Edinburgh Plant Science and the University of Edinburgh Plant Science Society are hosting a student-organised event primarily targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students and those early in their careers. We are showcasing some of the varied and fascinating places an interest in plants can lead to.
To register and for more information: http://plantsandtheland.eventbrite.co.uk
System-level mechanisms in plant development, plasticity and evolution: From regulatory networks and epigenetic landscapes to morphogenesis
Agrimetrics, a big data centre for the whole agri-food industry, has been launched by George Eustice MP, Minister for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, and George Freeman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Life Sciences.
On March 18th, following the Chancellor's Budget, the UK Government announced that it will invest £12M in the first national Centre for Agricultural Innovation.
The new Centre for Agri-Informatics and Sustainability Metrics (AIMS) was proposed by a consortium of leading industry and academic partners including Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Rothamsted Research, the University of Reading, and the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB).
Venue: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon innovation (ECCI), Conference room
High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
Potential Difference examines socio-cultural aspects of science, with a focus on gender that is still a barrier to the career progression and optimisation of scientific potential in the UK. The project provides a landscape for postgraduate students to explore the impact of culture on our perceptions and expectations of female scientists. It also creates a unique and stimulating environment for cross-disciplinary interaction between early career scientists, archivists and professional artists.
Potential Difference aims to:
Issued Wednesday 12 November 2014
New insights into how plants regulate their absorption of an essential nutrient could help avoid pollution caused by excess use of fertiliser.
The finings could lead to the development of crop varieties that need less of the primary nutrient – nitrogen – than conventional crops. It could also inform how much nitrogen should be added to plant feed.