Professor Brendan Davies
- Position: Professor
- Areas of expertise: Plant development; regulation of gene expression; transcriptional repression; alternative splicing; translational control; regulation of translation by evolution.
- Email: B.H.Davies@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 3146
- Location: 9.01, Miall 7.11 Miall
Our group studies plant development. We began by trying to understand flower development and still work in this area. Studying flower development and meristem function led us to the role of transcription factors, gene regulatory networks and the control of gene expression in developmental processes. This also led to an interest in other forms of gene regulation such as repression, mRNA stability, splicing and control of translation.
Individual projects are currently underway in the following broad areas:
- Understanding flower development - the master regulators and their downstream targets.
- The mechanism of transcriptional repression and its role in plant development and evolution.
- Control of translation by short conserved upstream open reading frames.
- Alternative splicing and the effect of temperature.
Plant development; regulation of gene expression; transcriptional repression; alternative splicing; translational control; evolution.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- BSc, London;
- PhD 1991, CNAA.
Undergraduate project topics:
- Plant development using molecular genetics
Postgraduate studentship areas:
- Genes controlling plant development
Research groups and institutes
- Plant Science