The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham (UNOTT) is a global university with campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China having more than 40,000 students worldwide. UNOTT provides unrivalled facilities to support research in Plant and Crop Science and accommodates the largest University based community of plant and crop scientists in the UK. Research in the Plant and Crop Science Division utilizes genomic and epigenomic-level studies in crop and model species to provide novel understanding of biological mechanisms underpinning plant developmental processes and physiology, relevant to Global Food Security.

Graham Seymour is Professor of Plant Biotechnology in the Plant and Crop Science Division at UNOTT. He has over 25 years’ experience working on the biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics of fruit ripening mainly using tomato as a model system. He has developed a range of funded collaborations with industry and jointly sponsored by BBSRC. The participating group at UNOTT was involved in spearheading the UK contribution to the International Tomato Genome Sequencing Project published in Nature in 2012. UNOTT was a partner in the EUSOL project and also led the recently finished ERAPG TomQML project. The Seymour lab is involved in the analysis of the tomato epigenome and has an established international reputation in this area.

Within TRADITOM, the focus of the work at UNOTT will be identification of epigenetic variation and impact on phenotype.