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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

Thursday, 1 October, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00

Professor Giles Oldroyd FRS (Director, Crop Science Centre)
Dr Tina Barsby (CEO, NIAB)


The Crop Science Centre is a coalition of expertise between the University’s Department of Plant Sciences and NIAB, aligning their complementary strengths in a new, state-of-the-art facility. 

The Centre’s founding ethos is to enhance the sustainability, equity and resilience of global food production systems through the application of fundamental plant science research. It will address the most urgent problems society faces – providing a secure global food supply in the face of a changing climate. A commitment to delivery and impact underpins the Centre’s strategic focus: to bring transformative technologies to farmers across the world, improve the environment and ensure food security for millions of people.


Join us online on Thursday 1st of October (16:00 BST) to find out more about this new initiative.



A virtual event (joining information will be provided closer to time)

16.00 (BST)  Welcome from Professor Stephen J Toope,Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

16.10 (BST)  Introduction and discussion chaired by Dr Rob Doubleday (CSaP).

How research and innovation can revolutionise agriculture, with Professor Giles Oldroyd (Director, Crop Science Centre), Dr Tina Barsby (CEO, NIAB) and Sir David Baulcombe (Royal Society Research Professor).

16.35 (BST) Q&A

16.45 BST  Close