LEC Seminar Online: Dr Andrew Groover "Exploring the complex biology of trees using genomics"

Wednesday 27 May 2020, 1:00pm to 1:45pm


Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

Forest trees present fascinating biology, including long life histories characterized by perineal growth, large and complex woody architectures, and interactions with abiotic and biotic elements of their environments. In this talk, Dr Andrew Groover will provide examples of how genomic approaches can now be used to investigate the regulation of the complex biology of trees.

Dr Andrew Groover's research focuses on the developmental biology and evolution of forest trees. His lab at US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station uses genetic and genomic tools to understand tree genetic regulation of growth and development. He is also a member of the Department of Plant Biology at University of California Davis and is Physiology and Development Section Editor of the New Phytologist plant science journal.

Andrew will be introduced by Sarah Lennon, Executive Editor at the New Phytologist Trust. The Trust is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of plant science that owns and produces the international journals New Phytologist and Plants, People, Planet from its base at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University.

Joining the seminar

This seminar was been pre-recorded and published online on Wed 27 May 2020.

It is now available to view on our YouTube channel: LEC Seminar Online 2020-05-27 - Dr Andrew Groover.


  • 13:00 (BST) Welcome and introduction
  • 20 minute presentation from our speaker
  • Speaker takes questions from the session Chair.

You can also join the conversation on Twitter: #LECSeminar.


Dr Andrew Groover

US Forest Service and University of California Dav

Contact Details

Name Dr Ali Birkett