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Model figure
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

A major challenge for crop improvement strategies is the development of robust approaches to study plant morphology and architecture. These are complex traits that change during development and in response to the prevailing environment. A raft of new technologies is being developed to enable detailed analysis of these complex traits. Perez et al have started tackling the structural complexity of plant architecture by looking at 3D architecture of oil palm.

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Flower power
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

In this article Chan et al. address an as yet unmet urgent need in polio eradication. The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts recommended the complete global withdrawal of oral polio vaccine (OPV) type 2 by April 2016, replacing it with inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV).

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Biodiversity matters: Here, there and everywhere
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

This year’s annual ‘Science with Impact’ session featured the usual excellent speaker line-up and, for the first time in its 4-year history, a public audience were invited to join the SEB delegates and participate in the discussions. Chaired by George Littlejohn (SEB+ section chair), our panel first presented their particular perspectives on biodiversity, after which the floor was opened for questions.

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SEB Brighton 2016: Young Scientist Award Session (YSAS)
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

Each year, SEB invites its early career delegates to submit their abstract to the YSAS session during the SEB Meeting, to compete for the award of “Best research presentation”. Our science writers, Caroline Wood and Jonathan Smith, have summarised the winners’ research.