Plant immune systems and pathogens: Year 12 Natural Sciences taster session
Plant disease causes a yield loss of around 20-40% in crops, which costs the global economy $220 billion each year. This poses a major risk to global food security, especially given the increasing population.
In this taster session, second-year Natural Sciences student Tamy will focus on plant-pathogen interactions and the plant immune system. She’ll explore the ways in which the complex plant immune system differs to the human immune system taught in secondary school and how we can harness the power of gene editing tools to create pathogen-resistant crops.
This taster session is for Year 12 students, from UK state schools, who will be applying to university in the next academic year (2021-22). It's ideal for students looking to apply for Natural Sciences at Cambridge or other Biology-related courses at highly selective universities. We'll give priority to students from our link areas in Tyne and Wear, Brent, Ealing, Westminster and Peterborough, but we hope to be able to accommodate everyone who applies.
To register for the taster session, please click the button below and fill out our registration form.