Cell and Developmental Biology [CDB]

Research carried out in the area of Cell and Developmental Biology aims to understand how processes underlying plant cell function and development are regulated. Comparative analyses further investigate how these regulatory pathways have changed during the course of evolution.

In dealing with the diversity of scale encountered in this research area – from the molecular to the organismal - most research groups employ a wide range of approaches, including mathematical modelling, bioinformatics, imaging and genetics.

Imaging networks
Dr Mark Fricker

Genetics of growth
Professor Nicholas Harberd

Chloroplast biogenesis
Professor Paul Jarvis

Evolution of gene expression
Dr Steven Kelly

Plant responses to oxygen gradients and fluctuations
Dr Francesco Licausi

Leaf development
Professor Jane Langdale

Three-dimensional growth
Dr Laura Moody

Membrane trafficking
The Moore Lab

Nitrogen fixation
Professor Philip Poole

Root Endosymbiosis
Dr Ronelle Roth

How does water drive changes in plant morphology?
Dr Madeleine Seale