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Principal Partner

Moy Park is one of the UK’s top 15 food companies, Northern Ireland’s largest private sector business and one of Europe’s leading poultry producers.

We supply branded and own label chicken products to leading retailers and foodservice providers throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe and we are the industry leading manufacturer of organic, free-range and higher welfare chicken and turkey.

Moy Park may be best known for fresh, locally sourced poultry but we also produce beef products, vegetarian products like spring rolls and onion rings and desserts including donuts and apple pies.

Associate Partners

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was set up in 2002 following a series of food crises with the aim to restore consumers’ confidence in the EU food safety system. EFSA provides scientific advice and communicates on potential risks along the entire food and feed chain. EFSA’s scientific remit covers consumers’ field-to-fork concerns to protect public, plant and animal health as well as the environment. EFSA evaluates the safety of substances intended to be used in the food and feed chain e.g. pesticides, GMOs, food ingredients and packaging, and gives scientific advice on animal welfare.

AFBI is a multi-disciplinary scientific research Institute carrying out research & development, statutory, analytical, and diagnostic testing functions for Government departments, public bodies and commercial companies.

AFBI’s main work areas:

  • Improvements to animal production
    Driving improvements in agricultural production and sustainable livestock systems
  • Animal and plant health
    AFBI monitors & manages animal & plant health and supply chains for societal benefits
  • Natural and marine environment
    AFBI research is supporting the protection of the natural and marine environment through research


Don Whitley Scientific Limited is a leading international manufacturer of anaerobic and microaerobic workstations, jars and jar gassing systems.

Our workstations have been designed to enable clinicians and researchers to cultivate bacteria in a controlled, oxygen-free environment.  With such exact control of chamber atmosphere, temperature and humidity, work can be performed with precision and confidence.  Options, accessories and consumables, such as the Whitley Anaerobic Conditions Monitoring System and Instant Access Porthole System, are also available

The Milner Genomics Centre provides genome sequencing and analysis for evolution research including how do pathogens emerge and spread? What are the factors that promote the evolution of virulence? How does host adaptation influence disease transmission? We conduct rapid, competitively priced, genome sequencing, assembly and database archiving/analysis, both collaboratively and as a service. We collaborate with the public sector, academia and industry. We welcome opportunities to support your projects, offering expert advice and technical support.

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