Biological nitrogen fixation - from genes to environment

Associate Professor Ulrike Mathesius is a plant scientist who has won multiple awards for teaching and research.  Her research focuses on how soil microbes shape the plant. 

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A central idea of her work is that microbes have ‘hijacked’ plant signalling pathways for their own purposes.  This has implications for utilising microbes to alter crop plant performance and for trying to develop nitrogen-fixing symbioses in non-legumes.

 Location: Acton campus, or online

 Year group: Years 10 -12

 Number of students: up to 100 students (flexible)

 Cost: No cost

 Format: Experiments, Interactive presentation

 Duration: 60 minutes (flexible)

 Availability: Weekdays excluding public holidays. Please contact us for availability throughout the rest of the year. At least 1 months’ notice required


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