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CambPlants Hub

A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact

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Putting plants under the microscope

21 June 2021

Humans have been making use of plants for thousands of years. Plants make an enormous range of chemicals, often in large amounts - and use these to make complex structures and materials. Despite major advances in synthetic biochemistry, many important medicines and other valuable compounds such as oils, dyes, flavours and...

Nature has enormous potential to fight climate change and biodiversity loss in the UK - report

13 May 2021

A report launched today by the British Ecological Society, with contributions from the University of Cambridge, offers the first complete assessment of the potential of nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change and benefit biodiversity in the UK. Incorporating contributions from over 100 experts across academia...

Pulses for healthy guts (and healthy environment)

5 May 2021

The ‘Pulses for healthy guts (and healthy environment)’ workshop, held on 25 March, was attended by a range of academics and industry figures. The workshop was held to build networks between academics and industry, within and beyond Cambridge, in order to link expertise across the broad area of pulses and human health...

All University staff, except those needed for business-critical activity, are now working remotely. Please contact us by email, and find the latest COVID-19 information here

CambPlants is an umbrella organisation for those involved in plant-related research at the University of Cambridge, and the point of contact for external interested parties. We provide support for impact and translation activities – be that public engagement, industry collaboration, or informing policy. We help build relationships within the University, facilitate new interdisciplinary collaborations, and assist with engaging with industry. Please contact us if you would like to be included on our mailing list. We will keep you updated about future CambPlants Hub events, and will store your data in a secure University of Cambridge location. We will only contact you as needed.