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Welcome to the 'first port of call' for all contract research staff in the Department of Plant Sciences. Here you can find news and information specifically for postdocs in the department, as well as links to other useful sites beyond Plant Sciences.

The postdoc committee maintains an overview of postdoctoral affairs in the department. These includes running regular events to build a strong postdoc community (e.g. postdoc lunches, external speakers), assessing postdoc needs in the department (e.g. annual survey), and maintaining the departmental postdoc mentoring scheme and website.

The postdoc committee facilitates communication between postdocs and the department and function as a first point of contact between both parties.

Activities should be postdoc-led, with administrative support and a PI representative.

Because it is postdoc led, a high turnover of members is expected. It is also expected that members leaving the committee should seek a replacement to sustain the postdoc committee.

Committee meetings are organized in Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms, two weeks after the start of term.

Members of the Committee can be reached by e-mailing:


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Research Staff Committee

Research staff in the Department of Plant Sciences are represented by the Research Staff Committee. Current members of this committee are:

Dr Katrin Geisler Dr Sara Lopez-Gomollon
Dr Payam Mehrshahi       Dr Trisna Tungadi
Dr Andrew Craig Dr Chris Lambing
Dr Katie Wilkins Dr Tim Hearn
Dr Susana Sauret-Gueto       Dr Hester Sheehan
Dr Heidi Serra

Members of the Committee can be reached by e-mailing:

Postdocs from the department are also represented on several committees including: