Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

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Innovation and technology
News

Bottlenecks between basic and applied plant science jeopardize life-saving crop improvements.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

New study shows that improved bread wheat varieties obtained from crosses of durum wheat and goat grass are helping to ensure the crop’s future.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: World Grain (13 Aug 2019)

MARPLE diagnostic platform significantly reduces the time to identify strains, which previously took months.

Innovation and technology
News

Research team behind revolutionary field test for wheat disease wins prestigious BBSRC prize.

Features

Carolina Sansaloni’s passion for genetics began when she was at university in Argentina, an interest that grew as she moved on to receive her master’s and doctoral degrees in molecular biology.

Innovation and technology
News

CIMMYT scientists will present at the COP 13 conference on a new collection of tools and resources that could revolutionize maize breeding and promote genetic diversity conservation.

News

An online learning platform created in partnership with the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative will revolutionize the project’s capacity development efforts.

Food security
Features

In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.

Capacity development
Features

The Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) project seeks to empower the next generation of Mexican scientists to use maize and wheat biodiversity to effectively meet the needs of Mexican agriculture in the future.

News

The Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) project seeks to empower the next generation of Mexican scientists to use maize and wheat biodiversity to effectively meet the needs of Mexican agriculture in the future.

Food security
News

Scientists involved in a major global initiative aimed at increasing wheat yields as much as 60 percent by 2050 get a boost from U.S. government announcement of new research funds.