Announcing our bold, new campaign: "Cellular Agriculture for the Public Good."

Call for Researchers: Funding Opportunity on Machine Learning in Cell Ag

Our collaborative project, funded by Schmidt Futures

Published May 16, 2024 | Updated May 22, 2024 | Breanna Duffy

Earlier this week we announced the preprint of our foundational review of machine learning (ML) applications in cultured meat. This review surveys the opportunities for ML to address technical and economic challenges in making cultured meat a reality.


Read the preprint here



New Harvest and Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) are now looking for an innovative scientist to tackle a promising research question in this space during a residency position for one year. The resident will join the New Harvest and Amii research communities, connecting with machine learning and cellular agriculture scientists.


Read the call for applications and apply here


The deadline to apply for this position is July 15, 2024. 

Applicants will propose a research project using machine learning to address a challenge in cellular agriculture. Research topics can come from our recent review, or can be developed entirely by the applicant. The project should result in open-access outputs (i.e. model, data, publication) at the end of one year.

For this position, we are looking for a scientist with some experience in both machine learning and cell ag/biology so they can hit the ground running. However, their strengths in one area may be stronger than the other. This position is an opportunity to strengthen skills in both areas!

The close collaboration between the experimental community at New Harvest and the computational community at Amii will allow the Resident to truly take advantage of the role that AI & ML can play in accelerating cellular agriculture.

Applicants must be able to work in Canada and proximity to Alberta, Canada is preferred to allow for engagement with the in-person Amii research community, but not required.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please reach out to Bre Duffy.


The project continues to be supported by Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt.

About the Authors
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Breanna Duffy is New Harvest's Director of Responsible Research & Innovation - US