Welcome to the Spoel Lab

Our lab explores the mechanisms by which multicellular organisms reprogram gene expression in response to changes in their environment, a skill that is vital for cells and organisms to survive.


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Latest News

PhD opportunityNew PhD studentship opportunity

A new exciting PhD studentship opportunity is now available in the Spoel Research Group. Talented individuals are invited to apply for a project that investigates the post-translational regulation of transcription dynamics in plant immunity.


RS Summer Science ExhibitionRoyal Society Summer Science Exhibition

A familiar face welcomed visitors to the annual Summer Science Exhibition held at the Royal Society in London from 30 June - 5 July 2015. The Summer Science Exhibition is an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK.

Edinburgh Science FestivalEdinburgh International Science Festival

The Spoel Research Group will be participating in this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival. Our own Eleanor Adams will be running activies in the Bio-Discoveries lab from 4-8 April 2015 in the National Museum of Scotland.


CRL3 reviewHow does protein degradation regulate plant immune signalling?

The Spoel Research Group publishes a comprehensive review paper in Frontiers in Plant Science on the role of Cullin-RING (CRL) ubiquitin ligases and the proteasome in salicylic acid-mediated plant immune signalling.



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