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Travels with my grant
12 December 2016

I used funds from my travel grant to go to Brown University, Rhode Island in order to collect data to determine whether turtles can move their pelvis inside the shell while they walk and swim. We did this using an emerging technology called X-Ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology (XROMM) that coordinates CT scans of the skeleton with 3D X-ray video to allow precise measurements of the movements of internal structures in animals.

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Sound the alarm! Roots and systemic plant defence
05 December 2016

When we’re threatened we tend to alert everyone around us, and it’s the same at the cellular level. The recent Journal of Experimental Botany paper from Agut et al. takes the specific case of two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) attack on citrus, and in so doing brings new insights to the idea of a ‘shoot–root–shoot’ (SRS) loop in defending a multitude of plants against a similarly large variety of pests and pathogens. See also the separate Insight article from Simon Groen for an independent perspective on this vitally important area of research.

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ASPB Plant Biology 2017 travel grant
25 November 2016

ASPB (American Society of plant Biologists) is offering a limited number of $575 travel grants to attend Plant Biology 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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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