Anthocyanins double the shelf life of tomatoes

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in News | No Comments

Recently published paper from Cathie Martin’s group on how purple tomatoes have an extended shelf life Zhang et al. Anthocyanins double the shelf life of tomatoes by delaying overripening and reducing susceptibility to gray mold. Curr Biol (2013) vol. 23 (12) pp. 1094-100 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.04.072

NPS appoints Chairman

Posted on May 29, 2012 in News | No Comments

NPS has appointed Stephen Thomson to chair the Board of Directors. Stephen has a wealth of experience as a non-executive director and Chairman. He is also an experienced angel investor.  

Prestigious award for TSL scientist

Posted on May 17, 2012 in News | No Comments

Professor Jonathan Jones of The Sainsbury Laboratory on the Norwich Research Park in the UK has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 E.C. Stakman Award, for his outstanding achievements in the field of plant pathology. Professor Jones has made numerous and sustained contributions to the science of plant pathology. His group was among […]

NPS completes Angel funding round

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 in News | No Comments

NPS has completed a funding round. We are delighted to have secured the support of a number of people whose experience of the plant science industry who will be able to contribute to our growth in many ways.

Financial Times article on Cathie Martin’s work, including purple tomatoes

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in News | One Comment
Financial Times article on Cathie Martin’s work, including purple tomatoes

Bloodier oranges, more purple tomatoes, fishier vegetable oils and zinc-rich rice. Those are some of the latest genetic modification projects under way in UK plant laboratories, aimed at producing healthier food – and a response to those who say that the GM foods commercialised so far may benefit farmers but offer nothing to consumers. The […]

BBC News: Purple tomato ‘may boost health

Posted on Oct 26, 2008 in News | No Comments
BBC News: Purple tomato ‘may boost health

Scientists have developed purple tomatoes which they hope may be able to keep cancer at bay. The fruit are rich in an antioxidant pigment called anthocyanin which is thought to have anti-cancer properties. A team from the John Innes Centre, Norwich, created the tomatoes by incorporating genes from the snapdragon flower, which is high in […]