Frances Sussmilch

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Investigation of gene function through physiological and genetic analysis of mutants that show disruption to plant processes of interest (stomatal response)
  • Isolation of genes of interest, applying existing knowledge from well-studied model plant species (e.g. the model angiosperm Arabidopsis thaliana) to choose genes for further investigation in other plant systems
  • Mapping of genes of interest relative to uncharacterised mutant loci, using a candidate gene approach to identify mutant loci at a molecular level
  • Analysis of the spatial and developmental expression patterns of genes of interest, in wild-type and mutant plants, to investigate gene function

Frances is currently in Germany for 6 months after winning a short term research grant to work at Professor Rainer Hedrich’s laboratory at the University of Würzburg as part of the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/German Academic Exchange Service)

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