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Plant Science Panel

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The panel aims to provide answers in an easily accessible way to help clarify information that can sometimes be confused.

Two of our researchers are members of the expert Plant Science Panel of Sense About Science. The panel is designed to be a one-stop-shop for plant science questions and has tackled a wide range of subjects.

Professor Derek Stewart and Dr Eleanor Gilroy along with colleagues from across the UK answer questions submitted by the public on topics as diverse as Ash Dieback disease, GM crops, bees and pesticides, mycotoxins in food or biofuels. Plant research is central to decisions about future energy, land use, wildlife, environmental protection, pest problems, nutrition and food safety.

The panel aims to provide answers in an easily accessible way to help clarify information that can sometimes be confused by conflicting stories and research reports.

The Plant Science Panel draws its members from leading research institutions and learned societies. Full details of the Plant Science Panel and how to send them questions is online.

Panel members have been nominated by: BBSRC, the Biochemical Society, Genetics Society, James Hutton Institute, John Innes Centre, Rothamsted Research, Society of Biology, Society for Experimental Biology, National Farmers Union, Society for General Microbiology, UK Plant Sciences Federation and Royal Horticultural Society.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.