Welcome to Juliet Coates's lab

Dr. Juliet Coates , School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.
Twitter: @JulietCCoates
Facebook: Coates Lab @ Birmingham

 Latest News:

The decision to germinate is regulated by divergent molecular networks in spores and seeds: Elly's paper is published in New Phytologist

An ancient and conserved function for plant ARMADILLO proteins in the control of spore and seed germination by abscisic acid: Laura and Younousse's paper is published in New Phytologist 

Check out my blog with Sharon Robinson on why moss is so cool:

Coates lab articles on seaweed development in a special Frontiers Research Topic:

Our paper showing that an Arabidopsis MYB gene is a novel negative regulator of lateral root development is now published in New Phytologist! Press coverage from the BBSRC, New Phytologist, the School of Biosciences.

See also our accompanying Plant Signalling and Behaviour Review

Call for articles on macroalgal morphogenesis and development for Frontiers Research Topic - contact Juliet if you are interested in contributing.

Juliet is a "Face of Plant Cell Biology" - check out her interview here.

Congratulations to Anushree Choudhary, who will be starting a PhD studentship on the MIBTP training scheme from 23rd September. We will miss you in the lab but are glad you are not going far!

Juliet is on a year's Research leave from September 30th, back in the lab investigating "is there a genetic toolkit for green multicellularity?" thanks to a Royal Society-Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship. Also check out the GARNet news.

Phycomorph website is launched!  Check out the new network for macroalgal research, meetings and resources.

 Elly Vesty receives the Philip White Travel Award at the 2012 Society for In Vitro Biology World Congress in Seattle, USA.

Trends in Plant Science Review on Plant GSK3 function and evolution is now published in the January issue Volume 17, Issue 1, 2012, Pages 39–46.

Congratulations to Laura Moody on obtaining her PhD! Laura is now working as a postdoctoral research fellow in Jane Langdale's lab in Oxford, and still doing plant evo-devo :-)

Coates lab alumnus Daniel Gibbs has had his research on understanding flood-tolerance in plants published in the journal Nature. The press release (plus video) from the University of Nottingham can be viewed here.

   Give plants a chance! Read the March issue of SATNAV magazine (the student-run science magazine at the University of Birmingham).
Science communicators at EUCASC conference in Birmingham:
Juliet joined them for a panel interview about the New Optimists and Science communication in general. See the EUCASC and Birmingham Post blogs.

   The picture of ARABIDILLO1 expression in the Arabidopsis root is on the cover of Plant Molecular Biology, volume 75, Nos,1-2, January 2011.       

The meeting report of The 25th New Phytologist/Colston Research Symposium “Colonization of the terrestrial environment” is now published in New PhytologistJanuary's issue.

Juliet is part of the GARNet elected advisory committee representing and serving the needs of the UK community.

Recent findings in the news
: Stopping the spread of malaria

2010 Science Snaps competition: Shining a light on mustard cress

Juliet's interview for the New Optimists: adaptable algae and magic moss.

Also check out Kate Cooper's blog. Other New Optimist interviews can be found here.
  A new book asking local scientists what they are optimistic about is now available to order on Amazon! 
Check out the website and the chapter on plant evolution (heh heh).

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