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.

Edinburgh Plant Science has a global reach with partnerships and field stations in over 50 countries

    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)
    • Forest Research (FR)
    • Heriot-Watt University (HW)
    • Edinburgh Napier University (Napier)
    • Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security (Global Academy)


    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
    • Platform for Early Career Researchers (ECR) to network and receive training
    Our leaflets offer a quick guide to EPS. Download PDF
    Contact Theodora theodora.lola-luz@ed.ac.uk if you would like hardcopies for distribution.



                                 Kudos to team that set up EPS!
                     From left to right: Liz Fletcher, Julie Fyffe, Andrew Hutson, Sophie Haupt