A wide range of opportunities are available for research projects within the lab, from short-term undergraduate research projects to Honours, Masters and PhD projects, in any of the following:
- Roots as sensors and signalling agents to aerial meristems, expanding leaves and stomata.
- Master genes for inter-organ coordination of plant development and plasticity under adverse conditions.
- Leaf patterning, leaf surface characteristics and intercellular communication for an optimal trade-off between carbon gain and water loss.
- Environmental sensing in seeds: germinate or remain quiescent? Molecular controls; adaptive significance.
- Tapping into the gene pool of tomato wild-relatives to improve drought resistance.
If you are interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our projects can be tailored to a wide range of interests, from physiology, to developmental biology, biophysics, genetics, gene regulation, and whole genome approaches, and scales spanning from molecular to whole porganism.