Professor Jim Haseloff, Head of Group Synthetic Biology for engineering plant growth: Department of Plant Sciences
The liverworts are descendants of the earliest land plants. They are characterised by simple forms and genome architectures. Liverwort biology has been a neglected area of plant science, but recent technical advances have accelerated the field, and offer exciting new experimental approaches.
The relative simplicity of genetic networks in liverworts, combined with a growing set of genetic manipulation, culture and microscopy techniques, are set to make these lower plants major new systems for analysing the fundamental mechanisms of plant growth and reprogramming it.
Science on Sundays is a programme of free, informal, monthly, drop-in plant science talks, bringing the latest discoveries in plant science to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.
11am & repeated at 2pm in the Classroom at 1 Brookside.
Suitable for adults and children age 12+