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Building a forum for AgriFood Researchers

23 May 2018

We'd like have a space on this website to use as a forum where people can come and find out about what other Manchester researchers are doing in the AgriFood community. Our intention is to have a ‘people page’ that people from Manchester and beyond can use as a resource to find out about our research and to look for future potential collaborations.

If you’d be interested in joining this group of people we’d very much appreciate if you could send over a paragraph about you and your research in relation to AgriFood.

Great if this can cover the following headlines – ‘your skills, facilities you have access to, systems you use, any industry contacts you work with’

Our Manchester Theme 1 lead and N8 AgriFood Chair, Bruce Grieve, has started us off with this paragraph:

• Bruce has 18 years of industrial experience in the fields of online analysis and measurement R&D; including deployment of sensors and informatics systems within new integrated products for Sustainable Agriculture & Food. He has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Fellowship to progress his e-Agri research at The University of Manchester. Bruce works on Design, fabrication & test facilities to provide low-cost sensor devices and systems for precision agriculture and smart-food supply. Including mechanical and electronic engineering workshop facilities, dry & wet chemistry laboratories and plant growth chamber facilities to support the introduction of such technologies, with a particular emphasis on active, close-proximity multispectral imaging, sub-soil electrical impedance imaging and ‘internet-of-things’ sensor units. Industry contacts encompass large breeding and crop-protection supplier (eg Syngenta Ltd), Livestock feed supplier (eg AB-Agri) through to retailers (eg Sainsbury’s) as well as suppliers to the above, from the instrumentation, sensors and electronics sectors.

We will then link from this to your University or PURE profile so that interested colleagues can click through to find out all about you and your work. (We will not put your direct contact details on these pages.)

If you’d like to join us in this please could you respond with something similar (in no more than 150 words) to

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