Research groups within the theme

Professor Chris Franklin’s research focuses on the control of recombination during meiosis in Arabidopsis and crop species.

Professor Noni Franklin-Tong’s research group studies the mechanism of self-incompatibility (SI) and its control of pollination.

Dr Sue Armstrong's research interests are genome evolution and meiosis, focusing on the control of meiotic chromosome pairing in model plants and crops.

Dr George W. Bassel investigates how plant cells decide whether or not to grow, and what genes are used to drive cellular growth.

Dr Eugenio Sanchez-Moran works on chromatin structure and chromosome dynamics in Arabidopsis.

Professor Brian Ford-Lloyd key research interest is the application of genetics and genomics to biotic and abiotic stress

Dr Lindsey Leach research involves statistical genetics and bioinformatics approaches in the quest to understand the genetic basis of trait variation in diploids and polyploids (species with multiple copies of the genome)

Dr Jeremy Pritchard is focussed on understanding the molecular mechanisms and physiology of biotic and abiotic stress.

Professor Zewei Luo is an expert in the field of Statistical Genetics. His research is focused on the genetics of quantitative traits through theoretical and empirical approaches.

Dr Juliet Coates research is focussed of plant evolution and development using of a wide range of plants for example Arabidopsis, Physcomitrella, Sellaginella, rice and also algae.

Professor Jim Callow  studies marine algae, with a focus on bioadhesion (how algal cells interact with and adhere to surfaces).

Dr Maureen Callow is investigating the role of marine algae in biofouling and the development of methods to prevent it.

Dr Nigel Maxted’s research focuses on plant genetic conservation. He is particularly involved in the conservation of species of socio-economic value.