About the Project
Candidates should have/be expecting a 2.1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant area. If English is not your first language, you will be required to meet our language entry requirements. The PhD is to start in Oct 2020.
Please apply online https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon and include project title and supervisor name, and upload a CV and transcripts.
Causier B, Li Z, De Smet R, Lloyd JPB, Van de Peer Y, Davies B. Conservation of Nonsense Mediated mRNA Decay Complex Components Throughout Eukaryotic Evolution. Sci Rep. (2017) 7:16692.
Dolzblasz A, Nardmann J, Clerici E, Causier B, van der Graaff E, Chen J, Davies B, Werr W, Laux T. (2016) Stem cell regulation by Arabidopsis WOX genes. Mol Plant. S1674-2052(16)30029-6.
Airoldi CA, McKay M, Davies B. MAF2 Is Regulated by Temperature-Dependent Splicing and Represses Flowering at Low Temperatures in Parallel with FLM. PloS one (2015) 10:e0126516.
Causier B, Davies B. Flower development in the asterid lineage. Methods in Molecular Biology (2014) 1110:35-55.
Lloyd JPB and Davies B. SMG1 is an ancient nonsense-mediated mRNA decay effector (2013) The Plant Journal 76:800-810.
Rayson S, Ashworth M, de Torres Zabala M, Grant M, Davies, B. The salicylic acid dependent and independent effects of NMD in plants. Plant Signaling & Behavior (2012) 7:1434–1437.
Causier B., Lloyd J., Stevens L., Davies, B. TOPLESS co-repressor interactions and their evolutionary conservation in plants. Plant Signaling & Behavior (2012) 7:325 - 328.
Airoldi CA, Davies B. Gene duplication and the evolution of plant MADS-box transcription factors. J Genet Genomics (2012) 39:157-165.
Rayson S., Arciga-Reyes L., Wootton L., De Torres Zabala M., Truman W., Graham N., Grant M., Davies B. A role for nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in plants: pathogen responses are induced in Arabidopsis thaliana NMD mutants. PLoS One (2012) 7: e31917.
Causier B., Ashworth M., Guo W., Davies B. The TOPLESS interactome: a framework for gene repression in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology (2012) 158: 423-438.
Kieffer, M., Matser, V., Waites, R., Davies, B. TCP14 and TCP15 affect internode length and leaf shape in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal (2011) 68:147-158.
Airoldi CA, Bergonzi S, Davies B. Single amino acid change alters the ability to specify male or female organ identity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (2010) 107:18898-902.
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