About

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FungiAlert is passionate about increasing agricultural productivity and sustainability using disruptive, early detection sensors, and novel soil-health analysis. Our unique soil-health analysis provides a realistic picture of disease risks within a field. FungiAlert’s game-changing technology makes soil-health analysis affordable and accessible to all growers, and guides strategic agronomy decisions throughout the growing season. Our vision is to revolutionise disease management practices within agriculture to help reduce crop loss and increase productivity, and to lower the chance of resistance to pesticides.

OUR TEAM


Kerry O’Donnelly Weaver, PhD

Kerry O’Donnelly Weaver, PhD

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND CO-FOUNDER

Angela de Manzanos Guinot, PhD

Angela de Manzanos Guinot, PhD

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AND CO-FOUNDER

Young Nam Lee, PhD

Young Nam Lee, PhD

MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST

Madeleine Berger, PhD

Madeleine Berger, PhD

MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST

Vijayalakshmi Gunasekaran, PhD

Vijayalakshmi Gunasekaran, PhD

MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST

Paul Atherton, PhD

Paul Atherton, PhD

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Richard Gourlay

Richard Gourlay

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kevin Ellison

Kevin Ellison

COMPANY SECRETARY

FungiAlert has a team of top scientists that are soil-health experts. We are based at Rothamsted Research Centre in Harpenden, the world’s longest running agricultural research centre. We are working with key stakeholders in the UK agricultural market, ensuring that we meet the market needs.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASE

Sept2018- FungiAlert as one of ten Start-Ups to go Head to Head in the Tesco Agri T-Jam at World Agri-Tech Pitch Day 2018

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June2018- Future of farming explored at the launch of new College network

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June2018-Top women entrepreneurs talk tech and ambition at transatlantic roundtable

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Oct2017- IUK press release: FungiAlert awarded Innovate UK funding

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Sept2017 – FungiAlert highlighted in the Future Now blog as an innovator in crop disease forecasting

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March2017 – Imperial College business partners scheme follows up with FungiAlert’s progress

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Dec2016 – FungiAlert’s innovative technology highlighted by PA Consulting

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Nov2016- FungiAlert highlighted as one of six start-ups who could change the future of farming

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Oct2016- FungiAlert’s success in securing entrepreneurial funding through Dragon’s Den style competition

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Aug2016 – Produce World names FungiAlert’s early detection technology as a solution to combating crop losses due to plant disease

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June2016 – FungiAlert and Imperial College is leading the fight for gender equality in business

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June2016 – FungiAlert and Imperial College is leading the fight for gender equality in business

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May2016- FungiAlert’s co-founders awarded prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award

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April2016 – FungiAlert secure investment for their innovative early detection technology

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Feb2016 – FungiAlert’s technology featured as ‘Tech is Changing Food Production’

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Sept2015- The Fast Company highlights the importance of FungiAlert’s technology for sustainable food produciton

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Sept2015 – FungiAlert featured in a blog about top fungal outbreak solutions

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Aug2015 – Video interview with FungiAlert’s co-founders (this is the same video we want to be embedded in the about us section of the home page)

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Aug2015 – Thomson Reuters feature FungiAlert as an innovative solution to feeding the world’s growing population

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July2015 – FungiAlert’s co-founder named by the Royal Society of Chemistry as one of the 175 faces of Chemistry

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May2015 – May2015 – FungiAlert with funding through Althea-Imperial Programme

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March2015 – FungiAlert win the Venture Catalyst Challenge 2015

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Jan2015 – FungiAlert win the CDT Dragon’s Den Challenge 2015

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