Author: Richard Wyatt

Viral manipulation of plant-vector interactions: CONNECTED Online Seminar

An online presentation by Professor John P. Carr entitled ‘Viral manipulation of plant-vector interactions’ is now available to watch on the CONNECTED Vimeo channel. Prof. Carr’s research interests at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences include plant-virus-insect interactions, and natural and engineered…

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Influencing positive system change: CONNECTED Online Seminar

Dr. Yvonne Pinto addressed issues surrounding ‘system change’, and using a deliberate approach to monitoring and evaluation in a presentation to the April 2021 CONNECTED Online Seminar, which is now available to watch on the CONNECTED Vimeo channel. Dr. Pinto is Managing Director…

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CONNECTED Communications Coaching 2021: Apply now

This year’s CONNECTED communications coaching, taking place online via Zoom in May and June 2021, is free to network members who can now apply to attend. Why these sessions? The way you communicate your work, your science, and how awesome you are, can…

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CONNECTED Online Seminar Series: Details of presenters for Thursday 15 April

The next of the 2021 CONNECTED Online Seminar Series will take place on Thursday 15 April (10.30 – 12 noon, UK time). This seminar will feature two presentations, with opportunities for Questions and Answers, and for networking. The speakers and topics will be:…

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NARO’s strategic contribution to agro-industrialisation and implications for plant health (CONNECTED Seminar One)

A re-focusing of the work of Uganda’s national agricultural research organisation (NARO) was the subject of a presentation by Dr Sylvester Dickson Baguma, Director of NARO-Bulindi Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute, at the inaugural CONNECTED Seminar. NARO undertakes research in all aspects…

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Repositioning the BecA – ILRI hub into a One CGIAR Biosciences for Africa (CONNECTED Seminar One)

One CGIAR was the focus of a presentation by Dr. Cathrine Ziyomo, Director of Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA)–ILRI Hub, in the inaugural CONNECTED Seminar. One CGIAR is a dynamic reformulation of CGIAR’s partnerships, knowledge and physical assets. It aims to drive…

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Innovative Scientific Publication Mentoring scheme

The CONNECTED Network is excited to unveil an innovative scientific publication mentoring scheme, which opens for applications on 1 March, and which will run from late May 2021 through to the end of the year. The aim is to match together senior researchers,…

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BecA-ILRI Director to host inaugural CONNECTED Webinar

Free to attend for network members (Thursday 18 February) Dr Cathrine Ziyomo, Director of Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA)–ILRI Hub, will host the inaugural CONNECTED Webinar on Thursday 18 February, which is open to all network members to attend free of charge.…

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CONNECTED Training Grants: applications now open

Opportunities for lab visits, work shadowing, courses / workshops Applications are now open CONNECTED network members for a grant up to the value of £3,000 for training and learning activities, such as: attending courses or workshops providing knowledge and skills in plant virology…

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Looking ahead to new member opportunities in 2021

The CONNECTED Network has announced some of the new opportunities, resources and activities that will become available to its network members in 2021. They include: New CONNECTED Webinars A new Training Grant scheme A new online conference, in late 2021 Infographics and a…

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