Professor Peter Meyer

Research interests

Plant epigenetics and its role in transgene expression.

Epigenetics, chromatin, genome organisation, cytokinins, and transgenic plants.

  • Characterisation of chromatin factors involved in transcription, repair and recombination
  • The role of transgene integration regions in transgene expression
  • Removal of selectable marker genes from transgenic plants
  • Plant genes involved in repair and recombination
  • Cytokinin-mediated resistance against biotic stress
  • Cytokinin-mediated delay of senescence
  • Microarray-based analysis of cell-cycle genes and plastid genes
  • Activation tagging of plant genes

The Centre for Plant Sciences

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  • DipBiol, PhD 1986, Cologne.

Student education

Postgraduate studentship areas:

  • Epigenetics and gene silencing in plants

See also:

Academic roles:

  • PGR Progression Tutor - School of Biology


  • Member of Graduate School Committee (Progression Tutor (SB))
  • Member of BIOSCI Faculty Research Ethics Committee
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