29 July 2021

Virtual visit to James Hutton Institute, Dundee

Organised by:

SCI's Horticulture Group

Online webinar/virtual tour: 10.00 – 12.30 (BST)

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


The James Hutton Institute is at the forefront of meeting the global challenges of providing food, energy and water from finite land and natural resources. The institute is a world-leading scientific research organisation focused on land, crops, water and the environment.

 Its strengths in land, crop, waters, environmental and socio-economic sciences enable a broad range of science disciplines to interconnect, delivering knowledge, products and services that improve the quality of life.

In partnership with people, organisations and governments, it’s work enhances sustainable environmental, social and economic development, delivering practical solutions for our shared future and influencing the agenda for land use and development for the 21st Century.


By way of a virtual tour, attendees will be able to find out more information on the following:

  • The Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC) is backed by a £27M transformational investment from the Tay Cities deal. It will generate state-of-the-art research and innovation infrastructure associated with totally-controlled-environment agriculture and will mean the UK can play its part in leading the science agenda around this rapidly expanding global market expected to be worth $10 billion by 2025. 


  • The International Barley Hub (IBH) is a centre of excellence linking industry-focussed research with innovation, to both deliver immediate impact and ensure the long-term sustainability of the UK and international agriculture, brewing and distilling, food and non-food sectors. The IBH is backed by a £35M investment as part of the Tay Cities deal and is underpinned by the research excellence of the James Hutton Institute and University of Dundee, as well as international partners.


Aspects of controlled environment cultivation/ associated areas of work and technologies, Prof Derek Stewart, Director of the Advanced Plant Growth Centre. 

Work of the relatively new centre/ areas of current concern and exploration, Prof Ian Toth, Director of the Plant Health Centre

Plant genetics, Dr Julie Graham, Geneticist

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