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Strategic investment in JIC wheat genetics research has benefits today and for the future

Strategic investment in JIC wheat genetics research has benefits today and for the future

The contribution of John Innes Centre scientists to improving one of the world major crops highlights the impact of publicly-funded fundamental research decades ago on people’s lives today – and shows the benefit of today’s research for future generations. “Wheat genetics research in the UK”, published by the Biotechnology and  Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), [...]

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Dr Cristobal Uauy awarded tenure at the John Innes Centre

Dr Cristobal Uauy awarded tenure at the John Innes Centre

Crop geneticist Dr Cristobal Uauy has been awarded tenure at the John Innes Centre in Norwich after successfully completing a five-year tenure track. Dr Uauy has been a JIC project leader since 2009, using molecular genetics approaches to identify genes responsible for yield in wheat and ultimately to translate that knowledge into improved crops for [...]

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Global effort to tackle wheat’s worst enemy

An international team led by Norwich Research Park scientists have been awarded a grant to tackle one of wheat’s worst enemies, yellow rust. This is part of a unique £16M initiative, involving 40 international research organisations, which will harness bioscience to improve food security in developing countries. The grants have been awarded by the Biotechnology [...]

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Fine mapping wheat genes

The use of new genomic techniques and increased sequencing power promise to help breeding crops, but for wheat the pipeline from the laboratory to the field is held up by wheat’s complex genome and the lack of the kind of detailed genome sequence available for simpler plants. Dr Martin Trick and Dr Cristobal Uauy have [...]

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Investment in cereal genomics to breed better varieties

Two new research projects announced today (21 December) aim to make an important contribution to global efforts to breed improved cereal crops. The projects hope to shed further light on the genomes of wheat and barley, the two most widely grown cereal crops in the UK. Researchers hope that this will provide breeders with the [...]

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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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Gene to reduce wheat yield losses

Gene to reduce wheat yield losses

A new gene that provides resistance to a fungal disease responsible for millions of hectares of lost wheat yield has been discovered by scientists from the US and Israel. “This is the first step to achieving more durable resistance to a devastating disease in wheat,” said Dr Cristobal Uauy, co-author of the report, recently appointed [...]

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