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David Sainsbury Career Development Fellowships

Opportunity for creative and curious early career researchers to join our collaborative and interdisciplinary research community and develop their own research programme. In particular we are looking for scientists with imaginative research ideas.

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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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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.

Mix of LCOs and COs essential for mycorrhizal establishment

Nov 07, 2019

An international collaboration of scientists working to optimise arbuscular mycorrhizal associations to improve sustainability in agriculture has demonstrated new insights into how signalling pathways promote symbiotic microbial associations with plants.

Revealing the nanostructure of wood could help raise height limits for wooden skyscrapers

Oct 22, 2019

Cambridge researchers have captured the visible nanostructure of wood in its live hydrated state for the first time using an advanced low-temperature scanning electron microscope.

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