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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.

Research groups

Professor Uta Paszkowski

Dr Jake Harris

Professor Alex Webb

Dr Natasha Yelina

Dr Lida Derevnina
Dame Professor Ottoline Leyser

Dr Adam Pellegrini

Dr Johannes Kromdijk

Professor Chris Gilligan

Professor Beverley Glover

Dr Samuel Brockington

Professor David Coomes

Sir David Baulcombe

Professor Ian Henderson

Professor Julian Hibberd

Professor Howard Griffiths

Professor Alison Smith

Dr Nicola Patron

Dr Jeongmin Choi

Dr Leonie Luginbuehl
Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker

Professor Giles Oldroyd

Professor Jim Haseloff

Professor Nik Cunniffe

Professor Julia Davies
Professor David Edwards

Professor John Carr