• Phytophthora infestans: An interactome exposes a master manipulator
    by Simon Foster on March 2, 2021 at 16:58

    Phytophthora infestans is a mold-like oomycete pathogen, notoriously known for triggering the Irish potato famine in 1845. Almost two centuries later, scientists are still trying to unravel how exactly this organism makes plants sick. A […]

  • Opening the doors of potato pathogen perception
    by Chris Rickett on February 11, 2021 at 16:00

    New research identifies one of the best genes to confer durable resistance against late blight in potato Late blight (Phytophthora infestans), the cause of the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, continues to reduce potato yields today and […]

  • Introducing Mia Cerfonteyn – The Sainsbury Laboratory’s new Communications Officer
    by Simon Foster on February 5, 2021 at 11:51

    Mia Cerfonteyn has joined The Sainsbury laboratory as its new Communications Officer. She will take a lead in communicating our ground-breaking research in molecular plant-microbe interactions to the world through our media channels and […]

  • Celebrating our three Highly Cited Researchers
    by Simon Foster on November 18, 2020 at 08:01

    Three scientists at The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) are included in this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list for 2020. Now in its seventh year, the list recognises the most influential researchers on a global scale, representing those […]

  • Why Wenbo Ma joined TSL
    by Simon Foster on November 17, 2020 at 10:00

    Professor Wenbo Ma joined The Sainsbury Laboratory in 2020 as a Senior Group Leader. Wenbo studies the molecular mechanisms that underly the interaction between plants and the microbes that lead to disease or immunity. Plant diseases have […]

  • How plants close the door to pathogens
    by Simon Foster on August 26, 2020 at 15:00

    There are pores on the underside of a typical plant leaf that allow carbon dioxide in while letting oxygen and water vapour out to support photosynthesis and the movement of water up the plant. As such these pores support oxygen and water […]

  • Healthy Plants – Healthy People – Healthy Planet
    by Simon Foster on June 17, 2020 at 08:00

    A future vision delivering solutions to global challenges   Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet or HP³ is an ambitious vision to secure a safer, healthier and more sustainable future through the power of plant and […]

  • Norwich Research Park scientists join hospital in the fight against COVID-19
    by Simon Foster on April 9, 2020 at 13:07

    Norfolk and Waveney is to receive a major boost to its capacity for COVID-19 testing of frontline NHS workers thanks to the help of scientists at Norwich Research Park. Volunteers from all research organisations on the Park are working […]

  • Stem rust discovery solves decades old genomic puzzle
    by Andrew Lawn on February 28, 2020 at 10:00

    Researchers have shed new light on a longstanding mystery of what makes bread wheat susceptible to the devastating disease stem rust. For decades researchers and crop breeders have known that something in wheat’s notoriously complex […]

  • Professor Wenbo Ma to join The Sainsbury Laboratory
    by Simon Foster on February 20, 2020 at 10:00

    The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) is pleased to announce that Professor Wenbo Ma will be joining our team as Senior Group Leader in July 2020. Professor Ma is distinguished for her contributions to our understanding of both plant immunity and […]