Prof Alison Kingston-Smith


Prof Alison Kingston-Smith


Associate Dean - Research, Knoweldge Exchange and Innovation

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Broad background in plant biochemistry and enzymology plus experience of molecular biology. Particular areas of interest include photosynthesis (carbon metabolism/carbohydrates), antioxidant systems and plant stress responses culminating in cell death. Current research is concerned with the impact of post-ingestion plant metabolism on rumen function.


Impacts of abiotic stresses on the physiology and metabolism of cool-season grasses: A reviewLoka, D., Harper, J., Humphreys, M., Gasior, D., Jones, D., Scullion, J., Doonan, J., Kingston-Smith, A., Dodd, R., Wang, J., Chadwick, D. R., Hill, P., Jones, D. L., Mills, G., Hayes, F. & Robinson, D. 2018 In : Food and Energy Security. e00152
Addressing global ruminant agricultural challenges through understanding the rumen microbiome: Past, present and futureHuws, S. A., Creevey, C., Oyama, L. B., Mizrahi, I., Denman, S. E., Popova, M., Munoz-tamayo, R., Forano, E., Waters, S. M., Hess, M., Tapio, I., Smidt, H., Krizsan, S., Yanez-Ruiz, D. R., Belanche, A., Guan, L. L., Gruninger, R. J., McAllister, T., Newbold, J., Roehe, R., Dewhurst, R. J., Snelling, T. J., Watson, M., Suen, G., Hart, E., Kingston-Smith, A., Scollan, N., Do Prado, R. M., Pilau, E., Mantovani, H. C., Attwood, G. T., Edwards, J. E., McEwan, N., Morrison, S., Mayorga, O., Elliott, C. & Morgavi, D. P. 2018 In : Frontiers in Microbiology.9, 2161
Using multi-omic approaches to compare temporal bacterial colonisation of Lolium perenne, Lotus corniculatus and Trifolium pratense in the rumenElliott, C., Edwards, J., Wilkinson, T., Allison, G., McCaffrey, K., Scott, M., Rees Stevens, P., Kingston-Smith, A. & Huws, S. 2018 In : Frontiers in Microbiology.9, 2184
Meta-proteomics of rumen microbiota indicates niche compartmentalisation and functional dominance in a limited number of metabolic pathways between abundant bacteriaHart, E., Creevey, C. J., Hitch, T. & Kingston-Smith, A. 2018 In : Scientific Reports.8, 10504
CowPI: A rumen microbiome focussed version of the PICRUSt functional inference softwareWilkinson, T., Huws, S., Edwards, J. E., Kingston-Smith, A., Siu-Ting, K., Hughes, M., Rubino, F., Friedersdorff, M. & Creevey, C. 2018 In : Frontiers in Microbiology.9, 1095
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