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Plant Biology

Principal investigators in theme:

 


Name:     Dr Sebastian Ahnert
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    sea31@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Network analysis, genotype-phenotype maps, biological self-assembly, protein quaternary structure, evolution complexity
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/ahnert-group
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Sir David Baulcombe
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    dcb40@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Gene silencing and disease resistance
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/davidbaulcombe
Themes: plant biology, infection and immunity, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr John Carr
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    jpc1005@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Resistance and pathogenicty mechanisms in plant-virus interactions
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/johncarr
Themes: plant biology, infection and immunity
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr David Coomes
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    dac18@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  large-scale changes to forest structure and plant diversity, coexistence mechanisms, effects of invasive organisms
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/davidcoomes
Themes: plant biology, ecology and conservation
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Julia Davies
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    jmd32@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Root biology and calcium signalling
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/juliadavies
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Paul Dupree
Dept:      Department of Biochemistry
Email:    pd101@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Bioenergy, proteomics, bioinformatics and glycobiology
WWW:    https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/dupree
Themes: structural and molecular cell biology, plant biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Ian Furner
Dept:      Department of Genetics
Email:    ijf@mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Epigenetics and gene silencing, DNA methylation and siRNA in Arabidopsis thaliana
WWW:    https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/furner
Themes: functional genomics, system biology and genetic medicine, plant biology
Students:Sorry no students can be taken this year


Name:     Dr Beverley Glover
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    bjg26@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Molecular genetics of plant development
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/beverleyglover
Themes: plant biology, developmental and regenerative biology and medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Howard Griffiths
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    hg230@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Integration of plant physiological ecology and photosynthetic variation using stable isotopes
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/howardgriffiths
Themes: plant biology, ecology and conservation
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Jim Haseloff
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    jh295@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Development of Synthetic Biology tools and the engineering of lower plant systems
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/jimhaseloff
Themes: plant biology, developmental biology and regenerative biology and medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Yka Helariutta
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences (Sainsbury Laboratory)
Email:    yrjo.helariutta@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication in plants
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/helariutta-group
Themes: plant biology, developmental and regenerative biology and medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Ian Henderson
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    irh25@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Meiosis and Epigenetic Inheritance
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/ianhenderson
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Julian Hibberd
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    jmh65@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Assembly and role of photosynthetic apparatus in specific cell-types and evolution of C4 photosynthesis
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/julianhibberd
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Christopher Howe
Dept:      Department of Biochemistry
Email:    c.j.howe@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Biochemistry and evolution of photosynthesis
WWW:    https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/howe
Themes: structural and molecular cell biology, plant biology, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Katja Jaeger
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    katja.jaeger@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Molecular mechanism of heat stress response and acclimation
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/jaeger-group
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, plant biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Alexander Jones
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    alexander.jones@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Determining the mechanisms controlling plant hormone patterns and dynamics
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/jones-group
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Henrik Jönsson
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    henrik.jonsson@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Development of live imaging techniques and Computational Morphodynamics models at the cellular level.
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/directory/jonsson-henrik
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Ottoline Leyser
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    ottoline.leyser@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Hormonal control of shoot branching and its plascicity
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/directory/leyser-ottoline
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Devin O'Connor
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    Devin.OConnor@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Grass developmental genetics and auxin-transport mediated patterning.
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/directory/oconnor-devin
Themes: plant biology, evolutionary biology, structural and molecular cell biology, developmental and regenerative biology and medicine
Students:Sorry no students can be taken this year


Name:     Dr Giles Oldroyd
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    giles.oldroyd@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Development of symbiotic associations in plants
WWW:    
Themes: plant biology, developmental and regenerative biology and medicine, structural and molecular cell biology,
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Jerzy Paszkowski
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    jerzy.paszkowski@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  The epigenetic regulation of transcription and on molecular mechanisms contributing to formation of transgenerationally stable epigenetic sates
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/directory/paszkowski-jerzy
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome


Name:     Dr Uta Paszkowski
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    up220@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Molecular mechanisms underlying the formation and functioning of AM symbioses in rice and maize
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/utapaszkowski
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Mr Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
Dept:      Department of Surgery
Email:    ks10014@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Transplantation and regenerative medicine
WWW:    https://surgery.medschl.cam.ac.uk/staff/saeb-parsy/
Themes: developmental and regenerative biology and medicine/transplantation
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Sebastian Schornack
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    sebastian.schornack@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Developmental processes in plant-microbe interactions
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/schornack-group
Themes: plant biology, infection and immunity, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Alison Smith
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    as25@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Regulation of metabolism in plants and algae; algal-bacterial symbiosis; riboswitches
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/alisonsmith
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Edmund Tanner
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    evt1@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Growth and species diversity in tropical forests
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/edtanner
Themes: plant biology, ecology and conservation
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Alex Webb
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    aarw2@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Circadian rhythms and calcium signalling
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/alexwebb
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Philip Wigge
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    philip.wigge@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Temperature sensing pathways in eukaryotes
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/directory/wigge-phil
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, plant biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


There are 28 principal investigators