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Department of Plant Sciences


Our research themes run across the departments of Plant Sciences and Biochemistry, and the Sainsbury Laboratory, and bring together plant-related research across the organisations. All staff are involved in at least two of the major research areas, enabling synergy and collaboration that is reflected in joint grants and supervision of graduate students.

A critical mass of colleagues with overlapping interests is mediated through joint laboratory meetings, facilitating critical inputs and exchanges for the development of research publications and grant applications. This also provides a cohesive and coherent educational experience for students and postdocs.

Please click on the links to explore projects within each theme in more detail, and see the associated researchers.

research themes