• Royal Society honours pioneering science of TSL adviser
    by Andrew Lawn on April 17, 2019 at 15:06

    The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) has welcomed the announcement that long-standing advisor Professor Brian Staskawicz is today elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society. Professor Staskawicz, a pioneer in plant/microbe interactions […]

  • Statement regarding our Gatsby colleague Luke Potter
    by Andrew Lawn on January 17, 2019 at 09:29

    We are all shocked and saddened by the news that Luke Potter, Africa Programmes Director for the Gatsby Charitable foundation, was killed in the violent attack in Nairobi on the 15th January.  We send our deepest and most sincere […]

  • Norwich scientists urge local MPs to back People’s Vote
    by Andrew Lawn on December 7, 2018 at 09:03

    A large number of researchers in Norwich have signed and sent a letter to the nine Members of Parliament for the Norwich and Norfolk region, highlighting their concerns about the prospect of Brexit. At the time of writing, the letter has […]

  • Five TSL researchers named in global highly-cited list
    by Andrew Lawn on November 27, 2018 at 15:10

    Five scientists at The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) are included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List. Now in its fifth year, the prestigious Web of Science list, compiled by Clarivate Analytics, identifies researchers with multiple […]

  • TSL joins European scientists to safeguard precision breeding for agriculture
    by Andrew Lawn on October 24, 2018 at 08:00

    Leading researchers representing more than 75 European plant and life sciences research centres and institutes have endorsed a position paper that urgently calls upon European policy makers to safeguard gene-editing technologies in plant […]

  • Doctoral Training Partnership studentships at TSL
    by Simon Foster on October 3, 2018 at 09:59

    The Norwich Research Park Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership is a PhD programme involving the John Innes Centre, the University of East Anglia, the Quadram Institute Bioscience, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Earlham Institute. The […]

  • Call for clarity after EU ruling on gene-edited crops
    by Andrew Lawn on September 13, 2018 at 13:00

    The Sainsbury Laboratory is today joining a call for the Government to address the implications of a European Union judicial ruling that classes gene-edited crops as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). An open letter, signed by leading […]

  • New research sheds light on plant signalling
    by Andrew Lawn on September 3, 2018 at 15:00

    Plants rely on cell-surface receptors for their survival. These receptors – which are often receptor kinases – are components of dynamic protein complexes that perceive and respond to molecular signals from outside the cell to […]

  • Plants have an immune system…and it’s complicated
    by Andrew Lawn on June 21, 2018 at 18:00

    Fresh insights into the sophisticated immune system of plants amounts to a new field of discovery that could deliver the next generation of disease-resistant crops.  The prospect is outlined by researchers at The […]

  • Linnean medal awarded to Professor Sophien Kamoun
    by Andrew Lawn on May 31, 2018 at 09:43

    The ground-breaking work of Professor Sophien Kamoun at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, has been recognised with the award of The Linnean Medal. Professor Kamoun was presented with the prestigious medal at a ceremony of the Linnean […]