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Please join us in welcoming Petra Raitaniemi to the KT Office in Long Hanborough! Petra is our new ACP Science Project Officer and you can read more about her, here. 

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Many congratulations to Mr Allan Nkuboye, on graduating with a Master of Botany from Makerere University! His dissertation was entitled “Diversity of the bean anthracnose pathogen, Colletotrichum lindemuthianum (Sacc. and Magn.) from major bean agroecological zones of Uganda”.

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The Kirkhouse Trust congratulates Dr Stanley Nkalubo and his team at NaCRRI, Uganda on the release of two common bean varieties: NABE 12CR (UGKT-KS1 1073-1, resistant to Pythium root rot) and NABE 14R (UGKT-B157-4, resistant to anthracnose).



Thank you to everyone who attended the BBI Symposium which was held via Zoom on the 16 and 21 February 2024.

Meeting presentations and Agenda can be found online.

Celebrating a Century of Brilliant Biochemistry


The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford has published a special comic-style booklet to celebrate one hundred years of remarkable biochemistry research and discoveries. It features its most eminent members, including Sir Ed Southern (on page 56), who is also KT's founder. Enjoy!

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Dr Claudia Canales Holzeis, KT Chief Executive, presented the ‘KT model’ at a side event of the COP28, organised by IAP, Save the Children, CICERO and GERICS. The side event, UN Climate Change and Health: How can policy address health impacts of climate change and air pollution?, streamed live on the 2nd December 2023.  

Main consortia

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African Bean Consortium (ABC)

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African Cowpea Programme (ACP)

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Stress Tolerant Orphan Legumes (STOL)

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