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Research Associate & Horticultural Foundry Assistant

We are seeking a Research Associate to join Sebastian Schornack's team and a Horticultural Foundry Assistant to support the horticulture work and associated lab duties of the ENSA project (Engineering the Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa).

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Research

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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Outreach

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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Facilities & Services

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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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.

Hinchingbrooke School solves botanical crime scene

Nov 15, 2019

We were delighted to welcome Sixth Form students from Hinchingbrooke School to SLCU this week to meet our scientists and solve a botanic-inspired crime.

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