Dr Jane Taylor

Senior Lecturer

My research interests center on the biochemical and molecular changes that underpin plant responses to environmental stress. My early research concerned the role of ethylene as a signalling molecule in abscission, and ABA in stomatal function. Now my particular interest is in the signalling molecules and systems that plants use in response to biotic stress. The work in my lab aims to use the understanding gained about these signalling processes to develop more sustainable ways to produce both agricultural and horticultural crops. Research is focused in three areas: Defence priming, VOCS as signals, and science policy.