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Research into the spread of cocoa swollen shoot virus disease

This article is the first in a series outlining research projects which are funded by CONNECTED in Phase 2 of its pump-prime funding programme. To read all the articles about Phase 1 projects use this link.  Mechanisms of transmission of cocoa swollen shoot…

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11 countries, 10 crops, 24 institutions … 11 new pump prime-funded research projects

In a recent news article, we presented an overview of the 11 funded research projects now being undertaken, or shortly to start work, following the second round of pump prime funding awards by our network. Below you will find more information about each…

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Collaborations: CONNECTED Pump Prime Funding Awards Phase Two

Following the second phase of its pump-prime-funded (PPF) programme, the CONNECTED Virus Network is pleased to present an overview of the 11 funded research projects now being undertaken, or shortly to start work. The projects will be carried out in 11 countries: Cote…

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Vacancy: Executive Assistant (Maternity Cover)

The CONNECTED network is recruiting an Executive Assistant (Maternity Cover) to provide administrative support to the network team. You will be part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team that work on a wide range of activities to support the grant objectives. Your job…

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Improving resistance of cabbage and kale crops to disease

A pump-prime funded project update You can now read an article which provides an update on one of nine of the first phase of CONNECTED pump-prime funded research projects. The article, published by CABI, explains the thinking behind the project ‘Improving disease resistance…

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Job roles at British Society for Plant Pathology

The British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) is currently recruiting to two paid positions on a freelance basis: Society Administrator Policy and Publicity Officer The closing date for applications for both roles is 31 October 2019, with interviews to be held in November.…

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Member blog: The diverse knowledge gained during a CONNECTED Training Voucher-funded visit

Joanne Adero is Research Assistant at The National Crops Resources Research Institute, Uganda and a CONNECTED Network member Joanne successfully applied for a CONNECTED Training Voucher to visit The Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK, under the supervision of Prof.…

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Animation: How plant diseases devastate food crops in African countries

An innovative partnership between two city universities has resulted in a brand new 90-second animated film about plant diseases that devastate African food crops. Two students from UWE Animation at UWE Bristol were commissioned by the CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The University…

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Scriptoria: a possible option for CONNECTED Training Voucher applications

Following the opening of applications for the second round of CONNECTED Training Vouchers we are pleased to notify network members of the following: Scriptoria has been training staff at top international organisations and centres of research excellence for nearly 20 years. Its trainers…

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Protecting Plants, Protecting Life: International Year of Plant Health 2020

In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). It represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger reduce poverty protect the environment, and boost…

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