Professor Liam Dolan FRS
Sherardian Professor of Botany, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford
Liam Dolan has made outstanding contributions to our understanding of the development and evolution of land plant rooting systems. He was the first to define the precise cellular body plan of the Arabidopsis root and discovered the molecular genetic mechanism governing root hair cell differentiation. He demonstrated that this mechanism is ancient and was the first to discover the mechanism that controlled the development of the earliest land plant rooting systems that caused dramatic climate change over 400 million years ago. These pivotal discoveries illuminate our understanding of the interrelationships between the development of plants, their evolution and the Earth System.
Cell morphogenesis at the plant-soil interface (MP3)