Executive & Senior Team

Mr Nick Watson

Nick manages the service delivery from NIAB’s Field Trial, Glasshouse and Laboratory teams covering agricultural and horticultural crop species. He ensure NIAB works with industry to find solutions for the efficacy testing or evaluation of their material, technology or variety, ensures projects are run efficiently, cost effectively and successfully and acts as the channel for new customers to rapidly get connected with the correct specialist and determine their needs.

Dr Juno McKee

Research interests

Juno has over 20 years of experience leading and managing applied research, technical services, knowledge exchange and product development for agri-business and currently provides leadership for NIAB's innovation and commercialisation activities as Director of NIAB Ventures. Juno also serves on the Advisory Board of the British Crop Production Council and on the Executive Management Team of Agrimetrics - the UK Agri-Tech Centre for data science, analytics and modelling in the agrifood sector.

Professor Mario Caccamo

Professor Mario Caccamo was appointed as the Head of Crop Bioinformatics at NIAB in 2015, Managing Director of NIAB EMR in 2017 and NIAB CEO in October 2021.

A computer scientist by training, Professor Caccamo has over 20 years’ experience in life science research and big data, including specific projects to apply the latest DNA sequencing technologies and bioinformatics methods to advance scientific understanding of crop genetics and the interaction of agricultural crops with their environment.

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