Tag Archives: Dale Sanders

John Innes Centre achieves silver in Athena SWAN pilot

John Innes Centre achieves silver in Athena SWAN pilot

The John Innes Centre, an internationally renowned plant and microbial science institute, has become the first research institute to win an Athena SWAN Silver Award. The Athena SWAN charter recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education.  This award recognises JIC’s [...]

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UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy – what it means in the East

The institutes on the Norwich Research Park welcome new strategy and investment from government to help take research findings all the way from the laboratory to market. A total of £160 million will be invested to help realise the potential of UK agricultural innovation to reduce the environmental costs of farming at the same time [...]

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£42 million investment in UK crop and natural chemical innovation

New research will help reinvigorate the genetic diversity of wheat, reduce farmers’ dependence on chemicals, put the UK at the lead of innovative research to grow plants as natural factories and accelerate the discovery of new antibiotics. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Council (BBSRC) will invest £42 million in plant and microbial science at the [...]

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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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Leading plant researchers call for science-based GM regulation

At the end of this month, the world’s population will reach 7 billion; 1 billion are hungry, and 1 billion more are malnourished (http://tinyurl.com/3ngkyrt). In the next decades, there will be more humans. Limited land and water, costly energy for fertilizer, and climate change will ensure that more of them are hungry. Politics, economics and lack [...]

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Crop Protection Association visit

Crop Protection Association visit

The John Innes Centre recently welcomed Dominic Dyer, the Chief Executive of the Crop Protection Association to the site, which was a chance to present an update on the JIC’s latest research to the representative body of the crop protection industry. As well as hearing about JIC’s fundamental research on pests and diseases, and efforts [...]

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Minister opens World Class Innovation Centre and hears about world-leading science

Minister opens World Class Innovation Centre and hears about world-leading science

The NRP Innovation Centre at the Norwich Research Park (NRP) provides offices and laboratory facilities for science and technology businesses at the heart of a major science cluster. Today (18th July 2011) the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable, officially opened the Innovation Centre in the presence of regional business, [...]

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