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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.

Department of Plant Sciences

MacRobbie Women in Science Research Seminar

Plant Sciences is once again proud to honour Prof. Enid MacRobbie ScD FRS FRSE as a pioneer of plant biophysics, the first female scientist to gain a personal Chair at Cambridge, life Fellow of Girton, and our first female Head of Department. This year’s MacRobbie Research Seminar (in our legendary pink lecture theatre) was introduced by the Mistress of Girton, Prof. Susan Smith. Our speaker, Prof. Caroline Dean FRS CBE (John Innes Centre) delivered a brilliant talk on the mechanistic basis of vernalization to a packed lecture theatre. Previously, Caroline networked with female undergraduates, postgraduates and early years researchers over lunch. This Department is  committed to supporting women in science; come and join us.