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Calling SEB members: referee for JXB
23 November 2016

Scientists volunteering their time in peer review are essential for the progress of research. By supporting JXB (Journal of Experimental Botany), SEB members can be confident that they are supporting ‘their’ journal (it is owned by, and provides funding to, the society). And if you haven’t been a reviewer before, you might be surprised at how early in their careers many people start. m

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Prof. Katherine Denby elected SEB Plant Section Chair
31 October 2016

Professor Katherine Denby has been elected as the new SEB Plant Section Chair. Currently the convenor for SEB’s Plant Biotic Interaction Group, Katherine has been an active and involved member of the SEB community for over 8 years.

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How to build beautiful biochemical factories
30 October 2016

What connects insects sticking to the leaves of a tobacco plant and the production of the anti-malaria drug artemisinin? The answer is trichomes – the hair-like structures on the surfaces of plants – which once seen at high magnification in a scanning electron micrograph are never forgotten for their intrinsic beauty. But these beauties are, ironically, ‘biochemical factories’ involved in the production of secondary metabolites.

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New Phytologist Tansley Medal
24 October 2016

This is a prestigious award for early career researchers with a £2000 prize and the opportunity to publish a single-authored Tansley insight review in New Phytologist.