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December 2016

Christmas party!

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Lab members at the table. Left side, back to front: Shannah Gates (ICASE PhD student), Liu Ka (MSc Student). Right side, back to front: Dr Imma Perez-Salamo (Marie Curie Research Fellow), Stacey Vincent (MSc Student), Dr Andrea Briones (Congratulations on a successful PhD!), Jovaras Krasauskas (PhD Student)

October 2016

Alessandra Devoto receives a BRIDGE AWARD from the Japan Society for the promotion of Science in recognition of her excellent achievements towards Japan-UK academic collaboration. Alessandra spent time in Japan, between November and December 2016, to continue and renew collaborations and to meet friends.

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Dr Alessandra Devoto (4th from the left, front row) at RIKEN CSRS, Yokohama. The JSPS Host Prof Keiko Sugimoto (1st from the right, second row) and collaborator Prof Motoaki Seki (2nd from the right, second row) and local host Prof Ken Shirasu (3rd from the right, third row) are depicted together with Early career and experienced Postdoctoral researchers.

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Dr Alessandra Devoto (2nd from the left) at Kyoto Sangyo University with other speakers during the 45th Symposium, International Plant Meeting ‘Plants and Environment’, Hosted by Plant Biotechnology Association in Kyoto and Plant Organelle Genomics Research Center at Kyoto Sangyo University. Aimed at Early career researchers. Local Host Dr Seisuke Kimura.

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Dr Alessandra Devoto giving the plenary lecture at Kyoto Sangyo University during the 45th Symposium, International Plant Meeting ‘Plants and Environment’, Hosted by Plant Biotechnology Association in Kyoto and Plant Organelle Genomics Research Center at Kyoto Sangyo University. Aimed at Early career researchers. Local Host Dr Seisuke Kimura.

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In Kamakura with Drs Jong-Myong Kim (RIKEN, Centre for Sustainable Research, Yokohama, Japan) and Taiko To (Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Alessandra’s friends and long-standing collaborators. Leading authors of Kim JM, To TK et al (2017) Acetate-mediated novel survival strategy against drought in plants Nature Plants  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2017.97. See Main Publications

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May 2016

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The School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, is pleased to announce one fully funded, 3-year BBSRC-funded Industrial CASE Studentship PhD in partnership with the global biopharma leader UCB Celltech in the field of Applied Plant Molecular Sciences and Industrial Biotechnology.

Eligibility

Applicants are expected to hold, or to be awarded a first class or a good upper second class BSc Degree, Masters or an equivalent qualification in a relevant field.

Applying

Applications should be made online before the closing date shown below. Please clearly state name of the project supervisor and project you are applying for in any communication, and in the Research area of the application form. Please follow the link https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/applying/howtoapply.aspx to begin your application.

Project information

Title. Development of a novel platform that aids the identification of disease-modifying biomolecules from plants.

This project is co-supervised by Dr Alessandra Devoto, School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London and Dr Tom Crabbe, UCB Celltech.

Full project description

Novel sources of compounds are in constant demand for testing as potential starting points for therapies that cure or alleviate unmet patient need.

This BBSRC-funded Industrial CASE Studentship PhD project aims to develop an effective method for identifying plant products with biopharmaceutical activity.

April 2015

The School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway University of London has been awarded Bronze Athena SWAN award for its commitment to diversity and equality.

Announced on 23 April, the national awards recognise and celebrate good practice in advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.

Congratulatory letters were received by the Athena champion Dr Alessandra Devoto, Reader in the School of Biological Sciences for leading the successful submission.

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April 2014

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This visit follows from that in July 2012

See also http://pgn.riken.jp/English/news_e.html

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Alessandra Devoto (visiting scientist at RIKEN CSRS, Yokohama, Japan) returns to RIKEN CSRS, Japan, to drive the Royal Society International Collaborative Project ‘Analysis of chromatin remodelling during drought and hormone treatment’.

 See also http://pgn.riken.jp/English/index.htm

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and April 2010 (Alessandra Devoto was awarded an Invitation Fellowship from JSPS (Japan Society for the promotion of Science)

Alessandra misses collaborators and friends!

June 2010

Alessandra organized together with Dr Nick Monk, Centre for Plant Integrative Biology, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham) and Dr Motoaki Seki, the International Workshop: Inference and Modelling of Regulatory Networks in Multicellular systems. Yokohama (Japan) 11-12/06/10. Funded by BBSRC/Tokyo Embassy (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council).


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