Recently I was able to attend the annual science meeting at the John Innes Centre, and hear about some amazing science going on across the insitute. One talk topic particularly caught my interest- balancing food production with environmental conservation. Dr Diane Saunders gave a really interesting talk about the delicate balance currently being investigated involving …
It’s that time of year. The time when we don sunglasses to hide our streaming eyes, and are perpetually drugged up to or eyeballs with anti-histamines- but what is hayfever exactly and what causes it?
Spring has finally come, and everywhere you look flowers are beginning to bloom. But, how on earth do plants know its spring and that its time to start flowering?
Did you know that a lot of our most common medicines are plant-based in origin?
Plant science. This is a area of science that I have grown to love, and one in which I would like to continue my scientific career. But for me, this wasn’t always the case.
Before Christmas I was given the opportunity to write a post for The Biochemist Blog- check it out via the link below!
By Erica Hawkins, John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Plant science is a lot more important than you realise. It has often been cast as cell biology’s less exciting sibling. What is the point of studying root growth, flowering or stomatal aperture? There are way more important things to be researching… aren’t there?
via How plant science will change the world — The Biochemist Blog
February 19, 2018
Hi everyone, Since starting up on instagram I have had quite a few questions about my project- and about why I am working with human cells when I am a plant biologist! So, in this weeks post I am going to talk to you a bit more about my PhD research.
On Wednesday I attended (and volunteered at) a pint of science event- “An evening with an astronaut”. This was an amazing event with Dr Michael Foale (astronaut) and ISSET Director Chris Barber- which showed us about what it is like living in space.
January so far has been an exciting month for plant science- here are three of my favourite plant stories that may have passed you by!
Happy New Year everyone!! To kick off the new year here is a post about some uses of plants that you may not have known about… Phytoremediation: Phytoremediation is a fancy way of saying ‘using plants to remove contamination’. There are many ways in which chemical and biological contaminants can get into the environment- causing contaminated …