Welcome to the Irish Laboratory

The broad interest of our group is in understanding the genetic and molecular mechanisms that control patterning processes in plant development, with a focus on characterizing organogenesis and growth in the Arabidopsis flower. We are also interested in the extent to which these pathways are conserved or have diversified in different flowering plant species.


June 10, 2019
We enjoyed a day out with a picnic, ice cream and volleyball!  L to R: Zi, Yewei, Ning, Vivian, Adam, Fei, Andy, Ruirui.
May 16, 2019
We enjoyed lots of dumplings as we celebrated Alan’s graduation and the end of the semester!
March 21, 2019
Vivian gave an evening keynote address on ‘Citrus and the promise of genome editing’ for a diverse audience of ~600 people, all interested in helping to eradicate citrus...