Archives: Advances

  • Welcome from Dale; Summer 2017

    Introducing our four new strategic research programmes, a look at the world of the soil bacteria Pseudomonas which fights microscopic battles in the soil, defending plants against pathogens by producing a suite of antibiotic compounds and a new fast-growing broccoli

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  • The earth under our feet

    To the naked eye it seems lifeless, but the earth under our feet is a battleground on a microscopic scale, with every handful of soil harbours around 30,000 species of bacteria all fighting for precedence

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  • Brilliant Brassicas

    Significant advances over the past 18 months by John Innes Centre scientists mean some brassica vegetables could be grown throughout the year – despite an increasingly unpredictable UK climate

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  • From Arusha with love

    New challenges, fresh perspectives and engaging science; three John Innes Centre PhD scientists reflect upon a memorable two-week AfriPlantSci summer school

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  • Botanical Boudicas

    WW1 is often thought of as a watershed in the history of women in the workforce. While it has been argued that the war ‘found them serfs, and left them free’ (Millicent Fawcett), Dr Fara’s research explores women’s struggle in scientific careers after the war

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