Re-Launch meeting of the EPS network

In January 2020 we are planning a rejuvenation and expansion of the Edinburgh Plant Science (EPS) network that brings together > 600 plant scientists from across the Capital. I would like to warmly invite you to attend the EPS relaunch meeting on Wednesday 29th January at the King’s Buildings campus of Edinburgh University. The meeting agenda will provide opportunities for old and new members to get to know our partner institutes better.


Edinburgh Plant Science Summer Event, hosting Syngenta

15th June 2017, Waddington Building, Room 1.08, King’s Buildings Campus, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3BF


Seminar by Elena R. Álvarez-Buylla - 23 June 2016

SynthSys – Centre for Synthetic & Systems Biology
Seminar Series
C.H Waddington building, Seminar Room 1.08, King's Buildings Campus
12noon, Thursday 23rd June 2016

System-level mechanisms in plant development, plasticity and evolution: From regulatory networks and epigenetic landscapes to morphogenesis

Professor Elena R. Álvarez-Buylla
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute of Ecology & Center for Complex Studies

Agrimetrics launched by BIS and Defra Ministers

Agrimetrics, a big data centre for the whole agri-food industry, has been launched by George Eustice MP, Minister for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, and George Freeman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Life Sciences.

SRUC a key partner in the first UK Agritech Innovation Centre

On March 18th, following the Chancellor's Budget, the UK Government announced that it will invest £12M in the first national Centre for Agricultural Innovation.

The new Centre for Agri-Informatics and Sustainability Metrics (AIMS) was proposed by a consortium of leading industry and academic partners including Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Rothamsted Research, the University of Reading, and the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB).


Potential Difference Exhibition

Potential Difference examines socio-cultural aspects of science, with a focus on gender that is still a barrier to the career progression and optimisation of scientific potential in the UK. The project provides a landscape for postgraduate students to explore the impact of culture on our perceptions and expectations of female scientists. It also creates a unique and stimulating environment for cross-disciplinary interaction between early career scientists, archivists and professional artists.  

Potential Difference aims to:

Insights into plant growth could curb need for fertilisers

News Release                                          

Issued Wednesday 12 November 2014

New insights into how plants regulate their absorption of an essential nutrient could help avoid pollution caused by excess use of fertiliser.

The finings could lead to the development of crop varieties that need less of the primary nutrient – nitrogen – than conventional crops. It could also inform how much nitrogen should be added to plant feed.