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School of the Biological Sciences



Group Leader, Sainsbury Laboratory

Alexander Jones investigates how plant hormones serve as signal integrators and master regulators of physiology and development. In multicellular organisms, these functions are crucial for the coordination of the activities of individual cells – each having an independently tuneable hormone level and hormone response – into an ensemble behaviour appropriate for the organism as a whole. Learn more


Research Areas

Developmental plasticity
Hormone signaling
Synthetic biology
Environmental responses
Signal integration


Molecular cell biology
Quantitative imaging
FRET biosensors
Optogenetics in plants
In vivo biochemistry
Cellular dynamics

Areas for Collaboration

Signal integration modeling
Cellular metablotie quantification                                     

Research Themes