A Centre of Excellence within the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds
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.
Report, in PLANT CELL, on the impact of the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School: Inspiring the Next Generation of Plant Science Researchers
PLANT FELLOWS is a new international Post doc fellowship programme in the field of plant sciences open for applicants from all over the world. CPS at Leeds is the UK host organization for the programme. It can offer outstanding training for Post docs, including transnational mobility, career and mentoring courses. To learn more about the programme activities, the application and selection procedure visit the Plant Fellows Website
Centre for Global Development (CGD) in cooperation with Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID):Seminar on on power, authority and agency in the developing contexts: Dr Glyn Williams (SIID): Managing political space: authority, power and marginalised people's agency in rural West Bengal.
Professor Gordon Crawford (CGD): Struggles for rights: power, authority and agency in Ghana.
6th June more
Centre for Global Development Summer School: Crisis in Development? The Millennium Development Goals & the Post-2015 Agenda. 1-5 July 2013
1st July more