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