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The Department has three strategic targets for its research: synthetic biology and technology, climate science and ecosystem conservation and global food security

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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

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Providing a point of coordination and a hub for all plant-related activities across the University of Cambridge and beyond. New: Plants@Cambridge Annual Seminar Series

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We are proud to be a supportive environment, and are committed to ensuring all can reach their full potential

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The Department has carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has opened to allow research work to take place. To ensure the safety of our staff, a range of measures to reduce building occupancy and allow strict social distancing have been introduced, including increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. We are currently not accepting visitors so please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

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In recognition of Professor Richard West FRS

Jan 15, 2021

Richard West, Head of Department 1977-91, died on 30 Dec 2020 after a short illness

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