Powdery mildew resistance in strawberry fruit (Ref: CTP_FCR_2019_7)
Dr H Cockerton, Dr B Li, Prof J M Dunwell
28 February 2019
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC ) have awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR.
Upstream Open Reading Frames: A New Way to Turn Plant Genes On and Off?
Prof B H Davies
20 January 2019
The ability to regulate gene expression is essential for life. Plants lack the ability to move and therefore have a particular challenge to respond to changes and trends in their environment and adjust the expression of their genes accordingly.
Identification of novel genes and addressing the missing heritability in albinism
Dr M Thomas, Prof I Gottlob, Prof Y Zhang
21 January 2019
Albinism is a genetically heterogeneous group of congenital hypomelanotic disorders. It is characterized by ocular features such as infantile nystagmus, iris transillumination, foveal hypoplasia, chorioretinal hypopigmentation, photophobia and axonal misrouting at the optic chiasm.
Understanding Colorectal Cancer risk loci that alter transcriptional dynamics
Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre
Dr S Farrington, Prof M Dunlop
15 February 2019
This is one of several projects available on a CRUK funded PhD programme at the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, which is part of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh.