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CINTRIN is open to anyone with an interest in nitrogen use efficiency in the face of future demands due to the growing global population and environmental and socio-economic changes.

The India-UK CINTRIN partnership represents a powerful alliance of academia, research institutes and business, and provides a timely demonstration of the synergy that arises when end-to-end approaches address specific targets for reducing the use of agricultural nitrogen by exploiting plant genetics.

The annual CINTRIN workshops are central to the development and expansion of a network to identify new areas of research. Academic exchanges and training in India and in the UK, will be core to developing research collaborations widely, including outside of the starting partnership. We also aim to promote events from other groups and organisations in fields relevant to nitrogen use.

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As part of the CINTRIN network you will:

  • receive our quarterly newsletter
  • be able to participate in our events
  • be part of the CINTRIN N Map

We also want to hear from researchers working on nitrogen use:

  • share information on your research, findings, events and training courses you are organising so CINTRIN can highlight this within the community
  • contribute to our communications, sharing your views on recent publications, reports, policies, events, initiatives and trends to inspire and influence others
  • propose new questions or topics for the network to explore in our future events
  • you can tell us about the events and training courses you are organising, and CINTRIN will help promote them

CINTRIN leaders

Work package Summary Leaders Partners
WP1 Interdisciplinary research to prime the translation of biological N use UK - Ottoline Leyser
India - Manoj Prasad
UK - The Sainsbury Laboratory (Cambridge), NIAB
India - National Institute of Plant Genome Research, Punjab Agricultural University, ICRISAT
WP2 Defining optimal N use by key cereal germplasm for UK and India UK - Howard Griffiths
India - Rakesh Srivastava
UK - University of Cambridge, NIAB
WP3 Translational N germplasm for pre-breeding UK - Alison Bentley, Emma Wallington
India - Rajeev Gupta
WP4 Field scale evaluation of optimal Nitrogen allocation in novel germplasm and identification of HYLO lines UK - Howard Griffiths, Roger Sylvester-Bradley
India - Parveen Chhuneja
UK - University of Cambridge, ADAS
WP5 Resources for breeders and farmers – moving to the farmers field UK - Tina Barsby, Sachin Shende
India - Santosh Deshpande
UK - NIAB, KisanHub
WP6 Building a wider CINTRIN network UK - Mariana Fazenda
India - Rajeev Gupta
India - ALL

Related websites

UKRI - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
IUNFC - India-UK Nitrogen Fixation Centre
NEWS India-UK - Newton-Bhabha Virtual Centre on Nitrogen Efficiency of Whole-cropping Systems for improved performance and resilience in agriculture
INEW - Indo-UK Centre for the improvement of Nitrogen use Efficiency in Wheat