Our Science

We live in a changing world, one that faces global challenges such as climate change, increasing globalisation and population growth. In turn, these all affect our food security.

Our Science

Science Strategy

IAFRI Partnership

We live in a changing world, one that faces global challenges such as climate change, increasing globalisation and population growth. In turn, these all affect our food security. Learn how we are meeting these challenges within our Science Strategy. Read More

Active R&D


Active R&D

We collaborate and partner with many industry and government organisations in order to aid in the safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy. Our expertise includes:

  • EU
  • Governments
  • Commercial
  • PhD
  • Innovate UK
See our R&D Abilities

IAFRI Partnership

IAFRI Partnership

The Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI) is a joint venture between Newcastle University and Fera Science Ltd (Fera). Its aim is to deliver innovation in research across the agri-food supply chain, and provide sustainable solutions to problems facing Fera’s diverse customer base in both the agricultural and food sectors. Read More

Events


We attend, exhibit at and host a broad array of international events that explore the full scope of our scientific expertise and allow us to engage with our industry, academic and Government stakeholders. See Our Events

Meet the Scientists


Soil Health Unit

Feras' science leaders comprises of renowned scientists who underpin our passion for ground breaking innovation and translational science, all supported with technical expertise to ensure best-in-class governance for the organisation.

See our Scientists Profiles

Areas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise

Our four key areas of expertise help to focus our research efforts on key industry requirements and future trends. For more information, please get in touch.

Plant Biosecurity

To help farmers, growers and the agricultural industry meet this challenge we need improved plant biosecurity to control new threats and better crop protection to manage existing ones

Food Integrity

Our work helps to give consumers confidence in the food they eat and give the food industry protection for their brands and reputations. To achieve this, we take a holistic approach that integrates food safety, quality and authenticity.

Next Generation Diagnostics

Measurement is at the heart of what we do. To help the agri-food industry tackle emerging and future challenges, we continue to pioneer new diagnostic and analytical technologies.

Sustainable Agri-Food Systems

While we need to intensify our agri-food systems to meet the challenge of a growing population, we must do so in a way that has less impact on our environment and is more resilient to climate change.

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