5 years on… what has CONNECTED achieved?
18th May 2023
A lot has happened since our Uganda launch conference, and we thought we would take a moment to look back on the last five years and what the network has achieved in that time.
Launching… Vector and Virus Diagnostics online resources!
27th April 2023
NEW – online resources for all CONNECTED members! If you want to improve your expertise on all aspects of vector and virus diagnostics, login and take yourself through our self-led course. A disease is devastating your field of crops, but how do you…
Food security, climate change… & potatoes
31st March 2023
The CONNECTED team joined the Bristol Collegiate Research Society (BCRS) Symposium last week to discuss ‘Sustainable Food Systems in the Face of Global Human-Made Catastrophes’, the catastrophes ranging from climate change to pandemics.
Ask your network
22nd March 2023
We are launching a new online feature via our website and enewsletter to make it easier for members to ask questions of the wider CONNECTED Network.
NEW Biopesticides webinars for members
26th January 2023
We are delighted to announce that CONNECTED members will now be able to participate in three webinars on bio-pesticides, so you can increase your knowledge and ask an expert your questions!
Translating research projects into real-world applications
15th December 2022
We have now selected the six pump-prime funded research teams who will be receiving new CONNECTED funding to exploit, translate and disseminate their work, building on what was learned to take it further or convert it into practical applications that will have a real impact on agriculture.
Plant-based CRISPR/Cas systems – a review
19th October 2022
This new Open Access review ‘CRISPR/Cas-based tools for the targeted control of plant viruses’ by researchers from Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Pompeu Fabra University, Spain provides an excellent overview of this fast-moving research area.
Key crops for good nutrition
16th October 2022
Why is this such essential work? We sometimes forget how many people depend on just a few key crops, which are nutritionally important and widely cultivated, and how a reduced yield can affect the overall health of whole nations.
From Sentinel Plants to Trap Crops: our 8th online seminar
29th September 2022
We were delighted to see a good number of members at our 8th online seminar, which featured two superb talks by Dr Wubetu Bihon Legesse and Dr Tom Pope. Here are some of the things we learned…
First international plant health conference
28th September 2022
The CONNECTED team recently attended the first ever International Plant Health Conference, organised by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).