Dr Stéphanie Swarbreck has returned from maternity leave to take up a Broodbank Fellowship. This appointment follows on from the award of an EU Marie Curie Re-Integration Fellowship, with additional funding from the Newton Trust. Stéphanie will continue her research on signalling in root-root interactions. Her latest paper, joint with Renato Colaço, is an invited Update for Plant physiology and is now available: http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/early/2013/07/16/pp.113.220855.full.pdf+html.
Dr Katie Wilkins joins the group from Purdue University to examine mechanisms of ozone sensing. Katie is funded by the BBSRC for three years as a post-doctoral researcher in a joint project with the University of Lancaster. She will be assisted by Dr Adeeba Dark, who is also funded by this project.