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Research

The aim of research at SLCU is to elucidate the regulatory systems underlying plant growth and development

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Outreach

The SLCU values outreach events as a chance to highlight the importance of plant science research and to discuss the work of the Lab with a wide range of people

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About the Sainsbury Lab

The Sainsbury Laboratory was opened in 2011 by HM the Queen and won the Stirling Prize in 2012. The building comprises laboratories, support areas, and meeting spaces, together with the University’s Herbarium, new public café and an auditorium where academic symposia and public talks are held.

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Plant ‘thermometer’ discovered that triggers springtime budding by measuring night-time heat

Oct 27, 2016

A photoreceptor molecule in plant cells has been found to moonlight as a thermometer after dark – allowing plants to read seasonal temperature changes. Scientists say the discovery could help breed crops that are more resilient to the temperatures expected to result from climate change.

Scientific Discovery Trail-limited returns available

Mar 17, 2016

Due to last minute cancellations, a few places are now available for our Scientific Discovery Trail on 17 March. Booking essential.

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