Biotech Updates

Global Network to Do Research on Plant Biology

February 24, 2012

ERA-NET for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS), a European Commission-funded network, was launched to coordinate plant science research across Europe and beyond. The network composed of 26 partners from 23 countries will fund plant science research programs to help address global challenges such as ensuring food security and providing sustainable bioenergy.

The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will coordinate ERA-CAPS. The collaborative projects will do research on plant biology that may have applications including improved crops for food, energy and industrial biotechnology.

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