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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 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 plants.

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

4. The role of calcium signalling in chloroplast function (

Research Groups

Department of Biosciences

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 Article


Selected Grants

  • 2011: Breeding for drought and freezing tolerance in crops (£4000.00 from Yorkshire Agricultural Society)
  • 2011: Calcium signalling regulating stress gene expression in plants - Student: Keir Sam Bailey (£1440.00 from The Nuffield Foundation)
  • 2009: Calcium regulation of plant productivity (CROPP) (£315488.32 from Bbsrc)