Plant senescence, including the functional analysis of regulatory genes that control leaf senescence in Arabidopsis and the molecular and biochemical analysis of post harvest senescence in green vegetables, particularly broccoli. Plant signalling networks using Systems Biology.
Plant Response to Environmental STress in Arabidopsis
Systems Biology of signalling networks in leaf senescence
Functional analysis of regulatory genes involved in Arabidopsis leaf senescence
Genetics and genomics of post harvest senescence in broccoli
Molecular analysis of petal senescence
Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network (VeGIN)
Currently Chair of the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Plant Section and sits on SEB Council. Represents SEB on the Executive of the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF).Eelected, in an international election, to the Executive Board of the Global Plant Council (GPC).