£33,050 - £40,750
November 21, 2022
January 12, 2023
Dr Patron’s lab works on plant gene regulatory networks and metabolism, applying engineering approaches to understand biological complexity and advance plant biotechnology. In recent work, we have characterised a transcriptional regulatory network involved in modulating the architecture of root systems in response to changes in nutrient availability.
This project will investigate how this network functions across cell types and examine how cell-type-specific responses to changes in the environment mediate developmental plasticity. This knowledge will be used to inform and enable cell-type specific engineering with the aim of predictably modulating plant responses to nutrients. The post holder will be responsible for the production and analysis of single-cell sequencing datasets and the construction and characterisation of engineered plants. They will also contribute to the development of single-cell sequencing methods and assist in the training and development of PhD students.