A Visit to Vavilov
In February 2017, Professor George Lomonossoff and Dr Ian Gibson revived a hundred-year relationship between the John Innes Centre and St Petersburg, Russia with a visit to the N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry
The story of arabidopsis - Part 3
Arabidopsis’ story continues and the weed now forms the foundation of thousands of studies around the world, including at the John Innes Centre.
The story of arabidopsis - Part 2
It would be easy to assume that with the characteristics laid out in part 1 of this blog, that arabidopsis was always an obvious choice as a model organism, however it’s story is as tangled and complex as the bed of weeds it was plucked from.