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Photograph of a chef busy at the Royal Highland Show Cookery Theatre
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cooking up a storm of science

Top chefs will share their public kitchen with Scotland’s leading nutrition and food production scientists at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

Photograph of visitors to the James Hutton Institute stand at the 2011 RHS
Monday, June 18, 2012

James Hutton goes to the Royal Highland Show

This will be the first year the James Hutton Institute has had its own exclusive stand to showcase its work. Our main stand will be in Avenue Q and we will also be in the Dobbies Discovery Centre and at the Scotland Food and Drink Cookery Theatre.

Photograph of Eleanor Gilroy (left) and Lionel Dupuy
Monday, June 11, 2012

Joint winners for prestigious research prize

Two young scientists working at the James Hutton Institute have been jointly awarded the Peter Massalski Prize for meritorious research.

Photo of ducks by Amy Coates-Walker that won the May Water Works competition
Monday, June 04, 2012

May winner of Water Works competition announced

This month's winner of our schools photographic competition Water Works is Amy Coates-Walker of Aberdeen with her photo of ducks.

Photograph of tomatoes (Wikimedia By Softeis (Own work) GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0)
Thursday, May 31, 2012

International consortium sequences tomato genome

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute are part of an international consortium which has sequenced the genomes of the domesticated tomato and its wild ancestor.

Photograph of potatoes in the field
Friday, May 25, 2012

The potato world comes to Edinburgh

Edinburgh becomes the focus for the world’s third most important food crop next week.

Photograph of blackcurrant irrigation
Monday, May 21, 2012

Scottish expertise on waters on show in Brussels

Scotland’s James Hutton Institute has been successful in bidding for a place in this year’s European Green Week event taking place in Brussels.

Photograph of the grazing used for sheep at Hartwood
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Study suggest chemicals in the environment could threaten male fertility

New research from the University of Glasgow, in collaboration with academics in Edinburgh, Aberdeen (James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen) and INRA (France) has shown that fertility in a subset of men could be threatened by chemicals that are routinely found within our environment.

Image of the IBA2012 logo
Monday, May 14, 2012

Dundee centre stage in blackcurrant world

Over 175 delegates from 22 different countries will converge on Dundee for the biggest ever International Blackcurrant Association conference.

Photograph of artist Jean Duncan working with some of the Wormit PS pupils
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Raise your glass to beans on toast!

A group of Fife primary pupils have been learning just how much water goes into producing their food as part of a project with the James Hutton Institute.

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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.