Professor Hugh Nimmo

  • Professor of Plant Biochemistry (Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology)

telephone: 01413305058
email: Hugh.Nimmo@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Hugh obtained his BA and PhD in biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. In 1973 he joined Philip Cohen at the University of Dundee as the first postdoc in the group and contributed to the early work on the roles of protein phosphorylation. After one year as a temporary lecturer in Dundee he moved to the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in Biochemistry in January 1977. Since 1992 he has been Professor of Plant Biochemistry. His research interests concern the molecular mechanisms responsible for biological control. He has studied systems in bacteria, fungi, plants and mammals with funding from agencies including MRC, SERC, AFRC, NERC, BBSRC and the Leverhulme Trust. Current interests cover the organ specificity of the plant circadian clock and the mechanisms by which plants sense time and temperature. His administrative roles have included Assistant Director of IBLS (1999-2001), Head of Division of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (2002-2008) and Head of Subject in Biomolecular Sciences (2009-2014). In 2015 he reduced his workload to 3 days per week, keeping on his own research, and much of his teaching (lectures, tutorials and project supervision).

Research interests

• How is time communicated between different plant organs?
• How do plants sense time and temperature?

Research interests – further information

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Temperature perception in plants by a splicing factor-clock transcript module
    Leverhulme Trust
    2017 - 2019
     
  • Dynamic re-programming of the cold transcriptome in Arabidopsis
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2017 - 2020
     
  • Mechanisms and function of alternative splicing in the plant circadian clock
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2013 - 2015
     
  • Protein function underlying plasticity of the plant circadian clock
    BBSRC
    2010 - 2013
     
  • Organ communication in the Arabidopsis circadian clock
    BBSRC
    2009 - 2011
     
  • Organ specificity and communication in the plant circadian clock
    Leverhulme Trust
    2008 - 2009
     
  • Tissue specificity in the circadian control of plant metabolism
    Leverhulme Trust
    2005 - 2008
     
  • Turnover and inhibition of PEP carboxylase Kinase
    BBSRC
    2001 - 2006
     
  • Malate Regulation of PEP Carboxylase Kinase Expression
    BBSRC
    2000 - 2005
     

Additional information

Editorial Board

  • 2002 - 2010: Planta

Grant Advisory Board

  • 2011 - ongoing: Royal Society of Edinburgh - Sectional Committee A4 - Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 2010 - 2011: BBSRC - Member, Pool of Experts
  • 2007 - 2007: BBSRC - Member of BBSRC Visiting Group in Institutional Assessment of the John Innes Centre
  • 2005 - 2005: BBSRC - Member of BBSRC Visiting Group in Institutional Assessment of the John Innes Centre
  • 2000 - 2003: BBSRC - PMS Committee Network Group, 2000-03; PMS Panel Assessing quality of science in BBSRC Institutes, 2001; Chair of Panel for RASP Initiative, 2001

Invited International Presentations

  • 2010: Dartmouth College, USA - Invited speaker, Department of Biological Sciences, 'Organ specificity in the plant circadian clock '
  • 2009: Big Sky, USA - Invited speaker, Keystone meeting, Plant sensing, response and adaptation to the environment.
  • 2008: Marseilles, France - Invited speaker, Society for Experimental Biology meeting, symposium on Circadian Clocks.
  • 2007: Aussois, France - Invited speaker in 'hot topics' session at the Gordon Conference on Chronobiology
  • 2004: USA - 4th International meeting on Crassulacean acid metabolism
  • 2002: USA - Gordon Conference on CO2 fixation and metabolism in green plants
  • 2001: Australia - 3rd International meeting on Crassulacean acid metabolism

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

  • 2011: Royal Society of Edinburgh - Elected Fellow
  • 2011: Society of Biology - Elected fellow

Professional Learned Society

  • 2011 - ongoing: Royal Society of Edinburgh - Fellow
  • 2008 - ongoing: Society for Experimental Biology
  • 2006 - ongoing: Scottish Crop Research Institute - Honorary Fellow
  • 2001 - ongoing: American Society for Plant Biology
  • 1990 - ongoing: Royal Society of Arts - Fellow
  • 1972 - ongoing: Biochemical Society - Member, Organising Committee for BioScience 2006

Research Fellowship

  • 2008 - 2009: Leverhulme Research Fellowship
  • 1985 - 1988: MRC Senior Research Leave Fellowship

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2012 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
Number of items: 27.

2017

Zhang, R. et al. (2017) A high quality Arabidopsis transcriptome for accurate transcript-level analysis of alternative splicing. Nucleic Acids Research, (doi:10.1093/nar/gkx267) (PMID:28402429) (Early Online Publication)

2016

Bordage, S., Sullivan, S., Laird, J., Millar, A. J. and Nimmo, H. G. (2016) Organ specificity in the plant circadian system is explained by different light inputs to the shoot and root clocks. New Phytologist, 212(1), pp. 136-149. (doi:10.1111/nph.14024) (PMID:27240972) (PMCID:PMC5006879)

2015

Zhang, R. et al. (2015) AtRTD - a comprehensive reference transcript dataset resource for accurate quantification of transcript-specific expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist, 208(1), pp. 96-101. (doi:10.1111/nph.13545) (PMID:26111100)

2012

James, A.B., Syed, N.H., Brown, J.W.S. and Nimmo, H.G. (2012) Thermoplasticity in the plant circadian clock: how plants tell the time-perature. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 7(10), pp. 1219-1223. (doi:10.4161/psb.21491)

James, A.B., Syed, N.H., Bordage, S., Marshall, J., Nimmo, G.M., Jenkins, G.I., Herzyk, P., Brown, J.W.S. and Nimmo, H.G. (2012) Alternative splicing mediates responses of the arabidopsis circadian clock to temperature changes. Plant Cell, 24(3), pp. 961-981. (doi:10.1105/tpc.111.093948) (PMID:22408072) (PMCID:PMC3336117)

2008

James, A.B., Monreal, J.A., Nimmo, G.A., Kelly, C.L., Herzyk, P., Jenkins, G.I. and Nimmo, H.G. (2008) The circadian clock in Arabidopsis roots is a simplified slave version of the clock in shoots. Science, 322(5909), pp. 1832-1835. (doi:10.1126/science.1161403)

Chen, Z.-H., Jenkins, G.I. and Nimmo, H.G. (2008) Identification of an F box protein that negatively regulates Pi starvation responses. Plant and Cell Physiology, 49(12), pp. 1902-1906. (doi:10.1093/pcp/pcn157)

Chen, Z.-H., Jenkins, G.I. and Nimmo, H.G. (2008) pH and carbon supply control the expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant, Cell and Environment, 31(12), pp. 1844-1850. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01885.x)

2007

Chen, Z.-H., Nimmo, G.A., Jenkins, G.I. and Nimmo, H.G. (2007) BHLH32 modulates several biochemical and morphological processes that respond to Pi starvation in Arabidopsis. Biochemical Journal, 405(1), pp. 191-198.

Chen, Z., Nimmo, G., Jenkins, G. and Nimmo, H. (2007) BHLH32 modulates several biochemical and morphological processes that respond to P-i starvation in Arabidopsis. Biochemical Journal, 405, pp. 191-198. (doi:10.1042/BJ20070102)

MacGregor, D., Mallon, A., Harvey, A., Young, L., Nimmo, H. and Stone, T.W. (2007) Group S8A serine proteases, including a novel enzyme cadeprin, induce long-lasting, metabotropic glutamate receptor-dependent synaptic depression in rat hippocampal slices. European Journal of Neuroscience, 26, pp. 1870-1880. (doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2007.05808.x)

2006

Fukayama, H., Tamai, T., Taniguchi, Y., Sullivan, S., Miyao, M. and Nimmo, H. (2006) Characterization and functional analysis of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes in rice. Plant Journal, 47, pp. 258-268. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2006.02779.x)

Shenton, M., Fontaine, V., Hartwell, J., Marsh, J., Jenkins, G. and Nimmo, H. (2006) Distinct patterns of control and expression amongst members of the PEP carboxylase kinase gene family in C-4 plants. Plant Journal, 48, pp. 45-53. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2006.02850.x)

2005

Boxall, S., Foster, J., Bohnert, H., Cushman, J., Nimmo, H. and Hartwell, J. (2005) Conservation and divergence of circadian clock operation in a stress-inducible crassulacean acid metabolism species reveals clock compensation against stress. Plant Physiology, 137, pp. 969-982. (doi:10.1104/pp.104.054577)

Fukayama, H., Sullivan, S., Nimmo, H. G. and Miyao-Tokutomi, M. (2005) Nocturnal phosphorylation of phosphoeno/pyruvate carboxylase in rice leaves unlike in other C-3 plants. Plant and Cell Physiology, 46(Suppl), S76-S76.

Sullivan, S., Shenton, M. and Nimmo, H. (2005) Organ specificity in the circadian control of plant gene expression. Biochemical Society Transactions, 33, pp. 943-944.

2004

Taybi, T., Nimmo, H.G. and Borland, A.M. (2004) Expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes. Implications for genotypic capacity and phenotypic plasticity in the expression of crassulacean acid metabolism. Plant Physiology, 135(1), pp. 587-598. (doi:10.​1104/​pp.​103.​036962)

Sullivan, S., Jenkins, G. and Nimmo, H. (2004) Roots, cycles and leaves. Expression of the phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase gene family in soybean. Plant Physiology, 135, pp. 2078-2087. (doi:10.1104/pp.104.042762)

Taybi, T., Nimmo, H. and Borland, A. (2004) Expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes. Implications for genotypic cavacity and phenotypic plasticity in the expression of crassulacean acid metabolism. Plant Physiology, 135, pp. 587-598. (doi:10.1104/pp.103.036962)

2003

Hrabak, E. et al. (2003) The Arabidopsis CDPK-SnRK superfamily of protein kinases. Plant Physiology, 132, pp. 666-680. (doi:10.1104/pp.102.011999)

Marsh, J., Sullivan, S., Hartwell, J. and Nimmo, H. (2003) Structure and expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes in solanaceae. A novel gene exhibits alternative splicing. Plant Physiology, 133, pp. 2021-2028. (doi:10.1104/pp.103.030775)

Nimmo, H. (2003) Control of the phosphorylation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase in higher plants. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 414, pp. 189-196. (doi:10.1016/S0003-9861(03)00115-2)

Nimmo, H. (2003) How to tell the time: the regulation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase in Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) plants. Biochemical Society Transactions, 31, pp. 728-730.

2002

Fontaine, V., Hartwell, J., Jenkins, G. and Nimmo, H. (2002) Arabidopsis thaliana contains two phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes with different expression patterns. Plant Cell and Environment, 25, pp. 115-122.

Hartwell, J., Nimmo, G., Wilkins, M., Jenkins, G. and Nimmo, H. (2002) Probing the circadian control of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase expression in Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi. Functional Plant Biology, 29, pp. 663-668. (doi:10.1071/PP01208)

2001

Nimmo, G., Wilkins, M. and Nimmo, H. (2001) Partial purification and characterization of a protein inhibitor of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase. Planta, 213, pp. 250-257.

Nimmo, H., Fontaine, V., Hartwell, J., Jenkins, G., Nimmo, G. and Wilkins, M. (2001) PEP carboxylase kinase is a novel protein kinase controlled at the level of expression. New Phytologist, 151, pp. 91-97.

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Articles

Zhang, R. et al. (2017) A high quality Arabidopsis transcriptome for accurate transcript-level analysis of alternative splicing. Nucleic Acids Research, (doi:10.1093/nar/gkx267) (PMID:28402429) (Early Online Publication)

Bordage, S., Sullivan, S., Laird, J., Millar, A. J. and Nimmo, H. G. (2016) Organ specificity in the plant circadian system is explained by different light inputs to the shoot and root clocks. New Phytologist, 212(1), pp. 136-149. (doi:10.1111/nph.14024) (PMID:27240972) (PMCID:PMC5006879)

Zhang, R. et al. (2015) AtRTD - a comprehensive reference transcript dataset resource for accurate quantification of transcript-specific expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist, 208(1), pp. 96-101. (doi:10.1111/nph.13545) (PMID:26111100)

James, A.B., Syed, N.H., Brown, J.W.S. and Nimmo, H.G. (2012) Thermoplasticity in the plant circadian clock: how plants tell the time-perature. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 7(10), pp. 1219-1223. (doi:10.4161/psb.21491)

James, A.B., Syed, N.H., Bordage, S., Marshall, J., Nimmo, G.M., Jenkins, G.I., Herzyk, P., Brown, J.W.S. and Nimmo, H.G. (2012) Alternative splicing mediates responses of the arabidopsis circadian clock to temperature changes. Plant Cell, 24(3), pp. 961-981. (doi:10.1105/tpc.111.093948) (PMID:22408072) (PMCID:PMC3336117)

James, A.B., Monreal, J.A., Nimmo, G.A., Kelly, C.L., Herzyk, P., Jenkins, G.I. and Nimmo, H.G. (2008) The circadian clock in Arabidopsis roots is a simplified slave version of the clock in shoots. Science, 322(5909), pp. 1832-1835. (doi:10.1126/science.1161403)

Chen, Z.-H., Jenkins, G.I. and Nimmo, H.G. (2008) Identification of an F box protein that negatively regulates Pi starvation responses. Plant and Cell Physiology, 49(12), pp. 1902-1906. (doi:10.1093/pcp/pcn157)

Chen, Z.-H., Jenkins, G.I. and Nimmo, H.G. (2008) pH and carbon supply control the expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant, Cell and Environment, 31(12), pp. 1844-1850. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01885.x)

Chen, Z.-H., Nimmo, G.A., Jenkins, G.I. and Nimmo, H.G. (2007) BHLH32 modulates several biochemical and morphological processes that respond to Pi starvation in Arabidopsis. Biochemical Journal, 405(1), pp. 191-198.

Chen, Z., Nimmo, G., Jenkins, G. and Nimmo, H. (2007) BHLH32 modulates several biochemical and morphological processes that respond to P-i starvation in Arabidopsis. Biochemical Journal, 405, pp. 191-198. (doi:10.1042/BJ20070102)

MacGregor, D., Mallon, A., Harvey, A., Young, L., Nimmo, H. and Stone, T.W. (2007) Group S8A serine proteases, including a novel enzyme cadeprin, induce long-lasting, metabotropic glutamate receptor-dependent synaptic depression in rat hippocampal slices. European Journal of Neuroscience, 26, pp. 1870-1880. (doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2007.05808.x)

Fukayama, H., Tamai, T., Taniguchi, Y., Sullivan, S., Miyao, M. and Nimmo, H. (2006) Characterization and functional analysis of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes in rice. Plant Journal, 47, pp. 258-268. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2006.02779.x)

Shenton, M., Fontaine, V., Hartwell, J., Marsh, J., Jenkins, G. and Nimmo, H. (2006) Distinct patterns of control and expression amongst members of the PEP carboxylase kinase gene family in C-4 plants. Plant Journal, 48, pp. 45-53. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2006.02850.x)

Boxall, S., Foster, J., Bohnert, H., Cushman, J., Nimmo, H. and Hartwell, J. (2005) Conservation and divergence of circadian clock operation in a stress-inducible crassulacean acid metabolism species reveals clock compensation against stress. Plant Physiology, 137, pp. 969-982. (doi:10.1104/pp.104.054577)

Fukayama, H., Sullivan, S., Nimmo, H. G. and Miyao-Tokutomi, M. (2005) Nocturnal phosphorylation of phosphoeno/pyruvate carboxylase in rice leaves unlike in other C-3 plants. Plant and Cell Physiology, 46(Suppl), S76-S76.

Sullivan, S., Shenton, M. and Nimmo, H. (2005) Organ specificity in the circadian control of plant gene expression. Biochemical Society Transactions, 33, pp. 943-944.

Taybi, T., Nimmo, H.G. and Borland, A.M. (2004) Expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes. Implications for genotypic capacity and phenotypic plasticity in the expression of crassulacean acid metabolism. Plant Physiology, 135(1), pp. 587-598. (doi:10.​1104/​pp.​103.​036962)

Sullivan, S., Jenkins, G. and Nimmo, H. (2004) Roots, cycles and leaves. Expression of the phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase gene family in soybean. Plant Physiology, 135, pp. 2078-2087. (doi:10.1104/pp.104.042762)

Taybi, T., Nimmo, H. and Borland, A. (2004) Expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes. Implications for genotypic cavacity and phenotypic plasticity in the expression of crassulacean acid metabolism. Plant Physiology, 135, pp. 587-598. (doi:10.1104/pp.103.036962)

Hrabak, E. et al. (2003) The Arabidopsis CDPK-SnRK superfamily of protein kinases. Plant Physiology, 132, pp. 666-680. (doi:10.1104/pp.102.011999)

Marsh, J., Sullivan, S., Hartwell, J. and Nimmo, H. (2003) Structure and expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes in solanaceae. A novel gene exhibits alternative splicing. Plant Physiology, 133, pp. 2021-2028. (doi:10.1104/pp.103.030775)

Nimmo, H. (2003) Control of the phosphorylation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase in higher plants. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 414, pp. 189-196. (doi:10.1016/S0003-9861(03)00115-2)

Nimmo, H. (2003) How to tell the time: the regulation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase in Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) plants. Biochemical Society Transactions, 31, pp. 728-730.

Fontaine, V., Hartwell, J., Jenkins, G. and Nimmo, H. (2002) Arabidopsis thaliana contains two phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase genes with different expression patterns. Plant Cell and Environment, 25, pp. 115-122.

Hartwell, J., Nimmo, G., Wilkins, M., Jenkins, G. and Nimmo, H. (2002) Probing the circadian control of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase expression in Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi. Functional Plant Biology, 29, pp. 663-668. (doi:10.1071/PP01208)

Nimmo, G., Wilkins, M. and Nimmo, H. (2001) Partial purification and characterization of a protein inhibitor of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase. Planta, 213, pp. 250-257.

Nimmo, H., Fontaine, V., Hartwell, J., Jenkins, G., Nimmo, G. and Wilkins, M. (2001) PEP carboxylase kinase is a novel protein kinase controlled at the level of expression. New Phytologist, 151, pp. 91-97.

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