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

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, 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 Andrea HarperUniversity of York 8th FebruaryHost: Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso

Faculty Seminars

Katerina Douka Aspden Group, Faculty of Biological SciencesLeeds Omics Seminar: Using Poly-Ribo-Seq to understand neuronal translation and IncRNAs15th JanuaryWorsley SR (9.59) at 15:00

Dr Andrew ScottRoyal Brompton HospitalBridging the gap between molecules and millimetres: In vivo assessment of myocardial microstructure and function using diffusion tensor CMR18th JanuaryHost: David BuckleyWorsley 9.60 at 12:00


CPS Annual Symposium 2017,
Download the 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