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With so much going on in the world of Arabidopsis research, you can now stay up-to-date with all the latest news, discoveries and find out what is happening in the wider plant science community.

OpenPlant - major boost for synthetic biology

30th Jan 2014

Inspired by the way open source data has stimulated innovation in computing, a new UK centre will create a climate of openness in synthetic biology, helping young researchers and entrepreneurs develop and share new tools and libraries of plant DNA. Plant scientists at Cambridge and Norwich have...

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UK risks losing out without improved investment in plant science

28th Jan 2014

Today, the report UK Plant Science: Current status and future challenges is launched by the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF), a special interest group of the Society of Biology. The report reveals that the UK's position as a world leader in plant science is under threat...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

22nd Jan 2014

All of the papers in this week’s Arabidopsis Research Round-up are open access – enjoy!   Hemsley PA, Hurst CH, Kaliyadasa E, Lamb R, Knight MR, De Cothi EA, Steele JF and Knight H. The Arabidopsis mediator complex subunits MED16, MED14, and MED2 regulate mediator and RNA Polymerase II...

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The Living Factory: Designing and Manufacturing with Synthetic Biology

16th Jan 2014

Central Saint Martins, Textile Futures Research Centre and InCrops are holding an evening of talks and discussion on the opportunities, risks and challenges associated with designing and manufacturing with synthetic biology horizon 2050. The evening will be held at the University of the Arts...

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GARNet 2014 - Call for Abstracts

16th Jan 2014

GARNet is pleased to announce that the call for abstracts for our forthcoming GARNet 2014 conference is now OPEN! The conference, Arabidopsis: The Ongoing Green Revolution, to be held at the University of Bristol on 9-10 September 2014, will focus on five core themes: Genome Biology Physiology...

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Celebrating Basic Plant Science: Blog Series

15th Jan 2014

Over the last few months, the GARNet blog Weeding the Gems has been running a series: Celebrating Basic Plant Science. So far Siobhan Braybrook, Juliet Coates, Catherine Kidner and Martin Howard have discussed their research and it has been fascinating to read their perspectives on how...

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