Welcome to the Plant Nutrition Group
Our group uses interdisciplinary approaches to uncover molecular mechanism in plant nutrition, the process by which plants uptake and assimilate nutrients from the soil to grow and develop.
Currently, crop productivity relies heavily on the use of commercial fertilizers to replenish essential nutrients in soil. However, current fertilization strategies often offer limited efficacy and are potentially hazardous to human health and the environment. We aim to develop new strategies to improve plant primary metabolism and provide sustainable alternatives to increasing crop yield while making more efficient use of natural resources.
We are based at the Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, University of Edinburgh.