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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.