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CPPS News March 2016

last modified Apr 11, 2016 03:01 PM
Here you can find news from the CPPS Partners, as well as from the wider plant science community.



Events: Agri-Tech East Pollinator 12 Apr;  NIAB Monogram and IPR Workshop 12-14 Apr; SPEED 19 Apr

Jobs with deadlines coming up: RRes 31 Mar

Funding: Enterprise Ireland 6 Apr; RELX 2 May; ERA-GAS 3 May; Innovate UK 4 & 11 May



** Save the date for CPPS EVENT - 5 July 2016 *– Cambridge Agri-Tech Careers Event**

Progress in IPR for Plant Sciences and Crop Breeding
Workshop, part of NIAB Monogram 2016
9am-12.30pm, 12 Apr, Sophi Taylor Building, NIAB
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Agri-Tech East Pollinator: Rusts and Other Cereal Killers

5-8pm, 12 Apr, NIAB, Villa Road, Histon, Cambs, CB24 9NZ

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1st International Symposium on Phytoremediation for Energy & Element Developments (SPEED)

19 Apr, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London

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International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) Competition

13 Apr – 19 Jun, Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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Jobs and Studentship opportunities

Senior/Principal Agri-Food Supply Chain Consultant. 4 Apr Further information



PhD with Lars Ostergaard: Seed imprisonment: Dissecting organ patterning by molecular genetics. 4 Apr Further information

Administrator/Project Manager (UK-Brazil team). 11 Apr Further information

Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Wheat genomics). 29 Apr Further information


Summer Vacation Work. Further information


PhD studentship in quantifying and alleviating deep seated compaction in arable soils. 15 Apr Further information

AgriGate Hub Project Leader. 17 Apr Further information

Post-Doctoral Researcher. 26 Apr Further information



Summer Vacation Work. Further information


8 Group Leader positions: Genome Engineering Specialist, Molecular Crop Physiologist, Quantitative Statistical Genomicist, Computational Systems Biologist, Systems Agronomist, Grazing Livestock Systems Specialist, Nutrient Management Specialist, Agro-Eco Informatician 31 Mar Further information

Research Assistant in Molecular Plant Pathology. 10 Apr Further information

International Projects Officer. 29 Apr 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.


Department of Plant Sciences
Research Associate for nitrogen supply in cereals (Fixed Term). 24 Apr Further information

Research Associate (Fixed Term). 24 Apr Further information

Research Associate in Modelling of crop canopies (Fixed Term). 24 Apr Further information


Sainsbury Laboratory
Horticultural Facility Assistant. 5 Apr Further information
Research Assistant/Associate (computational morphodynamics in plants). 21 Apr Further information

Group Leader. 30 Jun Further information



Climate Change: Quantifying the Benefits of Urban Trees in Cambridge. Further information


Field Pathogenomics: a defence against rust and other "Cereal Killers". Further information


Royal Society of Biology

The Royal Society of Biology annual photography competition is now open for entries. Further information


New agri-genomics tools, developed at Rothamsted Research, to be made available on Genestack platform. Further information


University of Cambridge – CPPS – CambPlants – Sainsbury Lab - NIAB

An investment  with a total value of £3.3M co-funded by the DBT Bhabba will fund Cambridge-India Network for Translational Research in Nitrogen (CINTRIN). Further information



Enterprise Ireland

Competitive Start Fund - International Entrepreneurs
This €50k investment fund is open to early stage companies in manufacturing & internationally traded services, including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Fintech, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products.  This competition is specifically aimed at start-ups that are currently based overseas but are willing to relocate to Ireland. Deadline: 6 Apr.

Further information


RELX Group Environmental Challenge

The Challenge is open to individuals or organisations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors for projects that advance sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation, and are replicable, scalable and sustainable.  The winning prize is $50,000. Apply by 2 May
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Monitoring & mitigation of Greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture

The funding partners from 13 European countries and New Zealand with indicative total budget of 13,9 M € call for proposals of collaborative projects in the following four research themes:

1) Improving national GHG inventories and monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions

2) Refining and facilitating the implementation of GHG mitigation technologies

3) State of the art production systems that are profitable and improve food and forest biomass production while reducing GHG emissions

4) Assessment of policy and economic measures to support emissions reductions across the farm-to-fork and forest-to consumer chain.

Deadline: 3 May.

Further information



Innovate UK

Energy game changer

The aim of this competition is to find innovative solutions to long-standing challenges. Projects must be led by an SME whose main business lies outside the energy sector. Small businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses up to 60% and large business partners up to 50%. Projects could last from 6 to 12 months and range in size of total costs from £25,000 to £100,000. Additional funding of up to £500,000 is being provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. There will be a briefing event in London on 6 April 2016. Registration deadline: 4 May

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

KTP is a three-way partnership between a business, an academic institution and a graduate. The academic institution employs the recently-qualified graduate who works at the company. The graduate, known as the ‘associate', brings new skills and knowledge to the business.  A KTP can last between 12 and 36 months depending on the project and the needs of the business. It is part-funded by a grant. The amount businesses need to contribute is different for SMEs and larger companies. Next submission deadline: 11 May.

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Further funding resources



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