Tag Archives: Cathie Martin

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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Bumper harvest for GM purple tomatoes

Bumper harvest for GM purple tomatoes

GM purple tomatoes developed by John Innes Centre scientists in the UK are being harvested in Ontario, Canada, for future research and to attract interest from private investors. The 5000 square-foot glasshouse will yield enough tomatoes to produce 2000 litres of purple tomato juice. It will be used to generate new research and industry collaborations [...]

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Professor Cathie Martin named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Professor Cathie Martin of The John Innes Centre has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to plant biology. This year 702 members have been awarded this honour by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The Plant Cell [...]

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New research could make it easier to grow health-promoting blood oranges

For the red pigmentation to develop, blood oranges normally require a period of cold as they ripen. The only place to reliably grow them on a commercial scale is in the Sicilian area of Italy around Mount Etna. Here, the combination of sun and cold sunny days and warm nights provides ideal growing conditions. Scientists [...]

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Natural Factories

Plants and microbes produce a wide spectrum of natural products, which give them their huge range of colours, flavours and scents. These chemicals are used to repel pests, diseases or competitors or to attract pollinators, but for humans they represent a potential source of new medicines, flavourings, antimicrobials or other useful compounds. A major area [...]

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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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The Great Norfolk Food Debate

Norfolk Food Festival logo

As part of the Norfolk Food Festival, the John Innes Centre hosted The Great Norfolk Food Debate, on the issue of GM Foods and Farming. A GM crop trial currently being conducted in Norwich is aiming to establish if a GM potato resistant to late blight can be developed to reduce the amount of fungicide [...]

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GM take-away: How to genetically modify a tomato, and other things we eat

GM take-away: How to genetically modify a tomato, and other things we eat

GM take-away: How to genetically modify a tomato, and other things we eat A take-away photographic exhibition, being launched at the British Science Festival in Bradford on Saturday 10th September, is aiming to demystify the process of genetic modification, to try to make the debate about this controversial subject more informed. The exhibition has been [...]

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