20 Sep 2017

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

6 Sep 2017

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.

30 Aug 2017

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.

23 Aug 2017

Arabidopsis; the (not so) humble weed - Part 1

Part 1 of a 3-parter, through which we tell the fascinating story of a weed, you will have hauled out of your garden without a second thought. Part 1 looks at arabidopsis as a model organism.

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