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Department of Plant Sciences

Our research encompasses the breadth of plant and microbial biology, from the molecular to the ecological with applications in food production, renewable energies, materials, synthetic biology, ecology and more. We use cutting-edge techniques in imaging, gene expression and bioinformatics and pair these with physiological evaluations, including computational and modelling and mathematical approaches. Our cutting-edge scientific research leads to breakthroughs in our understanding of natural and cultivated plant systems and addresses questions across disciplines and scales, helping to support for the growing bioeconomy, sustainable technologies, food security and conservation.