Crops

Efforts to increase crop yields are critical to meeting growing demands for food from a larger, wealthier population.

People » Céline Jennison

MPhil Candidate Environmental Change and Management

In 2014, Céline graduated from Cornell University with a BSc in Plant Science and developed a passion for perennial edible landscapes because of their potential to resolve food insecurity. As food systems are deeply intertwined with other systems in society, she enrolled in Oxford’s Environmental Change and Management MPhil program to better understand the ‘big picture’.

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People » Gail Preston

Departmental Lecturer; Life Science Interface DTC Programme Director & Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP Programme Director

Gail’s research focuses on the plant disease-causing bacteria belonging to the genus Pseudomonas.

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People » Jane Langdale

Professor of Plant Sciences & Senior Research Fellow, The Queen’s College

Jane Langdale’s research interests are in the evolution of plant development and photosynthetic development.

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People » Javier Agusti

Departmental Lecturer

Javier is interested in developmental genetics in plants, using the process of lateral growth of stems and roots as a model system to understand how plants grow and shape their structures.

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People » Jeremy Thomas

Professor of Ecology and Fellow of New College

Jeremy’s research focuses on understanding the factors that determine change in species’ abundance, distributions and specializations.

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People » Jeya Kathirithamby

University Research Lecturer & Fellow, St Hugh’s College

Jeya's research interests lie in the study of strepsiptera, parasites that mostly live in other insects, such as bees, wasps, grasshoppers, leafhoppers and planthoppers.

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People » Lee Sweetlove

Reader in Plant Biochemistry

Lee’s research aims to increase our understanding of regulation of flux through plant metabolic networks and to exploit this knowledge for engineering increased yield and quality of crops and for increased production of useful metabolic end-products.

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People » Liam Dolan

Sherardian Professor of Botany, Head of Department

Liam Dolan’s research interests are in cellular development and evolution in land plants, using specialized rooting cells and root hairs as models.

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People » Lindsay Turnbull

Associate Professor & Tutorial Fellow, Queen’s College

Lindsay’s research interests focus on how and why plant species differ from one another and what the consequences are for ecosystems.

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People » Lottie Chapman

DPhil student

Lottie Chapman DPhil student working in the Department of Plant Sciences on reducing post harvest waste. She is co-supervised by Professor Lee Sweetlove and Dr Nick Kruger. Her research is focused around understanding post-harvest plant metabolism and physiology changes to reduce crop wastage. 

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