Willingness to take PhD students
Sue Armstrong’s research interests are concerned with meiosis, a highly conserved pathway, by which haploid gametes are formed following a double cell-division process. Her laboratory is interested in chromosome behaviour during pairing, recombination and synapsis in plant meiosis. Her group uses molecular cytogenetic and immunolocalisation techniques combined with the molecular resources available for Arabidopsis molecular biology, to investigate aspects of this complex process that continues to be poorly understood.
Currently Dr Armstrong's research falls into three areas:
Telomere biology in Arabidopsis
Genetic and cytogenetic investigation of homoeologous pairing and recombination in B. Napus (AACC)
Evolution of sex chromosomes in the plant genus Silene