Martin Broadley is Associate Professor of Plant Nutrition at the University of Nottingham.
Ive De Smet is a BBSRC David Phillips Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham (Division of Plant and Crop Sciences).
I carried out my doctoral work on the control of lateral root development in Arabidopsis with Tom Beeckman at the VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology/Ghent University (Belgium). Then I obtained long-term postdoctoral fellowships from the European Molecular Biology Organization and the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship Scheme to carry out studies on asymmetric cell division of the Arabidopsis zygote with Gerd Jürgens at the Centre for Plant Molecular Biology/University of Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology (Germany).
My recently established research group is interested in the involvement of membrane-associated receptor-like kinases in registering and conveying (positional) information during plant (lateral) root development. Specifically, we are investigating the ACR4-dependent signalling cascade, which we recently showed to be important for root development (
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Ian Dryden is a Professor of Statistics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham.
My broad research interests concern the development of generic statistical methodology motivated by important real-world applications. I am particularly interested in geometrical problems, for example the statistical analysis of the shapes of objects. Such data are routinely available in a very wide variety of settings, from the smallest scale of atoms and molecules in chemistry, to the study of complex organisms in biology and medicine.
Centre Research | A Virtual Root
Nicola Everitt is Associate Professor of Materials Engineering at the University of Nottingham and Director of the Engineering Domain of the CPIB virtual root project.
Her fields of expertise lie in structure/property relationships for high performance materials. Her main focus is on mechanical property evaluation of small samples, from biological tissue such a plant roots and germinating seeds, to biomedical materials such as degradable polymer scaffolds and bone, to thin hard films and stiff fibres. She has a broad knowledge of materials analysis techniques including optical and electron microscopy and many types of mechanical testing. She has particular interest and expertise in nano-indentation testing, and dynamic materials analysis i.e. the behaviour of materials at different rates of loading or strain at different temperatures.
John is Associate Professor investigating physiological and genetic analysis of traits in wheat.
Centre Research | Truly Predicting Root Uptake of Water: Case Study with Wheat | FUTUREROOTS | EUROOT: Enhancing resource Uptake from Roots under stress in cereal crops | EPPN: European Plant Phenotyping Network
Charlie Hodgman is Professor of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at the University of Nottingham and Founding Director of the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology.
Centre Research | Bridging the Genotype to Phenotype Gap: Uncovering Root Anatomical, Architectural and Field Traits | Integrative approaches to understanding and improving nutrient uptake efficiencies of crop species | FUTUREROOTS | Regulatory networks for asymmetric cell division | A Systems Approach to Tomato Ripening | A Virtual Root
Professor John King is Deputy Head of the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham and is the Director of Modelling within the CPIB virtual root project.
Centre Research | Integrative approaches to understanding and improving nutrient uptake efficiencies of crop species | FUTUREROOTS | Systems analysis of networks for pollen development | Lateral Root Emergence | vSeed | A Virtual Root
Sacha Mooney is Professor of Soil Physics in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham.
Centre Research | Hydropatterning: a novel mechanism controlling root branching | Bridging the Genotype to Phenotype Gap: Uncovering Root Anatomical, Architectural and Field Traits | Root SAT-NAV: uncovering the molecular mechanisms guiding root angle in soil | Integrative approaches to understanding and improving nutrient uptake efficiencies of crop species | Truly Predicting Root Uptake of Water: Case Study with Wheat | FUTUREROOTS | EUROOT: Enhancing resource Uptake from Roots under stress in cereal crops | EPPN: European Plant Phenotyping Network | Sustainable Soil Management for Improved Food Security & Bioenergy Delivery | Lateral Root Emergence | Engineering root architecture using a predictive integrative systems biology approach | A Virtual Root
Erik is Lecturer in Crop Physiology in the School of Biosciences
Centre Research | 3D Canopy Architecture Modelling
Markus Owen is Professor of Mathematical Biology at the University of Nottingham.
Markus’ research lies in the application of nonlinear and multiscale mathematical models to cell biology, in particular to plant and animal developmental biology, cancer and neuroscience. He uses a variety of mathematical and computational approaches, including local and spatially extended systems of differential equations, integral equations, individual-based models (IBMs), and multiscale models which combine two or more of these ingredients. This work is underpinned by multidisciplinary collaborations with life scientists, engineers, computer scientists and other mathematicians, both at Nottingham and further afield. Markus is director of the Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology (CMMB) at the University of Nottingham, and plays a central role within CPIB, supervising research on cell signalling pathways (such as auxin and GA perception) and catalysing developments in multicellular modelling. In 2009, MRO was awarded a prestigious Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society, for his contributions to the development of multiscale modelling approaches in systems medicine and biology.
Graham Seymour is Professor of Plant Biotechnology at the University of Nottingham. My research interests are the control of ripening in fleshy fruits. In my lab we use tomato as a model system to understand how processes such as texture and flavour are regulated.
Centre Research | TomNET: Network analysis and QTL mapping of tomato fruit quality traits | TomQML: Identifying genes and metabolites that influence tomato quality | A Systems Approach to Tomato Ripening
I am a co-director of the Hounsfield Facility for Rhizosphere Research at University of Nottingham with over 10 years’ experience in the use of X-ray computed tomography (CT) for quantifying a range of complex biomaterials including plant material (roots and leaves). My current research focuses on developing methodologies to enable high resolution quantification of the plant-soil-microbe ecosystem ranging from micro-scale changes in soil structure to the quantification of plant root system architecture. A major part of my work is the use of novel image analysis techniques to characterise heterogeneous materials. These techniques have been applied to collaborative projects with materials science, engineering, veterinary medicine and food science leading to the publication of over 20 papers in 4 years.
Centre Research | Hydropatterning: a novel mechanism controlling root branching | Root SAT-NAV: uncovering the molecular mechanisms guiding root angle in soil | FUTUREROOTS | EPPN: European Plant Phenotyping Network
Zoe is a Professor of Developmental Plant Biology in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham.
Centre Research | Systems analysis of networks for pollen development | Secondary Cell Wall Thickening