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

Professor in the Department of Biosciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41224

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Plant Calcium Signalling

We are investigating the role of calcium as a second messenger in stress signalling. We are interested in how stress information is encoded in calcium responses and how these are decoded by plants to produce the appropriate survival response.

Research Groups

Department of Biosciences

  • Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology
  • Molecular Plant Sciences

Teaching Areas

  • Level 2 Plant and algal Physiology (BIOL 2571)

    (11 hours/year.)
  • Level 3 Stress and Response to the Environment (BIOL 3491)

    (9 hours/year.)
  • Level 2 Cell Signalling (BIOL 2501) (11 hours/year.)
  • Tutor at level 1, 2 and 3


Journal Article


Selected Grants

  • 2020: ADAPT – Accelerated Development of multiple-stress tolerant Potato (£474,944 from European Commission)
  • 2013: FP7-Calcium and light signals in photosynthetic organisms (CALIPSO) (£211469.03 from European Commission)