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CPPS EVENT FarmRound 2016: an Agri-Tech Careers Afternoon 5 Jul

Partner Events: Innovations in Agri-Tech (Cambridge) 5 May; 160 years of Park Grass 17 May; Fungal challenges to global food security and ecosystems health 20 May; Young Researchers in Crop Sciences 2016 14 Jul.

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Innovations in Agri-Tech (Cambridge)

This seminar is organised by TAA East Anglia, Centre for Global Equality, CambPlants Hub and University of Cambridge SRI in Global Food Security. Presentations by Dr Stephanie Race, CropPerformance Ltd and Prof Sir David Baulcombe, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.

5 May, 2-6pm, Sainsbury Laboratory, Bateman Street, Cambridge.

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First International Symposium on the State of the World's Plants

11 – 12 May, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Agri-Tech East SIG Event: A Sense of Place – Geomatics Meets Soils Health
17 May, 10am-2.30pm,
Elmdonbury, CB11 4NF

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160 years of Park Grass. Rothamsted Research celebrates 160 years of the Park Grass Experiment.
17 May, 17:30 to 20:00, Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ
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JIC Friday Seminar

Fungal challenges to global food security and ecosystems health. Professor Sarah Gurr, University of Exeter.

20 May, 11:30 - 12:30am, Merton Auditorium, JIC.

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CPPS Event FarmRound 2016: an Agri-Tech Careers Afternoon

If you are interested in showcasing your company, networking and finding out about the latest research with Cambridge scientists, this is the event to go to. Registration now open. Opportunities for exhibiting and sponsorship. Register here.

5 Jul, Queens College, Cambridge

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SCI Agrisciences:  Young Researchers in Crop Sciences 2016

Call now open for papers and posters from PhD students and post-docs

14 Jul, Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre, RG42 6EY

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Jobs and Studentship opportunities

Opportunities in Agriculture, food and farming, Crop and soil science, Modelling, Environment and Ecology and Planning and Land use. Further information.



PhD opportunities for 1 Oct start: Using mutational genomics to enhance yield in polyploid wheat; How does a bacterial SMC protein generate higher-order chromosome architectures from its local DNA binding activity? Advanced computer vision for prediction of field vegetable marketable yield and quality; Mechanisms involved in crop resistance to the green peach aphid Myzus persicae. Further information


PhD studentship in quantifying and alleviating deep seated compaction in arable soils. 1 Jun. Further information


Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (KTP with Plant Impact plc). 15 May. Further information

Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship (Insecticide Resistance). 15 May. Further information


University of Cambridge

*CPPS Summer Placements Scheme – inviting participation from CPPS Members* We are interested in opportunities, such as: Research - Technical Support, Co-ordination and leadership, Structured learning, laboratory work, team work, field trial evaluation.


Botanic Garden

Head of Development and Publicity. 1 May. Further information


Open Plant
Four-year PhD Studentships (x3). 20 May. Further information


Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) / UCCRI

Research Associate (Fixed Term) Ecological tipping points, climate change and multi-scalar risks. 11 May. Further information


Two opportunities to build Innovative Technology Solutions for Agriculture Sector. Further information



The ADAS Group has sold its Envar Composting Ltd business based at St Ives, Cambridgeshire to FGS Organics Ltd, an established provider of recycling solutions for the agricultural, industrial, energy and utility sectors. Further information


New online tool helps predict gene expression in plants. Further information


Fifth and final round of applications for the Community Resource for Wheat Transformation is open. Further information



New Plant Breeding Matters video series seeks to engage as wide a target audience as possible by making the benefits of plant breeding real and immediate to ordinary people – from innovation in our food, fuel and fibre products to better sports facilities and enhanced protection of our countryside, biodiversity and natural environment. Please do make use of these videos (and ‘like’ them if you do!) if you find them interesting and helpful and forward the information to let others know they are available as a resource.


University of Cambridge

Sir David Attenborough opens global hub for nature conservation. Further information



IBCarb offers Business Interaction Vouchers of up to £10k to support Academic-Industry partnerships that focus on strategic areas of glycobiotechnology. Available to academic members of IBCarb who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding. Industrial partner contribution is expected to be at least to the value of the innovation voucher as cash or in-kind contribution. Applications should be submitted by the 14th of the month in order to be evaluated that month.

IBCarb Proof of Concept Funding is worth up to £100K to support projects that focus on strategic areas of glycobiotechnology and can be used to work up project ideas for further applications to RCUK, Horizon 2020, and other funding bodies, or to set up strategic collaborations with industry and public partners. We will consider applications in each of our themes; Tools; Renewables (materials, chemical and energy); Food; Health; and, Societal Impact. Deadline: 30 Jun. Further information


ESRC Research Grants.

If you have an excellent idea for a research project you can apply for the Research Grants open call for awards ranging from £350,000 to £1 million. Funding is made to eligible institutions to enable individuals or research teams to undertake anything from a standard research project through to a large-scale survey and other infrastructure or methodological development. Apply at any time. Further information


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