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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 an Interdisciplinary Research 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

Global Food Security Symposium

Mar 21, 2018

Washington DC

The amazing world of bees

Mar 21, 2018

Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

Finding the Funding – The Research and Business Guide to Smart Agri-Tech Finance

Mar 22, 2018

King's Lynn Innovation Centre, Innovation Drive, King's Lynn, PE30 5BY

Are food miles worth worrying about?

Mar 22, 2018

Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

Venture Creation Weekend: Innovation in Food Security

Mar 23, 2018

Cambridge Judge Business School

Upcoming events