Emily Flashman is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry where she leads a team investigating how cells sense and respond to cellular stress, predominantly in plants. She has a particular interest in how plants respond to hypoxia (lack of oxygen) and redox stress, including the role of oxygen-sensing enzymes. Her focus is on understanding how plants respond at the molecular level to being flooded, and attempting to manipulate these responses to help plants survive prolonged submergence. Her research contributes to solutions to sustain food security by making plants more tolerant of flooding, which is a major cause of crop damage across the globe.
Emily studied Biochemistry at the University of Southampton, followed by a D.Phil. in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in Oxford. Since moving to the Department of Chemistry, she has held awards including a L'Oreal For Women In Science Fellowship, a BBSRC New Investigator award and most recently an ERC Consolidator award.
At Reuben College Emily is an Official Fellow in Environmental Change, and also has strong links with the Cellular Life theme.