in addition to the university of east anglia, the anglia innovation partnership made up of the following organisations will also have the option to use the framework: anglian innovation partnership llp, john innes centre
, earlham institute, the sainsbury laboratory, norwich bioscience and qi partners (quadram).
Researchers at John Innes Centre
in Norwich, England, have learned how catnip produces the chemical that sends cats into a state of wanton abandon, and this information may apply to developing cancer treatments.
The international team included scientists at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia; Russian Academy of Sciences in Russia; Jagiellonian University in Poland; John Innes Centre
in England; and Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia.
A paper published in Science by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium is authored by more than 200 scientists from 73 research institutions in 20 countries including the John Innes Centre
in the UK.
The database, ANTIBIOTICDB, comes after a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, the John Innes Centre
and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
In the context of climate change, this could become increasingly severe," said co-senior author of the study Vinod Kumar, a plant developmental biologist at the John Innes Centre
in Norwich, England.
The John Innes Centre
for plant science in Norwich said it takes 20 pellets to kill one Spanish slug, and recommended a saucer of beer as the best method of killing the pests.
By comparing new samples with a genetic database of 400 strains of pathogens, it is possible to rapidly identify the race," says Dr Diane Saunders, a research fellow at the John Innes Centre
, U.K., which is an international research centre in plant science and microbiology.
Professor Allan Downie of the John Innes Centre
says 'Because the disease was more advanced in Denmark, we used Danish ash leaves to find a genetic pattern associated with low susceptibility.' The question was whether or not the genetic patterns for low susceptibility were the same in UK ash trees: 'UK trees are a little different, we did not know if the Danish genetic markers would work on them.'
Professor Allan Downie, Emeritus Fellow at the John Innes Centre
and coordinator of the Nornex consortium which carried out the research, said: "The identification of genetic markers for trees with low susceptibility to ash dieback is a large first step, one of many that will be needed in the fight to help ash trees survive this disease epidemic." He added it was "astonishing" the science had come so far in such a short time.
A version of CRISPR he co-developed paved the way for recent work on barley and a broccoli-like plant at the John Innes Centre
, a plant science research center also in Norwich.
Professor Cathie Martin, from the John Innes Centre
in Norwich, said: "Our study provides a general tool for producing valuable phenylpropanoid compounds on an industrial scale in plants and potentially production of other products derived from aromatic amino acids.