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I work on circadian rhythms in crop plants. Around a third of genes in the model plant Arabidopsis are regulated by the circadian clock including many agriculturally important genes involved in flowering time, photosynthesis, biotic and abiotic defence and starch metabolism. My research is focused on characterising the diversity of circadian rhythms in the wild and within diverse plant panels to see if we can match the best plant rhythms to particular environments. I am also interested in circadian transcriptomics and how circadian rhythms work in polyploid plant systems such as in hexaploid wheat (Bread wheat) and tetraploid Brassica napus (Oil seed rape).