People

Dr Mike Haydon – Senior Lecturer and Group Leader

Mike completed his BSc (Hons) and PhD at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He then travelled to Europe for post-doctoral work at the University of Heidelberg in Germany as a Marie Curie Fellow and then the University of Cambridge in the UK. From 2013, he was a lecturer and group leader at the University of York before moving to the School of BioSciences at The University of Melbourne in March 2016.

 

 

Xiang Li – PhD candidate

Xiang completed her Masters at the Institute for Genetics and Developmental Biology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing working on thermotolerance in rice. She joined the lab at The University of Melbourne to commence her PhD in June 2017. Her project uses genetics and chemical genetics to investigate roles of calcium channels in sugar signalling in Arabidopsis.

 

 

Mike Ting – PhD candidate

Mike completed his BSc at the University of Calgary and his MSc at Queens University in Canada. He started his PhD at Melbourne in November 2017 within the Melbourne-Potsdam PhD Programme on a joint project with Reimo Zoschke at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology in Germany. His project will investigate translational regulation in the circadian clock.

 

 

Yandong Liu – Masters student

Yandong completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Nanjing University in China. He commenced his MSc (BioSciences) at Melbourne in February 2019. His research project will investigate the role of a group of sugar-regulated transcription factors in Arabidopsis.

 

 

Chris Buckley – PhD candidate

Chris completed his BSc in Biology and MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Sheffield in the UK. He joined the lab as a PhD student in March 2020. His project will investigate roles of the circadian clock in nutrition in wheat and Arabidopsis.

 

 

Josh Boyte – Masters student

Josh completed his BSc at the University of Melbourne. He started his MSc (BioSciences) in the lab in March 2020. His project is looking at the role of ethylene in the circadian clock in Arabidopsis.

 

 

 

Lucas Reber – Masters student

Lucas completed his BSc at Leibniz University Hanover in Germany. He started his MSc (BioSciences) in the lab in August 2020. His project will explore translational regulation in the circadian clock in Arabidopsis.

 

 

 

BlankHeadshotOpportunities   

We are always keen for enthusiastic researchers to join the team. Prospective Masters, Honours and PhD students or post-docs thinking of applying for fellowships can contact Mike by email.

 


Former members

 

ARFDr Ángela Román-Fernández

Ángela completed her undergraduate degree and PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. She joined the lab in York as a post-doc in September 2014 to work on a BBSRC-funded project on sugar signalling mutants identified from genetic screens in Arabidopsis. She joined the lab in Melbourne from November 2017 until July 2018.

 

WADr Waheed Arshad

Waheed studied Biology at Durham University and completed a Masters at the University of Reading. He joined the lab in September 2014 as a Research Technician on a BBSRC project and left in September 2015 to start a PhD at Royal Holloway London.

 

 

HEHeather Eastmond

Heather completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Leicester followed by a Masters degree at the University of York in 2011. She joined the lab as a Research Technician in August 2015 to work on a BBSRC project until August 2017. She continued as a research technician in York in the McQueen-Mason lab in CNAP.

Dongjing Deng

Dongjing completed his undergraduate degree in Biosciences at Hunan Agricultural University in China in 2016. He joined the lab at The University of Melbourne in February 2017 as a MSc (BioSciences) student and graduated in December 2019.

 

 

Gizem Kiyak

Gizem completed her BSc and MSc at Bogaziçi University in Turkey. She was a graduate researcher in the lab from November 2018 to August 2019.