The James Hutton Institute (JHI) is a well-respected and globally recognised research organisation delivering fundamental and applied science to drive the sustainable use of land and natural resources. With locations in Dundee, Aberdeen and two farms (Balruddery and Glensaugh) JHI is comprised of five Science Departments.

Cell and Molecular Sciences (CMS) is based at the Dundee site and comprises more than 90 plant scientists with research specialisms in cell and molecular biology, genomics, genetics, pathology and physiology.

Environmental and Biochemical Sciences (EBS) is a department of over 80 scientists and spans a range of disciplines encompassing entirely laboratory-based work to ecosystem-scale research across landscapes and rivers.

Ecological Sciences (ES) is a multi-disciplinary collective of over 56 researchers with a unique breadth of scientific expertise, skills and knowledge in the ecology, physiology and systematics of microbes, lichens, fungi, plants, invertebrates and mammals.

The Information and Computational Sciences (ICS) department brings together an exceptional combination of scientific skills and expertise. This ranges from genome scale bioinformatics to the modeling of edaphic or climate information on a geographical scale.

The Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) department comprises nearly 50 staff and 15 PhD students representing the fields of economics, geography, politics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and everything in between.