Recent Updates

Recent Updates

EI Innovate: genomics data to advan...

11/09/2019 at 16:47pm

This event will showcase our capabilities and expertise in genomics, bioinformatics, synthetic biology, crop phenotyping, and high-performance computing....

SCI Horticulture Group David Miller...

19/07/2019 at 15:57pm

Hosted by RHS Wisley this year, we are delighted that Alistair Griffiths, RHS Director of Science and Collections will be giving an introductory talk for the event....

Apples in a Warmer World climate ch...

19/07/2019 at 15:08pm

The National Fruit Collections Trust has created and supported the “Apples in a Warmer World” long-term climate change apple production impact project to:   ...

Plant, Cell & Environment 40th Anni...

24/05/2019 at 16:13pm

This symposium, marking the 40th anniversary of Plant, Cell & Environment, will be a celebration of plant physiology....

Plants, People, Planet Symposium

17/05/2019 at 16:19pm

The inaugural Plants, People, Planet symposium will highlight outstanding plant-based research in its broadest sense and celebrate everything new, innovative and exciting in plant ...

Plant Health Undergraduate Summer S...

07/03/2019 at 14:21pm

The UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) invites plant health researchers to submit proposals for one of nine available funded studentships for undergraduates to run over the summe...

Discovery Fellowships

08/02/2019 at 17:37pm

The Discovery Fellowship (DF) will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills....

David Phillips Fellowships

08/02/2019 at 17:34pm

The David Phillips Fellowship (DPF) will provide support for researchers wishing to establish their first independent research group....


About Us

UK PlantSci is the online home of the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF). The UKPSF is a special advisory committee of the Royal Society of Biology. The aims of the UKPSF are to:


• Promote the importance of plant science for societal benefit.

• Provide a forum for discussion, debate and information exchange that is independent and inclusive across the breadth of plant science.

• Provide a focus and contact point for UK plant and crop science.


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



Plant science newsletter

UKPSF publishes a monthly Plant Science newsletter - a round-up of plant science policy headlines and stories. You can sign up to receive this newsletter via mySociety page and view the last issue as a PDF.


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 follow us on twitter. 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 Jonathan Carruthers 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.


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.


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