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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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Adapting wheat for a changing climate

Adapting wheat for a changing climate

Dr Simon Griffiths has received over £500,000 of funding from the 7th framework program for research from the European Commission, to investigate ways that wheat can be adapted to cope with climate change. The project, which involves working with plant breeders, will focus on the way wheat times when it flowers, and look at how [...]

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Science Minister celebrates £26M investment at Norwich Research Park

Science Minister celebrates £26M investment at Norwich Research Park

[Media release from Norwich Research Park] The Minister for Universities and Science, the Right Hon. David Willetts MP, visited Norwich Research Park (NRP) today, following the Budget announcement by Government and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council which will see £26M invested to deliver innovation from bioscience at Norwich Research Park. Welcoming him, Alan [...]

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£7M for public wheat pre-breeding programme announced

£7M for public wheat pre-breeding programme announced

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has today announced a £7 million grant to a consortium of researchers to increase the diversity of traits available in wheat via a comprehensive pre-breeding programme – the first of its kind in the UK in over 20 years. This project will be important to ensure the sustainability [...]

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