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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Professor Sir David Baulcombe

Professor Sir David Baulcombe

Regius Professor of Botany

Royal Society Research Professor

Office Phone: 01223 339386

Subject groups/Research projects

Plant Biology and Food Security:

Departments and Institutes

Department of Plant Sciences:
Head of Department

Research Interests

The Baulcombe lab investigates the mechanisms and biological role of RNA silencing in disease resistance and the link between RNA silencing and the control of gene expression at various stages of the plant life cycle. Their research is particularly concerned with the potential of RNA to initiate epigenetic effects - changes in gene expression that persist through cell division or even from one generation to the next - and their role in evolution.

Google Scholar citation


plant disease resistance ; RNA silencing