Production of crops with resistance to disease and cold will result in longer crop seasons and greater yields, while detoxification of soil and purification of water will mean that currently unusable soil can become viable. Furthermore, understanding of aging processes in foods can result in longer shelf-lives which will help when shipping food to famine stricken lands.

Science Link offers Agriculture and Food-Science companies in the Baltic Sea Region access to experimental techniques applicable to a range of problems including:

  • Analysis of soil
  • Characterisation of trace-element distribution in plants
  • Characterisation of structure and function of plant proteins
  • Imaging of plant structures and mapping cellular constituents
  • Studying the effects of fertilisers and contaminants on plants
  • Investigation of the processes occurring when germs weaken host plants
  • Assessment of the role of root-soil-microbe communication
  • Understanding and slowing down of ageing processes in food

The experimental techniques available include:

  • Diffraction methods
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  • Small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering
  • X-ray and neutron tomography
  • Synchrotron Infrared spectroscopy

Cases - examples on how techniques can help solve questions

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