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School of the Biological Sciences


Group Leader, Sainsbury Laboratory

Edwige Moyroud studies the mechanisms that account for pattern formation in petals at the molecular, cellular, biophysical and ecological levels. The colourful patterns on the petal of flowering plants are key to attracting pollinators and as such participate directly in the reproductive success of a species. Learn more


Research Areas

Flower development
Pattern formation
Gene activity and cell behaviour                               


Quantitative imaging
Transgenesis and gene editing
Molecular and cell biology tools

Areas for Collaboration

Stem cell/cell reprogramming
Role of small molecule/biochemistry of plant natural compounds
Ancient DNA

Research Themes