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Zoe Wilson

Professor of Developmental Plant Biology, Faculty of Science

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Biography

BSc (Hions) Botany and Microsbiology; University of Nottingham

PhD Plant Science University of Nottingham

Expertise Summary

Molecular analysis of male plant reproduction:- Genetic mapping, fluorescent protein localisation, transcriptomics, ChIP analysis, direct analysis of regulatory targets and Yeast two hybrid interactions. Systems Approaches to construct and develop regulatory networks and functionally testing the resulting networks by expression analysis, interactions and knockout studies.

Teaching Summary

Molecular Genetics and Development. Genomic technologies. Plant Science.

I think interaction and discussion are critical for effective learning and my modules involve discussion sessions focussed on key papers and presentations by students.

Research Summary

The molecular genetic analysis of plant development, focusing on male reproduction and the events occurring during pollen and anther development. My group has used mutants that are defective at… read more

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Current Research

The molecular genetic analysis of plant development, focusing on male reproduction and the events occurring during pollen and anther development. My group has used mutants that are defective at various stages of pollen development to study gene networks involved in pollen development. This has involved the localization of genetic mapping, fluorescent protein localisation, transcriptomics, ChIP analysis, direct analysis of regulatory targets and Yeast two hybrid interactions. We are currently using Systems Approaches to construct and develop regulatory networks and functionally testing the resulting networks by expression analysis, interactions and knockout studies. Work has focused on Arabidopsis however has now been translated into rice, barley, wheat and also Lilies and tropical species. Work is also in progress into the effects of abiotic and biotic stress and the role of hormones upon fertility in higher plants.

Future Research

Analysing pollen development pathways in crops.

Controlling fertility for breeding in crops Systems biology approaches to the study of pollen development. Abiotis stress on pollen development.

School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

telephone: +44 (0) 115 9516400
email: biosciences-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk

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