Dr. Anthony Trewavas is a molecular biologist and emeritus professor in the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Edinburgh who’s been studying plant biochemistry for longer than many of us have even been alive. How and why do plants behave the way they do? What mechanisms underlie their response to environmental factors? What are the key chemicals responsible for plant growth and development? These are the questions that have driven Dr. Trewavas’ work over the years. He brings a wealth of information to the discussion today, explaining various research projects and papers he’s published over the years, to include the topics of the influence of the hormone auxin on plant behavior, protein phosphorylation as a means of controlling how cells function, and the critical role of calcium in a plant’s ability to respond to various environmental and chemical signals.
Tune in for a fascinating and informative conversation and search for Dr. Anthony Trewavas on the web to learn more about his work.