School of Biosciences
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Our aim is excellence in teaching and research to sustain a healthy supply of food. We study fundamental and applied animal and plant science, agricultural production; economic and environmental sustainability; food manufacturing, processing and consumption; the interaction between food, animal and human health; food safety, and the biotechnological processing of farm products.

The School of Biosciences is proud to be an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder.

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The outcomes of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework have been announced. Across the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science, 97% of work was judged to be of international quality and 37% of work was assessed as world-leading (4-star). We are proud to have the top ranked research environment within Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science). 

 

 

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Brewing partnership inspiring the next generation of brewers

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The first student to receive funding under a new partnership between the University of Nottingham and Molson Coors has undertaken a research project that looks to improve the performance of yeast in high gravity brewing.
Date:
13/11/2017

Dealing with disaster - when rooted to the spot

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When nature turns nasty plants can't run for cover, they have had to evolve to survive what the environment throws at them. Whether that's drought, flooding, saline soils or extreme temperatures, scientists, led by a team at the University of Nottingham, have now discovered that flowering plants have adopted a single biochemical mechanism to sense multiple environmental stresses, that enhances survival.
Date:
13/11/2017

Society of Food Hygine and Technology searches for student stars

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Following on from the success of its 2017 Student Award, the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) has launched the search for two future food industry stars for 2018.
Date:
01/11/2017

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Food Oral Processing Conference 2018

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01 - 04/07/2018
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The 5th International Conference on Food Oral Processing will be hosted by the University of Nottingham in July 2018, bringing together around 200 industry and academic delegates interested in all aspects of eating and oral processing.

 

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School of Biosciences

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Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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