School of Biosciences
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Our research impact

We are dedicated to improving the environment, economy and society through world-leading innovative research

We have established and effective approaches to working with national and international stakeholders, including industry, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and the general public. 

Our world-leading science is delivering enduring benefits across a range of areas. These include improvements to crop and livestock productivity in the agricutural industry, innovation in product and process development in the food industry, and provision of robust evidence for UK and international policy development.

Here are just few examples of how our research is making a difference globally.

Person holding crisp packets

Transforming flavours for Pipers Crisps

Understanding flavour stability to produce new flavours and increase shelf life

Finding new ways to clear your beer

New ways to clear your beer

Discovering new beer fining agents and adding value to hop waste streams

Food processing

Reducing salt in our food

Understanding sodium release inside the mouth to develop new optimised salt structures


Environmentally friendly animal feed

Providing industry confidence in alternative protein sources for animal feed

microbacteria detection blood test

Detection of mycobacteria

Providing a new accurate and rapid test for causative agent of bovine TB

in-field testing

In-field testing for coconut pathogens

Combating a lethal disease of coconut palms and supporting farmers in Africa

Tomatoes on vine

Extending shelf life in tomatoes

Discovering genes that control ripening to deliver new longer life varieties

People threshing a crop in Africa

Tackling hidden hunger in Africa

Mapping micronutrients in soils and crops to support health improvements

rape crop

Understanding UK farming economics

As lead of the Farm Business Survey we are providing evidence to UK policy makers




School of Biosciences

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

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