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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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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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Chris Abell

The SLCU community is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Professor Chris Abell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Cambridge and SLCU Board Member. SLCU is incredibly grateful for Chris' support of our Institute and our people. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

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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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New research team joins SLCU

Nov 13, 2020

Chris Whitewoods will join the SLCU research leadership team to head a new research group focused on understanding how plants pattern themselves in three dimensions.

New insights could help plants fortify walls against root pathogens

Sep 03, 2020

Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) researchers, as part of a multidisciplinary international team, have uncovered a mechanism controlling subtle changes to the architecture of cell walls in plant roots that bolsters their defence against Phytophthora palmivora without negatively affecting plant growth.

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