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Monogram is aimed at crop research and plant breeding communities
Monday, May 31, 2021

Monogram 2021: online event for crop research and plant breeding communities

This week the James Hutton Institute will be hosting the annual conference for the Monogram Network (Monogram 2021) virtually, from Tuesday the 1st to Friday the 4th of June.

Dr Sarah McKim (image credit: University of Dundee)
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Partnership award to advance cereal science

Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee have won funding to establish a partnership with world-class researchers in Australia. This will allow the leading research organisations to pool their expertise towards advances in cereal science, specifically in barley developmental genetics and transcriptomics.

Images of Johanna's placement (credit: Johanna Wurtz)
Monday, May 24, 2021

Johanna and Hechizo: a successful barley science placement

Undergraduate student Johanna Maria Würtz, who undertook a 1,150-mile hike alongside her Shetland pony Hechizo to take on a barley science placement at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, has completed her work in Scotland and plans to continue researching sustainable solutions for future agriculture and plant breeding.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Hutton laptops donated to Aberdeen Cyrenians

The James Hutton Institute have donated several laptops and desktop computers to an Aberdeen based charity with the aim of supporting the local community. The Aberdeen Cyrenians have spent over 50 years providing care services and a range of support to vulnerable people in the area.

Physical activity can help live a healthier, longer life
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Scientists discover world-first cocktail for a longer life

An international team of scientists including Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) has discovered the perfect cocktail of physical activity that could help live a healthier, longer life.

‘Forest gardens’
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

‘Forest gardens’ provide insight into sustainability of Guadeloupe’s agrobiodiversity

The historical ‘forest gardens’ of Guadeloupe, an overseas region of France, have provided the inspiration for a research group studying the feasibility of small-scale production systems in the area. The region is one of the world’s ‘hotspots’ for biodiversity; unfortunately, this biodiversity is now under significant pressure.

Wild fire
Monday, May 17, 2021

€10m European funding success for wildfire management project

A new research project involving 39 partners from 19 countries and including James Hutton Institute scientists has received €10 million from the European Union. The Horizon 2020 funded project FireEUrisk, launching this month, aims to shift conventional thinking and develop a science-based strategy to manage major forest fires across Europe.

Dr Susan Cooksley, manager of the Dee Catchment Partnership
Friday, May 14, 2021

River partnership shortlisted for environment award

The partnership tasked with looking after the river Dee catchment in north east Scotland is a finalist in the Inspiring Aberdeenshire Awards. Shortlisted for the Beautiful Aberdeenshire Environmental Award, the Dee Catchment Partnership’s recent Easter Beltie burn restoration project near Torphins was recognised.

The self-guiding trail will take visitors on an adventure through nature
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Come and experience the Power of Plants at the Dundee Botanic Garden

The public are invited to discover the wonderful world of plants and the people who work with them at an upcoming event at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden, co-organised by scientists at the James Hutton Institute.

Doris Vetterlein receiving her medal virtual in Halle in Germany
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

ISRR Lecture and root-rhizosphere workshop shines light into the dark world of roots and soil

After two postponements due to COVID-19, the long-awaited 2020 ISRR Dundee Root Medal and Root-Rhizosphere Interactions Workshop took place on the 5th May 2021. This is an annual event for scientists interested in root research and the plant/soil interface.

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