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.

Applications now open for the Gosden PhD studentship in Plant Science for entry 2019

Research fellowship opportunities in CPS. University Academic Fellowships in molecular and translational plant sciences. See the UoL 250 Great Minds website


Centre Seminars

Professor Martin Broadley University of NottinghamSBio Seminar2nd MayHost: Stefan Kepinski


Faculty Seminars

Dr Stephen BaileyLoughborough UniversitySBMS Ad-hoc Seminar: Considerations for the Practical Application of Outcomes from Exercise Testing Protocols19th DecemberHost: Carrie FergusonWorsley 9.58b at 14:00


Dr Paul MeakinUniversity of LeedsCardio Metabolic Seminar: 'BACE1: more than just a problem for the brain'14th JanuaryWorsley 9.59 at 12:00


CPS Annual Symposium 2018,
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

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