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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.

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Calls coming up – EU/Africa Collaboration

1st December 2022

We recently attended a brokerage event organised by UnILION for sparking new collaborations for upcoming calls under the Horizon Europe programme clusters 5 & 6. These funding calls welcome applications from African collaborators and may be of interest to some CONNECTED members. This…

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Leveraging more impact from plant health research

27th October 2022

Following CONNECTED’s recent award of £500K from UKRI International, we have now launched our plan to leverage more impact from the pump-prime funded research projects created by the initial grant. How will this work? We got in touch with all our pump-prime funded…

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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.

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Joining the dots: plant pathology, human health & climate change

25th August 2022

In July CONNECTED ran a workshop which brought together collaborators from a range of disciplines to consider ideas for research which harnesses knowledge of plant vector-borne diseases, nutrition and climate change.

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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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Project launches with conference of world-class researchers

8th December 2017

A major new project aimed at tackling the devastation caused by plant disease in Africa will be launched when world-class scientists and researchers from across the UK and Africa visit Bristol for a three-day conference in the new year. It is the inaugural…

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Research funding calls: timescales & processes

7th December 2017

One of CONNECTED’s key objectives is enabling members to successfully apply for research funding. To achieve this, we are providing pump-prime funding for a wide range of innovative, short-term research projects which can be used as the basis for future funding applications with…

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