Skip to 0 minutes and 14 seconds Hello, and welcome to Belfast. My name is Professor Chris Elliott, and I’m the director of the Institute for Global Food Security. I’ve published extensively on the detection and control of agriculture, food, and environmentally related contaminants across the entire global feed food supply chain. The institute has over 100 full-time scientists working alongside each other, and houses a suite of state of the art laboratories, and conducts cutting edge research into the various topics ranging from soil and plant science right through to food safety and human nutrition. Facilities include the advanced asset laboratories, which contain mass spectrometers, biocenter technologies, and all of the tools needed for fuel systems biology.
Skip to 1 minute and 1 second With increasing population and climate change threatening existing food supplies, major challenges must overcome to ensure delivery of safe nutritious food. The cutting edge research in our institute aim to provide solutions for this. This course aims to provide advanced knowledge of food safety and food security across different levels of the food supply chain with a focus on the objective to enhance global food security for a sustainable future. Enhancing animal welfare health leading to improved human health is key. Monitoring and protecting the impact of climate change will be explored throughout the course.