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Organization profile

Organisation profile

The global issues of Food Security and climate change unify research in this theme. We aim to use research to improve our understanding of what limits plant growth and reproduction with a view to increasing productivity without harming the environment. Current approaches to tackle this question range from molecular-based analysis of plant development and disease to ecological studies of agricultural ecosystems and marker assisted plant breeding.

We have particular strengths in functional genomics, bioinformatics, plant developmental biology, plant pathology, parasite biology, cell signalling and systems biology. Our research is helped by the Lady Emily Smyth Agricultural Research Station (LESARS) endowment, which can fund research of agricultural relevance.

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    Research Output

    Algal photophysiology drives darkening and melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet

    Williamson, C. J., Cook, J., Tedstone, A., Yallop, M., McCutcheon, J., Poniecka, E., Campbell, D., Irvine-Fynn, T., McQuaid, J., Tranter, M., Perkins, R. & Anesio, A., 17 Mar 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 11, p. 5694-5705 12 p.

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    A receptor for the complement regulator factor H increases transmission of trypanosomes to tsetse flies

    Macleod, O. J. S., Bart, J-M., MacGregor, P., Peacock, L., Hester, S., Ravel, S., Sunter, J. D., Trevor, C., Rust, S., Vaughan, T. J., Minter, R., Mohammed, S., Gibson, W., Taylor, M. C., Higgins, M. K. & Carrington, M., 12 Mar 2020, In : Nature Communications. 11, 12 p., 1326 (2020).

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    AutoCloner: automatic homologue-specific primer design for full-gene cloning in polyploids

    Coulton, A. & Edwards, K. J., 16 Jul 2020, In : BMC Bioinformatics. 21, 8 p., 311 (2020).

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    Projects

    Student theses

    Augmenting photosynthesis to enhance crop productivity using carbon dots

    Author: Swift, T., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Galan, C. (Supervisor) & Whitney, H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Bottom-up effects in plant-insect networks: the role of plant communities in structuring insect communities

    Author: Pereira Maia, K., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Memmott, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Circadian Regulation of Plant Responses to Shade and UVB

    Author: Fraser, D., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Franklin, K. (Supervisor) & Dodd, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Prizes

  • Daiwa Adrian Prize

    Antony N Dodd (Recipient), 1 Jun 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    Paschal Umeakuana

    Wendy C Gibson (Host)

    Feb 2019Mar 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    Circadian rhythms and environmental signalling

    Antony N Dodd (Speaker)

    28 Feb 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Circadian and environmental regulation of chloroplasts, 2017

    Antony N Dodd (Speaker)

    31 Jan 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk