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Research Partners

Find details of some of our research partners and commercial affiliates.

  • The Living Field is the Institute's outreach project on biology and environmental science. The website has information on the garden, the study base, online education, events and science including the 5000 years project.

  • A unique microplate-based respiration system that enables the user to analyse up to 96 soil, sediment or water samples and test a range of carbon sources and/or replicates in a small compact space.

  • Mylnefield Lipid Analysis is a leading international laboratory for the specialist analysis of oils and fats. It is based at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee.


    Mylnefield Research Services Ltd merged with Macaulay Scientific Consultancy Limited in April 2105 to form James Hutton Limited.

  • North East Scotland Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) takes action to conserve important species and habitats for our benefit and for future generations. The LBAP covers Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

  • The Orskov Foundation promotes sustainable development for the poorest rural communities in the world. They aim to achieve this through the integration of agricultural education with community projects.

  • A group of collaborators from the Schools of Computing and Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee, the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and the Environment Plant Interactions Programme at The James Hutton Institute in Dundee.   

  • This website hosts a range of databases developed by scientists at the Institute including the Arabidopsis Nucleolar Protein Database, Barley and Potato SSRs, Germinate, Wheat InSitu Database, Protein Localisation Database, Barley SNP Database, Plant snoRNA Database and DIStilling.

  • The Potato@Hutton group at the James Hutton Institute combines strengths in potato, soils, land use, and environmental research. As such, Potato@Hutton makes major contributions to the understanding of key global issues, such as food, energy and environmental security through developing and promoting effective technological and management solutions.

    Potato@Hutton is a leading international centre for potato research and breeding with a mission to deliver global food security in a changing world.

  • REDD-ALERT is an FP7 EU project led by The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen and involving 12 partner institutions from EU and tropical countries, linking with the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins.

  • REEF is an EU-funded research project which will improve our understanding of how environmental chemicals and endocrine-disrupting compounds endanger reproduction and foetal development in the female.

  • The gateway to everything you want to know about Scotland’s environment. This website brings together environmental information and data in one place so that is easy to search, discover, analyse and interpret.

  • This conference explored novel approaches in soil forensics. It provided an international focus for discussion of research and development in forensic soil science for the benefit of both environmental protection and criminal investigation.


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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.