Speakers at the N8 AgriFood Conference


Professor Tim Daniell (Chair)

N8 Chair in Soil Microbiology, The University of Sheffield

After a PhD in Warwick and post-docs in Durham, Lancaster and York Tim took up a Principal Investigator position at the Scottish Crop Research Institute (now James Hutton Institute) in Dundee in 2000 as a research lead in soil ecology and later Theme Leader in Sustainable Production Systems (2013-16).  At the Institute he developed a group focusing on soil ecology, especially in linking activity to the dynamics of the relevant microbial groups. In 2016 he became ‘Professor of Soil Microbiology’ at the University of Sheffield maintaining a 30% position at the Hutton. His current research focuses mainly on:The interaction between plants and soil function, Arbuscular mycorrhizal ecology andThe application of nematode dynamics as a measure of soil health.