Monday, 29 June 2015

New e-mail addresses

Will be for Dr Harrison and for Dr Yoan Coudert from 13th July......

Friday, 26 June 2015

Shooting through time review out

Margaret Frank and Mike Scanlon have a paper out in New Phytologist comparing the transcriptomes of meristems in three different vascular plants.

The 'Shooting through time' article is a TIPS commentary on the paper, discussing the results in the context of vascular plant evolution.

Here's a link:

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Yoan Coudert awarded CNRS ATIP AVENIR fellowship.

Congratulations to Dr Yoan Coudert, who has been awarded a fellowship to start his own group at the Institute of Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity in the Natural History Museum, Paris.
Yoan’s work will build on his postdoctoral work on the mechanistic basis of branching in Physcomitrella (Coudert et al. 2015) to test the hypothesis that the evolution of branching forms in mosses was underpinned by changes in hormonal cue synthesis, transport and sensitivity. 
He will use a multi-disciplinary approach combining character evolution reconstruction, computational modelling and developmental genetics to identify the molecular mechanisms underpinning key architectural transitions.