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News from the Glover Lab.

News from the Glover Lab.

10 July 2013

Herschel-Smith Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Edwige Moyroud The fellowship is for 3 years. The projects aims at understanding how living organisms build photonic structures that generate structural colours. Using the tools Edwige recently developed for Hibiscus, she will specifically try to understand how the interplay...

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Helen Holmes wins prize

Helen Holmes wins prize

10 July 2013

One of our Postgraduate students, Helen Holmes, has recently won best poster at the UK Federation of Plant Sciences Meeting in April : At the PlantSci 2013 conference in Dundee this April I enjoyed the presentations, met some great people and was really pleased to come away with the poster prize. Thanks to the UK Plant...

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Can plants keep time?

Can plants keep time?

2 July 2013

On Thursday 23rd May Dr Alex Webb was interviewed by The Naked Scientist on plants daily rhythms and how they affect the way they grow and also how they transport nutrients. Read the interview and listen to the podcast at : http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/1000239/

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Defra Careers in Science talk

Defra Careers in Science talk

28 June 2013

On 20 th June, Dr Robert Bradburne, Head of Science in the Sustainable Land Management and Livestock Farming team at Defra, visited the department. He gave a talk and led a discussion with graduate students about working as a scientist in government, and about the role of science in policy making. This visit followed a...

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David Coomes promoted to Reader

David Coomes promoted to Reader

19 June 2013

David Baulcombe is pleased to announce that David Coomes has been promoted to Reader. Congratulations to David for this well deserved recognition of his excellent contributions in research, teaching and generally to the University.

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Tim Rudge and Fernan Federici hit the headlines

Tim Rudge and Fernan Federici hit the headlines

10 June 2013

Tim Rudge and Fernan Federici have been noticed by Scientific American for their images of bacterial growth patterns. Their paper was recently published in ACS Synthetic Biology, showing how complex fractal patterns in colonies of E. coli emerge simply from the physical interactions of rod shaped cells. http://blogs...

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Ash dieback, caused by the Chalara fungus, prompts re-evaluation of current protocols to protect UK trees and other plants

Ash dieback, caused by the Chalara fungus, prompts re-evaluation of current protocols to protect UK trees and other plants

30 May 2013

Taskforce recommends threats to plant health be taken as seriously as animal disease

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New lecturer appointed

New lecturer appointed

28 May 2013

Dr Andrew Tanentzap has been appointed to a Lectureship in the Department and will take up his new post in October. Andrew is currently a Banting Fellow at York University in Canada and also conducts research for Landcare Research in New Zealand. He studied for his PhD at Cambridge, supervised by Dr David Coomes.

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To Paris in 24 hours

To Paris in 24 hours

28 May 2013

On Saturday afternoon, twelve cyclists (including James Cox from Epidemiology - third from the left) arrived at the Eiffel Tower in Paris just over 24 hours after leaving Trafalgar Square in London using only bikes and the ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe. They didn't quite meet their target (~30 mins over) but still consider...

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Future-proofing sugar production

Future-proofing sugar production

14 May 2013

CambPlants leads discussions with global AB Sugar Management

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