Dr Matt Jones

  • Lecturer in Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (Institute of Molecular Cell & Systems Biology)

Biography

Matt is a photobiologist working to understand how plants integrate light signals to optimize responses to abiotic stress. After completing his PhD with Prof. John Christie at the University of Glasgow (in which he characterized the photochemical activation of the phototropin family of photoreceptors), Matt moved to UC Davis to understand how the circadian system modulates plants photosensitivity with Prof. Stacey Harmer. Matt worked to understand how the circadian system perceives light, and identified the REVEILLE1 (RVE1) and RVE8 proteins as part of the circadian system. Matt also found that the histone demethylase JMJD5 plays a role in the plant circadian system, most notably under high light stress.

Matt was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to begin his independent research career at the University of Essex in September 2012. Matt developed chlorophyll fluorescence techniques to document circadian rhythms within the chloroplast and expanded his research interests to encompass the role of RNA processing, transcript stability, and metabolism in circadian timing. This research led to the identification and characterization of 3’-PhosphoAdenosine 5’-Phosphate (PAP) as a stress-induced metabolite that delays gene expression.

Since moving to Glasgow in 2019, the Jones lab continues to determine how plants perceive and respond to environmental change, currently examining how the circadian system and light signalling pathways interact to promote tolerance of abiotic stresses.


Publications

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Number of items: 23.

2019

Battle, M. W. and Jones, M. A. (2019) Cryptochromes integrate green light signals into the circadian system. Plant, Cell and Environment, (doi:10.1111/pce.13643) (PMID:31410859) (Early Online Publication)

Jones, M. A. (2019) Retrograde signalling as an informant of circadian timing. New Phytologist, 221(4), pp. 1749-1753. (doi:10.1111/nph.15525) (PMID:30299544)

Jones, M. A. , Morohashi, K., Grotewold, E. and Harmer, S. L. (2019) Arabidopsis JMJD5/JMJ30 acts independently of LUX ARRHYTHMO within the plant circadian clock to enable temperature compensation. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, 57. (doi:10.3389/fpls.2019.00057) (PMID:30774641) (PMCID:PMC6367231)

Simon, N. M.L., Litthauer, S., Jones, M. A. and Dodd, A. N. (2019) Interactions between circadian rhythms, ROS and redox. In: Panda, S. K. and Yamamoto, Y. Y. (eds.) Redox Homeostasis in Plants: From Signalling to Stress Tolerance. Series: Signaling and communication in plants. Springer: Cham, pp. 67-84. ISBN 9783319953144 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-95315-1_4)

2018

Jones, M. A. (2018) Using light to improve commercial value. Horticulture Research, 5, 47. (doi:10.1038/s41438-018-0049-7) (PMID:30181887) (PMCID:PMC6119199)

Litthauer, S., Chan, K. X. and Jones, M. (2018) 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphate accumulation delays the circadian system. Plant Physiology, 176(4), pp. 3120-3135. (doi:10.1104/pp.17.01611) (PMID:29487119)

Litthauer, S. and Jones, M. A. (2018) SAL1-PAP retrograde signalling extends circadian period by reproducing the loss of exoribonuclease (XRN) activity. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 13(8), e1500066. (PMID:30081763) (PMCID:PMC6149516)

2017

Jones, M. A. (2017) Interplay of circadian rhythms and light in the regulation of photosynthesis-derived metabolism. In: Cánovas, F. M., Lüttge, U. and Matyssek, R. (eds.) Progress in Botany Vol. 79. Series: Progress in Botany (79). Springer: Cham, pp. 147-171. ISBN 9783319714127 (doi:10.1007/124_2017_2)

2016

Malpas, K. R. and Jones, M. A. (2016) Natural variation of circadian rhythms in Kalanchoe species. Haseltonia, 2016(22), pp. 35-42. (doi:10.2985/026.022.0107)

Litthauer, S., Battle, M. W. and Jones, M. A. (2016) Phototropins do not alter accumulation of evening-phased circadian transcripts under blue light. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 11(2), e1126029. (doi:10.1080/15592324.2015.1126029) (PMID:26653107) (PMCID:PMC4883876)

2015

Jones, M. A. , Hu, W., Litthauer, S., Lagarias, J. C. and Harmer, S. L. (2015) A constitutively active allele of phytochrome B maintains circadian robustness in the absence of light. Plant Physiology, 169, pp. 814-825. (doi:10.1104/pp.15.00782) (PMID:26157113)

Litthauer, S., Battle, M. W., Lawson, T. and Jones, M. A. (2015) Phototropins maintain robust circadian oscillation of PSII operating efficiency under blue light. Plant Journal, 83(6), pp. 1034-1045. (doi:10.1111/tpj.12947) (PMID:26215041)

2013

Hu, W., Franklin, K. A., Sharrock, R. A., Jones, M. A. , Harmer, S. L. and Lagarais, J. C. (2013) Unanticipated regulatory roles for Arabidopsis phytochromes revealed by null mutant analysis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(4), pp. 1542-1547. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1221738110) (PMID:23302690) (PMCID:PMC3557068)

2012

Jones, M. A. , Williams, B. A., McNicol, J., Simpson, C. G., Brown, J. W.S. and Harmer, S. L. (2012) Mutation of Arabidopsis SPLICEOSOMAL TIMEKEEPER LOCUS1 causes circadian clock defects. Plant Cell, 24(10), pp. 4066-4082. (doi:10.1105/tpc.112.104828) (PMID:23110899)

2011

Rawat, R., Takahashi, N., Hsu, P. Y., Jones, M. A. , Schwartz, J., Salemi, M. R., Phinney, B. S. and Harmer, S. L. (2011) REVEILLE8 and PSEUDO-REPONSE REGULATOR5 form a negative feedback loop within the Arabidopsis circadian clock. PLoS Genetics, 7(3), e1001350. (doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1001350) (PMID:21483796) (PMCID:PMC3069099)

Jones, M. A. and Harmer, S. (2011) JMJD5 Functions in concert with TOC1 in the arabidopsis circadian system. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 6(3), pp. 445-448. (doi:10.4161/psb.6.3.14654) (PMID:21358285) (PMCID:PMC3142435)

2010

Jones, M. A. , Covington, M. F., DiTacchio, L., Vollmers, C., Panda, S. and Harmer, S. L. (2010) Jumonji domain protein JMJD5 functions in both the plant and human circadian systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(50), pp. 21623-21628. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1014204108) (PMID:21115819) (PMCID:PMC3003042)

2009

Kaiserli, E. , Sullivan, S., Jones, M. A. , Feeney, K. A. and Christie, J. M. (2009) Domain swapping to assess the mechanistic basis of Arabidopsis phototropin 1 receptor kinase activation and endocytosis by blue light. Plant Cell, 21(10), pp. 3226-3244. (doi:10.1105/tpc.109.067876)

Rawat, R., Schwartz, J., Jones, M. A. , Sairanen, I., Cheng, Y., Andersson, C. R., Zhao, Y., Ljung, K. and Harmer, S. L. (2009) REVEILLE1, a Myb-like transcription factor, integrates the circadian clock and auxin pathways. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(39), pp. 16883-16888. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0813035106) (PMID:19805390) (PMCID:PMC2757846)

Jones, M. A. (2009) Entrainment of the Arabidopsis circadian clock. Journal of Plant Biology, 52(3), pp. 202-209. (doi:10.1007/s12374-009-9030-1)

2008

Jones, M.A. and Christie, J.M. (2008) Phototropin receptor kinase activation by blue light. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 3(1), pp. 44-46. (doi:10.4161/psb.3.1.4848)

Sullivan, S., Thomson, C. E., Lamont, D. J., Jones, M. A. and Christie, J. M. (2008) In Vivo phosphorylation site mapping and functional characterization of Arabidopsis phototropin 1. Molecular Plant, 1(1), pp. 178-194. (doi:10.1093/mp/ssm017)

2007

Jones, M. A. , Feeney, K. A., Kelly, S. M. and Christie, J. M. (2007) Mutational analysis of phototropin 1 provides insights into the mechanism underlying LOV2 signal transmission. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 282(9), pp. 6405-6414. (doi:10.1074/jbc.M605969200) (PMID:17164248)

This list was generated on Thu Oct 17 09:30:59 2019 BST.
Number of items: 23.

Articles

Battle, M. W. and Jones, M. A. (2019) Cryptochromes integrate green light signals into the circadian system. Plant, Cell and Environment, (doi:10.1111/pce.13643) (PMID:31410859) (Early Online Publication)

Jones, M. A. (2019) Retrograde signalling as an informant of circadian timing. New Phytologist, 221(4), pp. 1749-1753. (doi:10.1111/nph.15525) (PMID:30299544)

Jones, M. A. , Morohashi, K., Grotewold, E. and Harmer, S. L. (2019) Arabidopsis JMJD5/JMJ30 acts independently of LUX ARRHYTHMO within the plant circadian clock to enable temperature compensation. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, 57. (doi:10.3389/fpls.2019.00057) (PMID:30774641) (PMCID:PMC6367231)

Jones, M. A. (2018) Using light to improve commercial value. Horticulture Research, 5, 47. (doi:10.1038/s41438-018-0049-7) (PMID:30181887) (PMCID:PMC6119199)

Litthauer, S., Chan, K. X. and Jones, M. (2018) 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphate accumulation delays the circadian system. Plant Physiology, 176(4), pp. 3120-3135. (doi:10.1104/pp.17.01611) (PMID:29487119)

Litthauer, S. and Jones, M. A. (2018) SAL1-PAP retrograde signalling extends circadian period by reproducing the loss of exoribonuclease (XRN) activity. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 13(8), e1500066. (PMID:30081763) (PMCID:PMC6149516)

Malpas, K. R. and Jones, M. A. (2016) Natural variation of circadian rhythms in Kalanchoe species. Haseltonia, 2016(22), pp. 35-42. (doi:10.2985/026.022.0107)

Litthauer, S., Battle, M. W. and Jones, M. A. (2016) Phototropins do not alter accumulation of evening-phased circadian transcripts under blue light. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 11(2), e1126029. (doi:10.1080/15592324.2015.1126029) (PMID:26653107) (PMCID:PMC4883876)

Jones, M. A. , Hu, W., Litthauer, S., Lagarias, J. C. and Harmer, S. L. (2015) A constitutively active allele of phytochrome B maintains circadian robustness in the absence of light. Plant Physiology, 169, pp. 814-825. (doi:10.1104/pp.15.00782) (PMID:26157113)

Litthauer, S., Battle, M. W., Lawson, T. and Jones, M. A. (2015) Phototropins maintain robust circadian oscillation of PSII operating efficiency under blue light. Plant Journal, 83(6), pp. 1034-1045. (doi:10.1111/tpj.12947) (PMID:26215041)

Hu, W., Franklin, K. A., Sharrock, R. A., Jones, M. A. , Harmer, S. L. and Lagarais, J. C. (2013) Unanticipated regulatory roles for Arabidopsis phytochromes revealed by null mutant analysis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(4), pp. 1542-1547. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1221738110) (PMID:23302690) (PMCID:PMC3557068)

Jones, M. A. , Williams, B. A., McNicol, J., Simpson, C. G., Brown, J. W.S. and Harmer, S. L. (2012) Mutation of Arabidopsis SPLICEOSOMAL TIMEKEEPER LOCUS1 causes circadian clock defects. Plant Cell, 24(10), pp. 4066-4082. (doi:10.1105/tpc.112.104828) (PMID:23110899)

Rawat, R., Takahashi, N., Hsu, P. Y., Jones, M. A. , Schwartz, J., Salemi, M. R., Phinney, B. S. and Harmer, S. L. (2011) REVEILLE8 and PSEUDO-REPONSE REGULATOR5 form a negative feedback loop within the Arabidopsis circadian clock. PLoS Genetics, 7(3), e1001350. (doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1001350) (PMID:21483796) (PMCID:PMC3069099)

Jones, M. A. and Harmer, S. (2011) JMJD5 Functions in concert with TOC1 in the arabidopsis circadian system. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 6(3), pp. 445-448. (doi:10.4161/psb.6.3.14654) (PMID:21358285) (PMCID:PMC3142435)

Jones, M. A. , Covington, M. F., DiTacchio, L., Vollmers, C., Panda, S. and Harmer, S. L. (2010) Jumonji domain protein JMJD5 functions in both the plant and human circadian systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(50), pp. 21623-21628. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1014204108) (PMID:21115819) (PMCID:PMC3003042)

Kaiserli, E. , Sullivan, S., Jones, M. A. , Feeney, K. A. and Christie, J. M. (2009) Domain swapping to assess the mechanistic basis of Arabidopsis phototropin 1 receptor kinase activation and endocytosis by blue light. Plant Cell, 21(10), pp. 3226-3244. (doi:10.1105/tpc.109.067876)

Rawat, R., Schwartz, J., Jones, M. A. , Sairanen, I., Cheng, Y., Andersson, C. R., Zhao, Y., Ljung, K. and Harmer, S. L. (2009) REVEILLE1, a Myb-like transcription factor, integrates the circadian clock and auxin pathways. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(39), pp. 16883-16888. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0813035106) (PMID:19805390) (PMCID:PMC2757846)

Jones, M. A. (2009) Entrainment of the Arabidopsis circadian clock. Journal of Plant Biology, 52(3), pp. 202-209. (doi:10.1007/s12374-009-9030-1)

Jones, M.A. and Christie, J.M. (2008) Phototropin receptor kinase activation by blue light. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 3(1), pp. 44-46. (doi:10.4161/psb.3.1.4848)

Sullivan, S., Thomson, C. E., Lamont, D. J., Jones, M. A. and Christie, J. M. (2008) In Vivo phosphorylation site mapping and functional characterization of Arabidopsis phototropin 1. Molecular Plant, 1(1), pp. 178-194. (doi:10.1093/mp/ssm017)

Jones, M. A. , Feeney, K. A., Kelly, S. M. and Christie, J. M. (2007) Mutational analysis of phototropin 1 provides insights into the mechanism underlying LOV2 signal transmission. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 282(9), pp. 6405-6414. (doi:10.1074/jbc.M605969200) (PMID:17164248)

Book Sections

Simon, N. M.L., Litthauer, S., Jones, M. A. and Dodd, A. N. (2019) Interactions between circadian rhythms, ROS and redox. In: Panda, S. K. and Yamamoto, Y. Y. (eds.) Redox Homeostasis in Plants: From Signalling to Stress Tolerance. Series: Signaling and communication in plants. Springer: Cham, pp. 67-84. ISBN 9783319953144 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-95315-1_4)

Jones, M. A. (2017) Interplay of circadian rhythms and light in the regulation of photosynthesis-derived metabolism. In: Cánovas, F. M., Lüttge, U. and Matyssek, R. (eds.) Progress in Botany Vol. 79. Series: Progress in Botany (79). Springer: Cham, pp. 147-171. ISBN 9783319714127 (doi:10.1007/124_2017_2)

This list was generated on Thu Oct 17 09:30:59 2019 BST.

Grants

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

  • How does PAP, a stress-induced metabolite, regulate gene expression?
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2019 - 2022