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People of Science with Brian Cox

Ottoline Leyser talks to Brian Cox about her admiration for Nobel Prize winning geneticist, Barbara McClintock and explains the two great principles she uncovered. Barbara McClintock challenged existing concepts of what genes were capable of when she discovered that some genes could be mobile.

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SLCU brings together specialists in biological, physical, and mathematical sciences integrating a range of wet-lab experimental research with computational modelling. This interdisciplinary approach is essential for understanding the complex dynamic and self-organising properties of plants.

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SLCU values outreach 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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SLCU provides facilities and services for advanced imaging, plant growth, tissue culture, seed storage and public software tools.

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PhD & Masters Opportunities at SLCU

Thinking about starting a postgraduate research degree? We have a multidisciplinary community of researchers working in molecular, cellular, whole plant, computational, quantitative biology/mathematical biology and population biology areas. Check-out this page to find a potential supervisor.

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Plants can tell time even without a brain – James Locke and Mark Greenwood explain how plants can coordinate their circadian clocks in their article published in The Conversation.

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Random gene pulsing generates patterns during development of living systems

Feb 19, 2020

A team of Cambridge scientists working at the intersection between biology and computation has found that random gene activity helps patterns form during development of a model multicellular system.

People of Science

Dec 05, 2019

Professor Ottoline Leyser talks to Professor Brian Cox about her admiration for Nobel Prize winning geneticist, Barbara McClintock and explains the two great principles she uncovered.

Overlap in lateral root and nodule development brings self-fertilising cereals one step closer

Nov 16, 2019

A vision of creating crops that do not need chemical fertilisers is one step closer thanks to the recent discovery that a substantial overlap exists in the developmental programmes plants use for lateral roots and nitrogen-fixing nodules.

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