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

Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute
"We are helping to tackle COVID-19 where we can; it can be surprising how we might help, so please don’t hesitate to ask. We will try our hardest"

In line with the latest COVID-19 guidance from the UK and Scottish governments, most of James Hutton Institute staff members are working remotely. Nevertheless, rest assured we're still available – the big challenges of our time, including the climate emergency and food security issues, are still urgent and COVID-19 will add to the urgency to develop a more resilient world.

By email, social media or phone, we’re happy to help.

We are helping to tackle COVID-19 where we can; we have offered surpluses of gloves and masks to the NHS effort and stand ready to help with lab equipment and our staff are doing a lot of volunteering helping individuals and communities.

It can be surprising how we might assist, e.g. our high-performance computing is being used by Colombian researchers to analyse data there in the fight against COVID-19. So please don’t hesitate to ask. We will try our hardest.

In the interest of preserving social distance, most of our public engagements have been postponed, including flagship crop event Potatoes in Practice. However, we are working with partners to develop novel and exciting ways to deliver certain events in a virtual way – stay tuned for more details.

Most sincerely,

Professor Colin Campbell, BSc, PhD, FRSB, MIoD, ARAgS, FRSE
Chief Executive Officer, James Hutton Institute 

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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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.