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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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Research Excellence Framework

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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BRAVO! Optimising the performance of brassica crops

The University of Nottingham is to play a lead role in a new 5-year project aimed at combating the losses experienced by two of the UK's most economically valuable vegetable crops.

Wheat training foundation offers hope to end rural poverty

In her youth, Tunisian Manel Othmeni developed an interest in interacting with plants, a fascination that later grew into a passion for wheat research. Now, with the help of the Borlaug Training Foundation and Monsanto's Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program, Othmeni is a doctoral student studying abroad with Ian and Julie King, two top global wheat scientists, at Britain's University of Nottingham.

Environmental Business of the Year - 'Putting the Super back into SuperMarket'

Won by third year Nutrition & Dietetics student, Lisa Gertson, for her work in setting up a new kind of farmers' market, the Mapperley Food Assembly.

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Seminar - Animated soils: transforming human-soil affections through science, culture and community

Dr Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, Leicester University, will be presenting a talk entitled:"Animated soils: transforming human-soil affections through science, culture and community"


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School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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