Crop Science Centre

Driven by impact, fuelled by excellence

Where we are

The Crop Science Centre is based at NIAB’s Lawrence Weaver Road HQ site in Cambridge. The new research centre has a state-of-the-art building, designed exclusively for crop research. We have structured the centre to be a ‘factory for impact’, by creating dedicated facilities housing the technologies necessary for crop improvement.  

The Centre benefits from all of the field and farm facilities available at NIAB, including greenhouses designed for speed breeding and growth rooms that can mimic a variety of environments.  

The Cambridge landscape

The Crop Science Centre is situated in a prime agricultural area in England. Many of the leading UK and international companies serving the pre-farm gate segment of the market and downstream producers are located in the region. Both the University of Cambridge and NIAB have a wealth of research excellence and are ideally placed to complement each other’s needs. The University is focused on ground-breaking fundamental science, whilst NIAB’s strength lies in moving research into the field, providing value to the agricultural community. Together we can take research from the lab to the field.

The Crop Science Centre is connected with many interdisciplinary networks and initiatives across the University focusing on developing solutions for sustainability and reduction of carbon emissions, including:


CambPlants Hub                            Global Food Security                          Cambridge Global Challenges         


         CSaP   Cambridge Zero     Conservation Research Institute