EPSR’s Guide to Nottingham and its Surroundings

Nottingham City Centre Most visits to Nottingham’s City Centre start at Old Market Square, this really is the hub of our city. You’ll probably spot a crowd of people standing next to one of the stone lions guarding the entrance to the majestic Council House. Don’t be alarmed by these crazy Brits, it’s Nottingham tradition … More EPSR’s Guide to Nottingham and its Surroundings

Keynote Speaker Announcement: Dr. Daniel Gibbs

Daniel Gibbs’ research is focused on understanding how plants use targeted protein degradation (proteolysis) as a mechanism for sensing and responding to signals derived from their environment. His group utilises diverse molecular approaches to uncover new functions for proteolysis during plant growth and stress responsiveness. After completing his PhD (2009) on lateral root development with … More Keynote Speaker Announcement: Dr. Daniel Gibbs

Keynote Speaker Announcement: Dr. Saoirse Tracy

Dr. Tracy’s research interests include using X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) to understand the response of roots to the soil physical environment. She applies her skills and experience of X-ray CT, soil science, hydrology, plant biology and image analysis to answer further questions about the rhizosphere and plant function. Dr. Tracy’s group research root:soil interactions using … More Keynote Speaker Announcement: Dr. Saoirse Tracy

Keynote Speaker Announcement: Dr. Matthew Reynolds

I have worked at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) based in Mexico since 1989, where my professional goals are to develop and transfer technologies to improve wheat cropping systems worldwide. The challenge of using and improving our understanding of physiological processes in plants to improve crop productivity, especially in climate-challenged environments, has … More Keynote Speaker Announcement: Dr. Matthew Reynolds

Keynote Speaker Announcement: Prof. Sofie Goormachtig

My research focusses on how interactions between plant roots and neighboring organisms influence plant growth. Initially, the emphasis was on the endosymbiosis between legumes and rhizobia, resulting in the formation of new root organs, the nodules, in which the rhizobia reside and fix atmospheric nitrogen for the plant. Currently, my group study two rhizosphere related … More Keynote Speaker Announcement: Prof. Sofie Goormachtig

Keynote Speaker Announcement: Prof. Joop Vermeer

How is membrane identity regulated? How is this modified during development and upon stress responses? How are these responses integrated during development? How is differential growth regulated? How do cells communicate during this process? These questions have always driven my scientific curiosity. My research focusses on how plants integrate chemical and mechanical signals during plant … More Keynote Speaker Announcement: Prof. Joop Vermeer

Keynote Speaker Announcement: Prof. Dame Caroline Dean

On International Women’s Day we are very proud to announce our second Keynote Speaker for EPSR 2019: Prof. Dame Caroline Dean.   Epigenetic switching and antisense transcription Chromatin regulation and non-coding transcription are now seen as major factors regulating gene expression in most eukaryotic genomes. Through the study of how plants time developmental transitions, we … More Keynote Speaker Announcement: Prof. Dame Caroline Dean

Keynote Speaker Announcement: Prof. Erik Murchie

We are very excited to introduce our first Keynote Speaker for EPSR2019!   Prof. Erik Murchie University of Nottingham I’m fascinated by all aspects of plant life and especially how plants respond to the environment around them which occurs in surprisingly diverse and dynamic ways. My research concerns crop plants and the way they convert solar … More Keynote Speaker Announcement: Prof. Erik Murchie