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Identifying the cause of a new disease threatenening Ghana’s cabbage crops

This is the third article 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.  Formal identification and characterisation of the viral…

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Two network members’ excitement for the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

Two African early career researchers who are members of the CONNECTED Network attended the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in late October 2019. Sergine Ngatat, from Cameroon, and Tendekai Mahlanza, from South Africa, travelled to Ethiopia for the event, which took place in Addis…

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Vector-borne plant virus training features in new seven-minute film

A group of African early career researchers feature in a new short film about vector-borne plant viruses that devastate crops in Sub-Saharan African countries. The seven-minute film focuses on the ground-breaking Virus-Vector Vice-Versa training course for early career researchers, run by the CONNECTED…

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Understanding a disease that devastates Nigerian yam crops

This article is the second 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. Identification of mealybug vectors involved in the…

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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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