By Alex Wakeman In September, my fellow PhD student Catriona wrote our first blog post, listing 10 tips for starting a PhD during a pandemic. I read her advice before I started in the Bennett lab and recommend it to anyone who hasn’t done so already. Listed here are 10 of my own tips, drawnContinue reading “10 more tips for starting a PhD during a global pandemic”
By Catriona Walker 2020 hasn’t gone to plan – and it’s clearly going to be a while before we get back to anything approaching normal. Starting a PhD at any time can be a daunting experience; starting during a global pandemic is going to be even more daunting. You, your supervisor, the rest of yourContinue reading “10 tips for starting a PhD during a global pandemic”
Amid the continuing frustration at being unable to do any bench-work, there has at least been good news in the lab, with a spate of publications in May, June, July. Our publication record continues to be very lumpy! First of all, Tom wrote a ‘preview article’ for Developmental Cell, looking at a forthcoming publication fromContinue reading “Like buses…5 More Publications…”
Very excitingly, the lab has published 4 papers over the last two months, displaying a good range of the research we are currently involved in. Our work on strigolactone and KAI2-ligand signalling in root development was published in PLoS Genetics: SMAX1/SMXL2 regulate root and root hair development downstream of KAI2-mediated signalling in Arabidopsis Meanwhile, weContinue reading “4 publications…a good summer’s work”
It’s been a really exciting time for the lab over the last few weeks, as we have pre-printed not one but three new manuscripts! This is is all work that has been started since I moved to Leeds, so it feels like the first true ‘crop’ of research from the Bennett Lab. It’s been aContinue reading “Three pre-prints!”
We are very happy to welcome two new students to the lab! Although, to be honest…they do look a little familiar… Catriona Walker is starting her PhD on understanding the molecular basis of carpic dominance (and probably more besides) while Cara Wheeldon is starting an MSc-by-research looking at how crowding and plant-plant interactions in the rhizosphereContinue reading “New Starters!”
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