University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (ULEED)

University of Leeds (ULEED)The University of Leeds is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 30,000 students (over 5,000 from overseas) and 8,000 staff, attached to 700 different first degree programmes and 470 postgraduate degree programmes. It is acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research. Nine of its departments were ranked in the top five nationally for research excellence, confirming both the University's position as a leading member of Russell Group of research intensive United Kingdom Universities, and it being on course to achieve its aim of being one of the top 50 global universities by 2015.

The Centre for Plant Sciences (CPS) at Leeds University, which is recognized by the University as a "Gold Peak" of research activity, benefits from being within the large unitary Faculty of Biological Sciences (FBS) in terms of opportunities for interdisciplinary research, scientific infrastructure, seminar programs, and administrative support for staff and students. CPS has one of the highest per capita research incomes in FBS and has excellent plant growth facilities and all the equipment required for the proposed research program as well as state of the art molecular biology, proteomics and metabolite profiling facilities.

Prof. Christine Foyer (lead partner)
Dr. Chris West
Dr. Wanda Waterworth,
Ambra De Simone
Robbie Gillett