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Institute for Life Sciences

Crop Systems Engineering Seminar Series Event

Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
7 March 2014
Venue:
Room 2011 Building 5 Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please email Sevil Payvandi at ifls@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Polarity, Plants and Picasso: The role and mechanism of tissue cell polarity in plant morphogenesis

Development involves highly oriented cell behaviours, such as anisotropic growth and asymmetric cell divisions. It is unclear how these orientations are specified and how they lead to particular cellular or tissue outcomes. We have been addressing this problem using a combination of genetic, morphological, computational and imaging. The results provide new insights into how genes interact to specify orientations of growth and division, leading to particular shapes. The talk will illustrate how integrating biological and computational methods may lead to a quantitative mechanistic framework for development.

Speaker information

Professor Enrico Coen CBE, FRS,Cell and Developmental Biology,John Innes Centre

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