Recent Updates

Recent Updates

Farming post-Brexit: the fate of ag...

14/10/2016 at 14:18pm

By Rebecca Nesbit, Scientific Programme Manager at Nobel Media ...

New Phytologist Tansley Medal

12/10/2016 at 17:12pm

Calling all early-stage career scientists! ...

Securing the future of plants for a...

07/10/2016 at 14:16pm

By Ian Street, Research Associate at Dartmouth College ...

Gordon Research Conference - CO2 As...

30/09/2016 at 17:23pm

Advancing and applying our understanding of CO2 assimilation in plants and algae has never been more important to society than today....

Enhancing photosynthesis in crop pl...

29/09/2016 at 16:44pm

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Christine Foyer, Professor Alexander Ruban, Professor Peter Nixon and Professor Alfred William Rutherford FRS.   ...

Tracey Stevenson

29/09/2016 at 15:32pm

Tracey Stevenson has added a profile

Jonathan Carruthers

29/09/2016 at 14:16pm

Jonathan Carruthers has added a profile

Rachel Shekar

26/09/2016 at 18:07pm

Rachel Shekar has added a profile


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 Jonathan Carruthers.


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 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.

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