26 May 2020

Is COVID-19 changing our relationship with food?

The James Hutton Institute

"We hope the results will give recommendations to decision-makers in the food sector and at policy level on how to respond to changes and make food systems fit for future food-related habits following the current pandemic"

22 May 2020

Genetic discovery sheds light on sodium tolerance in barley crops

The James Hutton Institute

“This paper represents five years’ work. We are delighted that our discovery can provide real benefits in terms of understanding this important trait”

20 May 2020

Rowett supports food-focused online learning

The Rowett Institute

The Rowett Institute has contributed to a range of educational resources to help with home schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic.

20 May 2020

Educational SEFARI

Scottish research institutes are sharing educational activities and resources for teachers, parents and learners to use during the coronavirus pandemic. School children can learn how to manage a forest, become diet detectives or try being a farmer.

13 May 2020

Now available: May 2020 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

"We'd love to hear what you think of it, so please send us your comments"

4 May 2020

Preserve open science during COVID-19 fight, international scientists say

The James Hutton Institute

"Transparency engenders public trust and is the best defence against misunderstanding, misuse, and deliberate misinformation about models and their results"

30 Apr 2020

Hutton wildflowers for enhanced wellbeing and a better environment

The James Hutton Institute

"The wildflower initiative aims to support our staff’s physical and mental wellbeing and provide educational support for their children, while simultaneously benefitting our local environment"

30 Apr 2020

Interactive maps can help understand local communities

The James Hutton Institute

"It is crucial to ensure that socio-economic data is usable and accessible to the communities, practitioners and stakeholders engaged in place-based activities, as access to data supports informed decision-making and community empowerment"

30 Apr 2020

Rowett researcher wins the best scientific paper of 2019

The Rowett Institute

Research carried out by a former Aberdeen scientist while at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute has been awarded the best scientific paper of 2019 by the Alpro Foundation.

27 Apr 2020

Scottish research institutes helping to tackle coronavirus

The James Hutton Institute

"Scotland is proud to have some of the world’s leading science and research institutions. During this unprecedented global pandemic, the response of our research institutions in volunteering staff and laboratory equipment has been great to see"

23 Apr 2020

Plant viruses may provide pipeline for increased vaccine production

The James Hutton Institute

Brome mosaic virus PDB 1J59 (image: JY Sgro; UW-Madison) “This technology may be rapidly repurposed to synthesize bulk amounts of vaccine and diagnostic proteins in emergencies"

20 Apr 2020

UK crop scientists benefit from next-generation research computing platform

The James Hutton Institute

"High-performance computing is central to so many areas of science performed by the Institute.

17 Apr 2020

COVID-19: More ways than one to help those who need it most

The James Hutton Institute

“I am really inspired by our staff’s dedication and imaginative ways of helping in these difficult times and leaving no stone unturned. Every small effort helps.”

16 Apr 2020

Launch of SEFARI Fellowship with SNH and SEPA

We are delighted to announce that Kit Macleod from the James Hutton Institute will be undertaking the latest SEFARI Fellowship.

15 Apr 2020

Arable Scotland 2020: coming to a screen near you

The James Hutton Institute

"We hope even more people will be able to engage with the event and that it can collectively be used as a focal point to meet and interact in a virtual way" More information from: 

15 Apr 2020

MycoNourish raises funding to improve crop production with innovative customised microbes

The James Hutton Institute

"There are countless microbes that have both positive and negative effects on plant growth. Ensuring that crops are paired with the best ones offers a novel way of improving yields, and over 85% of the world’s crop species could benefit from our technology"

13 Apr 2020

Biodiversity conservation and COVID-19: remember links between healthy ecosystems and human wellbeing

The James Hutton Institute

"This editorial is the product of discussions among conservation scientists from around the world. Our objective is to highlight the short and long-term consequences of this pandemic for biodiversity and for conservation science"

9 Apr 2020

Rowett Institute teams up with fish producer to deliver healthy produce and advice

The Rowett Institute

Nutritionists from the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute have teamed up with local fish producer, Sutherland's of Portsoy, to help create healthy grocery boxes.

8 Apr 2020

The James Hutton Institute's response to COVID-19: we will try our hardest to help

The James Hutton Institute

“We are helping to tackle COVID-19 where we can. It can be surprising how we might assist, so please don’t hesitate to ask. We will try our hardest.” More information from: 

3 Apr 2020

New SEFARI case study -"Diversity in the Mix: The benefits of biodiversity for sustainable crop production"

How will farms in the future provide the food, fuel & fibre we need while delivering environmental benefits under the conditions of increasingly variable environmental change? Our latest case study by Rob Brooker highlights whether such win-wins are possible.

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