Department of Plant Sciences
The Department has three strategic targets for its research: synthetic biology and technology, climate science and ecosystem conservation and global food security.
Our lecturers are experts in their fields and committed to undergraduate teaching
We have various opportunities for funding and a graduate training programme which will develop your knowledge base as well as enhancing your IT and presentation skills.
We're a really friendly and fairly small department
The Department is a unique centre of learning in the fundamental plant processes which sustain life on earth, using an understanding of molecular mechanisms and ecological systems to inform teaching across the Natural Sciences.
From Science Week to our scheduled set of seminars, feel free to come along
Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests
Evidence that the C4 pathway is built on existing gene networks in C3 plants
Julian Hibberd has published an In Retrospect article in Nature
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Wed 26 Oct 13:00: 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 – Evolution of digit number through modification of embryonic Sonic hedgehog signalling
Thu 27 Oct 13:00: Correct behaviour: how plant cells respond appropriately to different symbiotic partners
Thu 27 Oct 17:30: The separation of Britain from mainland Europe in the late Quaternary
Tue 01 Nov 14:00: Beyond the rainbow: understanding the multiscale mechanisms of petal patterning
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