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‘Our plants; Our future’: a two-day conference supported by CONNECTED

The CONNECTED Virus Network is proud to support ‘Our plants; Our future’, a two-day scientific conference being held in London, UK, at the Royal Society. It marks the International Year of Plant Health 2020, and will showcase the best of UK plant health…

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“Protecting Plant Health in a changing world” conference

The first International Plant Health Conference will be convened in Helsinki on 5-8 October 2020 on the theme “Protecting Plant Health in a Changing World”. Hosted by the government of Finland, the Conference will be one of the key events of the International…

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The case for renewal of CONNECTED: network members speak

CONNECTED is a fixed-term project, funded by the UK government until December 2020. If the growing 1,400-plus member network is going to continue to extend its influence, renewal of the project into 2021 and beyond is vital. The network’s members are its greatest…

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The control of aphids and the spread of plant viruses

This is one of a series of articles about research projects which are funded by CONNECTED in Phase 2 of its pump-prime funding programme. To read more articles about these Phase 2 projects use this link. A full set of articles about projects…

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Reflecting on 2019 … looking ahead to 2020

As we head towards the end of 2019, the CONNECTED Network is reflecting on some of the highlights of the year, and looking ahead to the next 12 months. Here are a few 2019 highlights in numbers: 1,300 network members & counting 3…

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Maize lethal necrosis: Assessing virus diversity and identifying uncharacterised viruses

This is one of a series of articles about research projects which are funded by CONNECTED in Phase 2 of its pump-prime funding programme. To read more articles about these Phase 2 projects use this link. A full set of articles about projects…

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Developing a diagnostic testing tool for on-site use to detect virus threats to food crops

This is one of a series of articles about research projects which are funded by CONNECTED in Phase 2 of its pump-prime funding programme. To read more articles about these Phase 2 projects use this link. A full set of articles about projects…

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Assessing the presence and diversity of insect-transmitted viruses in tomato and pepper

This is one of a series of articles about research projects which are funded by CONNECTED in Phase 2 of its pump-prime funding programme. To read more articles about these Phase 2 projects use this link. A full set of articles about projects…

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Skills boost for over 600 follows ‘amazingly successful’ vector and virus diagnostics training

Early career researchers have declared a five-day introductory level vector and virus diagnostics course a resounding success. 18 delegates from 12 countries were awarded places on ‘The application of molecular diagnostics for plant virus surveillance,’ organised by the CONNECTED Network in partnership with…

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Assessment of viruses destroying tomato crops in Uganda

This is one of a series of articles about research projects which are funded by CONNECTED in Phase 2 of its pump-prime funding programme. To read more articles about these Phase 2 projects use this link. A full set of articles about projects…

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