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Raspberries (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Berry useful properties of soft fruit under research

Natural compounds of soft fruit, including UK favourites blackcurrant and raspberry, will be studied under the BacHBERRY project, a three-year, €9.5M project funded by the EU under the FP7 programme.

Loch Saugh (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, April 25, 2014

Scotland’s Hydro Nation challenge highlighted in new book

Research by the James Hutton Institute and the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) relating to the role of ecosystem services in meeting Scotland’s Hydro Nation Challenge has been featured in a new book edited by Arup Group.

Blaeberry bush
Thursday, April 24, 2014

We need your blaeberry sightings

Walkers and outdoors enthusiasts are being asked to help us find wild blaeberries in the Scottish countryside this summer.

Aberdeen city centre and harbour (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

European Society for Rural Sociology chooses Aberdeen for 2015 congress

The James Hutton Institute is proud to announce that the European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) have chosen Aberdeen as the host city for their 2015 congress.

E. coli O157:H7 colonising a leaf (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New research shows how E. coli O157:H7 binds to fresh vegetables

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute have identified details of how disease-causing E. coli O157:H7 interacts directly with plant cells, allowing it to anchor to the surface of plants.

Barley field (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, April 14, 2014

Work underway to improve malting barley quality

The £2 million, five-year IMPROMALT project is looking at improving the quality of winter barley for malting purposes, in a bid to address the concerns of maltsters, brewers and distillers about the long-term sustainability of the barley crop.

James Hutton Institute logo
Friday, April 11, 2014

New company to strengthen links with industry

The creation of a new commercial subsidiary to combine the activities of Mylnefield Research Services Ltd and Macaulay Scientific Consulting Ltd has been announced by the James Hutton Institute.

Chloroplasts (c) Wikicommons
Friday, April 11, 2014

Lessons from an 'old couple' lead to genetic breakthrough

Researchers from an international consortium including the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee have discovered a new gene regulatory pathway in plants which starts in chloroplasts, the light sensors involved in the plant’s photosynthesis.

Dr Nigel Kerby, MRS Managing Director is presented with his award
Friday, April 04, 2014

MRS Managing Director named top for Tayside at awards

Dr Nigel Kerby, Managing Director of Mylnefield Research Services (MRS), has been named Tayside Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors.

Female scientist working in a lab at the James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

James Hutton Institute one of first to achieve Athena SWAN status

The James Hutton Institute has been awarded Bronze Athena SWAN Charter status to recognise its commitment to advancing women's careers.

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