Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Neil Dalchau awarded 2011 Tansley Medal

The 2011 Tansley Medal has been awarded to Neil Dalchau from Microsoft Research, Cambridge. Neil has made important discoveries that provide invaluable insights into the regulation of the circadian clock in Arabidopsis thaliana using a combination of mathematical modeling and experimental intervention. Most revealing among these has been the demonstration that components of the circadian clock are sensitive to sucrose and that the GIGANTIA gene is essential for its perception (Dalchau et al., 2011).

Neil was a graduate student in the Signal Transduction Group with Dr Alex Webb.

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