Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Congratulations to Jeremy Solly!

Jeremy had his PhD viva on the 6th of November in Cambridge, and has passed with minor corrections.

His work aimed to determine how growth dynamics contribute to overall plant shape in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. He has used  live-imaging, growth analysis, and predictive computational modelling in combination with surgical, pharmacological and genetic manipulations.

His work suggests a model of growth whereby the apical notches regulate shape by setting regional growth rate differences across the thallus, and we are hoping to publish the results soon!

Jeremy has now embarked on a third degree to train as a medical doctor.