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PhD studentship: Identifying mechanisms for cell division plane orientation in plants

Posted by , on 13 November 2019

Supervisors: Jill Harrison and Tom Gorochowski Project Description Summary: Plant shape is a primary determinant of productivity and yield because it affects light interception and photosynthesis. As plant cells are ...

CASE PhD studentship: Intercepting CLAVATA receptor-like kinase function to engineer ear size in wheat

Posted by , on 13 November 2019

Supervisors: Jill Harrison, Keith Edwards and Chris Burt (RAGT Seeds) Project Description Summary: Ensuring continuous global food security will be a major challenge of the 21st century, and wheat contributes ...

Post-doc position open: the innovation of branching in plants

Posted by , on 24 August 2018

Very excited to invite applications from post-doctoral researchers to join my lab to work on a Leverhulme Trust- funded project to look at the mechanisms regulating branching in Selaginella kraussiana. ...

Testing Zimmermann’s Telome Theory

Posted by , on 1 August 2018

A perspective on our recent paper ‘CLAVATA was a genetic novelty for the morphological innovation of 3D growth in land plants’1.   In the 1950’s, the German botanist Walter Zimmermann ...

SWBioDTP BBSRC PhD studentship open to work on Marchantia plant shape determination.

Posted by , on 17 October 2017

Supervisors: Dr Jill Harrison and Dr Martin Homer. Plant shapes range from tiny string or mat-like forms to massive multilayered upright forms with complex organ systems such as shoots, roots ...

Recent jobs by Jill Harrison

HFSP funded post-doctoral position on the origin of vascular plants.

Posted by , on 17 May 2024

I am recruiting to an open post-doctoral position on the origin of apical growth in plants. The project is collaborative and will involve: Moss mutagenesis and a screen for mutants with defective sporangia Establishment of a method forSelaginella transgenesis using extensive preliminary data to guide experiments Reverse genetic analysis of Selaginella CLAVATA gene function. There […]

Would you like to identify genes enabling the origin of apical growth in plants?

Posted by , on 15 February 2024

Very excited to be able to advertise a post-doc opening to join a HFSP project on the origin of apical growth in vascular plants. The project focusses on lycophytes, and ties together analyses of fossil and living lycophyte morphology with transcriptomic and developmental and genetic studies. It will involve collaboration with partners in Edinburgh (Sandy […]