Unfortunately, the good news is overshadowed this week by the very sad news that one of our Executive Board members, Professor Carl Douglas, has died. Many of you, particularly those in the plant cell wall community, may have known Carl, who was a representative to the GPC for the Canadian Society of Plant Biology for a number of years. Carl was a kind, wise and thoughtful man, a brilliant and passionate scientist, and he will be greatly missed. The GPC has paid tribute to Carl on our website.
Solving a Plant-Based Rubik’s Cube Puzzle John Innes Centre scientists have discovered a key “twist” in a Rubik’s cube-like plant puzzle, which could pave the way to new, or more effective pharmaceuticals.
Set for Success: Climate-proofing the Malabo Declaration (PDF)
This Montpellier Panel briefing paper outlines the need for African governments to unlock the continent’s agriculture sector in a way that captures the synergies between climate adaptation and mitigation and identifies and reduces the inevitable trade-offs.
We’ve found LOTS of funding opportunities this month, so if you need an injection of cash to support your research, travel or education, take a look at our list here, or browse this Instrumentl list of opportunities.
Congratulations to Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low (International Potato Center), and Howarth Bouis (HarvestPlus), who were announced as the 2016 World Food Prize Laureates last month. More info…
Congratulations are also in order to the UK and Brazil-based scientists who are to receive funding for four collaborative wheat projects, made possible thanks to the BBSRC and Embrapa. More info…
The GPC is a coalition of plant and crop science societies and affiliates from across the globe. The GPC seeks to bring plant scientists together to work synergistically toward solving the pressing problems we face.