The Cut Science Cafe is back this month with the first Zoom of 2021, Peas please, for health, wealth and the planet! With the renowned scientist, Professor Claire Domoney.
Claire is super peas research team leader at the John Innes Centre (JIC) and her group have discovered ground-breaking seed traits that improve on the nutritional qualities of peas, such as those that increase protein uptake and reduce digestive gas production.
Professor Domoney also leads the UK Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement and an associated LINK project, PeaGen, which works on peas for animal feed, amongst other things.
Professor Domoney’s research has three areas of societal benefit: healthy food – for humans and animals, the economic savings of a local low cost of food production, and the environmental benefits of a soil enhancing crop.
Dr Umi Hashim, who leads the Science Café explains, “I started the Science Cafe 2014, having worked as a research scientist myself. My aim is to bring cutting edge research scientists to The Cut to share their work with us; so that we can all discuss, debate and discover more about Science and ourselves.
“This is our third zoom presentation and moving onto a digital platform has enabled me to continue to facilitate the engagement between scientists and the wider community, despite the pandemic, so that we can stay connected to our valued audience.”
Learn more about this wonderful work taking place on our doorstep.
The live Zoom will last an hour with no interval. With a 30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A.
Tickets are free but donations are gratefully received for The Cut so that we’re ready to open the doors again.
Booking essential at www.newcut.org/events