Programme Manager, TIGR2ESS
Marla Fuchs is the Programme Manager for TIGR2ESS, a £7.8M programme funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Grow Call to tackle key research issues and their translation, with the goal of bringing resilience, equal opportunities and diversity to the food system in India. From within that role she has helped to create and now support two further initiatives. One is MillNETi, another GCRF programme, and the other is a Fellowship programme with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India for up to 30 Indo-UK Crop Science Fellowships.
Marla studied mechanical engineering at Rensselaer, in New York and went on to complete an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge. She has worked in a variety of industries from nuclear fuels to inkjet technology, and later carbon consultancy over the past 20 years. She has been managing large grants within higher education for the last 10 years.