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Dr Mukesh Kumar on Food Safety

Dr Mukesh Kumar leads research in supply chain resilience at the IfM. He describes how his work is helping to tackle one of this century’s most important challenges: food safety.

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Matt Davey in the news

Initiative member Dr Matt Davey talks to the Cambridge Independent about his work at the Algal Innovation Centre

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June 2017: Meet Erasmus zu Ermgassen

June 2017: Meet Erasmus zu Ermgassen

Erasmus zu Ermgassen trained as a vet, but after a short stint working on farms decided to move into academia to investigate livestock production at an altogether different scale. Currently in the final year of his BBSRC-funded PhD in Cambridge’s Department of Zoology, he has just returned from a three-month internship at the European Animal Feed Manufacturer’s Association (FEFAC) in Brussels, helping policy advisors to understand and reduce the global environmental impact of livestock production.

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Fighting a Destructive Crop Disease with Mathematics

Fighting a Destructive Crop Disease with Mathematics

An international team of researchers has used mathematical modelling to understand new ways of combating maize lethal necrosis, an emerging disease that poses a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Jean Adams in the news

Initiative member Jean Adams features in the Cambridge Independent this month with her work on 'How to improve the eating habits of a nation'

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May 2017: Meet Carol Ibe

May 2017: Meet Carol Ibe

Carol Ibe grew up in Nigeria, studied at some of the world’s top universities, and is now dedicated to helping other Africans advance their careers. In recognition of her leadership potential she received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to carry out a PhD in Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences. The African Diaspora Biotech Summit, held last month in Cambridge, was a flagship initiative of a Foundation she created. It brought together over 70 researchers, students, policy experts and industry leaders to discuss how to build Africa’s bioeconomy.

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