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Professor George Bassel

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Life Sciences
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Research Interests

The lab takes an interdisciplinary "systems-based" approach to investigate how complex living systems are created and operate. Using plants as a system of study, we are seeking to understand how cells come together to create organs which are greater than the sum of their parts. The functional relevance of cellular configurations and their capacity to process information are being quantitatively examined using network and computational approaches. This research, which lies at the interface between developmental biology, mathematics, physics and computer science, is bridging gaps in our understanding of complex life, and has application for the reprogramming and rational design of multicellular systems. In particular, the development of crops with enhanced abilities to response their variable environmental conditions


PhD 2006 University of Guelph, Canada
BSc 2001 University of Guelph, Canada

Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute

Title Funder Award start Award end
Synchronization of crop seed germination. Grant transfer in George Bassel BBSRC 28 Oct 2019 30 Jun 2023
Do plant organs and computers process information in the same way? Full RPG by George Bassel Leverhulme Trust 01 Apr 2020 31 Mar 2023

Research Themes:

Plant & Crop Science