AbacusBio International

Edinburgh based AbacusBio help agribusiness clients improve their performance, resilience, and sustainability in the changing world of food and fibre production. Managing Director, Tim Byrne, tells us why the company pride themselves on making a difference to food and fibre production globally, using science and technology.

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Tim Byrne Managing Director AbacusBio

What we do

At AbacusBio we pride ourselves on making a difference to food and fibre production globally, using science and technology. Originally founded in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2001, we have since expanded into Rotorua (New Zealand), the United Kingdom, and North America.

Our purpose is to help agribusiness clients improve their performance, resilience, and sustainability in the changing world of food and fibre production. Our key area of expertise lies in genetic improvement for production, environmental, and societal outcomes. Alongside our in-house genetic technologies and tools, we provide a wide repertoire of skills and knowledge from data science to strategic agribusiness planning, and decision-tool development to financial modelling, Over the years, we have built a strong portfolio of international clients in agriculture, livestock, horticulture and cropping, forestry, and aquaculture.

AbacusBio brings together almost 50 passionate consultants with international experience working together across sectors, contexts, and operating environments, with commercial, government, academia, NGO, and industry organisations. We have a demonstrated ability to solve agribusiness problems and deliver impact.

What is it like to work for Abacusbio International

As we continue to grow, we are looking for new talent. Being part of our team means that you are surrounded by a vibrant group of passionate people with diverse, international experience. We represent 15 nationalities and boast a unique culture that is people-centric, practical, and down-to-earth. We are well-known for investing big in our people, and you will be strongly supported in your professional development and career progression.

In a rapidly evolving agribusiness sector, we highly value your practical experience and ideas. Whatever your background or stage of career (graduates, executives, professionals), it is also important that you have a global outlook, analytical capabilities, and enjoy challenging the status-quo.

Living and Working in Scotland

AbacusBio’s UK office is housed within the Roslin Innovation Centre, based next to the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh Easter Bush Campus, Scotland. The site is home to a range of international, national, and government research organisations and a broad collection of innovative and fast-growing companies, all of which are dedicated to strengthening agriculture, food production, and societal outcomes across UK and around the globe.

Within the Roslin Institute, the Roslin Innovation Centre, and the wider university and commercial campus, we have strong relationships and collaborations with world leaders in animal science research, genetics, and agritechnology.