Dr Hilary Rogers - PhD
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76352/5880
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 76352/5880
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, Main Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
My research focuses on gene expression changes elicited by stress in plants and fungi. In particular I am interested in interactions between stress and senescence/ cell death. This work has focussed on three areas:
- Plant organ senescence and responses to stress. This includes work on petal senescence in ornamental species, interactions between stress and senescence responses in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, and the effects of post-harvest stress in models and crop species
- Genes regulating the effects of stress on plant cell division. Of particular interest have been the effects DNA damage/ DNA replication checkpoint controlling entry of cells into mitosis
- Stress induced during mycelial interactions between competing fungi. This has focussed on wood rotting fungi, following gene expression and enzyme production as competing mycelia interact
I also collaborate on other projects to understand microbial/plant interactions relating to fungal and bacterial endophytes, and in the use of molecular markers to assist in fungal taxonomy and ecology.
I am part of a number of collaborative groups and further information on our projects may be available on the web-sites of my collaborators.