Dr Simon Scofield


School of Biosciences

+44 (0)29 2087 4918
Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Available for postgraduate supervision

Research in my lab focuses on the transcriptional regulation of pluripotency and differentiation in plant stem cells, primarily using the model species Arabidopsis thaliana. We use inducible gene expression and RNA interference systems, together with CRISPR-CAS9 mediated genome editing, to study transcription factor function in plant development. Transcriptomic analysis and gene networking approaches are used to identify transcription factor targets and integrate their function within the wider framework of developmental regulators.

Other areas of research include the biosynthesis of fatty acids and essential oils in Mentha ssp. (mint) and in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha.


  • Professional Training Year Coordinator – Biochemistry
  • Academic lead - Plant Growth Technology Hub

Interested in joining my lab as a self-funded post-graduate student or a postdoc/fellow? Please contact me by email.

Areas of expertise

External profiles

Research links