Plants display incredible plasticity in their response to a changing environment. Under different environmental stimuli, plants shift their resource allocation between general and specialized metabolism. The interaction between general and specialized metabolism affects for plant performance, and impacts digestibility and toxicity. With temperatures and atmospheric conditions changing at unprecedented rates, this interaction must be understood to improve crop performance, and conserve wildlife systems.

Our research aims to understand the molecular regulation and evolution of plant metabolic pathways, providing fundamental knowledge for application to environmental, agricultural and biotechnological platforms. We achieve this by utilizing a full “omics” toolbox; from the glasshouse to the field.

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