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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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The Great British Liverwort Hunt

Join our Great British Liverwort Hunt! We are searching for people across the UK to collect two species of liverworts to help us undertake research into biodiversity, plant-microbe interactions and plant immunity. You are also welcome to join the online discussions even if you are not in the UK. Register now to hunt the wort!

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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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Integrating maths and plant science to explain how plant roots generate a hormone gradient

Feb 18, 2021

The research team that developed a biosensor that first recorded that a distinct gradient of the plant growth hormone gibberellin correlated with plant cell size has now revealed how this distribution pattern is created in roots.

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.

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