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Editor-In-Chief

Christine Raines
University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

  • Photosynthesis
  • Carbon fixation
  • Transgenic plants
  • Molecular biology
  • Plant physiology

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Associate Editors

Karl-Josef Dietz
Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

  • Abiotic stress
  • Antioxidant
  • Enzyme activity and regulation
  • Gene regulation
  • Metal toxicity
  • Organelle signalling
  • Photosynthesis
  • Protein translation and assembly
  • Redox signalling
  • Vacuole

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Howard Griffiths
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Acclimation
  • Crops and tropical epiphytes
  • Photoinhibition
  • Photosynthesis and water use in trees
  • Photosynthetic CO2 concentrating mechanisms in terrestrial and aquatic plants
  • Plant and soil water relations
  • Regulation of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism
  • Stable isotopes

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Chris Hawes
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Plant cell biology
  • Endomembrane systems
  • Golgi
  • Confocal and electron microscopy

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Lars Hennig
Flowering Newsletter Editor Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  • Chromatin
  • Epigenetics
  • Flower Development
  • Flowering time
  • Epigenomics

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John Lunn
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany

  • C3 photosynthesis
  • C4 photosynthesis
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • CO2 fixation
  • Evolution of metabolism/enzymes
  • Protein purification
  • Protein-protein interactions
  • Sugar signalling
  • Sulphur metabolism

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Jim Murray
Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff, UK

  • Synthetic biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell cycle
  • Development
  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Systems biology

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Graham Noctor
Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

  • Stress/oxidative stress
  • Antioxidants
  • Leaf metabolism/metabolomics
  • Redox homeostasis

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Don Ort
Darwin Reviews Editor
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States

  • Photosynthesis
  • Global Change
  • FACE
  • Environmental/abiotic Stress

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Steven Penfield
John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

  • Seed dormancy
  • Germination
  • Seed vigour
  • Temperature
  • Seasonal behaviour
  • Life history

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Cristobal Uauy
John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

  • Wheat
  • Genomics
  • Yellow rust
  • Senescence
  • Grain development
  • Genetics
  • QTL
  • Breeding

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Susanne von Caemmerer
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  • Stable carbon and oxygen isotope discrimination
  • Photosynthesis
  • Stomatal function
  • CO2 diffusion inside leaves

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Jianhua Zhang
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Crop physiology
  • Water stress
  • Water-saving crop production
  • ABA
  • Drought tolerance

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Handling Editors

Lisa Ainsworth
University of Illinois, Urbana, United States

  • Climate change
  • Photosynthesis
  • Ozone
  • Source-sink balance
  • Plant molecular physiology

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Christine Beveridge
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

  • Auxin
  • Plant Development
  • Shoot branching
  • Strigolactone

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Peter Bozhkov
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Linnean Center for Plant Biology, Uppsala, Sweden

  • Cell death
  • Ageing
  • Proteases
  • Autophagy
  • Development
  • Catabolism

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Tim Brodribb
University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

  • Hydraulics
  • Conductance
  • Embolism
  • Vein
  • Xylem

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Tim Colmer
University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia

  • Aerebchyma and oxygen transport
  • Anoxia tolerance
  • Flooding tolerance
  • Halophytes
  • Salinity tolerance
  • Submergence tolerance

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Katherine Denby
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

  • Plant disease resistance
  • Systems biology
  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Environmental stress responses
  • Host-pathogen interactions

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Ian Dodd
Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom

  • Water deficit
  • Root-to-shoot signalling
  • Plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria
  • Phytohormones
  • Stomatal physiology

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Christine Foyer
University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

  • Redox regulation and signalling (ROS, antioxidants)
  • Abiotic stress (drought, cold, high light
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Carbon nitrogen interactions
  • Aphid resistance

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Miriam Gifford
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

  • Root growth and lateral root development
  • Systems approaches to analyse root environmental responses
  • Cell type analysis and cell sorting
  • Nodulation and nitrogen fixation
  • Gene network inference and modelling

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Daphne Goring
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

  • Pollen-pistil interactions
  • Self-incompatibility
  • Signal transduction
  • Receptor kinases
  • E3 ligases
  • Gene regulation
  • Transgenic plants
  • Genome editing

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Rob Hancock
The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, United Kingdom

  • Primary metabolism
  • Secondary metabolism
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Abiotic stress
  • Crop physiology
  • Metabolomics
  • Transcriptomics

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Stanislav Kopriva
University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

  • C4 photosynthesis
  • Oxidative stress
  • Plant nutrition
  • Sulphur assimilation

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Hendrik Küpper
Czech Academy of Sciences and University of South Bohemia, Branisková, Czech Republic

  • Physiology, biophysics and biochemistry (incl. molecular biology) of photosynthetic organisms (green/brown/red algae, terrestrial and submerged higher plants, cyanobacteria)
  • Metal metabolism in terms of uptake, physiological use, sequestration/complexation, detoxification, deficiency and toxicity
  • Regulation of photosynthesis, particularly in response to abiotic stresses

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Tracy Lawson
University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

  • Photosynthesis
  • Plant physiology
  • Stomata
  • Water use efficiency
  • Phenotyping
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence

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Gerard Leubner
Royal Holloway, London, United Kingdom

  • Seed, fruit and seedling biology
  • Abiotic stress responses (seeds/seedlings)
  • Crops, weeds, climate change, food security
  • Molecular physiology of seed germination
  • Seed biomechanics and water relations
  • Seed and bud dormancy
  • Plant hormones, natural products
  • Embryo growth mechanisms
  • Cell-wall hydrolyses and apoplastic ROS
  • Evolution seed/fruit trait

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Bruno Moulia
INRA and Univiversite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France

  • Plant biomechanics
  • Plant biophysics
  • Sensing
  • Mechanobiology
  • Morphogenesis
  • Growth
  • Wind effects on plants
  • Thigmomorphogenesis
  • Gravitropism

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Angus Murphy
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States

  • Auxin Transport
  • Hormone crosstalk
  • ABC transporters
  • Membrane protein trafficking

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Richard Napier
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

  • Auxin
  • Protein structure
  • Signalling
  • Receptor
  • Biosensor
  • Aptamer
  • Cytokinin
  • Chemical biology

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Roland Pieruschka
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany

  • Plant phenotyping
  • Photosynthesis
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence
  • Plant water relations
  • Imaging
  • Stomata

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Greg Rebetzke
CSIRO, Canberra Australia

  • Breeding
  • Quantitative genetics
  • Physiology
  • Wheat
  • Statistics

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Hitoshi Sakakibara
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Yokohama, Japan

  • Cytokinin
  • Hormone metabolism
  • Nitrogen metabolism
  • Response to nitrogen nutrition
  • Heavy metal tolerance

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Robert Sharwood
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  • Rubisco biochemistry
  • C4 photosynthesis
  • Chloroplast RNA biology
  • Photosynthetic carbon assimilation
  • Rubisco activase
  • Cotton photosynthesis

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Rudiger Simon
Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • Plant development
  • Meristems
  • Stem cells
  • Signalling
  • Peptides
  • Receptor kinases
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • FRET/FLIM
  • Membrane proteins
  • Auxin signalling

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Nick Smirnoff
University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Plant and algal metabolism
  • Reactive oxygen species and antioxidants
  • Functions and metabolism of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
  • Metabolic engineering

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Raman Sunkar
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, United States

  • MicroRNAs
  • Post-transcriptional gene regulation
  • Drought stress
  • Salt stress
  • Epigenetics

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Hideki Takahashi
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States

  • Primary metabolism
  • Nutrient transport
  • Nutrient signalling
  • Root development
  • Nitrogen assimilation
  • Sulfur assimilation

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Simon Turner
Manchester University, Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Cell walls
  • Vascular tissue development
  • Xylem
  • Cellulose
  • Microtubules

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Björn Usadel
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

  • Omics data
  • Data visualisation
  • Big data
  • Cell walls
  • Mucilage
  • Plant metabolism

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Ariel Vicente
College of Agriculture National University of La Plata - CONICET Argentina, La Plata, Argentina

  • Fruit
  • Postharvest
  • Ripening
  • Senescence
  • Cell wall
  • Pectin
  • Hemicellulose
  • Food

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Zoe Wilson
University of Nottingham, Loughborough, United Kingdom

  • Plant reproduction
  • Pollen development
  • Molecular gene network analysis
  • Arabidopsis
  • Cereals (wheat, rice, and barley)

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Dabing Zhang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

  • Anther
  • Development
  • Flower
  • Inflorescence
  • Pollen
  • Rice

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Qiao Zhao
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

  • Secondary metabolism
  • Lignin biosynthesis
  • Cell wall
  • Biofuel
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Biochemistry

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