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April 2016: CPPS Event on 5 July, Partners Events, Jobs, News and Funding

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Innovation in Agri-Tech Seminar: 5 May 2016 2-6pm, Sainsbury Laboratory

Prof Sir David Baulcombe will give a talk 'Biotechnology to control disease in African crops' at the seminar organised by the Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA) East Anglia Branch, the Centre for Global Equality (CGE), CambPlants Hub and the University of Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative in Global Food Security (GFSI).

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Cambridgeshire Young Innovator's Forum visited KWS

Jul 18, 2016

A small group of Cambridge scientists from Plant Sciences & SLCU (15) visited KWS-UK seed breeders at Thriplow on the 13th July and talked to Jacob Lage, a pre-breeder at KWS about the challenges and innovations in crop breeding and pre-breeding research underway.


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