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Professor Ian Henderson awarded highly competitive Bayer grant

8 June 2021

Professor Ian Henderson , Head of the Department’s Genetic and Epigenetic Inheritance in Plants Research Group, has been awarded a highly competitive Bayer Crop Science grant. Awarded to researchers with unique ideas on helping farmers protect their crops, the Grants4Ag 2021 include both financial support and scientific...

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Read more at: Dr Nik Cunniffe receives APS Syngenta Award

Dr Nik Cunniffe receives APS Syngenta Award

7 June 2021

The American Phytopathological Society has honoured Dr Nik Cunniffe Head of the Department’s Theoretical and Computational Epidemiology Group with the Syngenta Award for his outstanding contribution to teaching, research and extension in the field of plant pathology. The Syngenta award is one of a series of APS awards that...

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Read more at: Professor Chris Gilligan appointed to James Hutton Institute's Board of Directors

Professor Chris Gilligan appointed to James Hutton Institute's Board of Directors

2 June 2021

Professor Chris Gilligan , Head of the Department's Epidemiology and Modelling research group, has been appointed to the James Hutton Institute' s Board of Directors effective from the 1st June 2021. Professor Gilligan's current research is focused on establishing and testing a theoretical framework that identifies the...

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Read more at: Professor David Coomes Contributes to Landmark British Ecological Society Report

Professor David Coomes Contributes to Landmark British Ecological Society Report

12 May 2021

The British Ecological Society has launched a landmark report that offers, for the first time, a complete assessment of the potential of nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change and benefit biodiversity in the UK. The report , which brings together contributions from more than 100 experts, finds that nature-based...

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Read more at: Professor Giles Oldroyd elected to National Academy of Sciences

Professor Giles Oldroyd elected to National Academy of Sciences

4 May 2021

The Department’s Professor Giles Oldroyd has been elected as an international member of the National Academy of Sciences in the USA. As Russell R Geiger Professor of Crop Science and Director of the Crop Science Centre , Professor Oldroyd’s research focuses on using the foundational knowledge of plants to drive...

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Read more at: New research shows chronoculture could make food production more sustainable

New research shows chronoculture could make food production more sustainable

3 May 2021

Researchers within the Department of Plant Sciences led by Professor Alex Webb, Head of the Circadian Signal Transduction Group , indicate that circadian clock genes, which enable plants to measure daily and seasonal rhythms, should be targeted in agriculture and crop breeding for higher yields and more sustainable farming...

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Professor Beverley Glover wins Pilkington Prize for Outstanding Teaching

25 April 2021

Each year the Pilkington Prizes are awarded to individuals who make a substantial contribution to the teaching programme of a Department, Faculty or the University as a whole, at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Inaugurated in 1994 by Sir Alastair Pilkington, who believed that the quality of teaching was crucial to the...

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In recognition of Professor Richard West FRS

In recognition of Professor Richard West FRS

15 January 2021

Richard West, Head of Department 1977-91, died on 30 Dec 2020 after a short illness

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Fire: The Great Manipulator

Fire: The Great Manipulator

14 December 2020

Fire. It burns five percent of the Earth's surface every year, and accounts for up to twenty percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. Before humans started interfering with the planet, the majority of carbon released by wildfires was recaptured as ecosystems regenerated. This is no longer the case. For Adam...

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Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards

Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards

30 November 2020

After a successful pilot in 2019, the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning (CCTL) have announced the results of this year’s Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards . This award exists as an opportunity for members of the collegiate University to show their appreciation for our students' efforts in...

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