Autumn Science Lecture 2023: Fruit development, morphology and evolution driven by a hormonal and genetic pas de deux

How do molecular signalling mechanisms evolve to affect plant development? Join Professor Lars Østergaard, the new Sherardian Professor of Botany at the University of Oxford, as he presents his studies on comparative reproductive tissue development in both crops and non-cultivated plant species. Specifically, his lab group aims to unravel mechanisms of hormonal and genetic interactions responsible for morphological and reproductive diversity. 



Autumn Science Lectures 2023

Our Autumn Science Lecture series invites distinguished academics to deliver lectures on plant sciences and related areas of research. These lectures are online and are free for all to attend.
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Thursday 19 October

Dr Roberto Salguero-Gómez
"Have plants tapped into the fountain of eternal youth?"

Thursday 26 October Professor Baroness Kathy Willis
"Prescribing Nature: Understanding what happens when we see, touch and smell nature"


Thursday 9 November Professor Ilina Singh
Eco-Flourishing and Mental Health: Promises and Challenges
Thursday 23 November Professor Lars Østergaard
"Fruit development, morphology and evolution driven by a hormonal and genetic pas de deux"
Thursday 30 November Professor Yadvinder Malhi
"Tropical forests and planet earth: A macroscope view"