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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)
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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- Purple up your life: impact of anthocyanins on CVD risk by Richard Mithen and Sebastian Achterfeldt (IFR)
- Who’s the sheriff? – a wild west story about gastrointestinal microbiota by Claudio Nicoletti and Nedezhda Gicheva (IFR)
- Exploiting insect gut bacteria to discover new antibiotics by Tony Maxwell and Kat Ignasiak (JIC)
- Biofilm baddies: how do bacteria stay on surface by Arnoud van Vilet and Helen Brown (IFR)
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.
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.
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.
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.