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 …

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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

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 …

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