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Dr Jenni Rant takes science and “eternal rainbows” to China

John Innes Centre; science teaching, SAW Trust, plant science, Dr Jenni Rant, Norfolk Shanghai Schools Partnership

  A project that has already benefited 70 schools and 3000 children across the UK has been showcased in Shanghai’s Xuhui district by Dr Jenni Rant. The SAW (Science, Art and Writing) project was started by JIC’s Professor Anne Osbourn during her sabbatical in 2006. It encourages children to discover new and exciting ways of looking [...]

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Plans for China-UK Centre of Excellence for plant and microbial research

A new centre of excellence for plant and microbial research is planned in China following a joint symposium in Shanghai between researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the John Innes Centre. The symposium highlighted shared scientific goals that will drive the step change in agriculture needed to produce food sustainably in the future. [...]

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Chinese Academy of Sciences visit

As part of the growing relationship between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the John Innes Centre, Professor Dale Sanders was honoured to host a visit by Professor Jiaying Li, Vice President of CAS. Professor Li lead a delegation from CAS who toured the site and met with prominent scientists. Earlier in the year Prof. Li [...]

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New genome sequence could improve important agricultural crops

New genome sequence could improve important agricultural crops

An international team of scientists, funded in the UK by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC),has sequenced the genome of a Chinese cabbage type of Brassica rapa, a close relative of oilseed rape. The research, which is published today (28 August) in the journal Nature Genetics, could help improve the efficiency of oilseed rape [...]

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Dissecting the genomes of crop plants to improve breeding potential

Dissecting the genomes of crop plants to improve breeding potential

Scientists on the Norwich Research Park, working with colleagues in China, have developed new techniques that will aid the application of genomics to breeding the improved varieties of crop needed to ensure food security in the future. By dissecting the complicated genome of oilseed rape they have been able to produce maps of the genome [...]

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John Innes Centre announces collaboration with Chinese Academy of Sciences

John Innes Centre announces collaboration with Chinese Academy of Sciences

The John Innes Centre (JIC) has launched a major collaborative venture with Institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This builds on the strong associations between JIC and China that began more than three decades ago. There are over 100 JIC alumni with academic positions in China, and many of these alumni are in [...]

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