Institute For Global Food Security (IGFS), The Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB)
QUB is one of the top 24 research intensive universities in the UK with >3,000 researchers and annual research income of over €337.6 M. QUB is a leading center for life science researches in the UK with special strengths in nanoscience, agriculture, pharmacy, information technology, computer science, biology, and medicine. QUB was rated No.1 in the UK for Food science and Pharmacy, based on research intensity (REF 2014). IGFS was developed from the UK’s first Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use founded in 2006. It is regarded internationally as a key hub for research in agriculture, food and nutrition, conducting research with impact to influence food and nutrition policy at a national and international level. Among its many resources, it boasts some of the most advanced research facilities in Europe, encompassing a huge range of highly developed technologies, including highly sophisticated biosensor and mass spec platforms. IGFS provides a dynamic and stimulating environment for all staff and students. It nurtures and inspires young scientists. Undergraduate and postgraduate courses have been developed to equip scientists and future industry leaders with the skills required to deal with new and emerging global food challenges.