Who we are

Edinburgh Plant Science is committed to delivering fundamental and translational research, education and outreach to ensure that new discoveries bring benefits for human health, society and the environment.

Edinburgh Plant Science assembles over 600 plant scientists and social scientists that collectively provide wide-ranging expertise and capability in food security, environmental sustainability and related policy.

Our partners include: University of Edinburgh (UoE), Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (Innogen), Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the Forestry Commission (FC) and Heriot-Watt University (HW).

Edinburgh Plant Science provides -

  • An inter-disciplinary forum that addresses real world problems
  • Consultancy for industry and policy makers
  • A route to access innovation and new technologies
  • Postgraduate training for the next generation of plant researchers
  • Improved understanding of plant science through education and public outreach
Edinburgh Plant Science has a global reach with partnerships and field stations in over 50 countries
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