Research in this lab focuses on understanding anisotropic growth in plants through the study of cell division, cell elongation, cortical microtubules, and cell wall properties.
To do this we use techniques including electron, confocal and light microscopy, molecular biology, growth kinetics analysis software and drug studies.
For many years, experimental material was the plant root; however, recently we have started to work on tobacco BY2 cells.
Research also focuses on root physiology, in particular the relationships between cell division and expansion.
For this area, we are studying how the root of Arabidopsis thaliana (Labweed) acclimates to moderate temperatures
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