Friday, 23 March 2018

Hiring a lab manager @BristolPlantSci

The vibrant Plant Science grouping at Bristol is looking to recruit to an open ended lab manager post in plant molecular and cell biology. The role will be varied involving an ability to work independently and proactively to high technical, academic and interpersonal standards. 

The job advert and particulars are online here, and I look forward to meeting some of you who apply.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Method for working with sterile moss mutants out

Laura Moody's recent paper on 3D growth in Physcomitrella used somatic hybridization to get round the problem that 3D growth-defective mutants don't make gametophores or gametes. The technique she developed used a fluorescent marker line that I started to generate during my post-doctoral work and Yoan Coudert finished making in my lab, and the paper is online today at the New Phytologist- you can read it here.