Dr Peter Dominy
- Senior Lecturer (Life Sciences Biomolecular Sciences)
- Associate Academic (Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology)
I am interested in the responses of cereal crops to abiotic stress factors. Gaining an understanding of why some plants tolerate harsh environmental conditions will provide a basis for developing cereal crops with a broader geographical range of cultivation and with higher yields. At present the major global research focus is on cultivation in arid lands (high irradiance, high temperature, low rainfall), but there are also vast tracts of land at high latitudes where growth conditions are suitable for cereal cultivation apart from sporadic spring and autumn frosts.
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Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Artificial photosynthesis: Solar fuels
2008 - 2012
- The role of SUMO-complexes in salt resistance signalling
2005 - 2008
- Studies on an arabidopsis Myb transcription factor that controls salinity tolerance
2005 - 2008
Invited International Presentations
- 2010: Zhejiang University, China - Invited visiting lecturer on Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants
- 2010: Amman, Jordan - ICARDA International Conference on Food Security in and Climate Change in Dry Areas - Invited Speaker
- 2010: Prague, Czech Republic - SEB Annual Conference - Invited speaker - 'Plant Temperature Response Networks'
- 2009: Glasgow, Scotland - Organiser of International Conference Solar and Bioenergy Symposium
- 2008: Peshawar Agricultural University, Pakistan - Invited Speaker Bioinformatics Coinference 'Web-based Resources for Plant Science Research'
- 2008: Zhejiang University, China - Invited Visiting Lecturer 'Plant Ecophysiology'
- 2007: Glasgow, Scotland - SEB Annual Conference - invited speaker 'Role of NO in Halotolerance in Plants'
- 2007: Glasgow, Scotland - Invited organiser of session 'Redox Signalling in Plants' at Society of Experimental Biology Annual Conference
- 2005: Beijing, China - 'Reducing the impact of heavy metal contamination on crop production' DFID Conference on Sustainable Development
- 2004: Glasgow, UK - Biochemical Society 'Plant Signalling'
- 2004: Hangzhou, China - International Symposium on Impact of Heavy Metals on Rice Production
Professional Learned Society
- 2001 - ongoing: Friends of Glasgow, The Botanic Gardens - Committee Member
- 1998 - ongoing: SEB Plant Membrane Transport Group
- 1998 - ongoing: Gatsby Charitable Foundation - Mentor
- 1988 - ongoing: Society for Experimental Biology
- 1984 - ongoing: Biochemical Society