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