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.
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.
PhD student James Furniss, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, successfully defends his PhD thesis on the role of ubiquitin ligases in regulating transcription initiation during cellular stress defences.