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School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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Professor Marc Knight, BSc. (Hons) Dunelm, PhD Glasgow

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41224

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Plant Stress Signalling

There are three main areas of research in my lab:

1. The role of calcium in plant gene expression.

2. The molecular basis of freezing tolerance in Arctic plants.

3. The molecular basis of drought tolerance in Sorghum (in collaboration with ICRISAT and UNILEVER).

CALIPSO: New European ITN Marie Curie Consortium

CALIPSO (Ca2+ and light signals in photosynthetic organisms) is a genuine interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial research network composed of nine academic research institutions (including my lab in Durham) and three industrial partners. Postdoc/postgrad positions available.

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2011: Inivited speaker at SEB main meeting:
  • 2011: Research speaker at Gatsby Plants Summer School:
  • 2010: Invitited speaker at Plant Calcium 2010 in Muenster:
  • 2009: Awarded LESARS visiting Professorship at the University of Bristol:
  • 2009: BBSRC Committee B core member:
  • Editor for The Plant Journal:


Journal papers: academic

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