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Developmental biology & signalling

Headline research projects for this theme:

Strigolactones reduce the accumulation of auxin transporters at the plasma membrane making it more difficult for buds to activate. Lead: Ottoline Leyser

Variation in the rate of cell division between sister species helped drive a recent radiation through co-evolution. Lead: Beverly Glover

Unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution in hormone measurement and developmental perturbations resulting from engineering optogenetic sensors and actuators. Lead: Alexander Jones

Plant smoke receptor stops roots from skewing. Lead: Julia Davies

Contributing research groups:

Contributing research groups from associated institutions:


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:

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

 

Title Description
Davies Group: Environmental sensing in a marine diatom GFC / OTHER
Glover Group: How to spot a daisy (evolution and development of petal spots) NERC / GFC / OTHER
Glover Group: Development of the light-focusing prism cells of California poppy NERC / GFC / OTHER
Paszkowski Group: Root type contribution to phosphate nutrition of rice during asymbiosis and interaction with symbiotic fungi GFC / OTHER
Paszkowski Group: Cellular dynamics during invasion by beneficial and pathogenic fungi GFC / OTHER
Webb Group: Dynamic plasticity of the circadian clock GFC / OTHER
Webb Group: Entrainment of the Circadian Oscillator by Sugars by bZIP transcription Factors GFC / OTHER
Webb Group: The circadian clock as a regulator of yield traits in wheat GFC / OTHER
Webb Group: Mathematical Modelling of the Regulation of Circadian Period GFC / OTHER

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