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Department of Plant Sciences

News from the Davies group

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:

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.