Professor Emily Flashman
Senior Research Fellow
Emily Flashman is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry where she leads a team investigating how cells sense and respond to cellular stress, predominantly in plants. She has a particular interest in how plants respond to hypoxia (lack of oxygen) and redox stress, including the role of oxygen-sensing enzymes. Her focus is on understanding how plants respond at the molecular level to being flooded, and attempting to manipulate these responses to help plants survive prolonged submergence. Her research contributes to solutions to sustain food security by making plants more tolerant of flooding, which is a major cause of crop damage across the globe.
- Flood tolerant crops
- Plant responses to flooding
- Journal article: Structures of Arabidopsis thaliana oxygen-sensing plant cysteine oxidases 4 and 5 enable targeted manipulation of their activity. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA (2020)
- Review article: Oxygen-sensing mechanisms across eukaryotic kingdoms and their roles in complex multicellularity. Published in Science magazine (2020)
- Journal article: Plant cysteine oxidases are dioxygenases that directly enable arginyl transferase-catalysed arginylation of N-end rule targets. Published in Nature Communications (2017)