Workshop for female scientists from across India visits John Innes Centre

Twenty female scientists from universities across India visited the John Innes Centre as part of a workshop aimed at boosting the mid-career development of women in science and agriculture in India.

The workshop, based in the University of Cambridge, took place over five days and aimed to boost the participants’ career credentials by broadening their knowledge of available resources, tools and techniques, improve their skills in leadership, management, business and translating impact, and promote new relationships with UK scientists and fellow participants.

Visiting scientists were given the opportunity to interact with UK scientists, attend training seminars and workshops on technology and practices used in UK science and agriculture, and visit a number of nearby research partner institutions, such as the John Innes Centre.

This workshop was a direct result of the recent agreement to establish a joint UK-India collaboration programme in crop science.

India’s Department for Biotechnology, and a consortium of British research institutions, including the John Innes Centre and the UEA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of enhancing collaborative research, promoting knowledge exchange, and supporting capacity building to develop resilience in food security.


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