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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact

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Are you an academic interested in Plant Sciences? A business or policy maker looking for expertise? Let's work together to encourage breakthrough translational research in plant science. Contact us!

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Pathways to Impact Resources

Looking to find out more about funding, public engagement, policy or commercialisation of research? Take a look at our primers.

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Flagship events

CambPlants organises activities at Cambridge Science Festival, Festival of Plants, and many more. Come along!

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Impact Case Studies

From food to health, and from rare minerals to climate change. Our case studies that highlight the expertise of our researchers in plants for the future.

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Vomiting bumblebees show that sweeter is not necessarily better

Jan 23, 2020

Animal pollinators support the production of three-quarters of the world’s food crops, and many flowers produce nectar to reward the pollinators. A new study using bumblebees has found that the sweetest nectar is not necessarily the best: too much sugar slows down the bees. The results will inform breeding efforts to make crops more attractive to pollinators, boosting yields to feed our growing global population.

Local water availability is permanently reduced after planting forests

Jan 23, 2020

River flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time, a new study has shown. Rivers in some regions can completely disappear within a decade. This highlights the need to consider the impact on regional water availability, as well as the wider climate benefit, of tree-planting plans.

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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.

Upcoming events

Young Innovators' Forum

Jan 29, 2020

Sainsbury Laboratory, 47 Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1LR

Nothing to W(h)ine About – Uncorking the Opportunities for Innovation in Viticulture

Feb 11, 2020

Cambridge Consultants, 29 Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DW

Power, Promise, Politics: The Pineapple from Columbus to Del Monte

Feb 20, 2020

The Sainsbury Laboratory Auditorium (Cambridge University Botanic Garden); The Bateman Auditorium (Gonville and Caius College)

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