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Name Professor Simon Hiscock
Job title Professor
Department School of Biological Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA, DPhil(Oxon), PGCE
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Keywords plant reproductive biology
pollen-stigma interactions
self-incompatibility in flowering plants
hybrid speciation in plants
polyploidy
parasitic plants
pollination biology
Areas of expertise My current areas of research include; plant reproductive biology; pollen-stigma interactions and self-incompatibility in flowering plants; hybrid speciation in plants; polyploidy; parasitic plants; pollination biology.

Work in the lab focuses on plant reproductive biology and plant speciation. We are particularly interested in the genetic and molecular basis of pollen-stigma recognition, i.e. how flowers decide who to mate with. We are also interested in genetic processes and genetic changes associated with hybrid speciation in plants and how new species become isolated from their parents.