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, 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. Initiatives that involve CPS staff include Africa College - an international research partnership working to improve food security and The Gatsby Plant Science Summer School Project that is active in promoting plant science and changing attitudes to plants.
Research fellowship opportunities in CPS. University Academic Fellowships in molecular and translational plant sicences. See the UoL 250 Great Minds website.
CPS Annual Symposium 2017,
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CPS Annual Report 2016
Report, in PLANT CELL, on the impact of the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School: Inspiring the Next Generation of Plant Science Researchers
Dr Sebastian Schornack: Colonisation of plants by beneficial and parasitic microbes: specific and common mechanisms
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Dr Amanda Rasmussen: Physiology of advantageous adventitious roots
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Professor Nick Graham: Climate change, fishing, and coral reef ecosystem integrity
9th February more