Welcome to the Devoto Lab. We are interested in studying stress in plants and we use a variety of approaches to unravel how distress signals affect growth during defence in plants and regulatory networks underlying the responses.
We are particularly interested in understanding how plant hormones like jasmonates mediate these responses.
We have experimental and computational background and collaborate with computational scientists to understand how plants respond to changing environmental conditions, and how we can breed plants with enhanced tolerance to environmental stress without compromised growth.
We have developed a number of important biotechnological applications for health and energy production.
To know more about our research, please check out our Research page
Since 2007, the lab has counted 104 members, 25 between Postdoctoral Research Associates and Post-Graduate (PhD and MSc) students and 80 Under-Graduate students (updated July 2017)
Dr Alessandra Devoto (Ph.D)
Plant Molecular Sciences, Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology,
School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK.
Phone (office): +44(0)1784 443184
Phone (lab): +44(0)1784 414328
Fax: +44 (0)1784 414224