A Centre of Excellence within the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds

Future Crops: building on our fundamental plant science


The Centre


The Centre for Plant Sciences in the Faculty of Biological Sciences is a centre for excellence in plant cell and molecular biology. Over 10 research groups are studying aspects of developmental and hormonal plant biology, comparative genomics, environmental physiology, epigenetics, chromatin structure, cell walls & the plant cell secretory pathway, stress responses and crop science including nematode-resistant crops. The Centre has involvement in many European consortia and an extensive range of international collaborations including with the USA, India, Japan and China.

Research fellowship opportunities in CPS. University Academic Fellowships in molecular and translational plant sciences. See the UoL 250 Great Minds website


Faculty Seminars

Dr Christos PliotasUniversity of LeedsCardio Metabolic Seminar: ‘Elucidating the molecular basis of mechanical sensing in ion channels’12th DecemberHost: Jian Shi Worlsey 9.59 at 13:00


Dr Chris Cummingham Swansea University The Genetic of Social Behaviour: Parental Care & Behavioural Flexibility12th DecemberHost: Liz Duncan Roger Stevens LT 01 (7.01) at 13:00


Dr Nicole Watt and Dr Cedric DuvalDTSD Seminar18th DecemberWorsley 8.43a at 13:00


CPS Annual Symposia
Download a sample programme


CPS Annual Report 2016
Available here


Report, in PLANT CELL, on the impact of the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School: Inspiring the Next Generation of Plant Science Researchers

Latest Publications