Tag Archives: Ian Bancroft

Ash research reveals first genetic clues to fight dieback

Ash research reveals first genetic clues to fight dieback

Scientists collaborating on ash dieback research can reveal the first genetic clues that could help them identify and breed trees tolerant to the disease. Scientists from the University of York analysed data generated by the John Innes Centre and The Genome Analysis Centre in Norwich from around 180 Danish trees. The susceptibility of these trees [...]

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New method for associating genetic variation with crop traits

A new technique will allow plant breeders to introduce valuable crop traits even without access to the full genome sequence of that crop. The technique, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, links important agronomic traits in crop plants with active regions of the genome.  Instead of requiring knowledge of the crop’s complete genome, it identifies [...]

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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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Eagle Genomics Ltd. and the John Innes Centre enter into collaboration on TraitTag

Eagle Genomics Ltd. and the John Innes Centre enter into collaboration on TraitTag

Eagle Genomics Ltd. in close collaboration with Martin Trick and Ian Bancroft from the John Innes Centre have signed a collaboration agreement to establish a commercial service for a new plant breeding research technology, TraitTag. The genetic variations between individual plants can be used to identify key parts of the genome, known as biomarkers, which [...]

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John Innes Centre researchers selected for bioscience innovation prize final

John Innes Centre researchers selected for bioscience innovation prize final

 Two research groups from the John Innes Centre have been shortlisted for the finals of a £20,000 national bioscience innovation prize.  The finals of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) Innovator of the Year Award are on 18 March.   Professor Ian Bancroft’s group have developed a set of genetic tools designed to [...]

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Genomics collaboration agreement

The John Innes Centre has completed an agreement with Cogenics™, a division of Clinical Data, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Cogenics will provide the John Innes Centre (JIC) with gene expression and other genomics services in a solutions-oriented approach. JIC and Cogenics announced the first result of their collaboration – a custom Brassica [...]

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