Dr Astrid Wingler

Molecular Plant Physiology

Home Arabis alpina

Our research focuses on the role of sugar signalling in plant development (in particular leaf development and senescence) and in the perception of environmental signals. For example, my group exploits natural genetic variation to investigate the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms that regulate leaf senescence. In particular, we investigate how sugar signalling integrates environmental signals, such as temperature. Most of this research is conducted with the model species Arabidopsis, but we also use a perennial relative of Arabidopsis, Arabis alpina, to explore how senescence is regulated by environmental conditions in perennial plants.