Tag Archives: Chris Lamb

New Training Suite officially opened

The Chris Lamb Training Suite at the John Innes Centre was officially opened on 26th May 2011. As well as using cutting-edge science to understand how plants and microbes work, part of the JIC’s mission is to train new scientists to become the scientific leaders of the future. This new facility provides a resource for [...]

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Professor Chris Lamb CBE FRS, 1950-2009

Professor Chris Lamb CBE FRS, 1950-2009

The international scientific community has been greatly saddened by the sudden death of Professor Chris Lamb CBE FRS, Director of the John Innes Centre. Chris Lamb was one of the world’s leading and most influential plant biologists. He made seminal contributions to scientific knowledge and combined this with exceptionally highly respected leadership of renowned plant [...]

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Honour for John Innes Centre Director

Honour for John Innes Centre Director

Professor Chris Lamb FRS has been awarded a CBE for services to plant sciences in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. “Plant science is central to delivering global food security, adapting crops to climate change and maintaining human health in an ageing population,” says Prof Lamb, Director of the John Innes Centre. “I feel this honour [...]

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Making Sense of GM

Making Sense of GM

Scientists from the Norwich BioScience Institutes have contributed to a guide to genetic modification published by the charitable trust, Sense About Science. In Making Sense of GM, scientists and agriculturalists are launching a fresh public discussion about GM: one that puts GM back into the context of developing plant breeding and that responds to the [...]

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John Innes Centenary Rose planted

John Innes Centenary Rose planted

A rose developed to mark the centenary of the John Innes was planted in a ceremony on Monday 17th November attended by present and former members of staff. In its winter state it may not look much but it is emblematic of some of the greatest achievements of the John Innes Centre over the last [...]

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The Big Norfolk Food Debate

[VisitNorwich Press Release] The much anticipated Bidwells Norwich and Norfolk Food Festival was kick-started with a unique and well attended debate on topical food issues. For the first time ever, a Question Time-style public debate was held – in association with The Joy of Food, the John Innes Centre and the Institute of Food Research- [...]

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JIC Director recognised by the Royal Society

JIC Director recognised by the Royal Society

Professor Chris Lamb, Director of the John Innes Centre, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science.  Fellows are elected in recognition of their scientific achievements in fundamental research, in leading and directing scientific and technological progress in research establishments and industry. Professor Lamb has been the Director [...]

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Big hit on a small-scale for black-eyed peas

What have Black-eyed peas got to do with nanotechnology? As well as sharing their name with a chart-topping U.S. band, Black-eyed peas (also known as Cowpeas) are being used by scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich (JIC) [1] to grow virus particles that can be decorated with a chemical turning the particles into [...]

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