Organisation of Research Activities
The Department possesses world-class strengths across the breadth of modern plant
science. Research activity is unified under the theme of 'Genes, Genetics & Genomics'.
Fundamental research is carried out in three interlinked areas: Biochemistry and
Systems Biology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Systematics.
Research in each area depends to a greater or lesser extent on the use of four major
technology platforms - spectroscopy, imaging, computational biology and high-throughput
Translational research is carried out in the Plants
for the 21st Century Institute (P21C) where distinct programs
on Conservation, Crops and Trees build on fundamental research activities in the
Department. P21C is affiliated with the Oxford Martin School.
To identify individuals with interests in any of the areas shown, click on the appropriate
word in the diagram below.