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Cell, molecular, and developmental biology is a rapidly growing area of science with the development of new and innovative tools and approaches that have impacted all areas of biology. Outstanding researchers in this area employ cutting-edge techniques in microscopy, gene editing and 'omics' technologies to study plant/pathogen interactions, gene network analysis, population genetics and adaptive processes in organisms on a warming planet. How plants and animals develop and grow in response to a changing environment is a key aspect of the work ongoing in this area within the department. There are strong collaborative links between researchers in this area and the physiological and biodiversity disciplines.

Research faculty members in this area