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Brand New CONNECTED Animated Film Premiere

A brand new short animated film about The CONNECTED Network will be premiered to Network members on Thursday 17 June. The two-minute film focuses on the Network’s capacity-building through training and research funding enabling networking between researchers, and the importance of the continuation…

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Join the CONNECTED Online Seminar Series: Thursday 17 June

The third of the 2021 CONNECTED Online Seminar Series will take place on Thursday 17 June (10.30 – 12 noon, UK time), with two presentations,  opportunities for Questions and Answers, and for networking. The speakers and topics will be: Dr. James Legg International…

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A Primer on the Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data for Detection of Plant Viruses

High Throughput Sequencing (HTS) is an important tool in diagnostic work, enabling the identification of unknown viruses within samples, and so a new freely available review article will be of interest to many of our Network members. It summarises: the steps involved in…

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Successful applications for CONNECTED Training Grants

Below are details of the 11 people who were successful in their application for a CONNECTED Training Grant, which enabled early career researchers to apply for a grant up to the value of £3,000 for training and learning activities. Applicants were able to choose…

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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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