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Department of Plant Sciences

 

Headline research projects for this theme:

Strigolactones reduce the accumulation of auxin transporters at the plasma membrane making it more difficult for buds to activate. Lead: Ottoline Leyser

Variation in the rate of cell division between sister species helped drive a recent radiation through co-evolution. Lead: Beverly Glover

Unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution in hormone measurement and developmental perturbations resulting from engineering optogenetic sensors and actuators. Lead: Alexander Jones

Plant smoke receptor stops roots from skewing. Lead: Julia Davies

Contributing research groups:

Contributing research groups from associated institutions:

 

Some projects will be specifically targeted towards defined UKRI Research Council DTP schemes, as well as being open for applicants applying to the University's Postgraduate Funding Competition or other sources of funding.

Potential applicants should always approach the potential Supervisor/Group Leader in the first instance to discuss eligibility.

Key to funding opportunities below:

  • GFC = Postgraduate Funding Competition,
  • NERC = Cambridge NERC C-CLEAR DTP,
  • OTHER = Other sources of funding