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last modified May 07, 2020 02:12 PM

Young Innovators' Forum visit to the Sainsbury Lab and the Algal Innovation Centre

At the end of January, the CambPlants Hub visited the Sainsbury Lab and Algal Innovation Centre (both part of the University of Cambridge) as part of a Young Innovators' Forum (YIF) group hosted by Agri-TechE. This visit was part of the YIF programme, which aims to bring together early career entrants from across farming, science and technology at innovative agri-business and research facilities.  Read more.


The CambPlants Hub presents work from the Kromdijk Lab at Plant Sciences

These are a condensed version of the work that was to be presented at Cambridge Science Festival in March 2020.

Taking stomatal imprints: observing the tiny pores in leaves around you

A step-by-step video detailing how you can take an imprint and observe stomata, the tiny pores in leaf surfaces that are responsible for regulating water and carbon dioxide exchange in the plant.

Visualising photoprotection: how plants defend against high light

Explore how plants are affected by and respond to high light, which can damage the photosynthetic machinery. They visualise the down-regulation of light harvesting in real time using a fluorescence imager.

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