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Dr Tamsin Spelman

Tamsin received her undergraduate and master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2013. She remained in the same department to complete her PhD supervised by Professor Eric Lauga entitled “Artificial micro-devices: armoured microbubbles and a magnetically driven cilium”, completed in 2017.

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Professor Henrik Jönsson

Professor Henrik Jönsson is Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory and Professor of Computational Morphodynamics.

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Professor Giles Oldroyd elected to National Academy of Sciences

6 May 2021

Professor Giles Oldroyd has been elected as an international member of the National Academy of Sciences in the USA.

Peas n Chips: Creating food security with African Yam Bean

8 April 2021

Can one plant produce both tasty and nutritious beans and tubers? Yes, the African yam bean can. Not only does it grow high-protein edible grains and tubers, this drought-resilient crop also replenishes the soil and is highly adaptable to varying-climates.

How plant stem cells renew themselves – a cytokinin story

8 April 2021

The mechanism by which the plant hormone cytokinin controls cell division has been discovered – a breakthrough that significantly improves our understanding of how plants grow.