February 2012

Flowers in February

An evening exploring how research at the John Innes Centre on flowering in weeds contributes to food security.

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Welcome and Centre Update by Steve Rawsthorne

Look back at research in flowering at John Innes by Judith Irwin

From flowers to fruit by Nico Arnaud

Why does flowering matter to crops by Judith Irwin


October 2012

National Scientific Treasures in Norwich

In 2012 BBSRC designated 14 national capabilities. At this event, audiences heard about four of these located at the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre.

From JIC, Mike Ambrose spoke of the Germplasm Resources Unit, whilst IFR scientists outlined three other BBSRC National Capabilities.


November 2012

Nature’s chemical toolkit

Plants and microbes produce thousands of chemicals that facilitate communication with pollinators, competitors and predators. Chemicals also help plants and microbes survive in their environment.

At this event, three speakers from across the John Innes Centre presented their work on their research into the discovery and exploration of these chemicals.

To view the presentations, click their names below

Figuring out how plants perform chemical reactions by Sarah O’Connor

5-a-day the colour way. Targeting human diseases with natural plant products by Eugenio Butelli

Streptomyces – the antibiotic makers by Mark Buttner


December 2012

The Lamb Lecture: Mark Lynas: Organic food, GMOs and sustainable agriculture; green myths and scientific reality

In 2012, the annual Lamb Lecture was presented by Mark Lynas, writer and environmentalist. Mark has written award winning books on climate change, which have been translated into 23 languages.

He is a former anti-GMO campaigner who now supports the genetic modification of crops.


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