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.
The Spoel Research Groups have two new exciting PhD studentships available for UK and non-UK citizens. Projects range from studies of the ubiquitin-mediated proteasome to regulation of redox-based protein modifications in plant immune signalling.
The Universities of Edinburgh and Nagoya (Japan) held a symposium to formally open a bilateral joint PhD programme. Phd students in this new collaborative programme will have the opportunity to spend time at both universities and receive a joint PhD degree.
In an article by Elizabeth Bohm, Senior Policy Advisor for The Royal Society, Dr. Steven Spoel discusses how the work in his group relates to the current food security challenge of producing sufficient amounts of food sustainably.
The Spoel group publishes a new review article on the control of plant gene expression by complex interplay between post-translational modifications. Find out more here and read the OPEN ACCESS article.
PhD student Sophie Kneeshaw, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, successfully defends her PhD thesis on the identification of novel activities of thioredoxin enzymes that regulate plant immune responses.
The European Research Council announced the awarding of its €1.5m Starting Grants to early-career researchers to enable them to pursue ground-breaking ideas. Dr. Steven Spoel is amongst the recipients.