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Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Formation1904
PurposeResearch and teaching in plant sciences
Head of Department
Julian Hibberd
Parent organization
University of Cambridge
Websitewww.plantsci.cam.ac.uk

The Department of Plant Sciences is a department of the University of Cambridge that conducts research and teaching in plant sciences. It was established in 1904, although the university has had a professor of botany since 1724.[1]

Research

As of 2017, the department pursues three strategic targets of research[2]

  1. Global food security
  2. Synthetic biology and biotechnology
  3. Climate science and ecosystem conservation

See also the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University

Notable academic staff

As of 2017, the department also has 66 members of faculty and postdoctoral researchers, 100 graduate students, 19 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Doctoral Training Program (DTP) PhD students, 20 part II Tripos undergraduate students and 44 support staff.[7]

History

The University of Cambridge has a long and distinguished history in Botany including work by John Ray[8] and Stephen Hales[9] in the 17th century and 18th century, Charles Darwin’s mentor John Stevens Henslow[10] in the 19th century, and Frederick Blackman,[11] Arthur Tansley[12] and Harry Godwin in the 20th century.[13][2]

Emeritus and alumni

More recently, the department has been home to:

References

  1. ^ hcs34@cam.ac.uk. "History of the Department — Department of Plant Sciences". www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b Anon (2016). "About the Department of Plant Sciences". cam.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016.
  3. ^ "BAULCOMBE, Prof. Sir David (Charles)". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. Vol. 2014 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) (subscription required)
  4. ^ Baulcombe, D. (2004). "RNA silencing in plants". Nature. 431 (7006): 356–363. doi:10.1038/nature02874. PMID 15372043.
  5. ^ Baulcombe, D. (2007). "David Baulcombe". Current Biology. 17 (3): R73–R74. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2007.01.022. PMID 17328111.
  6. ^ "GLOVER, Prof. Beverley Jane". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. Vol. 2016 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) (subscription required)
  7. ^ Anon (2017). "People in the Department of Plant Sciences". plantsci.cam.ac.uk. Cambridge: University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 27 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Ray, John (RY644J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  9. ^ Schofield, Robert E. (1980). Stephen Hales, Scientist and philanthropist. Menston, Eng: Scolar Press. ISBN 0-85967-482-7.
  10. ^ "Henslow, John Stevens (HNSW813JS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  11. ^ Briggs, G. E. (1948). "Frederick Frost Blackman. 1866-1947". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 5 (16): 651–626. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1948.0003. JSTOR 768762.
  12. ^ Godwin, H. (1957). "Arthur George Tansley. 1871–1955". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 3: 227–226. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1957.0016. JSTOR 769363.
  13. ^ West, R. G. (1988). "Harry Godwin. 9 May 1901-12 August 1985". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 34: 260–226. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1988.0010. JSTOR 770053.
  14. ^ "GRAY, Prof. John Clinton". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. Vol. 2016 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) (subscription required)
  15. ^ "ap REES, Prof. Thomas". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. Vol. 2016 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) (subscription required)
  16. ^ "WOODWARD, Prof. (Frank) Ian". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. Vol. 2016 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) (subscription required)