GarNet Webinar (5/5/2020)

Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso presented the research of the group in the first GarNet webinar attended by more than 400 people.

A recording is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ9lZzksnsU

Equality and Inclusion

Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso is the equality and inclusion coordinator for the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds and member of the Athena Swam committee.

We undertake a number of activities to engage the community in promoting the value of Diversity in Science and act as a voice for the minority groups.

Engage by following our twitter page @faces_of_FBS and check our website

The Cultural Institute, Creative labs and Plasmodesmata

A video of the event can be accessed here.

Watch from minute 12 and tell us what you think!


Engaging the scientific communities

Following an award from the Newton Fund and the British Council, the Legumes for Life workshop was celebrated from 2-4 of May, 2018 at the beautiful Stiαs Centre in Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Y. Benitez-Alfonso participated in this workshop and created a Blog to share with all the scientific community.

Check our journey at Legumes for Life 2018

Engaging industrial networks

We are active participants in the BBSRC Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Network LBNet

We have also recently secured funding from EPSRC Impact Acceleration Accounts to work with the global company Futamura.

Stay tune for more news!

Reaching to the general public and building the next generation

We contribute to events such as Discovery day, University Open days, Fascination for Plant Day, etc. to engage with the public and communicate our research. Do not forget to stop by our stands! There is always something exciting!

We are always open to suggestions for more engagement opportunities. If you have an idea please connect with us by sending an email to y.benitez-alfonso@leeds.ac.uk