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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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CASCADE-FELLOWS Marie Curie Fellowships in Life Sciences

Description
There is an EU scheme "CASCADE fellowships" that may be of interest as a way of attracting excellent non-UK postdoctoral researchers and also to make money go further/provide additional funding.
Date:
17/02/2015

New tools to breed cereal crops that survive flooding

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Scientists at The University of Nottingham hope new research could lead to the introduction of cereal crops better able to tolerate flooding. They have identified the mechanism used by plants in stress conditions to sense low oxygen levels and used advanced breeding techniques to reduce yield loss in barley in water-logged conditions. Read more ...
Date:
12/02/2015

Food science students blogging on IFST website

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3 UoN Biosciences students are now blogging about their year in industry experiences on the IFST website. Read about their exciting experiences here.
Date:
09/02/2015

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Upcoming events

Food Flavour Training Course

Date
13 - 17/04/2015
Description
Three days Food Flavour training followed by two day "Trends in Food Flavour" Conference.

Trends in Food Flavour Conference

Date
16 - 17/04/2015
Description
Join internationally renowned academic and industry experts from the UK, Europe, China and the USA at the University of Nottingham's inaugural Trends in Food Flavour Conference.

 

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School of Biosciences

Sutton Bonington
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Nr Loughborough, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 9516400
fax: +44 (0) 115 9516020
email: biosciences-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk

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