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Dr Johannes Kromdijk awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

21 October 2020

Dr Johannes (Wanne) Kromdijk , from the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, has been awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship . He is amongst one hundred and one fellows who have received significant government support to tackle major challenges ranging from cancer treatment to space travel and...

Inaugural TMAF PhD student starts at NIAB

12 October 2020

Harvey Armstrong, The Morley Agricultural Foundation's first fully-funded PhD student, will be studying the effects of legume rotations on soil microbial populations - involving field sampling, molecular biology and computational studies. He will will be based at NIAB's Cambridge site with regular visits to TMAF in Norfolk...

Futureproofing crops receives £4.5M research funding

6 October 2020

Professor Kathryn Lilley, from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, is part of a national consortium that has been awarded a £4.5M grant to research the futureproofing of crops against climate change to protect crop productivity. Durham University will lead research into how plants adapt to their...


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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 and facilitate new interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as engaging with industry. Contact us to keep updated with the latest news or share information.