Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Paper accepted: PIN proteins regulate shoot development in a moss.

We got our paper on moss PIN function accepted for publication in Current Biology; hoping to see it out later this year!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Yoan Coudert awarded British Bryological Society Bequest Grant

The evolution of branch patterning in mosses.  
Lateral branching systems have undergone 450 million years of independent evolution in flowering plant sporophytes and bryophyte gametophytes, yet the mechanisms underpinning convergent branching morphologies are unknown.
Yoan aims to identify the mechanisms that pattern branching in mosses and determine how patterns changed during moss diversification using computational modelling and morphological character mapping.
Yoan has been awarded a British Bryological Society Bequest Grant to support this work in a new collaboration with Silvia Pressel and Jeff Duckett (NHM).
Congratulations Yoan!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Graduate News: Jeremy Solly awarded two prizes

Jeremy helped to organise this year's Norwich-Cambridge Student Symposium (NoCASS), and was awarded a prize for his poster presentation 'Three simple rules to grow a liverwort'.

Jeremy was also awarded a Departmental prize for delivery of his final year seminar, which will contribute towards the cost of thesis publication.