Professor Andrew Smith

Subject: Biology, Plant Sciences and Zoology

Department: Plant Sciences

College appointment: Tutorial Fellow



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M.A. (Cambridge); Ph.D. (Glasgow); Habilitation (Darmstadt).
After reading Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and doing postgraduate research for my PhD at the University of Glasgow, I spent 7 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Technische Universität in Darmstadt (Germany). I then held an appointment for 5 years as a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh before moving to my present position in Oxford.


I lecture in the following courses:

I give tutorials in first-year Organisms and Cells & Genes, and in several themes and modules in the Final Honour School related to my research interests.

Research Interests

Cellular and molecular basis of plant adaptations to environmental stress, in particular water deficits, salinity and toxic metals. Evolutionary origins of complex physiological traits in plants.

Selected Publications