CIEL and Agri-EPI Centre host Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive of UKRI

The visit was an important opportunity to provide insight into work of the UK Agri-Tech Centres, at the heart of translating of science into best practice to deliver benefits across the agrifood sector.

Ottoline visited the Agri-EPI Northern Hub and the CIEL-supported Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility (LARIF), co-developed with the University Of Edinburgh. Dr Mark Young, Head of Innovation at CIEL, and Dave Ross, Chief Executive of Agri-EPI, provided examples of work the Agri-Tech Centres are doing to benefit sustainability and commercial impact, leveraging their networks including key academic partners.

We are grateful to the University of Edinburgh for the overall co-ordination of the visit. Pictured are (left to right):

Prof. David Argyll, William Dick Chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Edinburgh
Prof. Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Professor Moira Whyte, Head of College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Dave Ross, CEO, Agri-EPI Centre
Prof. Jonathan Seckl, Senior Vice Principal, University of Edinburgh
Helen Dundas, Data Driven Innovation Sector Lead in Agritech, University of Edinburgh
Prof. Bruce Whitelaw, Interim Director, The Roslin Institute
Dr. Thomas Farrugia, CEO, Beta Bugs Ltd
Dr. Mark Young, Head of Innovation, CIEL