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Facilities

The Department is on the Downing Site in Cambridge, with a state-of-the-art plant growth facility situated at the Botanic Garden. Van runs transport plant material and equipment between the 2 sites. The Department has one large lecture theatre, a small lecture theatre, a seminar room, a teaching laboratory, two supervision rooms, a write-up room, the Herbarium and a Departmental library. A programme of office and laboratory refurbishment has been initiated over the past 10 years, which culminated in a research laboratory, computing facility and office area for Sir David Baulcombe, funded by SRIF. Other centralised facilities include autoclaving, workshop and stores. A vibrant tea room provides the focus for daily scientific exchanges and occasional social events.

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.