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Important information for event attendees and external visitors

coronavirus (COVID-19)In light of the ongoing government restrictions and advice to mitigate risk of COVID-19 transmission, our events have been rescheduled or moved to online delivery.

Our sites remain on a restricted access condition, and only staff who are doing essential site-specific work or tasks are on site. All other colleagues continue to work from home for the time being.

We have excellent and free to use video conference and conference call systems and are happy to make these facilities available to help you engage with us. Meetings are taking place via video conference with participants joining individually from their own locations; check with the relevant member of staff for advice.

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View our list of forthcoming Conferences below.

Previous Conferences

Field of barley
for scientists, students, industry and other interested parties

Rising to the challenges conference

16-17 July 2014: £50-£125

Dr Pietro Iannetta of the James Hutton Institute is one of the speakers at this conference at the NIAB Innovation Farm.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2014-07-16
Nutrition Society logo
for members of the Nutrition Society and other interested parties

Carbohydrates in health: friends or foes?

14-17 July 2014: £55-£440

Two speakers from the James Hutton Institute are on the programme for the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting 2014.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2014-07-14
SCI logo
for plant breeders and scientists, industry, policy makers and agronomists

Measures for greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture

30 April 2014: £50-£170

This meeting organised by the Society of Chemical Industry will examine the competing pressures of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the agricultural sector while ensuring food security.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2014-04-30
Farm on a hillside
for researchers, policy makers and land managers

Sustainable Development in Practice Conference

15-16 April 2014: £130-£300

The biennial SRUC-SEPA conference, in association with the James Hutton Institute, Forest Research and Scottish Natural Heritage, will focus on delivering multiple benefits from land.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2014-04-15
Creative Coasts image
for any interested parties

Tay Estuary Forum 2014 conference

4 April 2014: £60 (£30 for students)

The annual Tay Estuary Forum will focus on the topic of Creative Coasts. Booking extended until 28 March 2014.

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2014-04-04
Association of Crop Protection in Northern Britain logo
for farmers, industry, researchers, policy makers and advisors

Crop Protection in Northern Britain: The Dundee Conference

25-26 February 2014

This biennial conference is the foremost event of its kind for environmental management and crop protection in northern environments. Registration now open.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2014-02-25
National Soil Symposium image
for farmers and growers

National Soil Symposium

13-14 November 2013: £50-£150

Professor Lorna Dawson of the James Hutton Institute will give one of the keynote speeches at the Soil Association's 2013 National Soil Symposium.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2013-11-13
Iain Gordon speaking to politicians at Science and the Parliament 2012
for MSPs, policy makers and scientists

Science and the Parliament 2013

13 November 2013, 11:30am: Free

The James Hutton Institute will be highlighting research on green space and blueberries at this event organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2013-11-13
Grampian Information logo
for libarians and information services professionals

The digital

7 November 2013: £60-£75

The 17th annual Grampian Information conference will be hosted at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2013-11-07
View towards Birnam in Perthshire
for researchers, students and industry

COST FA1208 meeting 2013

9-11 October 2013: €125

The first annual meeting of COST Action FA1208 "Pathogen-informed strategies for sustainable broad-spectrum crop resistance" will be held in Birnam, Scotland from 9-11 October 2013.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2013-10-09

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.