Visit to explore collaborations with Brazilian researchers in Sao Paulo state

Lead Research Organisation: John Innes Centre
Department Name: Cell and Develop Biology



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Description NRP/FAPESP, UK-Brazil Plant Sciences Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This workshop held in Norwich between 23-25 January 2013. The aim was to strengthen interactions between scientists across the Norwich research Park and scientists in Brazil, principally in the São Paulo area, that are engaged in Plant Science Research.

The meeting included talks from 19 Brazilian scientists and 20 project leaders from the Norwich Research Park (from the John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia and The Genome Analysis Centre) and covered the following key areas of impact and complementary science to be pursued in bilateral collaborations: Analysis and biology of complex genomes, Crop improvement, Plant Reproductive Biology, Sugar metabolism and cell walls, Natural products, Molecular approaches to study disease resistance in plants, Structural Biology and Frontier approaches: Advanced imaging and mathematical modelling.

The workshop was co-funded by FAPESP, UEA and JIC, and was organised by Robert Sablowski (JIC), Marie-Anne van Sluys (FAPESP) and Colin Morgan (UEA).

Following the workshop, ideas for eleven different potential collaborations between UK and Brazilian Scientists were further developed with the aim to apply for joint funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013