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

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.

New insight into nutrient absorption in plants

The Spoel Research Group reports in the scientific journal Nature Communications how plants regulate absorption of nitrogen nutrients that are critical for growth. These findings may impact the usage of nitrogen-based fertilizer in agriculture.




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