About us

CPIB is a collaborative network of scientists spanning the Schools of Biosciences, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham.

Researchers in CPIB:

  • Address questions in plant and crop science using interdisciplinary approaches
  • Create software and hardware to support work in integrated plant biology
  • Develop innovative tools and techniques to study plant form and function, termed ‘integrated plant phenomics’
  • Promote integrated plant biology and phenomics approaches by sharing tools, methodologies and training
  • Produce research which impacts on global challenges such as food security and climate change


Specific activities for CPIB members include:

  • Collaborative development and execution of research proposals and projects
  • A seminar series reporting new interdisciplinary studies in plant and crop biology
  • Provision of training in key techniques and methodologies
  • Maintenance of an online presence to promote the work of CPIB members and providing access to CPIB tools, facilities and events
  • Organization of research-focused, cross-discipline meetings and workshops for members of CPIB


The Centre Director is Prof Malcolm Bennett. The CPIB Management Team, comprising grant-holders and key staff, holds monthly meetings.

For details about particular areas of research, see our research themes

For tools and resources, see our tools and resources page

For details about training and other events, see our events and activities page