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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.

Dr Peter Orrell, founder of MycoNourish (Photo: Matt Davis)
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

MycoNourish raises funding to improve crop production with innovative customised microbes

MycoNourish, an ambitious new biotechnology company and spin-out of the James Hutton Institute, announced today the completion of a £150K funding round led by Techstart Ventures. The funding, combined with a recent £125K Higgs Award from Scottish EDGE, will allow the company to grow the business and release their first two products.

Photo by Gabriela Palai/Pexels
Monday, April 13, 2020

Biodiversity conservation and COVID-19: remember links between healthy ecosystems and human wellbeing

Society's priorities must be human health and the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we also need to be thinking ahead to the resumption of conservation practice and education, says an editorial co-written by Professor Robin Pakeman in Biological Conservation.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Climate justice the focus of Hutton’s first online screening

The award-winning film Thank You For The Rain was the focus of the James Hutton Institute’s first ever collective 'online' film screening on the 6th of April, highlighting a range of issues including climate justice, urbanisation and gender equality.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

The James Hutton Institute's response to COVID-19: we will try our hardest to help

As a world-leading research organisation, the James Hutton Institute has areas of expertise and facilities which may be of use in understanding and responding to the immediate challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, and has made a number of contributions to worldwide efforts so far.

Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute
Friday, March 27, 2020

A message from our Chief Executive: we are still available and ready to help

Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute, discusses how the Institute is operating in line with guidance from the UK and Scottish governments in light of the COVID-19 emergency and describes how the Institute stands ready to help in the fight against the virus.

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