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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Gatsby Plant Science Summer School Lectures

The Gatsby Plant Science Summer School is a unique opportunity for first year undergraduates to discover the challenges and opportunities of studying plant science. This video brings together highlights of the lecture programme:



The programme's YouTube channel contains both full-length lectures and taster videos on topics including 'Farming with Robots' (Prof Simon Blackmore), 'Transforming Crop Yields with Sugar' (Dr Matthew Paul), and 'How Advances in Genetics are Helping Increase Farmers' Wheat Yields' (Dr Christobal Uauy). 



The Summer School is open to students studying at the following Universities: Imperial College London, Oxford Brookes University, Royal Holloway University of London, University of Aberdeen, University of Bath, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, University of Dundee, University of Durham, University of East Anglia, University of Edinburgh, University of Essex, University of Exeter, University of Glasgow, University of Lancaster, University of Leeds, University of Leicester, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, University of Newcastle, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, University of Reading, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Warwick, University of York.

Further Information about the Summer School




Global food security is a major research priority for UK and international science.

Cambridge Global Food Security is a virtual centre at the University of Cambridge. We promote an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the challenge of ensuring all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and preferences for an active and healthy life. 

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Upcoming events

I’m a Confused Consumer, Get Me Out of Here!

Mar 12, 2019

Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge

GM Crops: Getting to the Root of the Issues

Mar 15, 2019

SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

Innovation in Food Security: Venture Creation Weekend

Mar 15, 2019

Cambridge Judge Business School

Plant and Life Sciences Marquee at Cambridge Science Festival 2019

Mar 16, 2019

Downing Site Lawn, Cambridge

Millets for the Millions: Switching to Small Grains for Sustainable Farming

Mar 16, 2019

Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge

Upcoming events