Funding success from BBSRC

Congratulations to Prof. Mike Blatt and Prof. John Christie who have secured £865,948 from BBSRC for “Engineering the GORK K+ channel to enhance stomatal kinetics”. Prof. Blatt and Christie previously demonstrated plant water use efficiency and photosynthetic yield can be enhanced by accelerating stomatal responses to light with a synthetic ion channel. They will pursue an analogous strategy by engineering a K+ channel native to Arabidopsis with orthologues in crops.

First published: 1 June 2020

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