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About Animal and Crop Science

Animal and Crop Science is all about producing abundant, safe and sustainable food by using research and development techniques to ensure yields are maximised and disease and pests are kept to a minimum.

This could be controlling weeds, inventing new pest control drugs, experimenting with new techniques, developing new food crops and technologies also controlling the effects of adverse environmental effects and working to improve the welfare and productivity of farm animals to ensure high quality meat and dairy products.

Norfolk's John Innes Centre researches how we can meet the future food demand, issues of failing crops as well as many more issues that impact the global food and crop industry.

If you want to make a difference in developing new technologies which will help feed an ever growing global population then this industry could be for you! For further information on your next steps in this sector, take a look at the various companies and links on this page.

Did You Know?
Suffolk’s biotech industry employs approximately 3000 people and consists of 36 biotech companies.

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Easton Campus Open Day 2015
John Innes Centre
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IFR (Now Quadram Institute Bioscience)
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Postgraduate Research
We offer studentships embracing plant science, microbiology, biological chemistry, computational biology, genetics, applied maths, genomics, cell biology, and systems biology.
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Grants may be awarded in six categories of activity.
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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture (Crop Production) | Level 2
Easton / Otley, Norfolk, Suffolk
This programme covers a range of crop production skills and related practices. The objectives of the course are to ensure the development of practical skills, related background knowledge including health and safety issues and procedures.
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Job Hunter This year we're opening the Suffolk Skills Show up to all ages, and have added 'Job Hunter'. If you're over 18 and looking for employment you need to be here! Talk to employers who are actively recruiting at the Show, find vacancies using the....
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Animal Technician
Animal Technician - http://www.eastonotley.ac.uk/other-information/jobs/job/animal-technician-otley-campus/ Otley Campus, Full Time, Fixed Term until July 2018, £16,600 pro rata per annum. Easton and Otley College are currently seeking to recruit a motivated...
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Course Advice Day
Come along to our Course Advice Day on Saturday 21st April from 9am until 12pm and find out about our wide range of courses available for you. The Course Advice Day will offer an opportunity to meet the senior team, speak to our experienced tutors and have a...
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