The thermostat of flowering

Consortium for Improving Plant Yield & Centre for BioSystems Genomics

A major developmental step in a plant’s life cycle is the moment of flowering, which is heavily dependent on environmental conditions, such as temperature. Researchers from the Consortium for Improving Plant Yield (CIPY) together with German collaborators recently revealed the mechanism behind how ambient temperature affects flowering time in Nature.

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Schizophrenia genetically overlaps with depression

Centre for Medical Systems Biology

A recent study published in Nature Genetics links, for the first time, common psychiatric disorders like depression with less common disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This finding was based on the analysis of genetic information of over 75,000 people.

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Art made of bacteria, cells and fish skeletons

CSG Centre for Society and the Life Sciences

Living Mirror, Fish Bone Chapel and Ergo Sum are the three winning projects of the 2013 edition of the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award. Until 16 December 2013 these bio-art projects can be seen at Raamsteeg 2, Leiden. Visitors can experience a chapel consisting of zebra fish skeletons, a biological self-portrait made out of stem cells and a liquid image of magnetic bacteria.

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Government invests in successor Pre-Seed Grant

NGI Valorisation

Recently the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp announced that €75 million euro will become available to stimulate innovative start-ups in the life sciences. This revolving fund enables innovative start-ups to gain better access to market. This announcement means that both the Valorisation Grant and the Life Sciences Pre Seed Grant will be continued, though probably in adjusted formats.

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DNA restaurant met Genboosters

&samhoud foodlab & NGI

&samhoud foodlab, het restaurant waar GenBoosters geserveerd zouden worden, berust op een hoax, die NGI heeft geïnitieerd. Het restaurant serveerde één gerecht in vele smakelijke vormen: Food for thought

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