This is not something that we necessarily ask ourselves as we tuck into a lovely green salad, but maybe we should! Plants cannot move so they need to be...
Author - Hilary Rogers
My research focuses on gene expression changes elicited by stress in plants and fungi. In particular I am interested in interactions between stress and senescence/ cell death. This work has focussed on three areas, Plant organ senescence and responses to stress, Genes regulating the effects of stress on plant cell division, and Stress induced during mycelial interactions between competing fungi.
I also collaborate on other projects to understand microbial/plant interactions relating to fungal and bacterial endophytes, and in the use of molecular markers to assist in fungal taxonomy and ecology.