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Resources for Crop Improvement

Our facilities include:

  • Containment glasshouses
  • Over 6 hectares available annually for field vegetable and associated trials work
  • Tissue culture facilities (sterile flow hoods and growth rooms)
  • Genetic Resources Unit
  • Hydroponic facilities (nutrient film technique)
  • Vernalisation chamber
  • Root and seed cleaning facilities
  • Soil grinding and plant milling facilities
  • Drying oven
  • Rhizotrons (for examining roots in situ)
  • Thermogradient tunnels providing large areas with 4oC differential from one end to the other, ideal for investigating crop response to increased temperature associated with climate change

If you are interested in accessing our facilities please contact

Research expertise:

Graham Teakle

Graham Teakle - brassica genetics and genomics.

Jose Gutierrez

Jose Gutierrez-Marcos - epigenetic control of plant development.

Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson - control of flowering

Find out about our Crop Improvement Research

If you are interested in working with us please contact

Tissue culture

Tissue culture facilities


Containment glasshouses

Field plots

Extensive field area for trial plots


Find out about our Crop Improvement Research