Development of a UK-Brazil partnership to tackle fungal food spoilage and improve food security

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: School of Life Sciences

Abstract

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Description Researcher exchange from Uni Sao Paulo to Uni Nottingham, Sept-Dec 2017. Novel antifungal synergies, mentioned in the preceding section. Researcher exchange from Uni Nottingham to Uni Sao Paulo , Sept 2018; Evidence for role of Hog1 kinase (and other kinases) in sorbic acid resistance of fungi. Researcher Links proposal funded related to this proposal, to support a workshop on the fungal threat to food security, taking place in Sao Paulo September 2018
Exploitation Route Potential to inform new food preservation strategies.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Healthcare

 
Description Some novel antifungal synergies with sorbic acid have been identified, which could potentially be exploited for food preservation. Novel role for Hog1 in weak acid resistance also identfiied. Linked to this grant, we ran a workshop for UK-Brazil researchers in Sept 2018
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Healthcare
 
Description Agri-Food Seeding Catalyst
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 510883 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description EPSRC-GCRF Pump Priming
Amount £11,940 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R512849/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Newton Fund Researcher Links
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 2017-RLWK8-10388 
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description BBSRC-FAPESP workshop Sao Paulo, Understanding and managing resistance, including novel methods, for pathogen and pest control 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact BBSRC funded participation in this workshop in Brazil, to establish new partnerships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference organiser 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference organiser, British Mycological Society Main Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tackling fungal food spoilage and crop disease, Brazil relevance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Supporting a new collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Water resilience and food security in Ghana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Intended to promote new research collaborations towards future funding opportunities, e.g., GCRF
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I co-organised a UK-Brazil researcher links 3-day workshop on the fungal threat to food security, which took place at Univ. Sao Paulo in Sept 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.britishcouncil.org.br/events/researcher-links-workshop-food-security