Members offer: International Advances in Plant Virology 2022

8th August 2022

The AAB ‘International Advances in Plant Virology 2022’ conference takes place in Slovenia in October. CONNECTED members from low-income countries can join this conference online for no cost – please login and visit the Training Resources page for the discount code. 5 October 2022 – 7…

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Becoming a better researcher: a training journey

28th July 2022

We were delighted to hear that CONNECTED Member Nicholas Bagonza has recently passed exam modules in Entomology and Plant Virology, he wrote to us about how the training he received from CONNECTED helped him achieve this

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What you said about New CONNECTIONS online conference

22nd July 2022

Thank you to everyone who completed our survey about New CONNECTIONS: plant pathology, entomology and the road ahead. Feedback from participants who completed our survey has been overwhelmingly positive – 94% rated the conference very good or excellent.  Many attendees said they gained…

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CONNECTED awarded £500K from UKRI-International

15th July 2022

The Community Network for Vector-Borne Plant Viruses (CONNECTED), based at the University of Bristol, has been awarded half a million pounds from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) International from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

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Crops Collection offer for members

1st July 2022

For the first six months of this year, we negotiated special access for CONNECTED members to the Burleigh Dodds academic publishing company’s Crops Collection. While this access has now ended, if you are interested in using this resource, they are offering it at the much reduced price of £295 for a year.

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New CONNECTIONS Conference Highlights

1st July 2022

The New CONNECTIONS online conference ran from 28-30 June 2022, and brought together plant pathologists and entomologists from all over the world to consider the research needed to tackle vector-borne plant viruses.

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Global Plant Council CONNECTED webinar and other videos

30th June 2022

CONNECTED Co-Director, Prof Neil Boonham recently delivered a webinar for the Global Plant Council, to share information about CONNECTED and the value of networks within scientific research – bringing researchers together to collaborate, share information and receive support.

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Resource spotlight: Root, Tuber and Banana Food System Innovations

10th June 2022

We recently came across this great book from Springer Nature books which is free to download and gives a lot of valuable information on tropical crops such as banana, cassava, sweet potato, and yam, as well as agriculture value creation, crop waste management, digital pest control and citizen science.

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What should an Early Career Researcher Network look like?

10th June 2022

At the upcoming New CONNECTIONS conference we are holding a Networking Event on peer support networks, exploring the co-creation of a global Early Career Researcher Network for plant health. We want to get your ideas on what this might look like. 

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Less is More: defining a more global network

9th June 2022

With around 1500 members from 85 countries, CONNECTED is a truly global network. We have recently explored where CONNECTED Members are based, and it has led us to make a small change in how we define the network.

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