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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact

We face the massive challenge of delivering a sustainable and secure food supply, over a period of significant climate change. Recognising these global challenges, the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge and NIAB have established the new Crop Science Centre, which will be launched on 1 October 2020. The Centre will focus on sustainability, equity and climate adaptability in global agriculture. Under the direction of Giles Oldroyd, the inaugural Russell R. Geiger Professor of Crop Science, the Centre uses the foundational knowledge of plants to drive transformative change in agriculture.

The new Centre benefits from the diverse skills and expertise of the University and NIAB, providing an environment for research excellence in crops, with the drive and expertise for scientific translation to address real-world problems. The pillars of excellence within the Centre are crop nutrition, plant interactions with pests and pathogens and the enhancement of photosynthesis –  the new Centre will bring a range of disciplines to these research areas to recognise impact in agriculture.

Please join us on 1 October, 4pm to celebrate the launch of the Crop Science Centre, by registering here. If you are interested but unable to attend, a recording of the event will be made available online. If you have any questions please contact us at