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Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2013

Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2013

Professor Enrico Coen of the John Innes Centre was one of six authors short-listed for the prestigious Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books in 2013. On 25th November, all six short-listed authors gave readings and discussed their thoughts with host Dara O’Briain, at Popular Science Book Night, at The Royal Society in London. At the [...]

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Royal Society university research fellow starts at JIC

Royal Society university research fellow starts at JIC

The Royal Society has appointed a university research fellowship to Dr Andrew Truman, funding him to work at the John Innes Centre for an initial five years. Dr Truman, 31, joined the institute at the beginning of October and will investigate how bacteria are able to make medically useful compounds. “I find it astounding that nature is [...]

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Q&A with Professor Mike Bevan

Q&A with Professor Mike Bevan

  Receiving his first microscope hooked Professor Mike Bevan on biology. He has pioneered insights taken up by the crop biotech industry and with his current work aims to increase food production.    Did an outdoorsy upbringing in New Zealand help spark your interest in science? I was brought up on a remote sheep farm [...]

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Royal Society elects two new Fellows from the John Innes Centre

Royal Society elects two new Fellows from the John Innes Centre

Two scientists from the John Innes Centre have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society, the premier scientific accolade in the UK. Their breakthroughs in fundamental research have pioneered advances in antibiotic discovery and in crop improvement from which we all benefit. Professor Mike Bevan pioneered methods for expressing foreign genes in plants that [...]

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Scientists and teachers unite to bring cutting-edge science to Lynn Grove High School

Lynn Grove High School in Gorleston, Norfolk, has been chosen by The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, to receive a Partnership Grant that will enable local scientists to work with teachers from the school to implement an innovative science project. The project, called “E.coli on the move,” aims to investigate the distribution [...]

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Royal Society announces Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships for 2009

Royal Society announces Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships for 2009

The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of 10 new Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows (DHFs) for 2009. The scientists took up their new posts at institutions across the UK in October.  Dr Verônica Grieneisen is the recipient of one of these fellowships, and she will be working at the John [...]

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2009

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2009

A common garden flower can reveal how shapes are formed by genes. The snapdragon helps scientists understand how patterns form during growth and how characteristics are inherited. John Innes Centre scientists and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will present their research on snapdragons at the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition in [...]

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Professor Nick Harberd elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Nick Harberd elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Former John Innes Centre scientist Professor Nick Harberd has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to science. Nick Harberd’s research at the John Innes Centre made pioneering contributions to the solution of a fundamental problem in biology, the molecular mechanisms via which plant hormones control growth. [...]

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