• 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 […]

  • Investing in the next generation of plant health researchers: Director of Postgraduate Research and Training appointed
    by Andrew Lawn on February 10, 2020 at 13:00

    We are pleased to announce that Professor Stephen Bornemann will join The Sainsbury Laboratory as Director of Postgraduate Research and Training in April 2020.  He will have a wide responsibility, managing the portfolio of […]

  • Genetic discovery triggers hope of immunity boost in major crops
    by Andrew Lawn on February 5, 2020 at 14:41

    Just like humans, plants get sick. They can be infected by parasites as diverse as fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematode worms and insects The post Genetic discovery triggers hope of immunity boost in major crops appeared first on The […]

  • TSL commits to national concordat supporting researchers
    by Andrew Lawn on December 19, 2019 at 11:49

    The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) has become the latest signatory of the Researcher Development Concordat. The concordat is organised by Vitae a non-profit programme supporting the professional development of researchers, and the Researchers […]

  • Introducing Davies Kaimenyi
    by Andrew Lawn on December 1, 2019 at 09:00

    In the first of a new series introducing some of the scientists here at The Sainsbury Laboratory, we spoke to PhD student Davies Kaimenyi about the work he’s doing and his career so far. “My name is Davies Kaimenyi and I am a […]

  • GM potato trials point to blight resistant crops of the future
    by Andrew Lawn on November 29, 2019 at 15:06

    A genetically modified potato with improved tuber quality and resistance to the devastating disease late blight has progressed successfully through the latest stage of trials. The field trials follow successful lab experiments to modify […]

  • Three TSL researchers named in global highly-cited list
    by Andrew Lawn on November 20, 2019 at 11:29

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

  • Doctoral Training Partnership studentships at TSL
    by Simon Foster on November 4, 2019 at 09:26

    The Norwich Research Park Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership offers PhD studentships at one of the largest, successful centres for biological and biotechnological research and training in Europe. The Partnership has an international […]

  • Recycling at TSL
    by Andrew Lawn on November 1, 2019 at 09:00

    After scientists found plastic polluting the fossil record, and christened this ‘The Age of Plastic’, we spoke to one of our environmental champions, Neil Stammars for an update on initiatives to lower the amount of waste […]