HL Deb 26 May 2004 vol 661 c150WA
The Countess of Mar

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which agrochemical companies, if any, are currently collaborating with the Medical Research Council (MRC) in any of its activities under the MRC Technology Strategic Plan to work with industry. [HL2971]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

The MRC currently has one formal collaborative arrangement with an agrochemical company. This is between DuPont Crop Protection and a team at the MRC Functional Genetics Unit in Oxford. The purpose of this collaboration is to use the nematode worm (C.elegans) as a model system for identifying and validating the target genes of new insecticide lead compounds.

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