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Natural use of biology to control disease in crops is the Holy Grail of agriculture, and a team of young researchers has now pinpointed a way of easing cereals' risks from a deadly root pathogen. In the soils of the world's cereal fields, a family tussle between related species of fungi is underway for control of the crops' roots, with food security threatened if the wrong side wins.


BBSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation, is now looking for people to join our pool of experts to provide knowledge and insight. BBSRC plays a crucial role in the health and vibrancy of UK bioscience and is now looking for people to join our pool of experts, research committee and follow-on fund committee to ensure that we continue to invest in high-quality research, innovation and training in the biosciences.


The UK government has announced that it will be committing over £30 million of funding and continue to lead the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. The funding will be delivered via four new projects as part of the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF).


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