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Top tomatoes secure “Most Promising Innovator” award

Top tomatoes secure “Most Promising Innovator” award

The goodness of 27 bottles of red wine without the alcohol and the benefits of tofu without the texture – tomatoes with high levels of beneficial compounds win John Innes Centre scientists the BBSRC award of “Most Promising Innovator 2014.” “We have been inspired by the need to redefine the meaning of healthy food,” says [...]

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Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2013

Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2013

Professor Enrico Coen of the John Innes Centre was one of six authors short-listed for the prestigious Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books in 2013. On 25th November, all six short-listed authors gave readings and discussed their thoughts with host Dara O’Briain, at Popular Science Book Night, at The Royal Society in London. At the [...]

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JIC scientist recognised for outstanding research

Dr Akiko Sugio and Dr Saskia Hogenhout, phytoplasma experts (leafhopper in foreground on Saskia's finger)

Dr Saskia Hogenhout has received an award for her outstanding research in the field of mycoplasmology. Saskia has been awarded the Derrick Edward Award for outstanding research by a young investigator by the International Organization for Mycoplasmology. Mycoplasmology is the study of a class of bacteria that are associated with a wide variety of diseases [...]

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Biochemical Society award for JIC Microbiologist

Biochemical Society award for JIC Microbiologist

Professor Mervyn Bibb of the John Innes Centre has been awarded the Heatley Medal and Prize by the Biochemical Society. Professor Dale Sanders FRS, Director of the John Innes Centre, said: “The JIC is proud to congratulate Merv Bibb on his award of the Heatley Medal.  This prestigious award was last won by Nobel Laureate [...]

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Recognition for early career scientist

Dr Cristobal Uauy of the John Innes Centre has been awarded the “Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award” 2011 for Biology for his work in the research area of wheat genetics. The Bayer Foundation presents the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award to talented young scientists in the early stages of their academic careers. The [...]

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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 [...]

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40 years of service recognised by Royal Horticultural Society

Steve Reader, Germplasm and Field Trials Manager at the John Innes Centre, has received a Long Service Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in recognition of his 40 year contribution to plant science and crop research. Steve started working at the Plant Breeding Institute, in Cambridge, on 23rd August 1971, as an Assistant Scientific Officer. [...]

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JIC researcher recognised for her outstanding contribution to science

Professor Cathie Martin’s contribution to science has been recognised by election to the membership of a leading European life sciences organisation, EMBO. Prof. Martin is one of 46 life scientists from 14 countries being acknowledged for their outstanding scientific contributions by awarding them life-long EMBO membership. Election to EMBO membership is recognition of the commitment [...]

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