Recent Updates

Recent Updates

Policy priorities for the UK food, ...

06/07/2016 at 12:45pm

For more information including booking, please click here.   This event is CPD certified ...

Next steps for UK food waste policy...

13/06/2016 at 15:50pm

For more information including booking, please click here.   ...

Food labelling regulation - impleme...

10/05/2016 at 16:08pm

This seminar will be an opportunity to discuss next steps for food labelling and consumer information policy in the UK.   ...

UK PPN Plant Canopy Phenotyping Mee...

09/05/2016 at 10:39am

A one day workshop at Rothamsted on Plant Canopy Phenotyping under the auspices of the UK Plant Phenotyping Network.Keynote Speaker: Jacques Le Gouis (INRA, Clermont Ferrand).The m...

Fabio Fedi

25/04/2016 at 09:20am

Fabio Fedi has added a profile

MOSS 2016

22/04/2016 at 17:39pm

MOSS 2016, the annual conference of the international moss research community is being hosted by the University of Leeds, between September 2nd and September 5th, this year. ...

WISP Course on wheat genetics

18/04/2016 at 15:43pm

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in cereals research and crop breeding.  The course is an entry level introduction , giving a taste of wheat genetics from field ...

Farmer to Pharma: Commercialisation...

15/04/2016 at 15:27pm

MediWales is delighted to launch the Natural Compounds Special Interest Group (SIG) with an event on 27th April in Cardiff alongside its collaborative partners. The launch e...


About Us

UK PlantSci is the online home of the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF). The UKPSF is a Special Interest Group of the Royal Society of Biology aiming to bring together the breadth of the UK Plant Science sector to:


• Increase understanding of the significance of plant sciences

• Formulate a coordinated strategy and vision that will be used to inform policy

• Improve the general funding environment

• Create an independent and inclusive forum for debate

• Provide a focus and contact point for UK plant science

• Support efforts to inspire, educate and train the next generation


The UKPSF is made up of a wide range of Member Organisations. If your organisation is interested in becoming a member, please contact Alessandro Allegra.


The UKPSF operates with financial support from the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB), the Biochemical Society and the British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP). The UKPSF was founded with support from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and SEB.


UK PlantSci


UK PlantSci is a central resource for all those involved in plant science. We hope it will increase interactions and improve communication across the plant science sector. This is a space for you to collaborate with your colleagues, share best practise and celebrate pioneering innovative breakthroughs. All too often relevant information in your field can be hard to find; well, not anymore. Our vision is that UK PlantSci will help you with your day-to-day efforts and showcase the outstanding work that you do.


All under one leaf


Everything you need to know about plant science can be found here. Whether it’s staying up to date with breaking news or keeping tabs on the latest funding opportunities, make sure you register to take full advantage of all the valuable information that’s available to you absolutely free!


Joined up thinking


If you’ve ever wondered what other UK plant scientists are working on or perhaps you’re just keen to find a collaborator near you, then check out ‘Find a Scientist’, our growing directory of UK plant science expertise. If you’d like to see yourself listed and showcase your community's research in the directory, then simply register today.


Finger on the Plant Science pulse


There’s always so much going on in the science world. We are here to help make sure you don’t miss out on that essential meeting, workshop, seminar or conference in your field. So if you’re looking for what’s going on in your area both home and abroad, you’ll find all the upcoming events here.


New to Plant Science?


This site is not just for plant scientists. Perhaps you have created an innovative piece of technology to benefit the plant science world, such as a pioneering heating system for glasshouses, and don't know who to contact. Or maybe you’re looking to interview a leading scientists for particular news story. If you can’t track down the essential piece of information you need then simply contact us and we’ll endeavour to help.



Get involved


We very much hope you’ll find all that you need and more. If you’d like to get involved further then we’d love you to help us grow the community by telling all your friends and colleagues about this unique resource.


You can join in with plant science conversations and share news via our LinkedIn group, and even follow us on twitter and Google+. Our blog site, “All under one leaf” features articles about research, meetings and policy, as well as highlighting the wonders of plants to inspire general audiences about their relevance to humans and society. Enthusiastic writers who wish to contribute guest blog articles are encouraged to contact us by email.


Contact us


We’re always keen to hear what you think of the site so please contact Alessandro Allegra with any feedback you have. We do our best to make sure all the information contained within this site is relevant and correct. However, there will inevitably be some human errors and missing data. If you spot anything or have information you would like to see included please do let us know.

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