Plant sciences

Plant sciences

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The Department of Plant Sciences carries out research into global food security, synthetic biology and biotechnology, and climate science and ecosystem conservation.

Recent discoveries include identifying new components of the molecular clock in plants that influences flowering and seed size, and identifying modifications made by viruses to plant metabolism. These changes influence the feeding behaviour of insects and have implications for the spread of viruses and crop pollination.

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Linda Hindmarsh

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Opportunities in 'Plant sciences'

Autumn colour at the Botanic Garden
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds a plant collection of over 8000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. The Garden provides resources including plant material, horticultural expertise and facilities to research workers and lecturers.
Nepali woman with crops
Sustainably securing the world's food supply
Lindley collection specimen
With over 1.1 million specimens, some collected in the Galapagos by Darwin himself, the University Herbarium is a testament to our evolutionary past, and an invaluable resource in informing the emerging molecular science of the future. Including the nation’s most comprehensive and definitive collection of British plants, it is a resource both for scholars and the wider public.

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Cambridge is a world-leading centre of biological research, pioneering stem cell science, and the fight against cancer and infectious diseases.