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February 2013

Local response to an international problem – Ash Dieback disease

The ash dieback fungus was first identified in the natural environment in the UK in Ashwellthorpe Wood in Norfolk.

This event explaining this devastating problem and whay is being done about it, with speakers including Allan Downie and Anne Edwards from JIC, Chris Blincoe (ADAPT) and Diane Saunders (The Sainsbury Laboratory)

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March 2013

Young scientists showcase their research

Four postgraduate scientists from JIC and the Institute of Food Research presented their work, as part of National Science & Engineering Week.

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May 2013

An evening with George Lomonossoff – BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2012

Following the award of BBSRC Innovator of the Year in 2012, George Lomonossoff presented the work that won him the award, followed by a conversation and Q&A.

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October 2013

Synthetic biology – is it real?

The Friends of John Innes Centre Synthetic Biology event presented four separate talks on the subject. The speakers were Dr Nicola Patron (The Sainsbury Laboratory), Dr Cristobal Uauy, Dr Juan-Pablo Gomez-Escribano, and Prof George Lomonossoff.

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November 2013

Resources for Scientific Discovery

The world leading science at JIC is driven by the excellence of our Project Leaders and their research groups, which in turn depend on the infrastructure which supports them.

This event outlined some of the world leading resources available to scientists at the John Innes Centre.

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December 2013 

The Lamb Lecture: Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Food Security: is the answer Sustainable Intensification?

Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development at Imperial College London, and Director of Agriculture for Impact, gave the annual Lamb Lecture in December 2013.

He has authored The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for all in the 21st century and co-authored Science and Innovation for Development. His most recent book One Billion Hungry: Can we Feed the World? was published in October 2012.

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