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Department of Plant Sciences

If you're interested in joining the Plant Metabolism Group please contact Professor Alison Smith directly at


Grant-funded postdoctoral positions will be advertised as they become available. Applicants with a PhD who are interested in applying for independent fellowships to support research in the Plant Metabolism Group should contact Professor Smith.

Summer internships

Summer projects are open to both UK and international undergraduates, priority will be given to those intending to take Part II Plant Sciences. Contact Professor Smith to discuss projects available and funding opportunities.


Prospective postgraduate students are required to apply through the University's Applicant Portal. For information on how to apply, including course entry requirements, deadlines and application fees, visit the Postgraduate Admissions website. Any available PhD projects are listed below: