Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development

The Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development is associated with the School of Life Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. A major function and aim of the Research Centre is to foster high quality research and excellence in: Tissue Culture, Plant Physiology, Plant Molecular Biology, Seed Germination and Ethnobotany.

A major driving force is to extend Postgraduate Research and Training at the MSc and PhD levels on an interactive basis between plant-based disciplines. The Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development has received the prize for the best Research Centre in the University of KwaZulu-Natal for three consecutive years.

List of  laboratories and facilities.

For detailed information on our research activities and list of current MSc and PhD students, Postdoctoral Researchers and staff please access our Annual Report.


Director: Prof Johannes van Staden

Please contact us:

Tel: +27(0) 33 26 5130/1

Fax: +27(0) 33 260 5897

Email: rcpgd@ukzn.ac.za


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