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A 3D projection of Arabidopsis flowers

A 3D projection of Arabidopsis flowers where single cell nuclei have been extracted and coloured by expression levels of ATML1 (H. Meyer).

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Marchantia polymorpha (liverwort) infected with Phytophthora palmivora.

Liverwort not infected

Marchantia polymorpha (liverwort) not infected.

Liverwort thallus cut through to reveal pathogen

Cut through Marchantia thallus to reveal that the pathogen is limited to the top photosynthetic layer.

Marchantia infected with Phytophthora infection

Cut through Marchantia thallus to reveal that the pathogen is limited to the top photosynthetic layer

Plates of Marchantia showing healthy and infected plants

Plates of Marchantia showing healthy and infected plants

Phytophthora hyphae across top of liverwort

Phytophthora palmivora hyphae growing within air chambers in photosynthetic layer of Marchantia polymorpha (liverwort)

Phytophthora growing across thallus of Marchantia

Phytophthora palmivora hyphae growing across thallus of Marchantia polymorpha (liverwort)

Correlation between cell size and cell nuclei size in plant stem cells

The Jönsson group previously showed a correlation between cell size and cell nuclei size in plant stem cells - Top left: shoot stem cells where the membranes are marked in red and nuclei are marked in green. Top right: plot showing the size relation between cells and cell nuclei in the stem cell region [modified from Willis et al PNAS (2016)]. In this project an interdisciplinary approach will be used to investigate the connection between cell shapes, nuclear deformations and genetic activity – Bottom right: a cell removed from the tissue can be used for biophysical perturbations, microtubules are marked in green and the nuclei in purple (Formosa-Jordan, Wang, Jönsson, unpublished). Bottom right: mechanical stress patterns predicted during the initial outgrowth of a root hair from a finite element model simulation [from Krupinski et al Front Plant Sci (2016)]. A challenge of the project will be to integrate this type of model to include an effect on cell nuclei.

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Circadian clock imparts continuous control over the timing of cell division

Nov 15, 2018

SLCU researchers have demonstrated that the circadian clock is more complex than a simple ‘on-off switch’ when it comes to controlling cell division.

SLCU recognised for commitment to gender equality

Oct 25, 2018

Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to gender equality by achieving a Silver Award under the Athena SWAN Charter.

Current Biology Q&A with Giles Oldroyd

Oct 18, 2018

Current Biology recently interviewed Giles Oldroyd about his research and goals in science and life.

SecretSanta: A new tool for deciphering the secret language of cell-to-cell communication

Oct 02, 2018

Plant biomathematicians at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) have developed a new tool that enables them to listen in on cell-to-environment conversations. The tool’s wide-ranging application means it could help speed-up the development of strategies to combat plant and animal pathogens.

Role of plants in farming future

Jul 30, 2018

SLCU's Director Ottoline Leyser & SLCU Group Leader Giles Oldroyd discuss opportunities plants will provide for the future of agriculture on BBC 4's Today programme.

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