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Plant cell cultures on pertidishes
Plant biotechnology for health and nutrition
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Plants have always played a traditional role in medicine, as the beautifully illustrated and richly descriptive herbal books of ancient cultures show. In modern times, however, healthcare has become more synthetic, with pills and tablets more common than tinctures and infusions. But new advances in biotechnology will see plants taking centre stage again as a prime source of health promoting agents. These exciting developments will have an entire session - Plant biotechnology for health and nutrition – dedicated to them at the 2018 SEB Annual Meeting in Florence. Here is a sneak advance peek of what’s in store…

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From proteome to phenotype: Role of post-translational modifications
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Post-translational protein modifications (PTMs) dramatically increase the complexity of cellular proteomics. It is now well established that PTMs are critical players in processes ranging from whole cellular metabolic reprogramming to fine-tuning responses of organisms to ever changing environmental conditions. However, many details on the molecular mechanisms underpinning PTM-mediated cellular signalling are yet to emerge.

Steph Johnson
Spotlight on... Stephanie Johnson
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Former SEB Young Scientist Award Winner Steph Johnson perfectly illustrates how the skills gained through a PhD in research needn’t tie you to the lab bench. Caroline Wood caught up with her to find out what happened since she won the award for the Plant Section at the SEB 2014 Annual Meeting in Manchester.

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Counting reproductive investment
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

A multi-scale CT-scanning approach demonstrated in orchids has wide application for non-destructive quantitative imaging