AGRI-SCIENCE CHEMICAL BIOLOGY NETWORK: AGRI-net

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Dept of Chemistry

Abstract

The food, fibre and fuel requirements of an ever-increasing population are some of the major challenges facing current society. This means that there is a clear need for innovation and technology to increase crop productivity in a sustainable way. Key targets include increasing photosynthetic efficiency, reducing losses caused by pests and diseases, enhancing food safety and quality for better nutrition, minimising waste throughout the food supply chain, and improving the processing of biomass materials for fuels and other plant derived chemicals and materials.

It will be vital that existing and new technologies be applied across the agri-sciences. Multidisciplinary approaches being the likely drivers enabling this. Chemical Biology through physical science innovation (in e.g. chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering) is able to tackle biological problems on a molecular level and in so doing will lead to the development of novel technologies that will address future agri-science needs.

This proposed chemical biology AGri-sciences Research Information network (AGRI-Net) will bring together researchers and end-users from academia, industry and government agencies. It will enhance interactions between the Agri-science and Chemical Biology communities, and stimulate the development and facilitate the translation of novel technologies to key stakeholders in the agri-sciences.This will lead to the development of high-impact multi-disciplinary research which is targeted at one of the world's grand challenges, Crop Sustainability.

The aim of the network is to foster cross-fertilisation between different research disciplines and provide added value to the Agri-science research landscape. In this context, Chemical biology is the application of tools and technologies generated by the physical sciences (ie chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering) to bottlenecks limiting progress within the agri-science research environment (ie agri-chemistry, pest control, crop efficiency and protection, etc.).

This will be achieved via a number of mechanisms. In the first instance a virtual networking environment will be created, via a web-based community portal. This will foster interactions between stakeholders. AGRI-net will also host meetings and showcase and creativity ideas generation events in conjunction with industrial partners.

It will identify promising ideas arising from these events and fund feasibility study to test out these new concepts and approaches.These projects will rapidly enhance the network, engaging all communities and will result in a corresponding increase of pace and impact of the research efforts, as these initial studies will be used to pump-prime large scale funding opportunities.

AGRI-net will expose the communities to new tools and technologies that could advance progress in plant, fungal and insect biology and deepen knowledge needed to overcome bottlenecks in developing new solutions to improve crop protection and sustainability.

Given that Food and Energy security are two of the major challenges that face society today, and have been identified as key strategic priorities for future research funding by both the BBSRC and EPSRC, the nucleus formed by AGRI-net is expected to evolve and grow over time. New collaborative projects and alliances on an international scale will be generated, via current links with international academic and industrial partners, and through the introduction of new members to the network.

Planned Impact

The agri-science chemical biology network will have an immediate impact on the participating communities of scientists in academia and industry. Bringing together several disciplines will cross-fertilise thought processes and foster new ideas and solutions. Exposure to innovations driven by the physical sciences will add another dimension and thus value to the current agri-sciences undertakings. This will benefit in the interim industry (agri-food industry) as well as interested government agencies. The latter stakeholders are represented in the network to be created here, which will aid the process of translation from innovation to application. As this network is concerned about improving the productivity, pace and translation of the research associated with agri-sciences, this enterprise will impact on the agricultural economy (e.g. farming) and agrochemical industry (e.g. Syngenta). This in turn will have an influence on the wider ecology and environment of the areas utilized for agri-food production.

The network will facilitate multidisciplinary thinking and problem solving by combining expertise and excellence across scientific boundaries. Academic communities participating will be exposed to new tools and technologies that could advance progress in plant, fungal and insect biology. A deeper knowledge in these areas is needed to overcome bottlenecks in developing novel solutions to improve crop protection and sustainability.

Chemical biology solutions has had a great impact on the biomedical sciences in the past decade, and it is anticipated that the application of chemical biology approaches on the agri-sciences will leave a similar impression. In particular, species-specific agrochemicals, new chemical approaches to increase plant growth, novel proteomic and metabolomic techniques, and out-of-the-box approaches for pest control could evolve from this network.

Dissemination of the networks's agenda and projects via the Internet, conferences and ultimately publications of the successful research outcomes will be a major mechanism to reach the academic community. Industrial stakeholders will be able to translate the multidisciplinary solutions to their product pipeline, which in turn will benefit the general public and national economy. While this will take some time, the influence of the industrial stakeholders on the founding and shaping of this network will probably hasten this process. Industry and academia will be jointly directing the research vision and programmes within this network. This will favour more application-oriented research and thus promote the up-take of the generated knowledge, tools and technologies by the agri-science industry. The technologies and tools generated will on a longer time scale result in additional intellectual property rights, manufacturing, marketing and trading for the UK economy.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description AGRI-net's first challenge was to build a critical mass of activity at the chemical biology/agri-science interface. During this first phase, AGRI-net started to identify key challenges that can be targeted by focused industrial and/or academic partnerships, and it generated a landscape document/video to produce a capacity and capability map of the community. To date AGRI-net has underpinned 2 funded feasibility studies, a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, PhD /CASE studentships, PDRA funding, a £3.2M Marie Curie ITN award, and facilitated open access to Syngenta's compound library for AGRI-net members. These activities have focused upon the translation of established Chemical Biology tools and technologies.

Rapid Growth: AGRI-net has rapidly expanded since its launch 2 years ago, and its membership comprising >900 drawn from 55 Companies, 77 Universities, 15 Research Institutes and 10 Agencies/Learned societies/Commissions. Since its inception, Syngenta and BAYER crop science have made Chemical Biology one of their strategic research themes. Whist the expansion of the network has been impressive, it is clear that further growth of the AGRI-net community is required to underpin the growth of industry/academia targeted research clusters aimed at tackling specific grand challenges outlined in the vision of the roadmap
Exploitation Route We are now uniquely poised during the second phase of AGRI-net (AGRI-net-II) to develop and implement a roadmap, which whist continuing to promote the translation of established technologies to the agri-sciences, will focus on addressing grand challenges that are currently intractable with the current state of the art. AGRI-net-II will therefore stimulate the development and translation of wholly new tools and technologies to a range of applications within the agri-sciences.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Education,Energy,Environment

URL http://www.agri-net.net/
 
Description We continue to be involved in a number of outreach activities. These have included the AGRI-net International Conference, Imperial Festival of Science, and Fringe events. The Festival attracted <15,000 people, with another 30,000 engaging with the event online through social media and live streaming. This has been an excellent opportunity to showcase how agriscience chemical biology can help to solve the problems of a hungry world.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description FP7- Initial Training Network -Transforming industrial agrichemical research through the development of novel chemical tools and technologies to investigate molecular interactions
Amount £3,816,692 (GBP)
Funding ID 607466 
Organisation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 03/2014 
End 02/2018
 
Description ISCF Agri-Food Technology Seeding Catalyst Award
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/SCA/Imperial/17 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description Sainsbury's Farm-Tech Scholarship
Amount £54,500 (GBP)
Organisation Sainsbury's 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description AGRI-net / Sainsbury's Scholarship Farmers programme 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The creation of a 2015 training programme for Sainsbury's scholarship farmers and Imperial postgraduate students
Collaborator Contribution The creation of a 2015 training programme for Sainsbury's scholarship farmers and Imperial postgraduate students
Impact Outputs to be delivered from 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Bayer Agriscience Chemical Biology research and training activities 
Organisation Bayer
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Conferences, training initatives, research projects, round table discussions, mentoring, landscape document involvement
Collaborator Contribution Conferences, training initatives, research projects, round table discussions, mentoring, landscape document involvement
Impact See Engagement section
Start Year 2011
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Partnership award 
Organisation Syngenta International AG
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This award enabled Domingo Salazar (Syngenta) to spend a 6 month placement at Imperial College
Collaborator Contribution Domingo Salazar (Syngenta) spent 6 months at Imperial College on a placement
Impact This resulted in the creation of a PhD studentship funded by the EU
Start Year 2013
 
Description RSC Agriscience Chemical Biology conference activity 
Organisation Royal Society of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Conference planning and events
Collaborator Contribution Conference planning and events
Impact See Engagement section
Start Year 2011
 
Description SCI Agriscience Chemical Biology conference activity 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Conference planning and events
Collaborator Contribution Conference planning and events
Impact See Engagement section
Start Year 2011
 
Description Syngenta Agriscience Chemical Biology research and training activities 
Organisation Syngenta International AG
Department Syngenta Ltd (Bracknell)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Conferences, training initatives, research projects, supervision, round table discussions, mentoring, landscape document involvement
Collaborator Contribution Conferences, training initatives, research projects, supervision, round table discussions, mentoring, landscape document involvement
Impact See Engagement section
Start Year 2011
 
Description 6th International Plant Chemical Biology Conference, 6 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 6th AGRI-net International Plant Chemical Biology Conference was held on the 6th November at Syngenta's International Research Station in Jealott's Hill. It provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and approaches to tackle challenges in sustaining and protecting food and fibre production. A wide spectrum of research was covered with talks and poster contributions from both the chemical biology and agri-sciences communities. Topics included genome editing, population biology and resistance risk, lipidomics, sensors and drone technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.agri-net.net/events/6th-international-plant-chemical-biology-conference
 
Description 7th International Plant Chemical Biology Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The 7th AGRI-net International Plant Chemical Biology conference was held on the 25th June at Syngenta's Jealott's Hill International Research Station. The aim of the meeting was to stimulate collaborations between the chemical biology and agri-science research communities drawn from academia and industry. This one-day meeting provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and approaches to tackle challenges in sustaining and protecting food and fibre production and covered a wide spectrum of research, with poster contributions from both the chemical biology and agri-sciences communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Co-organised Biological and Chemical approaches towards combating resistance in agriculture, September 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Organised in collaboration with Bayer, Syngenta and Rothamsted Research

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Co-organiser International conference on Agriscience Chemical Biology, May 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Co-organised event with Syngenta, hosted at their research site in Bracknell, Berkshire.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Co-organiser and speaker at Agri-science Chemical Biology Show and Tell meeting 28/11/11 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A meeting to introduce the communities working in the area of Chemical Biology for Food Security. 50 attendees. Meeting format: 12 talks followed by round table discussions.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Co-organiser at AGRI-net Chemical Biology Agriscience Postgraduate symposium, 31 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Organised in collaboration with Bayer, Syngenta, Rothamsted Research and RSC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.agri-net.net/
 
Description Co-organiser at AGRI-net Chemical Biology Postgraduate symposium, London, September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Organised in collaboration with Bayer, Syngenta, Rothamsted Research and RSC

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Co-organiser of AGRI-net International Conference on Plant Chemical Biology, April 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact International conference on Plant Chemical Biology organised with Syngenta

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Co-organiser of Agri-innovation conference, March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Agri-Innovation conference on the subject of Emerging Science and Technologies in Crop research. In collaboration with RSC and SCI. Hosted at Imperial College London on 25th March 2014.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Co-organiser of Sainsbury's Farm-Tech Scholarship Programme Creativity Event, 11 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AGRI-net hosted a creativity event with Sainsbury's Farm-Tech Scholars which brought together 30+ academics and industrial stakeholders from a broad range of multidisciplinary backgrounds (agri-sciences, data modelling, environment, ecology, physical science, engineering, microbiology and chemical biology) for an interactive and multidisciplinary ideas generation workshop. The event helped to drive lateral thinking and develop radical approaches to try to address key challenges experienced by farmers and growers within the Sainsbury's supply chain. The projects developed were varied in theme, ranging from data acquisition and ownership, to control of soil pathogens and reduction of food waste.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.agri-net.net/
 
Description Co-organiser of Sainsbury's Farm-Tech Scholarship Programme bioethics and science communication workshop, 13 July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The focus of the workshop, organised as part of the Sainsbury's Farm-Tech Scholarship Programme, was to introduce the Scholars to important concepts of bioethics and science communication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.agri-net.net/
 
Description Co-organiser of Sainsbury's Heads of Fresh workshop, 20 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The workshop was focused around the key challenges faced by farmers and growers that supply Sainsbury's and related research carried out at Imperial College London. Topics covered in the workshop included Improving efficiency on the farm, taste and nutritional benefits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.agri-net.net/
 
Description Co-organiser of the Sainsbury's Farm-Tech Scholarship Poster Presentations, 4 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Sainsbury's Farm-Tech Scholars presented the development of their research ideas that will support, enhance or improve the work of farmers and growers of the Sainsbury's supply chain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.agri-net.net/
 
Description Creation of AGRI-net Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact http://www.agri-net.net/.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.agri-net.net/
 
Description IB Network Road show: London 21st February 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presented a talk at this meeting.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description IB Network Road show: York 15th February 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presented a talk on AGRI-net at this meeting.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited lecture IBTI Club meeting, Wroughton, December 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Laura Barter invited to present a lecture with DEFRA at Imperial College June 2012.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited lecture at Chemical Biology tools and technology symposium, Frankfurt, Dec 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Laura Barter was invited to present a talk at the Chemical Biology tools and technology symposium in Frankfurt, December 2011.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Invited lecture to BBSRC Executives, January 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk to Professor Doug Kell (Chief Executive) and Dr. Paul Burrows (Director of Corporate Policy and Strategy) at Imperial, January 2012

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk at AGRII agronomic meeting, Imperial College, June 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Laura Barter invited to AGRII agronomic meeting, Imperial College, June 2013.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk at RSC Chemical Biology Interface Division meeting, Manchester, March 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Laura Barter invited to speak at the RSC Chemical Biology interface division meeting in Manchester, March 2012.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk to DEFRA, June 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Laura Barter invited to present a talk to Defra at Imperial College in June 2012

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk to Sainsbury's, London, August 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited to present a talk to Sainsbury's at Imperial College, August 2014

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch Event for Agri-Futures Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Agri Futures Lab (AFL), is a cross-Faculty network dedicated to finding next generation solutions for the Agri-sciences, launched during a one-day conference held on 7th June. The meeting focussed upon next-generation farming and ways in which research can help to tackle the challenges associated with providing sustainable food and fuel for the world's growing population. Speaking at the launch were several partners from industry, research institutions, policy makers or end-users, including Sainsbury's, BASF, Syngenta, Fungi Alert, Post Urban Ventures, Rothamsted Research, the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, Pollybell Organic and the BBSRC. Exhibits were hosted on the day from Imperial spin-out companies FreshCheck and AnyWhereHPLC, as well as the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL), a citizen science initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Leading IB: A UK showcase: 22nd - 23rd January 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presented a poster on AGRI-net at this 2 day meeting.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Organiser of Agri Futures Lab Creativity Event - Crop Disease, Diagnostics & Detection Workshop, February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The theme of the workshop was agricultural challenges in the developing world and it included attendance of African delegates from CABI and IITA organisations. The aim was to identify challenges and develop strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.agri-net.net/
 
Description RSC BMCS Symposium: Synthesis in the Agri-sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The RSC BMCS Symposium: Synthesis in the Agri-Sciences was held on the 6th November 2018. The objective of the meeting was to promote scientific interactions between academic and industrial researchers and to showcase the key role that synthesis plays in the discovery and development of new agrochemicals. New crop protection products are important to help overcome the huge challenges facing modern agriculture - To increase food production in a cost effective and sustainable manner, against a background of increasing population and decreasing farmland and water supplies, and loss of existing solutions due to resistance or regulatory pressures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RSC Network of Networks meeting 19th March 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A meeting bringing together the 7 Chemical Biology networks to present aims and objectives to the RSC.

The event helped transfer knowledge and provided opportunities for networking and for future collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Schrodinger Lecture showcase, 29 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact AGRI-net was invited to showcase its activities in an exhibit at the 2018 Schrodinger Lecture held at Imperial College London. The exhibit promoted AGRI-net's core mission to bring together the agri-science and physical science communities, along with industry and policy makers, to address important challenges limiting the agri-sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.agri-net.net/
 
Description co-organiser of the Sainsbury's Farm-Tech Scholarship Poster Presentations, 10 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Second session of poster presentations from the Sainsbury's Farm-Tech Scholars held at Sainsbury's head office. The Scholars presented their progress to date in the development of research projects aimed at improving and supporting their work, and that of farmers and growers of the Sainsbury's supply chain more generally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.agri-net.net/