Plant Sciences

Fundamental and applied plant and crop science

Plant growth suite at the University of Leeds

Plant Sciences

Our research

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.

Academics in Plant Sciences

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Postdoctoral Researchers in Plant Sciences

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Plant Sciences at Leeds maintains a high level of research income and also a high level of outputs in terms of publications.


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