Modelling movement of large sediment in river flows
Prof J Hooke, Dr J Cooper
23 January 2019
Motivation and wider context. In high magnitude flood events very large particles, including boulders and large pieces of masonry can be carried, especially in ephemerally-flowing channels of dry climates.
Plasmodesmal gating by a contractile cellular machinery
Biomedical Sciences Research Centre
Dr J Tilsner
4 January 2019
Background. Plant viruses are major crop pathogens with a global agro-economic impact. The Tilsner lab has recently made major advances in understanding how they transport their genome from infected into naïve cells through plasmodesmata (PD), cell-cell-connecting membrane-lined channels.
Optimal green-space configuration/planning to cool a city
Dr X Cai, Dr L Chapman
Applications accepted all year round
Risks associated with extreme weather in cities, such as heat waves, are all projected to increase with global climate change. Governments have made considerable effort to determine feasible urban planning and climate mitigation strategies.