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Plant ‘thermometer’ discovered that triggers springtime budding by measuring night-time heat

A photoreceptor molecule in plant cells has been found to moonlight as a thermometer after dark – allowing plants to read seasonal temperature changes. Scientists say the discovery could help breed crops that are more resilient to the temperatures expected to result from climate change.

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Scientific Discovery Trail-limited returns available

Due to last minute cancellations, a few places are now available for our Scientific Discovery Trail on 17 March. Booking essential.

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New outreach materials available online!

SLCU is making some of its outreach materials available online after requests from teachers at the Big Biology Day

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Spring outreach at SLCU

Spring outreach at SLCU

Researchers at SLCU have had a busy spring participating in several public engagement events aimed at future plant scientists and the general public.

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SLCU to host EMBO Interdisciplinary Plant Science Conference in September 2014

SLCU to host EMBO Interdisciplinary Plant Science Conference in September 2014

Registration is now open for the EMBO Interdisciplinary Plant Science Conference taking place on 21-24 September, 2014

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Branching out: from model plants to coppiced trees

Branching out: from model plants to coppiced trees

Researchers from the Sainsbury Laboratory and Rothamsted Research, funded by the BBSRC Crop Science Initiative, have discovered a gene that contributes to the coppicing response of willows.

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SLCU helps reveal another layer in the strigolactone signalling pathway

Nov 23, 2018

An interdisciplinary collaboration between structural biologists and plant scientists has revealed another layer in the signalling pathway of strigolactone – a plant hormone that plays a key role in shoot branching and other plant development processes.

Circadian clock imparts continuous control over the timing of cell division

Nov 15, 2018

SLCU researchers have demonstrated that the circadian clock is more complex than a simple ‘on-off switch’ when it comes to controlling cell division.

SLCU recognised for commitment to gender equality

Oct 25, 2018

Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to gender equality by achieving a Silver Award under the Athena SWAN Charter.

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