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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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Developing strategies to control diseases that reduce groundnut production

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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Young African scientists can make an impact: reflections on The 2019 Grand Challenges meeting

Two African early career researchers who attended the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in Ethiopia in late October 2019, have been reflecting on their experiences and learning from the event. Richard Wyatt, CONNECTED Communications Officer, caught up with them soon after their return from…

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Training Vouchers: second round successful applications

Below you can read a list of those who successfully applied for a CONNECTED Training Voucher, during the second round of the scheme, which allowed early career researchers from any country to seek a funded training visit, up to the value of £3,000.

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