CambPlants is coordinating CINTRIN, the Cambridge-India Network in Translational Nitrogen (CINTRIN) collaborative virtual centre between the UK and India. This network will be the core of a growing Virtual Joint Centre in Agricultural Nitrogen Use by providing a mechanism for drawing together a wider network of scientists and collaborators.
CINTRIN is led by NIAB in the UK and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India. It also brings together the Department of Plant Sciences and the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, ADAS, the Punjab Agricultural University, the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) and agri-IT and bio-technology specialists KisanHub.
The annual CINTRIN workshops, the academic exchanges and training in India and in the UK, will be core to address the challenges posed by N use. The India-UK CINTRIN partnership represents a powerful alliance of academia, research institutes and business, and provides a timely demonstration of the synergy that arises when end-to-end approaches address specific targets for reducing the use of agricultural nitrogen by exploiting plant genetics.
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