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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

IfM Briefing: Innovation for Food Security and Sustainability

Jun 25, 2019

The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock, One Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Docks, London E16 1GB

Algal Biotechnology Techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bioeconomy 2019

Jul 09, 2019

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Stuttgart, Germany

MAKEit Sugar Hack 2019

Jul 19, 2019

MakeSpace, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX

The Food Tech Transition Summer School 2019

Jul 29, 2019

University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

Upcoming events