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Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences2015 


Research Interests

I have a long-standing interest in plant developmental biology. My current research focuses on understanding the development of plant vascular tissue. The developing vasculature is characterised by coordinated cell division and differentiation, and high levels of tissue organization, making it an ideal model for studying developmental biology. The rates of cell division and differentiation are influenced by a range of developmental cues, which we aim to identify and characterise in my lab.

Research groups

  • Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology
  • Molecular Plant Sciences


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Other (Print)


  • Turner, S.R. Mishra, L.S. Kumar, M. & Etchells, J.P. (2016). Generation of biomass. US20180037900A1. Application filed: 1 September 2016. Granted: 30 November -0001
  • Turner, S.R. & Etchells, J.P. (2014). Method for the alteration of plants using CLE polypeptides/peptides. US10023878B2. Application filed: 15 April 2014. Granted: 17 July 2018

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