Paul Gibson

Postgraduate Researcher Molecules from Nature

Paul’s research project involves investigating Pisum sativum (pea) to understand the genetics underlying a creeping growth habit and its effects on other developmental characteristics.

One gene being studied affects overall plant habit and Paul is working with the naturally-occurring variants available in the Pisum Germplasm Resource, which is curated at the John Innes Centre, as well as mutagenised lines.

Specifically, near-isogenic pairs of lines, where these have been generated, are a very valuable resource which allows the Domoney group to make meaningful comparisons between mutant and wild-type lines.

Paul also attends a programme of lectures and researches many diverse topics as regular assignments in fulfilment of the requirements of his Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement MSc degree.