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The Gatsby Plant Science Summer School 2021

In 2020 the 16th Gatsby Plant Science Summer School moved online for the first time. The 2021 summer school will take place in late June/early July. 

The summer school is a unique opportunity for first year (or second year in Scotland) students studying at the below universities, to discover the challenge and opportunities of studying plant science, through talks from leading scientists, careers sessions, eye-opening practicals and thought-provoking discussions with researchers and peers.

The Gatsby Plant Science Summer School was established by the University of Leeds in 2005 and is now part of the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme at the University of Cambridge. The academic advisor and co-founder for the school is Dr Celia Knight, the project manager is Dr Charlotte Carroll and the project coordinator is Claire Pennycuick.

To see what the this year's summer school will involve, take a look here.

See lectures from past years on the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme YouTube channel.

If you have any additional questions about the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School, please contact .


Gatsby Mentor University
Professor Pietro Spanu Imperial College London
Dr Verena Kriechbaumer Oxford Brookes University
Professor Alessandra Devoto Royal Holloway University of London
Professor Adam Price University of Aberdeen
Dr Paula Kover University of Bath
Dr Daniel Gibbs University of Birmingham
Dr Jill Harrison University of Bristol
Professor Julian M. Hibberd University of Cambridge
Dr Piers Hemsley University of Dundee
Professor Keith Lindsey University of Durham
Dr Colwyn Thomas University of East Anglia
Professor Andrew Hudson University of Edinburgh
Professor Tracy Lawson University of Essex
Dr David Studholme University of Exeter
Dr Eirini Kaiserli University of Glasgow
Dr Mike Roberts University of Lancaster
Dr Stefan Kepinski University of Leeds
Professor Dave Twell University of Leicester
Dr James Hartwell University of Liverpool
Dr Jon Pittman  University of Manchester
Professor Anne Borland University of Newcastle
Prof Zoe Wilson University of Nottingham
Dr Francesco Licausi University of Oxford
Dr Jonathan Mitchley University of Reading
Professor Andrew Fleming University of Sheffield
Professor Matthew Terry University of Southampton
Professor Lorenzo Frigerio University of Warwick
Professor Richard Waites University of York