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The Latest News from the Queen's - AFBI Alliance
27 February, 2024

In a thought-provoking lecture held at Riddel Hall recently, Dr. Pete Falloon, Met Office's lead on Climate Service for Defra on Food, Farming, and the Natural Environment, asked the question "What does climate change mean for the UK food system?"

9 August, 2023

The Queen’s-AFBI Strategic Alliance is celebrating after two of its proposals secured prestigious funding from BBSRC as part of an £11.5M UK Government campaign to ‘revolutionise UK livestock' and improve animal health.

5 July, 2023

The Irish Plant Scientists’ Association Meeting (IPSAM) returned in style with a recent meeting co-hosted by Queen's University Belfast and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). Below, a delegate reflects on a successful gathering.

The Queen's-AFBI Alliance is celebrating ‘success squared’ after two of its leading members were honoured, separately, by the respected British Society for Animal Science (BSAS).

27 April, 2023

Two new PhD places at Queen's University and AFBI, with a third at Ulster Uni, are to be supported by a new scholarship from NI farmer-funded research body, AgriSearch.

7 March, 2023

Scottish 'One Health' expert gives the 65th George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture at Queen's University

7 December, 2022

Researchers at IGFS and AFBI have together won a series of high-profile funding competitions in the area of agriculture and environmental sustainability.

Diary Farm

Scientists from AFBI, IGFS & UCD have joined forces in a concerted bid to understand the immunology of bovine TB (bTB), particularly the role that nutrition and Vitamin D might play, on an all-island basis for the first time.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
27 September, 2022

Aine Anderson won the Privilege Finance Climate-Change 'Thought Leader' Award 2022, for her research into the potential of anaerobic digestion and agricultural waste to de-carbonise the NI heat sector. Below, she explains more about 'greening' energy

9 May, 2022

Queen's - AFBI Alliance Co-Sponsor, Elizabeth Magowan, recently awarded an honorary professorship by the Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS) and the School of Biological Sciences (jointly) at Queen’s University Belfast.

5 April, 2022

A report published by the consortium CIEL (Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock) has identified that greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced if wide scale and highly effective mitigations are adopted across UK farms.

28 March, 2022

Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, and Minister of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs of Northern Ireland, Edwin Poots have formally launched the All-Island Food Integrity Initiative (FOOD-I).

25 November, 2021

Professor Maggie Gill OBE, FRSE reflected on what the outcomes of COP26 mean for Northern Ireland’s agricultural and agrifood sector

Food safety research student using research equipment in the global food security lab
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