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Graduate Symposium Prizes 2014

22/09/2014

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This week the Department’s annual Graduate Symposium took place, showcasing the breadth of research across Plant Sciences. Our third year D.Phil. students gave research seminars, and the second year students presented posters.

Congratulations go to Ivey Geoghegan and Olga Sedelnikova who won the prizes for best talk and best poster, respectively.

Ivey Geoghegan’s project investigates the role of chitin deacetylation in the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae.

Olga Sedelnikova’s project aims to identify developmental regulators of C4 Kranz anatomy.

 


Grass species and their role in food security, soil stabilisation and golf courses

18/08/2014

Stephen Harris took part in a BBC World Service radio broadcast discussing grass species and their role in food security, soil stabilisation and golf courses.

The broadcast is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p024hhnj