Recent Updates

Recent Updates

Plant Microbe Interactions

30/09/2020 at 09:31am

This two-part webinar series will take a comprehensive view of the multi-disciplinary field of plant-microbe interactions, to demonstrate how it offers solutions to fundamental que...

46th New Phytologist Symposium: Sto...

20/03/2020 at 16:26pm

  Please note that this event has been postponed   ...

Next Generation Scientists 2020

20/03/2020 at 16:25pm

  Please note that this event has been postponed   ...

45th New Phytologist Symposium: Eco...

20/03/2020 at 15:54pm

Please note that this event has been postponed   ...

8th International Crop Science Cong...

05/02/2020 at 16:56pm

Hosted by the International Crop Science Society, in partnership with the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), and supported by the Canadian Society of Soil Sciences & Ag...

“AI For Wheat” Workshop

06/01/2020 at 15:18pm

This two day workshop will bring members of the UK wheat community and data science researchers together to identify suitable and exciting biological problems (with associated data...

Genetics Society Arabidopsis Meetin...

25/11/2019 at 11:00am

Arabidopsis was the third multicellular eukaryote sequenced and it remains the best-characterised genome in the plant kingdom....

Plant Quantitative Genetics: from T...

30/09/2019 at 11:39am

Historically, quantitative geneticists working on plants have lacked a forum to come together regularly within the UK to meet other researchers and discuss with leading experts wit...


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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