The following five research themes are the focal point of Plant Link:
- Plant breeding and engineering
- ‘Post-harvest’ – quality and new products
- Abiotic stress
- Biotic interactions
- Modelling and informatics
- Plants, people and society
Within all of these themes Plant Link have associated scientists with specialist knowledge who can be of use for the research environment. This expertise includes organic chemical fractionation and synthesis, lipid enzymology, protein fractionation, proteomics, protein structure analysis, redox singalling, genome analysis, pathway modelling, cell and spatial modelling, pulsed electric field processing, plant transformations, chemical ecology, plant products and more.