Archive | Training RSS feed for this section

Science Camp inspires the next generation

The John Innes Centre recently hosted a Science Camp for Year 10 students from across Norfolk. 12 students were selected to take part in the 4 day camp, which mixed working in the centre’s labs with other science-based activities. Making use of the Chris Lamb training lab students learnt to use a pipette, extract DNA [...]

Read more

Re-engineering life: New Phytologist Workshop on Synthetic Biology

Scientists from across the world will meet at the University of Bristol on 6–8 June 2012 for a New Phytologist Workshop on Synthetic Biology. There, they will discuss recent advances in this rapidly evolving and controversial new field. Synthetic biology made headlines in 2010 when researchers at the J Craig Venter Institute announced they had [...]

Read more

2012 UK Plant Systems Biology Workshop

Samantha Fox of the John Innes Centre blogs about the recent UK plant Systems Biology Workshop that she organised for the UK Systems Biology community The UK Plant Systems Biology Workshop took place on 20th April 2012 at the John Innes Centre. It brought together the growing community of UK systems biology researchers who use [...]

Read more

UK Plant Systems Biology Workshop

The rapidly growing field of systems biology uses a highly integrative approach that combines molecular, genetic, imaging, population, ecological and computational approaches to further our understanding of complex biological systems. The John Innes Centre is hosting an annual meeting, on Friday April 20th, that is bringing together established groups of UK scientists for a series [...]

Read more

Investment in bioscience skills and training to help meet economic and social challenges for the future

The John Innes Centre is leading a group of research institutes on the Norwich Research Park (NRP) that are to receive almost £4million of new funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to support the training of the next generation of scientists. The investment will fund 39 PhD students through a Doctoral [...]

Read more

Chocks away as entrepreneurial students launch business

PhD students Stuart King and Simon Lloyd, who won the UEA Eureka Business Plan competition, have returned from an internship at Hotel Chocolat’s base in St Lucia with a greater perspective on the world of business. They are now developing their business idea, based around protecting crops from disease. The prize also included start-up support, [...]

Read more

JIC success at Biotechnology YES

A team of students from the John Innes Centre are through to the final of a national business plan competition, having won through from their regional heat. The Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is an annual business plan competition for PhD students and early career postdocs. Now in its 16th year, the highly successful programme [...]

Read more

Poster prize for student at international conference

  PhD student Ruth Bryant was awarded third prize in a poster competition at the 2011 CropWorld Global Congress. The conference is an international platform to debate and discuss the critical issues surrounding crop production industry. It brings together colleagues from government, the farming community, scientists, the private sector and strategists from the public sector [...]

Read more