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Academic background

2003 - 2005             International Baccalaureate Diploma, Malaysia
2005 - 2008             BSc (Hons) Biology, University of Sheffield
2008 - Present        PhD (Systems biology)
                                   "A systems biology approach to studying leaf morphogenesis"
                                   supervised by Prof. Andrew Fleming

Awards & achievements

Sheffield Graduate Award
J. G. Boswell Memorial Prize in Botany
Best  Animal and Plant Sciences Level Two Student

Skills for Work Certificate
Gatsby Plants Summer Student Bursary
Best  Animal and Plant Sciences Level One Student
Sir Basil Blackwell Prize for outstanding performance in the School of Biology

Key areas of research interest 

  • Developmental genetics
  • Plant molecular sciences
  • Plant growth regulation
  • Plant biomechanics
  • Cell signalling

Selected works

    "Sustaining the fountain of youth: Bridging the regulation between the cell cycle and meristem with PGR cross-talks"  download

Project report

    "Characterisation of Arabidopsis transgenic lines with a Dex-inducible transactivating overexpression system for the study of cell division pattern in leaf morphogenesis"  download


    "Molecular approach: an eye-opener for marine microbial biogeochemical cycling"  download
    "Outreach of terrestrial “aliens”: knowing life like never before!"  download

Summer project presentation
"Expression of GUN1 PPR and SMR domains in E. coli"  download

Field course

"Spatial distribution of hairy wood ants: founding, foraging or fighting?"  download


"Compare and contrast the roles of herbivores and parasitic plants in determining plant community structure"  download
    "Comparison between the migrations of Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) and desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) and their significance"  download

Hoe Han GOH

Department of Animal & Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield, S10 2TN
United Kingdom

+44 (0)114 222 0098
Fax: +44 (0)114 222 0002

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