We are scientists from the Moredun Research Institute, the Rowett Institute, the James Hutton Institute and Scotland’s Rural College, four of the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research (SEFARI) Institutes. The SEFARI institutes receive funding from the Scottish Government for research into food, agriculture, the environment, land and communities.
We work on areas of microbiology that includes gut health, foodborne bacteria and protozoa, antibiotic resistance, microbial communities, mycotoxins, soil, livestock and crop health and the environment. For the Microbe Safari project we aimed to provide information on the important relationships between microbes and food, show how these themes are connected and how they impact on our lives and the world that we live in.
The project was funded by SEFARI Gateway, which is the knowledge exchange and impact hub for SEFARI and the Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021.
The project benefitted from contributions from all SEFARI institutes, which also includes Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. We would also like to thank Food Standards Scotland, Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC) and our institute STEM ambassadors for feedback, advice and support in developing this site.