|Purpose||Research and teaching in plant sciences|
Head of Department
|University of Cambridge|
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.
As of 2017[update], the department pursues three strategic targets of research
See also the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University
As of 2017[update], 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.
The University of Cambridge has a long and distinguished history in Botany including work by John Ray and Stephen Hales in the 17th century and 18th century, Charles Darwin’s mentor John Stevens Henslow in the 19th century, and Frederick Blackman, Arthur Tansley and Harry Godwin in the 20th century.
More recently, the department has been home to: