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Sainsbury Laboratory

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Our Work

The Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) is an independently funded research institute within the School of Biological Sciences focused on increasing understanding of the regulatory systems underlying plant growth and development. SLCU brings together specialists in biological, physical, and mathematical sciences integrating a range of wet-lab experimental research with computational modelling of plants. This interdisciplinary approach is essential for understanding the complex dynamic and self-organising properties of plants.


Our Values

Many of the most creative ideas and discoveries come from a diversity of experiences, cultures and minds. At SLCU we foster an inclusive culture in which people can speak openly, try new things and be bold. We welcome people from all backgrounds and respect, celebrate and value everyone regardless of ethnic identity, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, nationality or neurodiversity. We commit to including the principles of diversity, inclusivity and equality in all aspects of SLCU and through this we hope that all members of our community feel free to be their true selves.






SLCU is supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

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