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Chris Law MP visits to find out more about our research and innovation

Chris Law MP visited the Institute's Dundee site (c) James Hutton Institute
“I was given a fascinating insight into their work - not only on all sorts of crops and plant diseases but also their exciting plans for the future, which include the possibility of establishing an International Barley Hub here at their Dundee site.

Mr Chris Law, MP for Dundee West, visited the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie to learn about exciting and innovative scientific research that is having considerable impact at home and abroad, as well as its commercial potential for development.

Mr Law was welcomed by Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive, and listened to presentations by professors Derek Stewart, Ian Toth, Robbie Waugh and Dr Rob Hancock, covering a wide spectrum of crop research at the Institute.

Philip Gane, Capital Projects manager, gave Mr Law an update on the International Barley Hub initiative, following on from our Westminster event. Philip Gane used the opportunity to highlight the progress that has been made but also flag critical deadlines that are round the corner.

At the end of the visit, Mr Law said: “Thanks to all of the staff at the James Hutton Institute on my first visit.

“I was given a fascinating insight into their work - not only on all sorts of crops and plant diseases but also their exciting plans for the future, which include the possibility of establishing an International Barley Hub here at their Dundee site.”

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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.