Dr Helen Downie

Dr Helen Downie

Agrifood collaborations The University of Manchester

I am excited to be part of the N8 AgriFood programme because being involved in realising innovations and advances in the AgriFood sector is a key driver for me. There is real potential to have a major impact on environmental and societal health and sustainability through implementing change in this area.

My background is in biology, and my PhD research focused on applying novel imaging techniques to understanding plant root growth and interactions with soil and microbes. I have also conducted research in microbiology and drinking water quality.

Key Research Themes

I am working on facilitating collaborations and funding applications between Manchester AgriFood researchers, with N8 partners and with external organisations in any area of AgriFood research.

Contact Information

Email: helen.downie@manchester.ac.uk