Fundamental and applied plant and crop science
Plant science research in the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Leeds addresses fundamental biological mechanisms as related to plants and also addresses the global challenge of maintaining food supplies in the context of sustainable agriculture.
Research is focused in the Centre for Plant Sciences which encompasses 14 academic staff from the Schools of Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Research programmes range from the study of cellular mechanisms and gene regulation and activities in model systems (Arabidopsis, Physcomitrella) through ecophysiology of plant-microbe interactions and root-soil processes to the development of novel strategies for controlling the impacts of abiotic stresses and pests in a range of crop species.
Plant Sciences at Leeds maintains a high level of research income and also a high level of outputs in terms of publications.
Publications a year
4 year India partnering award by the BBSRC
"We are excited to be a part of the BBSRC partnering award with Prof Alison Baker of University of Leeds."
The partnership is between the Centre for Plant Sciences and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.
Professor Alison Baker has been awarded a 4 year partnering award by the BBSRC in collaboration with Professor Rajeev Varshney, Global Research Program Director of International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in order to maintain and grow the collaboration with the Centre for Plant Sciences (CPS).