Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Events: October

CPPS Lecture

Cereal Genomics: Sequencing/genotyping the wheat genome

Keith Edwards, Bristol University
1-2pm, Thursday, 25 October 2012
Sainsbury Laboratory, Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1L
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Partner Events

InCrops / RRes: Green business workshop

25th October 2012, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ
InCrops, Rothamsted Research and the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry have teamed up to organise a series of FREE workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups businesses and Small and Medium-size Enterprises in the bio-renewables, agri-biotech and green sectors.
Morning session: Managing innovation and IP
Afternoon session: Funding innovation
To book: email Julia O'Rourke, InCrops Events Co-ordinator, adapt.events@uea.ac.uk or call on 1603 591765
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ADAS / SYNGENTA: Potato Conference and Exhibition

22 November 2012, Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire
Progressive potato farming: management for healthy tubers, increased yield and resource stewardship.
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General Events

The Biorefinery for Food, Fuel and Materials symposium

7-10 April 2013, Hof van Wageningen, The Netherlands.
1 November 2012 - Deadline forabstracts and oral presentations
Email info@bff2013.org
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Symposium - National Agri-Science Chemical Biology Postgraduate Symposium (AgriNet)

1st- 2nd of November 2012, Imperial College London,
This meeting is for PhD students and Early Career Researchers undertaking Chemical Biology research in areas related to the agri-science and will provide attendees with the opportunity to present their work in a friendly, constructive environment to a knowledgeable audience.
Registration is free and includes the conference dinner.
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Conference - Processing Lignocellulosic Biomass, SCI

8 November 2012, CPI Wilton Centre, Teesside
The conference will focus on the UK role for biomass conversion, and the business and commercial implications of the technologies being developed.
There is also an excellent article on the future for biomass processing at http://www.soci.org/News/Bioresources-lignocellulosic.
Further information and to register

UEA Water Security/ICID Seminar: Irrigation policy in a time of drought and high food prices (part of the NERC Water Security Knowledge Exchange Programme)

9 November 2012. 9.30 am to 5:00 pm ICE, Central London
This seminar, organised by ICID.UK and the UEA Water Security Research Centre (with support from NERC Water Security Knowledge Exchange Programme and the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network ) will examine global and local irrigation policy in the context of drought and high food prices. The 2012 droughts in the UK, the US and Indo-Gangetic Plain plus current high food prices provide the background to this seminar. The broad question that guides the seminar is:
"In a time of climate change and food scarcity, can better irrigation policies reduce food vulnerabilities?"
Further information or http://www.uea.ac.uk/watersecurity

Conference - Realizing the value of plant natural products - from metabolic engineering to biorefining (chaired by Rob Edwards)

16 November, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (within the GSK complex)
The meeting will be chaired by Professor Rob Edwards (University of York and FERA). Presenters include Professor Johnathan Napier (Rothamsted Research), Professor John Ward (UCL), Professor Gary Loake (Edinburgh), Professor Ian Graham (University of York) and Professor Anne Osbourn (JIC).
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Funding News: October

TSB Funding Call – sustainable high value chemical manufacture through industrial biotechnology

The call text for the 4th TSB call in sustainable high value chemical manufacture through industrial biotechnology is attached. The competition has recently opened. Applicants must register by noon on 7th November 2012 and submit their full proposals by noon 14th November 2012. Applicants will be informed of the outcome on 18th December 2012.
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BBSRC Competition – Innovator of the Year

This competition recognises and rewards individuals and small teams who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research. The competition has three categories: Commercial , Social and Most promising.
We are inviting nominations and applications by 14th November 2012.
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EPSRC Funding Call - Bioenergy

The EPSRC call for proposals for the Bioenergy Challenge has now been launched with a closing date of 21 November 2012.
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TSB Funding Call - EUREKA’s Eurostars for SMEs

The EUREKA's Eurostars Programme is the first European funding and support programme to be specifically dedicated to SMEs.
Eurostars is open to all sectors. The 2012 closing date has passed, but the 2013 Call Closing Date is 4th April 2013.
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News & Jobs: October

General News

Shaping a UK agri-tech strategy: call for evidence

This call for evidence invites you to submit views and information that will help shape a Government strategy to promote UK economic growth and international development by making best use of the science and technologies relevant to agriculture.
To respond to the survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/agri-tech-strategy-call-for-evidence-Oct-2012
Closing date: 22 Nov 2012

BIA organised UK Bioscience Forum

The report on the BIA organised UK Bioscience Forum (held on 4th Oct) including discussions on Accessing the innovation in academia, Drugs and diagnostic and The Future of Pharma has been released on Storify.
View report

Partner Jobs

University of Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences

Research Associate and Chief Technician vacancies at the Department of Plant Sciences.
Research Group Leader, Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University
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Exciting Group Leader Vacancies at the John Innes Centre

The John Innes Centre is looking to recruit Group Leaders focused on plant or microbial systems who will complement their ongoing science and run internationally excellent and innovative research programmes.
In particular, they are seeking to recruit individuals to join their efforts focused on plant response to the environment and cell and developmental biology as well as in the field of molecular microbiology, especially in the Streptomyces area in which JIC has long maintained a world-leading position. Full details on these roles and how to apply can be found on the JIC current vacancies page.
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International vacancies at Syngenta

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John Innes Centre International Undergraduate Summer Research Training Programme 2013

This programme is open for undegraduates from any scientific discipline who wish to gain research experience in plant and microbial sciences.
Closing date for applications: 8th February 2013.
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KWS UK Summer Work Placements

Applications are accepted now for a number of Harvest Assistant posts available from June until November 2013. There are also positions within the Seed Plant.
Short-term work may may be available for SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER.
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