School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Plant and Microbial Sciences

Plant and Microbial Sciences

The group applies molecular, genomic and physiological approaches to advance understanding of the functional biology of plants and microbes and their interactions with the physical and biotic environment.

The drivers of our applied research are to develop sustainable solutions to food and energy security as well as antibiotic resistance and we work nationally and globally with a range of academic and industrial research partners.

Research Themes

The Group has two research themes: