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
Dr Nik Cunniffe wins Pilkington Teaching Prize 2015
Cambridge seminar on food security, May 2015
Microbial consortia preserved for industrial biotechnology
EUSynBioS: growing networks in Synthetic Biology
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2nd international Molecular Mycorrhiza Meeting (iMMM)
Thu 28 May 13:00: Optimize nutrients dynamic in litters to enhance yields and sustainability of traditional cocoa agroforests in a climate change context in Southern Bahia, Brazil
Thu 28 May 13:30: A vitamin B12 dependent mutualism between a microalga Lobomonas rostrata and a rhizobium – Mesorhizobium loti
Thu 28 May 17:30: Stalagmites as excellent recorders of major volcanic eruptions
Fri 29 May 14:00: Molecular mechanisms of phenotypic variation and evolvability
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