Genetics research includes the following areas.

  • Organisation and behaviour of chromosomes in plant meiosis (Dr Sue Armstrong)
  • Natural genetic variation in plant populations and agricultural genetic resources: adaptation in natural populations, landraces and crop wild relatives (Dr Brian Ford-Lloyd)
  • Drosophila GliaThe dynamics of chromosome pairing, synapsis and recombination during meiosis (Professor Chris Franklin)
  • Developmental Neuro-Plasticity (Dr Alicia Hidalgo)
  • Statistical Genetics (Prof Zewei Luo)
  • Quantitative genetics and breeding of crop plants (Dr Harpal Pooni)
  • Chromatin (Dr Eugenio Sanchez-Moran)
  • Post-transcriptionally controlled gene networks in neuronal development and function (Dr Matthias Soller)