Agri-EPI CTO becomes food network champion


Agri-EPI’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr Shamal Mohammed, has been appointed Champion for Collaborative Projects for the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Food Network+ (SFN).

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In this newly created role, Shamal will foster collaboration between members of the SFN to increase its success in winning grants for large projects. This will involve identifying potential projects, helping to bring together partners from academia, government and industry to support them and advising on funding applications.

Shamal Mohammed CTO Agri-EPI Centre

Shamal said:

“I’m very proud to have been appointed as an SFN Champion. Agri-EPI Centre firmly believes that collaboration is the key to successful innovation, and I am looking forward to helping create new partnerships that contribute to the network’s important role in sustainable food.”


Gareth Crockett, SFN Network Co-ordinator said:

“We are delighted to welcome Shamal as Champion for Collaborative Projects. At the SFN, we share Shamal’s passion for transforming the agri-food industry with novel and practical solutions. His experience of partnership and consortia building will be an important asset for the network, helping us to upscale our innovative scoping projects, and develop new links with partners in government and industry.”

Shamal has become one of 23 SFN Champions covering the themes including data science, innovative technology, food & supply chains, and innovation & knowledge exchange.


For further information, please contact Jane Smernicki, Agri-EPI Centre Communications Manager on 0131 239 7030, 07985 691 765 or or

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