Professor Gareth Jenkins

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

telephone: 01413305906
email: Gareth.Jenkins@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 310, Institute of MC&SB, Bower Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1855-4875

Biography

Gareth Jenkins graduated from the University of Liverpool and obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds in 1979, studying photosynthetic electron transport during leaf senescence under the supervision of Professor Harold Woolhouse. He undertook postdoctoral research with Professor David Cove in the Genetics Department at Leeds, where he worked on photo-responses in mutants of Physcomitrella patens. In 1982 he moved to the University of Warwick to work as a postdoctoral researcher on a molecular photobiology project with Dr John Bennett. He was one of the first researchers to show that the photoreceptor phytochrome controls transcript levels of plant genes. After a temporary lectureship in Warwick he joined the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in 1986. Following promotions to Senior Lecturer and Reader he was promoted to Professor of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology in 2000.

Gareth’s long-standing research interest is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in plant responses to light. Since 2000 the focus has been on plant responses to ultraviolet-B light. He has made leading contributions to understanding the structure, molecular mechanism of action, regulation and in vivo function of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8. Gareth is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Biology.

Gareth is committed to education. He worked as a secondary school science teacher during a gap year before starting his PhD and ran adult education evening classes in plant science in Leeds and Warwick. In 2013 he obtained a Royal Society Partnership Grant to run a science project with a local primary school. In the University of Glasgow Gareth has been involved in teaching and curriculum development at all levels. For 10 years he led the development of the MSci degree programme, which involves a 1-year research placement. He initiated the MSc in Food Security and is presently its Programme Director.

Research interests

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Responses to Light, in Particular the Regulation of Gene Expression by UV-B light.

Publications

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Number of items: 64.

2020

Liao, X., Liu, W. , Yang, H.-Q. and Jenkins, G. I. (2020) A dynamic model of UVR8 photoreceptor signaling in UV-B acclimated Arabidopsis. New Phytologist, 227(3), pp. 857-866. (doi: 10.1111/nph.16581) (PMID:32255498)

2019

Sharma, A., Sharma, B., Hayes, S., Kerner, K., Hoecker, U., Jenkins, G. I. and Franklin, K. A. (2019) UVR8 disrupts stabilisation of PIF5 by COP1 to inhibit plant stem elongation in sunlight. Nature Communications, 10(1), 4417. (doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12369-1) (PMID:31562307) (PMCID:PMC6764944)

O'Hara, A., Headland, L. R., Díaz-Ramos, L. A., Morales, L. O., Strid, Å. and Jenkins, G. I. (2019) Regulation of Arabidopsis gene expression by low fluence rate UV-B independently of UVR8 and stress signaling. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 18(7), pp. 1675-1684. (doi: 10.1039/C9PP00151D) (PMID:31218318)

Ji, H., Wang, S., Cheng, C., Li, R., Wang, Z., Jenkins, G. I. , Kong, F. and Li, X. (2019) The RCC 1 family protein SAB 1 negatively regulates ABI 5 through multidimensional mechanisms during postgermination in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist, 222(2), pp. 907-922. (doi: 10.1111/nph.15653) (PMID:30570158)

Liao, X., Zhang, B. , Blatt, M. R. and Jenkins, G. I. (2019) A FRET method for investigating dimer/monomer status and conformation of the UVR8 photoreceptor. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 18(2), pp. 367-374. (doi: 10.1039/C8PP00489G) (PMID:30534791) (PMCID:PMC6374739)

Camacho, I. S., Theisen, A., Johannissen, L. O., Díaz-Ramos, L. A., Christie, J. M. , Jenkins, G. I. , Bellina, B., Barran, P. and Jones, A. R. (2019) Native mass spectrometry reveals the conformational diversity of the UVR8 photoreceptor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(4), pp. 1116-1125. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1813254116) (PMID:30610174) (PMCID:PMC6347689)

Robson, T. M. et al. (2019) A perspective on ecologically relevant plant-UV research and its practical application. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 18(5), pp. 970-988. (doi: 10.1039/c8pp00526e) (PMID:30720036)

2018

Díaz-Ramos, L. A., O'Hara, A., Kanagarajan, S., Farkas, D., Strid, Å. and Jenkins, G. I. (2018) Difference in the action spectra for UVR8 monomerisation and HY5 transcript accumulation in Arabidopsis. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 17(8), pp. 1108-1117. (doi: 10.1039/C8PP00138C) (PMID:29993086)

Jenkins, G. I. and Brown, B. A. (2018) UV-B perception and signal transduction. In: Roberts, J. (ed.) Annual Plant Reviews. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp. 155-182. ISBN 9781119312994 (doi:10.1002/9781119312994.apr0316)

Soriano, G., Cloix, C., Heilmann, M., Núñez-Olivera, E., Martínez-Abaigar, J. and Jenkins, G. I. (2018) Evolutionary conservation of structure and function of the UVR8 photoreceptor from the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha and the moss Physcomitrella patens. New Phytologist, 217(1), pp. 151-162. (doi: 10.1111/nph.14767) (PMID:28892172)

2017

Jenkins, G. I. (2017) Photomorphogenic responses to ultraviolet-B light. Plant, Cell and Environment, 40(11), pp. 2544-2557. (doi: 10.1111/pce.12934) (PMID:28183154)

Hayes, S., Sharma, A., Fraser, D. P., Trevisan, M., Cragg-Barber, C. K., Tavridou, E., Fankhauser, C., Jenkins, G. I. and Franklin, K. A. (2017) UV-B perceived by the UVR8 photoreceptor inhibits plant thermomorphogenesis. Current Biology, 27(1), pp. 120-127. (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.11.004) (PMID:27989670) (PMCID:PMC5226890)

2016

Heilmann, M., Velanis, C. N., Cloix, C., Smith, B. O. , Christie, J. M. and Jenkins, G. I. (2016) Dimer/monomer status and in vivo function of salt-bridge mutants of the plant UV-B photoreceptor UVR8. Plant Journal, 88(1), pp. 71-81. (doi: 10.1111/tpj.13260) (PMID:27385642) (PMCID:PMC5091643)

Findlay, K. M.W. and Jenkins, G. I. (2016) Regulation of UVR8 photoreceptor dimer/monomer photo-equilibrium in Arabidopsis plants grown under photoperiodic conditions. Plant Cell and Environment, 39(8), pp. 1706-1714. (doi: 10.1111/pce.12724) (PMID:26864532) (PMCID:PMC5103188)

Velanis, C. N., Herzyk, P. and Jenkins, G. I. (2016) Regulation of transcription by the Arabidopsis UVR8 photoreceptor involves a specific histone modification. Plant Molecular Biology, 92(4), pp. 425-443. (doi: 10.1007/s11103-016-0522-3) (PMID:27534420) (PMCID:PMC5080334)

2015

Heilmann, M., Christie, J. M. , Kennis, J. T.M., Jenkins, G. I. and Mathes, T. (2015) Photoinduced transformation of UVR8 monitored by vibrational and fluorescence spectroscopy. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 14(2), pp. 252-257. (doi: 10.1039/c4pp00246f) (PMID:25274012)

Ji, H., Wang, Y., Cloix, C., Li, K., Jenkins, G. I. , Wang, S., Shang, Z., Shi, Y., Yang, S. and Li, X. (2015) The arabidopsis RCC1 family protein TCF1 regulates freezing tolerance and cold acclimation through modulating lignin biosynthesis. PLoS Genetics, 11(9), e1005471. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005471) (PMID:26393916) (PMCID:PMC4579128)

Mathes, T. et al. (2015) Proton-coupled electron transfer constitutes the photoactivation mechanism of the plant photoreceptor UVR8. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(25), pp. 8113-8120. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b01177) (PMID:25955727)

Ulm, R. and Jenkins, G. (2015) Q&A: How do plants sense and respond to UV-B radiation? BMC Biology, 13, 45. (doi: 10.1186/s12915-015-0156-y) (PMID:26123292) (PMCID:PMC4484705)

2014

Jenkins, G. I. (2014) Structure and function of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8. Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 29, pp. 52-57. (doi: 10.1016/j.sbi.2014.09.004)

Hayes, S., Velanis, C. N., Jenkins, G. I. and Franklin, K. A. (2014) UV-B detected by the UVR8 photoreceptor antagonizes auxin signaling and plant shade avoidance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(32), pp. 11894-11899. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1403052111)

Tossi, V., Lamattina, L., Jenkins, G. I. and Cassia, R. O. (2014) Ultraviolet-B-induced Sstomatal closure in arabidopsis is regulated by the UV RESISTANCE LOCUS8 photoreceptor in a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism. Plant Physiology, 164(4), pp. 2220-2230. (doi: 10.1104/pp.113.231753)

Jenkins, G. I. (2014) The UV-B photoreceptor UVR8: from structure to physiology. Plant Cell, 26(1), pp. 21-37. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.113.119446)

2013

O'Hara, A. and Jenkins, G.I. (2013) In vivo function of tryptophans in the Arabidopsis UV-B photoreceptor UVR8. Plant Cell, 24(9), pp. 3755-3766. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.101451)

Morales, L.O., Brosche, M., Vainonen, J., Jenkins, G.I. , Wargent, J.J., Sipari, N., Strid, A., Lindfors, A.V., Tegelberg, R. and Aphalo, P.J. (2013) Multiple roles for UV RESISTANCE LOCUS8 in regulating gene expression and metabolite accumulation in arabidopsis under solar ultraviolet radiation. Plant Physiology, 161(2), pp. 744-759. (doi: 10.1104/pp.112.211375)

Heilmann, M. and Jenkins, G.I. (2013) Rapid reversion from monomer to dimer regenerates the ultraviolet-B photoreceptor UV RESISTANCE LOCUS8 in intact arabidopsis plants. Plant Physiology, 161(1), pp. 547-555. (doi: 10.1104/pp.112.206805)

2012

Davey, M.P., Susanti, N.I., Wargent, J.J., Findlay, J.E., Quick, W.P., Paul, N.D. and Jenkins, G.I. (2012) The UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 promotes photosynthetic efficiency in Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to elevated levels of UV-B. Photosynthesis Research, 114(2), pp. 121-131. (doi: 10.1007/s11120-012-9785-y)

Cloix, C., Kaiserli, E. , Heilmann, M., Baxter, K.J., Brown, B.A., O'Hara, A., Smith, B.O. , Christie, J.M. and Jenkins, G.I. (2012) C-terminal region of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 initiates signaling through interaction with the COP1 protein. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(40), pp. 16366-16370. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1210898109)

Christie, J.M. et al. (2012) Plant UVR8 photoreceptor senses UV-B by tryptophan-mediated disruption of cross-dimer salt bridges. Science, 335(6075), pp. 1492-1496. (doi: 10.1126/science.1218091)

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)

2011

Rizzini, L. et al. (2011) Perception of UV-B by the arabidopsis UVR8 protein. Science, 332(6025), pp. 103-106. (doi: 10.1126/science.1200660) (PMID:21454788)

2009

Brown, B., Headland, L.R. and Jenkins, G. (2009) UV-B Action spectrum for UVR8-mediated HY5 transcript accumulation in Arabidopsis. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 85(5), pp. 1147-1155. (doi: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2009.00579.x) (PMID:19558421)

Wargent, J.J., Gegas, V.C., Jenkins, G.I., Doonan, J.H. and Paul, N.D. (2009) UVR8 in Arabidopsis thaliana regulates multiple aspects of cellular differentiation during leaf development in response to ultraviolet B radiation. New Phytologist, 183(2), pp. 315-326. (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02855.x) (PMID:19402876)

Favory, J.-J. et al. (2009) Interaction of COP1 and UVR8 regulates UV-B-induced photomorphogenesis and stress acclimation in Arabidopsis. EMBO Journal, 28(5), pp. 591-601. (doi: 10.1038/emboj.2009.4) (PMID:19165148) (PMCID:PMC2657586)

Jenkins, G.I. (2009) Signal transduction in responses to UV-B radiation. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 60(1), pp. 407-431. (doi: 10.1146/annurev.arplant.59.032607.092953)

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) (PMID:18771573)

Jenkins, G. (2008) Environmental regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis. In: Health Benefits of Organic Food: Effects of the Environment. CABI, pp. 1147-1155. ISBN 9781845934590

Brown, B.A. and Jenkins, G.I. (2008) UV-B signaling pathways with different fluence-rate response profiles are distinguished in mature Arabidopsis leaf tissue by requirement for UVR8, HY5, and HYH. Plant Physiology, 146(2), pp. 576-588. (doi: 10.1104/pp.107.108456) (PMID:18055587)

Cloix, C. and Jenkins, G.I. (2008) Interaction of the Arabidopsis UV-B-specific signaling component UVR8 with chromatin. Molecular Plant, 1(1), pp. 118-128. (doi: 10.1093/mp/ssm012) (PMID:20031919)

Cominelli, E., Gusmaroli, G., Allegra, D., Galbiati, M., Wade, H.K., Jenkins, G.I. and Tonelli, C. (2008) Expression analyssis of anthocyanin regulatory genes in response to different light qualities in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Plant Physiology, 165(8), pp. 886-894. (doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.2007.06.010)

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. (doi: 10.1042/BJ20070102) (PMID:17376028) (PMCID:PMC1925254)

Jenkins, G. and Brown, B. (2007) UV-B perception and signal transduction. In: Whitelam, G.C. and Halliday, K.J. (eds.) Light and Plant Development. Series: Annual Plant Reviews (30). Blackwell: Oxford, pp. 261-272. ISBN 9781405145381 (doi:10.1002/9780470988893.ch7)

Kaiserli, E. and Jenkins, G.I. (2007) UV-B promotes rapid nuclear translocation of the Arabidopsis UV-B-specific signaling component UVR8 and activates its function in the nucleus. Plant Cell, 19, pp. 2662-2673. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.107.053330) (PMID:17720867)

2006

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

Brown, B. A., Cloix, C., Jiang, G. H., Kaiserli, E. , Herzyk, P., Kliebenstein, D. J. and Jenkins, G. I. (2005) A UV-B-specific signaling component orchestrates plant UV protection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102, pp. 18225-18230. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.0507187102) (PMID:16330762) (PMCID:PMC1312397)

Goodall-Copestake, W., Hollingsworth, M., Hollingsworth, P., Jenkins, G. and Collin, E. (2005) Molecular markers and ex situ conservation of the European elms (Ulmus spp.). Biological Conservation, 122, pp. 537-546. (doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2004.09.011)

Townley, H., McDonald, K., Jenkins, G. , Knight, M. and Leaver, C. (2005) Ceramides induce programmed cell death in Arabidopsis cells in a calcium-dependent manner. Biological Chemistry, 386, pp. 161-166. (doi: 10.1515/BC.2005.020)

2004

Collin, E. et al. (2004) Methods and progress in the conservation of elm genetic resources in Europe. Investigacion Agraria: Sistemas y Recursos Forestales, 13(1), pp. 261-272.

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)

2003

Wade, H., Sohal, A. and Jenkins, G. (2003) Arabidopsis ICX1 is a negative regulator of several pathways regulating flavonoid biosynthesis genes. Plant Physiology, 131, pp. 707-715. (doi: 10.1104/pp.012377)

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(1), pp. 115-122. (doi: 10.1046/j.0016-8025.2001.00805.x)

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)

Nesi, N., Debeaujon, I., Jond, C., Stewart, A., Jenkins, G. , Caboche, M. and Lepiniec, L. (2002) The TRANSPARENT TESTA16 locus encodes the ARABIDOPSIS BSISTER MADS domain protein and is required for proper development and pigmentation of the seed coat. Plant Cell, 14, pp. 2463-2479. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.004127)

Piazza, P., Procissi, A., Jenkins, G. and Tonelli, C. (2002) Members of the c1/pl1 regulatory gene family mediate the response of maize aleurone and mesocotyl to different light qualities and cytokinins. Plant Physiology, 128, pp. 1077-1086.

2001

Nimmo, H.G., Fontaine, V., Hartwell, J., Jenkins, G.I., Nimmo, G.A. and Wilkins, M.B. (2001) PEP carboxylase kinase is a novel protein kinase controlled at the level of expression. New Phytologist, 151(1), pp. 91-97. (doi: 10.1046/j.1469-8137.2001.00155.x)

Jenkins, G. , Long, J., Wade, H., Shenton, M. and Bibikova, T. (2001) UV and blue light signalling: pathways regulating chalcone synthase gene expression in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist, 151, pp. 121-131.

Stewart, A., Chapman, W., Jenkins, G., Graham, I., Martin, T. and Crozier, A. (2001) The effect of nitrogen and phosphorus deficiency on flavonol accumulation in plant tissues. Plant Cell and Environment, 24, pp. 1189-1197.

Wade, H., Bibikova, T., Valentine, W. and Jenkins, G. (2001) Interactions within a network of phytochrome, cryptochrome and UV-B phototransduction pathways regulate chalcone synthase gene expression in Arabidopsis leaf tissue. Plant Journal, 25, pp. 675-685.

1999

Borland, A. M., Hartwell, J., Jenkins, G. I. , Wilkins, M. B. and Nimmo, H. G. (1999) Metabolite control overrides circadian regulation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase and CO2 fixation in crassulacean acid metabolism. Plant Physiology, 121(3), pp. 889-896. (doi: 10.1104/pp.121.3.889) (PMID:10557237)

Hartwell, J., Gill, A., Nimmo, G. A., Wilkins, M. B., Jenkins, G. I. and Nimmo, H. G. (1999) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase is a novel protein kinase regulated at the level of expression. Plant Journal, 20(3), pp. 333-342. (PMID:10571893)

Hartwell, J., Jenkins, G.I. , Wilkins, M.B. and Nimmo, H.G. (1999) The light induction of maize phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase translatable mRNA requires transcription but not translation. Plant, Cell and Environment, 22(7), pp. 883-889. (doi: 10.1046/j.1365-3040.1999.00455.x)

1996

Hartwell, J., Smith, L. H., Wilkins, M. B., Jenkins, G. I. and Nimmo, H. G. (1996) Higher plant phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase is regulated at the level of translatable mRNA in response to light or a circadian rhythm. Plant Journal, 10(6), pp. 1071-1078. (doi: 10.1046/j.1365-313X.1996.10061071.x)

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Articles

Liao, X., Liu, W. , Yang, H.-Q. and Jenkins, G. I. (2020) A dynamic model of UVR8 photoreceptor signaling in UV-B acclimated Arabidopsis. New Phytologist, 227(3), pp. 857-866. (doi: 10.1111/nph.16581) (PMID:32255498)

Sharma, A., Sharma, B., Hayes, S., Kerner, K., Hoecker, U., Jenkins, G. I. and Franklin, K. A. (2019) UVR8 disrupts stabilisation of PIF5 by COP1 to inhibit plant stem elongation in sunlight. Nature Communications, 10(1), 4417. (doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12369-1) (PMID:31562307) (PMCID:PMC6764944)

O'Hara, A., Headland, L. R., Díaz-Ramos, L. A., Morales, L. O., Strid, Å. and Jenkins, G. I. (2019) Regulation of Arabidopsis gene expression by low fluence rate UV-B independently of UVR8 and stress signaling. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 18(7), pp. 1675-1684. (doi: 10.1039/C9PP00151D) (PMID:31218318)

Ji, H., Wang, S., Cheng, C., Li, R., Wang, Z., Jenkins, G. I. , Kong, F. and Li, X. (2019) The RCC 1 family protein SAB 1 negatively regulates ABI 5 through multidimensional mechanisms during postgermination in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist, 222(2), pp. 907-922. (doi: 10.1111/nph.15653) (PMID:30570158)

Liao, X., Zhang, B. , Blatt, M. R. and Jenkins, G. I. (2019) A FRET method for investigating dimer/monomer status and conformation of the UVR8 photoreceptor. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 18(2), pp. 367-374. (doi: 10.1039/C8PP00489G) (PMID:30534791) (PMCID:PMC6374739)

Camacho, I. S., Theisen, A., Johannissen, L. O., Díaz-Ramos, L. A., Christie, J. M. , Jenkins, G. I. , Bellina, B., Barran, P. and Jones, A. R. (2019) Native mass spectrometry reveals the conformational diversity of the UVR8 photoreceptor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(4), pp. 1116-1125. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1813254116) (PMID:30610174) (PMCID:PMC6347689)

Robson, T. M. et al. (2019) A perspective on ecologically relevant plant-UV research and its practical application. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 18(5), pp. 970-988. (doi: 10.1039/c8pp00526e) (PMID:30720036)

Díaz-Ramos, L. A., O'Hara, A., Kanagarajan, S., Farkas, D., Strid, Å. and Jenkins, G. I. (2018) Difference in the action spectra for UVR8 monomerisation and HY5 transcript accumulation in Arabidopsis. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 17(8), pp. 1108-1117. (doi: 10.1039/C8PP00138C) (PMID:29993086)

Soriano, G., Cloix, C., Heilmann, M., Núñez-Olivera, E., Martínez-Abaigar, J. and Jenkins, G. I. (2018) Evolutionary conservation of structure and function of the UVR8 photoreceptor from the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha and the moss Physcomitrella patens. New Phytologist, 217(1), pp. 151-162. (doi: 10.1111/nph.14767) (PMID:28892172)

Jenkins, G. I. (2017) Photomorphogenic responses to ultraviolet-B light. Plant, Cell and Environment, 40(11), pp. 2544-2557. (doi: 10.1111/pce.12934) (PMID:28183154)

Hayes, S., Sharma, A., Fraser, D. P., Trevisan, M., Cragg-Barber, C. K., Tavridou, E., Fankhauser, C., Jenkins, G. I. and Franklin, K. A. (2017) UV-B perceived by the UVR8 photoreceptor inhibits plant thermomorphogenesis. Current Biology, 27(1), pp. 120-127. (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.11.004) (PMID:27989670) (PMCID:PMC5226890)

Heilmann, M., Velanis, C. N., Cloix, C., Smith, B. O. , Christie, J. M. and Jenkins, G. I. (2016) Dimer/monomer status and in vivo function of salt-bridge mutants of the plant UV-B photoreceptor UVR8. Plant Journal, 88(1), pp. 71-81. (doi: 10.1111/tpj.13260) (PMID:27385642) (PMCID:PMC5091643)

Findlay, K. M.W. and Jenkins, G. I. (2016) Regulation of UVR8 photoreceptor dimer/monomer photo-equilibrium in Arabidopsis plants grown under photoperiodic conditions. Plant Cell and Environment, 39(8), pp. 1706-1714. (doi: 10.1111/pce.12724) (PMID:26864532) (PMCID:PMC5103188)

Velanis, C. N., Herzyk, P. and Jenkins, G. I. (2016) Regulation of transcription by the Arabidopsis UVR8 photoreceptor involves a specific histone modification. Plant Molecular Biology, 92(4), pp. 425-443. (doi: 10.1007/s11103-016-0522-3) (PMID:27534420) (PMCID:PMC5080334)

Heilmann, M., Christie, J. M. , Kennis, J. T.M., Jenkins, G. I. and Mathes, T. (2015) Photoinduced transformation of UVR8 monitored by vibrational and fluorescence spectroscopy. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 14(2), pp. 252-257. (doi: 10.1039/c4pp00246f) (PMID:25274012)

Ji, H., Wang, Y., Cloix, C., Li, K., Jenkins, G. I. , Wang, S., Shang, Z., Shi, Y., Yang, S. and Li, X. (2015) The arabidopsis RCC1 family protein TCF1 regulates freezing tolerance and cold acclimation through modulating lignin biosynthesis. PLoS Genetics, 11(9), e1005471. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005471) (PMID:26393916) (PMCID:PMC4579128)

Mathes, T. et al. (2015) Proton-coupled electron transfer constitutes the photoactivation mechanism of the plant photoreceptor UVR8. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(25), pp. 8113-8120. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b01177) (PMID:25955727)

Ulm, R. and Jenkins, G. (2015) Q&A: How do plants sense and respond to UV-B radiation? BMC Biology, 13, 45. (doi: 10.1186/s12915-015-0156-y) (PMID:26123292) (PMCID:PMC4484705)

Jenkins, G. I. (2014) Structure and function of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8. Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 29, pp. 52-57. (doi: 10.1016/j.sbi.2014.09.004)

Hayes, S., Velanis, C. N., Jenkins, G. I. and Franklin, K. A. (2014) UV-B detected by the UVR8 photoreceptor antagonizes auxin signaling and plant shade avoidance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(32), pp. 11894-11899. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1403052111)

Tossi, V., Lamattina, L., Jenkins, G. I. and Cassia, R. O. (2014) Ultraviolet-B-induced Sstomatal closure in arabidopsis is regulated by the UV RESISTANCE LOCUS8 photoreceptor in a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism. Plant Physiology, 164(4), pp. 2220-2230. (doi: 10.1104/pp.113.231753)

Jenkins, G. I. (2014) The UV-B photoreceptor UVR8: from structure to physiology. Plant Cell, 26(1), pp. 21-37. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.113.119446)

O'Hara, A. and Jenkins, G.I. (2013) In vivo function of tryptophans in the Arabidopsis UV-B photoreceptor UVR8. Plant Cell, 24(9), pp. 3755-3766. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.101451)

Morales, L.O., Brosche, M., Vainonen, J., Jenkins, G.I. , Wargent, J.J., Sipari, N., Strid, A., Lindfors, A.V., Tegelberg, R. and Aphalo, P.J. (2013) Multiple roles for UV RESISTANCE LOCUS8 in regulating gene expression and metabolite accumulation in arabidopsis under solar ultraviolet radiation. Plant Physiology, 161(2), pp. 744-759. (doi: 10.1104/pp.112.211375)

Heilmann, M. and Jenkins, G.I. (2013) Rapid reversion from monomer to dimer regenerates the ultraviolet-B photoreceptor UV RESISTANCE LOCUS8 in intact arabidopsis plants. Plant Physiology, 161(1), pp. 547-555. (doi: 10.1104/pp.112.206805)

Davey, M.P., Susanti, N.I., Wargent, J.J., Findlay, J.E., Quick, W.P., Paul, N.D. and Jenkins, G.I. (2012) The UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 promotes photosynthetic efficiency in Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to elevated levels of UV-B. Photosynthesis Research, 114(2), pp. 121-131. (doi: 10.1007/s11120-012-9785-y)

Cloix, C., Kaiserli, E. , Heilmann, M., Baxter, K.J., Brown, B.A., O'Hara, A., Smith, B.O. , Christie, J.M. and Jenkins, G.I. (2012) C-terminal region of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 initiates signaling through interaction with the COP1 protein. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(40), pp. 16366-16370. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1210898109)

Christie, J.M. et al. (2012) Plant UVR8 photoreceptor senses UV-B by tryptophan-mediated disruption of cross-dimer salt bridges. Science, 335(6075), pp. 1492-1496. (doi: 10.1126/science.1218091)

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)

Rizzini, L. et al. (2011) Perception of UV-B by the arabidopsis UVR8 protein. Science, 332(6025), pp. 103-106. (doi: 10.1126/science.1200660) (PMID:21454788)

Brown, B., Headland, L.R. and Jenkins, G. (2009) UV-B Action spectrum for UVR8-mediated HY5 transcript accumulation in Arabidopsis. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 85(5), pp. 1147-1155. (doi: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2009.00579.x) (PMID:19558421)

Wargent, J.J., Gegas, V.C., Jenkins, G.I., Doonan, J.H. and Paul, N.D. (2009) UVR8 in Arabidopsis thaliana regulates multiple aspects of cellular differentiation during leaf development in response to ultraviolet B radiation. New Phytologist, 183(2), pp. 315-326. (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02855.x) (PMID:19402876)

Favory, J.-J. et al. (2009) Interaction of COP1 and UVR8 regulates UV-B-induced photomorphogenesis and stress acclimation in Arabidopsis. EMBO Journal, 28(5), pp. 591-601. (doi: 10.1038/emboj.2009.4) (PMID:19165148) (PMCID:PMC2657586)

Jenkins, G.I. (2009) Signal transduction in responses to UV-B radiation. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 60(1), pp. 407-431. (doi: 10.1146/annurev.arplant.59.032607.092953)

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) (PMID:18771573)

Brown, B.A. and Jenkins, G.I. (2008) UV-B signaling pathways with different fluence-rate response profiles are distinguished in mature Arabidopsis leaf tissue by requirement for UVR8, HY5, and HYH. Plant Physiology, 146(2), pp. 576-588. (doi: 10.1104/pp.107.108456) (PMID:18055587)

Cloix, C. and Jenkins, G.I. (2008) Interaction of the Arabidopsis UV-B-specific signaling component UVR8 with chromatin. Molecular Plant, 1(1), pp. 118-128. (doi: 10.1093/mp/ssm012) (PMID:20031919)

Cominelli, E., Gusmaroli, G., Allegra, D., Galbiati, M., Wade, H.K., Jenkins, G.I. and Tonelli, C. (2008) Expression analyssis of anthocyanin regulatory genes in response to different light qualities in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Plant Physiology, 165(8), pp. 886-894. (doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.2007.06.010)

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. (doi: 10.1042/BJ20070102) (PMID:17376028) (PMCID:PMC1925254)

Kaiserli, E. and Jenkins, G.I. (2007) UV-B promotes rapid nuclear translocation of the Arabidopsis UV-B-specific signaling component UVR8 and activates its function in the nucleus. Plant Cell, 19, pp. 2662-2673. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.107.053330) (PMID:17720867)

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)

Brown, B. A., Cloix, C., Jiang, G. H., Kaiserli, E. , Herzyk, P., Kliebenstein, D. J. and Jenkins, G. I. (2005) A UV-B-specific signaling component orchestrates plant UV protection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102, pp. 18225-18230. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.0507187102) (PMID:16330762) (PMCID:PMC1312397)

Goodall-Copestake, W., Hollingsworth, M., Hollingsworth, P., Jenkins, G. and Collin, E. (2005) Molecular markers and ex situ conservation of the European elms (Ulmus spp.). Biological Conservation, 122, pp. 537-546. (doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2004.09.011)

Townley, H., McDonald, K., Jenkins, G. , Knight, M. and Leaver, C. (2005) Ceramides induce programmed cell death in Arabidopsis cells in a calcium-dependent manner. Biological Chemistry, 386, pp. 161-166. (doi: 10.1515/BC.2005.020)

Collin, E. et al. (2004) Methods and progress in the conservation of elm genetic resources in Europe. Investigacion Agraria: Sistemas y Recursos Forestales, 13(1), pp. 261-272.

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)

Wade, H., Sohal, A. and Jenkins, G. (2003) Arabidopsis ICX1 is a negative regulator of several pathways regulating flavonoid biosynthesis genes. Plant Physiology, 131, pp. 707-715. (doi: 10.1104/pp.012377)

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(1), pp. 115-122. (doi: 10.1046/j.0016-8025.2001.00805.x)

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)

Nesi, N., Debeaujon, I., Jond, C., Stewart, A., Jenkins, G. , Caboche, M. and Lepiniec, L. (2002) The TRANSPARENT TESTA16 locus encodes the ARABIDOPSIS BSISTER MADS domain protein and is required for proper development and pigmentation of the seed coat. Plant Cell, 14, pp. 2463-2479. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.004127)

Piazza, P., Procissi, A., Jenkins, G. and Tonelli, C. (2002) Members of the c1/pl1 regulatory gene family mediate the response of maize aleurone and mesocotyl to different light qualities and cytokinins. Plant Physiology, 128, pp. 1077-1086.

Nimmo, H.G., Fontaine, V., Hartwell, J., Jenkins, G.I., Nimmo, G.A. and Wilkins, M.B. (2001) PEP carboxylase kinase is a novel protein kinase controlled at the level of expression. New Phytologist, 151(1), pp. 91-97. (doi: 10.1046/j.1469-8137.2001.00155.x)

Jenkins, G. , Long, J., Wade, H., Shenton, M. and Bibikova, T. (2001) UV and blue light signalling: pathways regulating chalcone synthase gene expression in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist, 151, pp. 121-131.

Stewart, A., Chapman, W., Jenkins, G., Graham, I., Martin, T. and Crozier, A. (2001) The effect of nitrogen and phosphorus deficiency on flavonol accumulation in plant tissues. Plant Cell and Environment, 24, pp. 1189-1197.

Wade, H., Bibikova, T., Valentine, W. and Jenkins, G. (2001) Interactions within a network of phytochrome, cryptochrome and UV-B phototransduction pathways regulate chalcone synthase gene expression in Arabidopsis leaf tissue. Plant Journal, 25, pp. 675-685.

Borland, A. M., Hartwell, J., Jenkins, G. I. , Wilkins, M. B. and Nimmo, H. G. (1999) Metabolite control overrides circadian regulation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase and CO2 fixation in crassulacean acid metabolism. Plant Physiology, 121(3), pp. 889-896. (doi: 10.1104/pp.121.3.889) (PMID:10557237)

Hartwell, J., Gill, A., Nimmo, G. A., Wilkins, M. B., Jenkins, G. I. and Nimmo, H. G. (1999) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase is a novel protein kinase regulated at the level of expression. Plant Journal, 20(3), pp. 333-342. (PMID:10571893)

Hartwell, J., Jenkins, G.I. , Wilkins, M.B. and Nimmo, H.G. (1999) The light induction of maize phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase translatable mRNA requires transcription but not translation. Plant, Cell and Environment, 22(7), pp. 883-889. (doi: 10.1046/j.1365-3040.1999.00455.x)

Hartwell, J., Smith, L. H., Wilkins, M. B., Jenkins, G. I. and Nimmo, H. G. (1996) Higher plant phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase is regulated at the level of translatable mRNA in response to light or a circadian rhythm. Plant Journal, 10(6), pp. 1071-1078. (doi: 10.1046/j.1365-313X.1996.10061071.x)

Book Sections

Jenkins, G. I. and Brown, B. A. (2018) UV-B perception and signal transduction. In: Roberts, J. (ed.) Annual Plant Reviews. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp. 155-182. ISBN 9781119312994 (doi:10.1002/9781119312994.apr0316)

Jenkins, G. (2008) Environmental regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis. In: Health Benefits of Organic Food: Effects of the Environment. CABI, pp. 1147-1155. ISBN 9781845934590

Jenkins, G. and Brown, B. (2007) UV-B perception and signal transduction. In: Whitelam, G.C. and Halliday, K.J. (eds.) Light and Plant Development. Series: Annual Plant Reviews (30). Blackwell: Oxford, pp. 261-272. ISBN 9781405145381 (doi:10.1002/9780470988893.ch7)

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Grants

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

  • UVR8 photoreceptor action and regulation
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2019 - 2022
     
  • Integration of UV-B and temperature signalling in plants
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2017 - 2020
     
  • Integrating UV-B Signalling in to Plant Photomorphogenesis NetworksORCA 55007 BISC RA0642
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2015 - 2018
     
  • How does the plant UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 initiate signalling?
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2013 - 2016
     
  • Plant UV-B photoreceptor signalling
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2012 - 2015
     
  • Increased pest resistance in oilseed rape mediated by an enhanced UV-B response
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2011 - 2015
     
  • Protein function underlying plasticity of the plant circadian clock
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2010 - 2013
     
  • Quest for the Holy Grail of plant photobiology: a UV-B photoreceptor
    Leverhulme Trust
    2010 - 2014
     
  • Organ communication in the Arabidopsis circadian clock
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2009 - 2011
     
  • The UVR8 UV-B-specific signalling pathway
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2008 - 2011
     
  • Characterisation of a UVB specific signalling pathway
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2006 - 2009
     
  • Tissue specificity in the circadian control of plant metabolism
    Leverhulme Trust
    2005 - 2008
     
  • UV-B signalling in Arabidopsis
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2005 - 2008
     
  • Developing links between plant science research groups in Glasgow University and China
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2004 - 2008
     
  • Turnover and inhibition of PEP carboxylase Kinase
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2001 - 2006
     
  • Malate Regulation of PEP Carboxylase Kinase Expression
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2000 - 2005
     
  • Interactions Between Signal Transduction Pathways Regulating CHS Transcription: A Genetic Approach
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    1999 - 2005
     

Teaching

Programme Director:

  • MSc in Food Security

Course Coordinator and Lecturer in MSc in Food Security:

  • Introduction to Food Security
  • Food Security Fundamentals - Crops
  • Plant Genetic Engineering

Course Coordinator and Lecturer:

  • L4 Plant Molecular Biology Option

Lecturer:

  • L4 Core Skills in Molecular and Cell Biology Optoin
  • L3 Genetics and Molecular and Cell Biology Courses
  • L2 Genes Molecules adn Cell Courses
  • L1 Biology Courses

Supervisor:

  • MSc in Food Security - Project

Additional information

Editorial Board

  • 2017 - present: Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences - Associate Editor

Grant Advisory Board

  • 2015: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research panel for sustainable agriculture and horticulture - Member
  • 2015 - 2018: Royal Society of Edinburgh sectional committee A4 - (Cell and Molecular Biology) - member

Invited International Presentations

  • 2021: virtual - Session Chair and speaker - European Society for Photobiology International Congress
  • 2020: virtual - Plenary lecture - International Association for Plant UV Research Network Meeting
  • 2019: Barcelona, Spain – Session Chair and speaker - International Light and Life Symposium
  • 2019: Barcelona, Spain - Invited lecture: International Light and Life Symposium
  • 2018: Matsue, Japan – Invited lecture - International Symposium of Plant Photobiology
  • 2018: Pisa, Italy - Invited seminar, University of Pisa
  • 2017: Shanghai, China – Invited lecture - Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology
  • 2017: Pisa, Italy - Session Chair and speaker - European Society for Photobiology International Congress
  • 2016: Bristol, UK - Invited seminar University of Bristol
  • 2016: Pécs, Hungary – Keynote lecture - International Association for Plant UV Research Network Meeting
  • 2015: Houston, USA - Plenary lecture, International Symposium of Plant Photobiology
  • 2015: Aveiro, Portugal - Invited speaker: European Society for Photobiology International Congress
  • 2015: Iguazu, Brazi - Invited lecture, International Society of Plant Molecular Biology Congress
  • 2014: Barga, Italy - Invited speaker: Gordon Research Conference on Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction
  • 2014: Bled, Slovenia - Invited lecture: Plant Responses to UV-B Conference
  • 2014: Cordoba, Argentina - Invited speaker: International Congress of Photobiology
  • 2013: Edinburgh, Scotland - Invited Keynote Lecturer: International Symposium of Plant Photobiology
  • 2013: Tegernsee, Germany - Invited speaker: DFG Photoreceptor Workshop
  • 2013: Edinburgh, Scotland - Member of organizing committee and session chair: International Symposium of Plant Photobiology
  • 2013: Mikulov, Czech Republic - Invited Plenary Lecturer: Plant Responses to UV-B Conference
  • 2012: Glasgow, Scotland - Organiser: EC COST Meeting on Plant Acclimation to UV-B
  • 2012: Norwich, England - Invited speaker: UK Brassica Research Community Meeting
  • 2012: Warwick, England - Invited speaker: UK OREGIN Stakeholder Meeting
  • 2011: Neuchatel, Switzerland - Invited speaker: Inter-University Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology
  • 2011: Szeged, Hungary - Invited Keynote Speaker: Plant Responses to UV-B Conference
  • 2010: Orebro, Sweden - Invited Seminar: Orebro University
  • 2010: Helsinki, Finland - Invited Plenary Speaker: The Scandinavian Society of Plant Physiologists Meeting
  • 2009: Cologne, Germany - Invited Keynote Lecturer: Tri-national Arabidopsis Meeting
  • 2009: Dusseldorf, Germany - Invited speaker: International Congress on Photobiology
  • 2009: Wroclaw, Poland - Invited Plenary Lecturer: European Society of Photobiology International Congress
  • 2009: Glasgow, Scotland - Session organiser: Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting
  • 2009: Glasgow, Scotland - Invited speaker: Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

  • 2014: Elected Fellow, Society of Biology
  • 2013: Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professional Learned Society

  • 2016 - present: International Association for Plant UV Research (UV4Plants.org) – President
  • 2015 - present: European Society for Photobiology Scientific Advisory Board - Member
  • 2014 - present: Society of Biology - Fellow
  • 2013 - present: Royal Society of Edinburgh - Fellow
  • 2009 - present: European Society for Photobiology: Member