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New research into creating first 'library' of potato mutants (News)

The James Hutton Institute will undertake a £382,000 BBSRC-funded project to study genetic mutation in potato; which could lead to improved varieties of one of the world’s most important foods. After wheat and r ... Read more

Characterisation of potato miRNAs (Research Page)

Characterisation of potato miRNAs and investigation of their role in potato tuber formation A new, recently discovered, layer of gene regulation involves small RNAs as regulatory molecules for post-transcriptional gene regulatio ... Read more

Synthesis in ecology: the role and relevance of synthesis centres (Event)

Professor Alison Specht, Facility Director for the Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis will deliver this seminar entitled "Synthesis in ecology: the role and relevance of synthesis centres" at the Jam ... Read more

Land (Research Page)

Landscapes and regions are where many natural processes and human activities interact and potentially conflict in different ways, giving complex challenges for sustainable management. Managing landscapes has to satisfy multiple ... Read more

Soil Capital (Research Page)

Soils underpin a multitude of ecosystem goods and services that are not only vital to peoples’ livelihoods and Society in general, but also to Earth’s regulating systems. ... Read more

How do you solve the problem of legal highs (Event)

Dr Gillian Taylor from the School of Engineering at Teesside University will deliver this seminar "How do you solve the problem of legal highs" at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee on 18 June 2013. It will be broadcas ... Read more

COST FA1208 meeting 2013 (Event)

The first annual meeting of COST Action FA1208 "Pathogen-informed strategies for sustainable broad-spectrum crop resistance" will be held in Birnam, Scotland from  9-11 October 2013. Delegates will arrive on Tuesday ... Read more

What limits meiotic crossovers? (Event)

Dr Wayne Crismani French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) will deliver a seminar "What limits meiotic crossovers?" at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee on 11 June 2013. It will be broadcast live to ... Read more

36th T.B. Macaulay Lecture - Conservation and the end of nature (Event)

Professor Bill Adams, Moran Professor of Conservation and Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, will deliver the 36th T.B. Macaulay Lecture "Conservation and the end of nature" on 14 ... Read more

Unveiling a role for alternative splicing in plant responses to abiotic stress (Event)

Dr Paula Duque of the Plant Molecular Biology group at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras in Portugal will deliver a seminar entitled "Unveiling a role for alternative splicing in plant responses to abiotic str ... Read more

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