the John Innes Centre with interactive schools events

Fascination of Plants Day 2013 celebrated at the John Innes Centre with interactive schools events

For the second consecutive year, the John Innes Centre celebrated Fascination of Plants Day 2013, with events on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May. 350 children from 13 Norfolk schools attended over the two days, taking part in the worldwide celebration of plant science and agriculture, with hands on activities and presentations. Visiting school children [...]

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