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  • Cheers to great barley science on International Beer Day 5 August 2022
    Today marks International Beer Day, a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. Behind great tasting beer, there is great science, like the barley research taking place at the James Hutton Institute and the International Barley Hub.
  • Success at Royal Highland Show 2022 for Hutton science 30 June 2022
    After a two-year enforced hiatus, the James Hutton Institute’s return to the Royal Highland Show was a success: a steady stream of visitors visited the marquee including farmers, research partners and families, as well as a significant number of UK and Scottish politicians and elected representatives.
  • Finding a needle in a haystack: exploring the rhizosphere microbiota in barley 27 June 2022
    Researchers at the University of Dundee's School of Life Sciences and the James Hutton Institute, with the contribution of colleagues in the UK, Italy and Germany, recently identified genes shaping the rhizosphere microbiota in barley.
  • Research and innovation underpinning Scotland’s road to net-zero: come and see it at the #RHS200 9 June 2022
    The James Hutton Institute’s world-leading contributions to the science of crops, land and the environment will be presented at the Royal Highland Show (23-26 June 2022) through exhibits covering the themes of land use, agritech and biodiversity, with a focus on net-zero in agriculture.
  • Open call to galvanize the global barley research community 18 February 2022
    A renowned group of barley scientists, including researchers from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee, has issued an open call to ‘galvanize’ the international barley research community from the ground up by increasing interactions, establishing new collaborations and offering greater value to global research investments.
  • Hutton support for proposed Dundee life sciences innovation district 18 January 2022
    The James Hutton Institute supports plans being put forward for a new life sciences innovation district for the Dundee region.
  • New John Hillman Scholarship awarded to young barley researcher 14 October 2021
    The Mylnefield Trust have awarded the inaugural John Hillman Scholarship to Jessica Shadbolt, a PhD student at the James Hutton Institute, for research on barley breeding.
  • £3.6m collaborative training partnership to support new generation of agri scientists 8 October 2021
    An industry-wide consortium, led by producer organisation G’s Growers and supported by the James Hutton Institute, the University of Dundee and James Hutton Limited, has won a UKRI-BBSRC collaborative training partnership award (CTP) to provide a £3.6 million postgraduate training programme in sustainable agricultural innovation.
  • Barley scientists of the future get £9m boost 7 October 2021
    The next generation of barley researchers have received a multi-million investment through the Barley Industrial Training Network programme, a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) led by the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, International Barley Hub and the University of Dundee, and supported by BBSRC and industry partners.
  • Building work starts in earnest for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre 26 August 2021
    Building work has now begun on the International Barley Hub (IBH) and Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC) at the James Hutton Institute. The two plant science innovation centres are being supported by £45 million from the UK Government and £17 million from the Scottish Government as part of the Tay Cities Region Deal.