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January 2017: Meet Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser

Feb 16, 2017
Appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours List, Ottoline Leyser talks about her research in plant developmental biology, its importance to global food security, and the legacy she hopes to leave for future generations.

February 2017: Meet Professor Martin Jones

Mar 17, 2017

March 2017: Meet Dr Helen Anne Curry

Apr 11, 2017
Helen Anne Curry is an historian of science who is fascinated with biology and biotechnology.

April 2017: Meet Dr Fumiya Iida

May 2017: Meet Carol Ibe

Jun 02, 2017
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.

June 2017: Meet Erasmus zu Ermgassen

Jul 04, 2017
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.

July2017: Meet Dr Shailaja Fennell

Aug 03, 2017

August 2017: Meet Dr Mukesh Kumar

Sep 12, 2017

Meet Professor Ian Hodge

Oct 10, 2017
With Brexit on the horizon, the UK needs a new agricultural policy. Ian Hodge, Professor of Rural Economy in Cambridge’s Department of Land Economy, believes this is our opportunity for a radical rethink.

October: Meet Dr Ksenia Gerasmiova

Nov 02, 2017
Ksenia Gerasimova is a Research Associate at the University’s Centre for Development Studies. She compares different modes of agricultural production to understand the complexities involved in each approach.

Meet Dr Dan Tucker

Dec 04, 2017
He was the first in his family to go to college rather than become a farmer, and he’s now a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Cambridge and a consulting vet. Dan Tucker's latest work has taken him to the emerging economy of Myanmar in southeast Asia to look at the pig supply chain.