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Dr Dawn Worrall

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Dawn Worrall

LEC Building

LA1 4YQ

Lancaster

Research overview

I have recently moved to work in the photosynthesis group with Elizabete Carmo-Silver and Martin Parry. We aim to further understand the process of photosynthesis so that we can increase efficiency of carbon dioxide assimilation and therefore improve plant yield.

I have worked in LEC for a number of years and past research has centred around plant biotic and abiotic stress responses with particular focus on regulation and signalling at the molecular level.  I have been employed on DEFRA and BBSRC funded projects studying the efficacy and molecular and biochemical processes underpinning the phenomenon of seed priming. More recently I have been investigating plant responses to ozone and the role of the annexin1 protein in the calcium mediated signalling events.

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