Our ambition is to go beyond the ‘farm to fork’ strategy to straddle the environment-farm-food-health-economics web in a holistic manner that redefines global food-integrity research
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Globally, there is a growing understanding that the current farming practices are unsustainable, failing to support a decent standard of living for farmers and not providing enough food to support projected population growth.
Climate-change predicts greater flooding, drought, disease and invasive pests, but in a manner that is not well understood, generating diverse challenges that will demand research-led solutions.
Volatility and instability of global markets impacts the price and availability of raw materials.
IGFS actively explores new ways of enhancing agricultural outputs without compromising ecological stability, from research into reducing livestock methane emissions and novel ways of 'soaking up' ammonia in farmyards, to incorporating new technologies such as smartphones to empower farmers and vets to monitor and control disease, check soil health, etc, all on-site.
Keywords (subject areas) in alphabetical order; click on a researcher's name to access their profile
|Name||Grand Challenge?||Keywords (subject area)||Post-Doc/s?|
|Prof Niamh O'Connell||Niamh.email@example.com||Farms of the Future; Global Food Integrity||Animal behaviour & welfare; animal health; environmental enrichment; lameness; biosecurity; broiler chickens; pigs; dairy cows||Dr Maeve Palmer, Dr Mary Baxter|
|Dr Gareth Arnottfirstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future||Animal welfare; animal behaviour||Dr Asad Javied|
|Prof Irene Grantemail@example.com||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Animal health; Paratuberculosis/Johne’s disease; Tuberculosis; zoonotic pathogens; diagnostic method development||Dr Antonio Foddai|
|Prof David Michael Scantleburyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future||Animal physiology; ecology; animal behaviour; energetics; life history|
|Prof Rudolf Krskaemail@example.com||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity||Bioanalytics & biotoxicology; mycotoxins; organic trace analysis; plant and microbial metabolites; LC-MS/MS; plant-fungi-metabolomics; urine biomarkers|
|Prof Andy Mehargfirstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future||Biogeochemistry; arsenic; atmospheric; plants; rice; soil; waters||Dr Yogesh Gupta|
|Prof Chris Creeveyemail@example.com||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity||Ecological/evolutionary genomics; microbiome; computational biology; evolution; ecology; environmental genomics; AMR; novel therapeutics; genomics||Dr Karen Siu Ting, Dr Benjamin Thomas|
|Dr Tancredi Carusofirstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future||Ecology & soil; plant-soil interactions; biodiversity; ecosystem functioning; climate change|
|Dr Paul Caplatemail@example.com||Farms of the Future||Ecology; landscape ecology; modelling; macroecology; invasive plants; range-shifts; life-history traits||Dr Dina Sadykova|
|Dr Lisa Connollyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity||Endocrine disruptors; in vitro bioassays; toxicology; detection; environment; food; health||Dr Stephen Drain|
|Prof John McGrathemail@example.com||Farms of the Future||Environmental sustainability; microbes & pathogen biology; microbes (plant & environmental) nutrient cycling; biogeochemistry; bioenergy; environmental microbiology; phosphorus cycling; waste treatment; pollution microbiology; microbiome||Dr Jason Chin, Dr Katrina Macintosh, Dr Damian Magill, Dr Luciana Minieri, Dr Magdalena Serkis-Rodzen, Dr Sudhirkumar Shinde|
|Dr Martina Bozzolafirstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition & Health||Environmental sustainability; environmental economics; agricultural economics (decision making under risk, technology adoption, food and nutrition security); climate change adaptation in agriculture; sustainable value chains; economics of wildlife management; applied econometrics|
|Dr Katrina Campbellemail@example.com||Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Food safety; biosensors; diagnostics; food supply chain; toxin analysis; biosecurity||Dr Jordi Nelis, Dr Tatiana Panov, Dr Chikere Nkwonta|
|Prof Paul Brereton||Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org||Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Food integrity; food value; food education; EIT Food; gamification; engagement; teachers; qualitative survey; schools; educators; social media||Dr Niamh O'Kane; Dr Stephanie Brooks|
|Dr Caroline Mehargemail@example.com||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Gut ecosystems; microbes (plant & environmental); microbiome; microbes; plants; environment; big data||Dr Yogesh Gupta|
|Dr Sarah Helyarfirstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future; Global Food Integrity||Marine & freshwater genomics; population genetics; eDNA; metagenomics; fish; amphibians||Dr Amanda Naaum|
|Dr Fuquan Liu||Liu F.email@example.com||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Microbes (plant & environmental); plant development; plant/environment interaction; immuno-detection of microbial||Dr Thomas Fleming, Dr Ruramayi M Nzum, Dr Frederic Mineur, Dr Antonio Foddai|
|Dr Deepak Kumaresan||D.firstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future||Microbes (plant & environmental); ecosystem biology; ecology; global change biology; microbiome; ecosystem health; climate change; microbial eco-physiology; methane biotechnology|
|Dr Christopher Lawemail@example.com||Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Molecular/cellular biochemistry; membrane transporters; structural biology; biocatalysts|
|Dr Johnathan Dalzellfirstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future||Plant biology; parasitology; plant parasitic nematodes; parasitic plants; entomopathogenic nematodes; molecular biology; genetically modified crops||Dr Neil Warnock|
|Prof Aaron Mauleemail@example.com||Farms of the Future||Parasitology; animal health; disease; infection biology; drug discovery||Dr Paul McVeigh; Dr Erin McCammick; Dr Emily Robb|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future||Parasitology; veterinary; epidemiology; parasite control; livestock; climate change||Dr Kyriacos Kareklas|
|email@example.com||Farms of the Future||Parasitology; host-parasite interactions; proteomics; molecular parasitology; helminths; liver fluke; rumen fluke||Dr Kathryn Huson|
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