PLANT DEVELOPMENT CONVENOR
Matthew is Professor of Molecular Plant Biology in the Centre for Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton. After completing a degree in biochemistry from Southampton, he studied for a PhD in biology, also at Southampton, researching light regulation of membrane transport. Following post-doctoral research positions studying the synthesis of the phytochrome chromophore with Clark Lagarias at University California, Davis, and Dick Kendrick as a Frontier Researcher at RIKEN in Japan, he returned to Southampton as a Royal Society University Research Fellow to work on light regulation of chloroplast development. His current research is primarily focused on the light signalling pathways that regulate early seedling development in Arabidopsis and the mechanisms by which developing chloroplasts communicate with the nucleus about their developmental status.
FNES Student Office, Centre for Biological Sciences
Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
Ph: +44 23 8059 4206