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Fundamental bioscience news

Ever wonder what goes on behind science institute doors? Come and find out about EI's unique and fascinating bioscience at the Open Day: 'Inside EI' on Tuesday 21 May 2019. Earlham Institute (EI) will be opening up its life science research to the public - explore their pioneering and diverse range of genomics and bioinformatics projects which decode living systems to understand and better our world.

A team of scientists has revealed a new, sustainable way for plants to increase carbon dioxide (CO2) use for photosynthesis while reducing water usage. The breakthrough was led by a team of plant scientists at the University of Glasgow and is published in the journal Science.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Right Honourable Lord Henley, announces funding for a major bacterial plant diseases research programme supported by UK Research and Innovation’s Strategic Priorities Fund. The first phase of this investment initiates a UK-wide consortium to prepare for the possible introduction and spread of the devastating plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa into the UK.