The Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford is one of the leading UK university departments dedicated to research and teaching in plant biology.
We have active research programmes in three interlinked areas under the theme Genes, Genetics and Genomics:
- Biochemistry and Systems Biology
- Cell and Developmental Biology
- Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
In conjunction with the Department of Zoology, an integrated undergraduate programme in biology is provided. The course provides a broad education covering topics from molecules to populations.
Herbaria and Botanic Garden
The department has 28 academic staff and independent research fellows* and approximately 60 postdoctoral researchers and D. Phil. students supported by some 40 technicians and administrative staff.
* General information about opportunities to join our department as an independent research fellow can be found on our Independent Research Fellowships information page.