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The PROCAR consortium – carotenoid production platforms

Use of Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous as a production platform for carotenoids is being investigated by the PROCAR consortium led by HVCfP’s Management Board Chair, Paul Fraser.

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Draft genome sequence of Apostasia shenzhenica

Orchid genome sequence published

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Life Sciences: Industrial Strategy report is published

The Life Sciences: Industrial Strategy report has been published

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Producing polio vaccine in plants

Scientists from the John Innes Centre – including George Lomonossoff (an invited speaker at HVCfP’s annual meeting in October) – publish results describing the production of polio virus in plants.

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Using phylogenetics and environmental data to identify medicinal plants

Read a blog from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, discussing ways to identify new medicinal plants

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Using genetic materials in R&D

If you need an introduction to the implications of the Nagoya Protocol and associated EU Regulations for researchers working with plant material, register ASAP for our free event.

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The resilience potential of the Ethiopian coffee sector

Climate change threatens the availability of high quality Ethiopian coffee; scientists at Kew Gardens are undertaking work to mitigate the risk.

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bio-bean ltd in the news

HVCfP Network member Arthur Kay is in the news today – find out more.

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22nd May – The International Day for Biological Diversity

22nd May 2017 is the International Day of Biological Diversity

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Rosemary as a memory aid

Rosemary sales increase during the exam season because of its links to memory.

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High Value Chemicals from Plants