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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


David's background includes research work over a 5-year period in biological and environmental sciences. Projects have ranged from metagenomics and laser photosynthetic analysis with the Department of Plant Sciences, to special initiatives assessing biotic responses to climate change with the British Antarctic Survey. He holds a 1st class degree and the Sylvia Haslam prize from the University of Cambridge in Plant Sciences.


David is part of a team carrying out quality applied research with the aim of improving the output and sustainability of aquaculture. His work focuses on the use of novel microencapsulated diets to improve bivalve shellfish production. He also has a particular interest in how we can encourage diet shifts that optimise human health in addition to providing conservation benefits. A considerable part of David'swork involves collaboration with commercial hatcheries and NGOs, and it is these collaborations which have generated the most important research outputs.

PhD Student
 David  Willer
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Plant Biology

Food Lanscapes

Infectious Diseases


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