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Forensics weekend (Event)

Soil forensics expert Professor Lorna Dawson of the James Hutton Institute is joining a weekend of special events at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen to celebrate the science used to help solve crimes. She will be speaking at 11am on ... Read more

Final monthly winner of Water Works competition (News)

Fourteen-year-old Ruairidh Campbell of Edinburgh is the December and final monthly winner of our Water Works schools photographic competition. His photograph "Morning over Loch Earn" was chosen by the judges who said: & ... Read more

Human and animal pathogens on plants (Research Page)

The main aim of our research is to understand the basis to the molecular interactions that underpin bacteria-plant interactions. The work focuses on enteric human pathogenic bacteria, which pose a food safety threat to consumers t ... Read more

Glasgow's buzzing (Event)

"Glasgow's buzzing" is the title of this seminar which will be given by Suzanne Bairner of Buglife. The seminar has been organised by Aberdeen Entomological Club and will be held at the James Hutton Institute in Aber ... Read more

Weather records show dreich year for Dundee (News)

James Hutton Institute meteorological observers Dr Roy Neilson and Alison Dobson look back at the weather statistics gathered at the Dundee site to reveal just how wet 2012 was. ... Read more

Spiders as indicators of environmental change (Event)

Mike Davidson of the British Arachnological Society, will deliver this seminar entitled "Spiders as indicators of environmental change". It has been organised by Aberdeen Entomological Club and will be held at the James ... Read more

Potato late blight still a threat to global food security (News)

A pathogen responsible for a plant disease that has caused food shortages and major loss of life in the past, such as the Irish Potato Famine of 1845, still poses a significant threat to global food security. This is underlined in ... Read more

The mushroom that gave Christmas its colours (News)

In modern times, red and white have become universal symbols of Father Christmas and the festive season. There is even a widespread belief that an advertising campaign from a ubiquitous soft drinks company was the defining point w ... Read more

November winner of our Water Works competition announced (News)

Thirteen-year-old Paul Pomeroy of Dundee is the November winner of our Water Works schools photographic competition. ... Read more

World Soil Day: let’s celebrate our most prized asset (News)

Did you know that our most valuable natural asset is the soil beneath our feet? On World Soil Day 2012, researchers at the James Hutton Institute say soil is a key resource for food security and human sustainability. As the world& ... Read more

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