Thank you for your interest. Future Food Beacon closed in July 2023 and these pages will not be further updated. We thank all those involved in making the Beacon a success. The University of Nottingham Food Systems Institute launched in Aug 2023 please visit their webpages for more information.

Arable, livestock and alternative production systems

The University of Nottingham has much expertise related to food production in areas from soils and agriculture to livestock to modelling. Find out about our research areas, and our infrastructure and capabilities. 

Research expertise

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Plant and Crop Science

Our researchers are changing plants and crops to feed the world.

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Soil and Environment Research

Soils are important for agriculture. Find out what our researchers are doing to improve them.

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Sustainable agriculture research

Our research aims to improve agricultural production systems, enhance agriculture sustainability and efficiency, and protect the environment

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Animal and livestock research

We are improving the way animals are reared with a focus on sustainability.


School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Our researchers are improving animal livelihoods.

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Fundamental biology

Focussing on the molecular mechanisms that control plant and animal growth, development and physiology

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We have a range of expertise in microbiology research, from understanding how microorganisms behave in different environments to the risks of antimicrobial resistance

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Computer Vision Laboratory

A multidisciplinary group of researchers focused on basic and applied research in image manipulation and analysis, computer vision and machine learning


Data driven modelling and computation

We are developing novel mathematical, statistical and computational tools to answer complex questions

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Multiscale modelling and heterogeneous media

We are using interdisciplinary approaches to deal with complex heterogeneous multi scale problems


Research facilities and infrastructure




World-class research at the University of Nottingham

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