Everything you need to know about ash dieback
Learn everything you need to know about what ash dieback is, where it came from, and what it means for our trees from our chat with the BBC Wildlife magazine
Promoting women in science
Andrea took part in the first Soapbox Science event to be held in York, with a talk entitled "Ash dieback disease - is there hope for our ash trees". The day was a great success, with wonderful talks spanning birds, butterflies, trees, flowers and poo!
Gatsby Plant Science Summer School
Andrea co-organised the plant pathology practical at this year's Gatsby Plant Science Summer School held at The Hawkhills, Easingwold. The practical was about ash dieback, and included how to recognise the symptoms, microscopic analysis of samples taken from the field, and confirmation of infections using Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). The practical was great fun, and we hope to do it all again next year!
Liam wins poster prize at PlantQuant
Liam's first poster on his PhD research "Future-proofing our food: Increasing tolerance to abiotic stress in hexaploid bread wheat using associative transcriptomics" won him a hefty bit of bedtime reading on Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits!
Andrea joins GARNet advisory committee
GARNet is a BBSRC sponsored network that aims to make sure the UK Arabidopsis and wider plant research community remains competitive and productive at the national and international level by helping researchers make the best use of available funding, tools and resources.