CABI shares expertise in all things microbiome at UKRI Innovate UK KTN Microbiome One Health Conference

CABI’s experts in bioscience services and publishing have shared their knowledge on all things microbiome at the UKRI Innovate UK KTN Microbiome One Health Conference held at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr Matthew Ryan, CABI’s Research Lead of Biological Resources and Dr Erika Newton, Journals Publisher, both participated in…
Read Further

CABI shares expertise in FAO study paper exploring use of microbial and invertebrate biological control agents

CABI scientists have contributed to a new study paper from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which explores the use of microbial and invertebrate biological control agents (BCAs) to ensure greater global food security. Dr Matthew Cock, Dr Yelitza Colmenarez, Dr Steve Edgington, Dr Hariet Hinz…
Read Further

Review highlights a century of science in tackling emerging fungal diseases in response to climate change

David Smith culture
A new CABI-led review published in the journal Microbiology Australia highlights how CABI has spent over 100 years identifying and combatting emerging fungal diseases of plants in response to the impacts of climate change. Dr David Smith, Emeritus Fellow and former Director, Biological Resources at CABI, led a team of…
Read Further

Genetic resources for food and agriculture come under the microscope at FAO event

David Smith in lab cropped
CABI has shared its expertise by contributing to a virtual workshop on the role of Digital Sequence Information (DSI) for the conservation and sustainable use of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (GRFA). Such DSI includes that pertaining to animal, forest, insect, microbial and plant genetic resources. Top crops, studied…
Read Further

CABI confirms new fungus with mysterious origins

Gibellula Bangbangus
CABI has confirmed a new species of fungus after the BBC Springwatch show called on Dr Harry Evans’ expertise when the mysterious specimen was first discovered in a Victorian gunpower store at Castle Espie wetland centre in Northern Ireland. The fungus, whose host is a cave spider, has been named…
Read Further

CABI contributes to position paper highlighting plan to safeguard African biodiversity

Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria
CABI has contributed its expertise in a new position paper in the journal Nature – from the African BioGenome Project (AfricaBP) – which highlights the goals, priorities, and roadmap of the impressive Africa-led effort to sequence the genomes of plants, animals, fungi, and protists that are endemic to the continent…
Read Further