The Plant Section promotes the development and communication of research in plant biology. Our journals encourage rapid publication of high-quality research and every year the Society organises international conferences covering diverse areas of modern plant science. Contributions are welcome from all levels of the experimental plant biology community and ideas for future events may be sent to our Interest group convenors.
The SEB Plant Section Secretary is Christine Raines (email@example.com)
Christine is currently Professor of Plant Molecular Physiology in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Essex. She studied for her PhD in the Department of Botany, University of Glasgow investigating photosynthetic electron transport function. This was followed by 3 years at what was the Plant Breeding Institute in Cambrdige where Christine started to explore the use of molecular techniques to manipulate photosynthesis. Since that time her main area of research is the photosynthetic carbon reduction cycle which is the primary pathway of carbon fixation in plants. This important pathway continues to be a priority area for study with the aim, of identifying targets for manipulation, to improve crop yields. During the past 15 years Christine has worked on a number of aspects of this cycle and is particularly interest in the integration of this primary carbon fixation pathway and wider plant metabolism.