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


Centre Seminars

Dr Bala Chaudhary DePaul UniversityBiology Seminar27th AprilHost: Katie FieldWorsley SR (8.34a) at 13:00


Faculty Seminars

Professor Mike MendlUniversity of BristolBiology Seminar28th AprilHost: Lisa CollinsWorsley SR (8.34a) at 13:00


Dr Mike FowlerUniversity of SwanseaBiology Seminar "Cycling through colourful environments: how do underlying population dynamics and species interactions alter ecological responses to stochastic fluctuations?"5th MayHost: Steven SaitWorsley SR (9.57) at 13:00


CPS Annual Symposia
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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

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