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Wildflower seeds are being sent to Hutton staff and students
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hutton wildflowers for enhanced wellbeing and a better environment

Recognising the benefits of gardening for physical and mental health, and the relevance of wildflowers for our environment, the James Hutton Institute has sent each member of its staff and its UK-based students a small pack of native wildflower seeds to create a one-square metre area of wildflowers.

Sample map produced by the online tool (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Interactive maps can help understand local communities

Social scientists at the James Hutton Institute are exploring ways in which the use of interactive maps can help understand communities and small areas well below the national level.

Hutton Qiagen lab machines have been loaned to the NHS
Monday, April 27, 2020

Scottish research institutes helping to tackle coronavirus

Scotland's Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, has praised scientific institutions which normally focus on infectious diseases in livestock, environmental security and nutrition for offering support to tackle COVID-19.

Brome mosaic virus PDB 1J59 (image: JY Sgro; UW-Madison)
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Plant viruses may provide pipeline for increased vaccine production

New biotechnology research at the James Hutton Institute is pointing the way to how plant viruses can be harnessed to produce vaccines. Eventually, this technology could improve the UK’s vaccine production capacity.

rural Scotland
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Social science, rural Scotland, and COVID-19

Social science may provide an insight into how rural Scotland can and will likely respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. These research findings bring into focus the importance of community resilience, discuss the impact the virus may have on the agricultural sector, and finally outline the potential for positive change in a post-pandemic Scotland.

The new HPC cluster at Hutton Aberdeen
Monday, April 20, 2020

UK crop scientists benefit from next-generation research computing platform

A high-performance computing platform that will increase the pace of crop science and climate change research has been established by six leading UK research organisations; the new facility is based at the James Hutton Institute's Aberdeen site.

David Beattie, KTP associate
Friday, April 17, 2020

Partnership to develop seaweed potential shortlisted for Aquaculture Award

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the James Hutton Institute and Davidsons Animal Feeds aiming to explore seaweed-based feeds, with associated benefits in terms of meat quality and a reduced carbon footprint, has been shortlisted for an Aquaculture Award 2020 in the Collaboration category.

Face shields are a key element of personal protective equipment
Friday, April 17, 2020

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

James Hutton Institute employees have been helping efforts to provide frontline staff in Tayside and North East Scotland with much-needed personal protection equipment during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. These efforts complement previous and current donations of Hutton PPE and lab supplies.

Wading birds (Haematopus_longirostris_-_Austins_Ferry)
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Targeted conservation key to wading bird recovery

Over the past 25 years wading bird numbers have fallen dramatically in Scotland, with some species numbers being halved over this time period. Researchers from the James Hutton Institute are aiming to combat this decline by identifying locations where these iconic birds have the best chance to once again thrive.

Arable Scotland 2020 is moving to a virtual format
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Arable Scotland 2020: coming to a screen near you

In recognition of the developing COVID-19 situation, Arable Scotland 2020 – Scotland’s newest field event focussing on arable crops – is moving to a virtual format with key activity taking place on the original date of the Thursday 2nd July and a suite of webinars, videos, podcasts, articles, press coverage and resources delivered online.

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