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Ian R. Henderson

University of Cambridge | United Kingdom

EMBO 2022 | FelC 23–

Genetic and epigenetic control of plant genomes

My group investigates genetic and epigenetic organisation of plant genomes. We focus on meiotic recombination, DNA methylation, the centromeres and the role of DNA repeats, including transposons. We mainly work on the model species Arabidopsis thaliana, but are also interested in translating our findings into crop species, in order to accelerate strain improvement and adapt to the changing climate.

Keywords: Meiosis / epigenetics / Arabidopsis / recombination / centromeres / satellite repeats / transposons / DNA methylation

Subject area(s): Chromatin & Transcription | Genome Stability & Dynamics | Plant Biology | Evolution & Ecology