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Published on: February 7, 2014

This week has been another busy one for GARNet.

The meeting report for our May 2013 synthetic biology workshop has been published in the Journal of Experimental Botany. You can download An Introduction to Opportunities in Plant Synthetic Biology for free here.

GARNet Advisory Committee member John Doonan, Director of the National Phenomics Centre at IBERS in Aberystwyth also published a paper this week, as highlighted in Lisa’s weekly Arabidopsis Research Round-up. It’s an excellent paper (Zheng et al.; PNAS 10.1073/pnas.1318460111) – but it’s a shame the press release was almost entirely about wheat!

We’ve been planning another Software Carpentry bootcamp with Liverpool after our Warwick event filled up so quickly. It’s early days but we’ll be sure to keep you informed.

Finally, in response to this blog post by Professor Ian Crute, I wish to make a statement. My thanks to Professor Crute for protecting my identity, but I feel it is time to admit my mistake in order to act as a warning to others who live-tweet events. I feel it is my duty to publically announce that I would never intentionally refer to plant science or Prof Crute as ‘pants’. Indeed I hold both of them in high esteem. My message to Tweeps everywhere is this: Please check your tweets before tapping that ‘TWEET’ button!

As a related aside, Lisa and I have discovered that pant science is actually a real thing! You learn something new every day.


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