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Genetics and epigenetics

Headline research projects for this theme:

Epigenetic marks established in plant genomes influence the performance of hybrid plants, non- Mendelian inheritance and seed size. Lead: David Baulcombe

Genome-wide mapping of recombination hotspots identifies genetic and epigenetic regulation and cis- and trans- acting natural variation controlling genetic recombination. Lead: Ian Henderson

Genetic manipulation of DNA repair pathways to create super-recombining plants. Lead: Ian Henderson

Contributing research groups: 


Some projects will be specifically targeted towards defined UKRI Research Council DTP schemes, as well as being open for applicants applying to the University's Graduate Funding Competition or other sources of funding.

Potential applicants should always approach the potential Supervisor/Group Leader in the first instance to discuss eligibility.

Key to funding opportunities below:

  • BBSRC = BBSRC DTP, iCASE, Targeted,
  • GFC = Graduate Funding Competition,
  • NERC = Cambridge NERC C-CLEAR DTP,
  • OTHER = Other sources of funding

 

Title Description
Henderson Group: Unlocking recombination in plant genomes via epigenetic modification GFC / OTHER
Henderson Group: Understanding interactions between genetic diversity and recombination in plant genomes GFC / OTHER
Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU) Schornack Group: The role of GRAS transcription factors in plant microbe interactions and development of the non-vascular plant Marchantia polymorpha (Full PhD project) GFC / OTHER
Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU) Schornack Group: Contrasting functionality of a glycerol phosphate acyl transferase in roots and shoots (Rotation project) GFC / OTHER