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

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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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'Today has encouraged me to be a scientist!'

Mar 04, 2014

SLCU aims to inspire the next generation of plant scientists.

SLCU to host EMBO Interdisciplinary Plant Science Conference in September 2014

Feb 12, 2014

Registration is now open for the EMBO Interdisciplinary Plant Science Conference taking place on 21-24 September, 2014

10 March Science Festival talk: The Janus-faced interaction of plants and microbes

Jan 31, 2014

Dr Sebastian Schornack will give a talk exploring the dynamic relationship between plants and microbes.

Branching out: from model plants to coppiced trees

Jan 07, 2014

Researchers from the Sainsbury Laboratory and Rothamsted Research, funded by the BBSRC Crop Science Initiative, have discovered a gene that contributes to the coppicing response of willows.

Enhanced four year Gatsby PhD Studentship

Dec 17, 2013

The evolution of plant mechanics: the role of the cell wall in cell shape across the kingdom

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