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The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is a specialist research, development and education organisation of the University of Greenwich, UK, with a focus on food, agriculture, environment, and sustainable livelihoods.

Swapping blood for beetroot: a ‘killer’ cocktail for mosquitoes to boost global health

When mosquitoes bite humans to get their favourite meal of blood, they can quickly spread dangerous diseases. Noushin Emami, Associate Professor in Bioinformatics at NRI, wanted to find out if mosquitoes can be tricked into drinking something that...

NRI celebrates the winner of the Three Minute Thesis People’s Choice Award

NRI PhD student Manuela Carnaghi’s winning streak continues apace, with her recent victory in the National Three Minute Thesis – 3MT – competition where doctoral researchers compete to deliver the best research presentation in just three minutes and...

NRI joins EU-funded VIRTIGATION project to combat viral crop destruction in tomato and cucurbit plants

Every year, viral diseases wreak havoc on tomato and cucurbit (squash, pumpkin, courgette) crops worldwide, causing losses of around Euros 3.5bn in Europe alone. The EU-funded VIRTIGATION project has been launched to combat emerging viral diseases...

NRI opens three new research and teaching facilities

On Wednesday 22 September, NRI officially opened three new buildings at its Medway campus, all dedicated to boosting agronomy and food product development at the University of Greenwich.

Future in Five Bradley Cory

Bradley Cory dreamed of becoming a commercial airline pilot, but a life-changing incident that happened when he was just 16 forced a total reassessment of his future. Obtaining his first degree at the University of Greenwich and working on his PhD...

The Early Career Researcher Network - where no idea is off limits

NRI’s Dr Steve Harte is inviting all Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to come to the first ever showcase event which will be held at the University of Greenwich Medway Campus on Wednesday 6th October, from 1pm–3pm.

Food insecurity: why prevention is better than cure

Humanitarian interventions often lag behind early warning of threats to food security. Variations in climate and conflict conditions are among the most important factors preceding disruptions tied to food system failures and malnutrition crises...

NRI Professor awarded prestigious Doctor of Science Degree

Professor Robert Cheke has been awarded a prestigious Doctor of Science degree by the University of Greenwich, in recognition of his research on birds, insects, crops and diseases that spans a period of fifty years. The award was made at a Ceremony at...

Innovative funding grants set to boost Kent & Medway area now open

Growing Kent & Medway have now opened applications for research and development grants worth up to £250,000 to support innovation for horticultural food and drink-based businesses operating in the Kent and Medway area.
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