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

Centre News: We are pleased to announce the first Gosden PhD Studentship in Plant Science for entry in October 2018, supported by The Sheila Gosden legacy. Visit the Gosden Studentship page for more information.


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

Professor David JohnsonUniveristy of Manchester“The amazing world of soil fungal superhighways”8th NovemberHost: Katie FieldRoger Stevens Lecture Theater 13 at 13:00


Professor Wallace CowlingSBio Seminar15th NovemberHost: Christine Foyer


Dr Steven Spoel Univeristy of Edinburgh"Transcriptional regulation by dynamic ubiquitination"22nd NovemberHost: Alison Baker and Yoselin Benitez Alfonso Roger Stevens Lecture Theater 13 at 13:00


CPS Annual Symposium 2018,
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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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