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School of the Biological Sciences




Career Development Fellow, Sainsbury Laboratory

Chris Whitewoods aims to understand how plants pattern themselves in three dimensions, specifically how plants coordinate their overall leaf shape with intricate internal patterning to produce leaves that are exquisitely adapted to their function. Learn more. 


Research Areas

Plant morphogenesis
Leaf air space formation
Control of differential growth
Cell division and expansion
Intercellular adhesion


Live imaging
Sector analysis
Inducable gene expression
Developmental modelling

Areas for Collaboration

Computational modelling of plant growth
Physiology of leaf air spaces
Cell wall mechanics 


Research Theme