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2013 International Undergraduate Summer Research Programme

Applications for the 2013 International Undergraduate Summer Research Programme, which runs from 1st July till 24th August 2013, are now OPEN  (deadline:  8th February 2013). This 8 week programme is co-hosted by The John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Genome Analysis Centre and provides UK and non-UK students with the unique opportunity to [...]

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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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Undergraduate Summer Programme

Undergraduate Summer Programme

Applications have now closed for the International Undergraduate Summer Research Training Programme. The 8 week programme is co-hosted by The John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Genome Analysis Centre  and provides UK and non-UK students with the unique opportunity to spend the summer of 2012 on the Norwich campus. Students are housed together [...]

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Budding young scientists get ‘Inside Science’

Sixteen of Norfolk’s most talented budding scientists recently took the opportunity of getting inside the science on the Norwich Research Park by attending a series of talks and activities with some of the leading researchers working on the park.  The ‘Inside Science’ scheme, now in its 5th year, invited applications from the most gifted and [...]

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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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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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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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