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Welcome to the 'first port of call' for all contract research staff in the Department of Plant Sciences. Here you can find news and information specifically for postdocs in the department, as well as links to other useful sites beyond Plant Sciences.

The postdoc committee maintains an overview of postdoctoral affairs in the department. These includes running regular events to build a strong postdoc community (e.g. postdoc lunches, external speakers), assessing postdoc needs in the department (e.g. annual survey), and maintaining the departmental postdoc mentoring scheme and website.

The postdoc committee facilitates communication between postdocs and the department and function as a first point of contact between both parties.

Activities should be postdoc-led, with administrative support and a PI representative.

Because it is postdoc led, a high turnover of members is expected. It is also expected that members leaving the committee should seek a replacement to sustain the postdoc committee.

Committee meetings are organized in Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms, two weeks after the start of term.

Members of the Committee can be reached by e-mailing: .

A survey of Postdoc opinion within the Department is held every year. If you're interested in seeing the 2019-2020 survey results, and how the Postdoc Committee and the Department is using your input to try to act on the issues raised, you can download an (anonymised) summary (restricted).


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Research Staff Committee

Research staff in the Department of Plant Sciences are represented by the Research Staff Committee. Current members of this committee are:

Dr Chiara Airoldi Dr Limin Wang  
Dr Jeongmin Choi Dr Ronelle Roth   
Dr Eftychios Frangedakis    Dr Indu Santhanagopalan
Dr Sara Lopez-Gomollon    Dr Tina Schreier
Dr Payam Mehrshahi Dr Gonzalo Mendoza-Ochoa
Dr Pallavi Singh Dr Sebastian Mueller

Members of the Committee can be reached by e-mailing:

Postdocs from the department are also represented on several committees including:



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.