Prof Huw Jones BSc. MSc. PhD
I did a PhD at Bristol University in molecular biology and intracellular signalling and worked at Long Ashton Research Station from 1992-1998. I then moved to Rothamsted Research to take up a position as Senior Research Scientist and group leader until 2016 when I joined IBERS. I have an international reputation in developing and applying in-vitro tissue culture and biotechnological approaches to study gene function and to facilitate plant breeding. I have experience applying these in cereals and also poplar and willow; however, in my role at IBERS, I will focus more on forage grasses, oats and miscanthus. I have particular interests in gene editing using site-directed nucleases and in RNAi mediated gene silencing to simultaneously edit or down-regulate homoeologous genes in polyploid genomes; also in exploiting chloroplast inheritance, doubled haploidy and heterosis for plant breeding. I have significant experience in risk-assessment and regulatory aspects of biotechnology. I have held two Defra licences for non-commercial, field trials of GM wheat in the UK. I am an Honorary Professor in the School of Biosciences, Nottingham University and vice-chair of the GMO panel, European Food Safety Authority
Breeding methodologies; plant tissue culture and biotechnology; plant functional genomics.
Smart gene edits need tailored regulations. Journal of Cereal Science 77 pp. A1-A2. 10.1016/j.jcs.2017.10.0042017.
Increased SBPase activity improves photosynthesis and grain yield in wheat grown in greenhouse conditions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences pp. 1-21. Cadair2017 (In press).
Crop Biotechnology for Weed and Insect Control. In (eds) Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment: Issues and Potential Solutions (2). Issues in Environmental Science and Technology Royal Society of Chemistry pp. 114-126. Cadair2016.
Transformation and Transgene Expression. In (eds) Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences. 2ndth edn, Elsevier pp. 258-254. Cadair2016.
Introduction: Biotechnology of major cereals. In (ed) Biotechnology of Major Cereals. CABI Publishing pp. 1-4. Cadair2016.
Genome editing in cereals: current status and future potential. In (ed) Biotechnology of Major Cereals. CABI Publishing pp. 125-132. Cadair2016.
Are plants engineered with CRISPR technology genetically modified organisms? Cadair2016.
Precision breeding needs smarter regulation. Cadair2016.
Efficient method for rapid multiplication of clean and healthy willow clones via in vitro propagation with broad genotype applicability. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45 (11) pp. 1662-1667. 10.1139/cjfr-2015-0055 Cadair2015.
Scientific Opinion on an application (Reference EFSA-GMO-NL-2011-100) for the placing on the market of the herbicide-tolerant, increased oleic acid genetically modified soybean MON 87705$ MON 89788 for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Monsanto. EFSA Journal 13 (7) 4178 10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4178 Cadair2015.
Updating risk management recommendations to limit exposure of non-target Lepidoptera of conservation concern in protected habitats to Bt-maize pollen. EFSA Journal 13 (7) 4127 10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4127 Cadair2015.
Scientific Opinion on the application (EFSA-GMO-BE-2012-110) for the placing on the market of tissue-selective herbicide-tolerant genetically modified maize MON 87427 for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from. EFSA Journal 13 (6) 4130 10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4130 Cadair2015.
Scientific Opinion on application (EFSA-GMO-NL-2012-108) for the placing on the market of the herbicide-tolerant genetically modified soybean MON 87708$ MON 89788 for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from. EFSA Journal 13 (6) 4136 10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4136 Cadair2015.
Scientific Opinion on application (EFSA-GMO-DE-2011-95) for the placing on the market of genetically modified maize 5307 for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Syngenta Crop Protection AG. EFSA Journal 13 (5) pp. 4083. 10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4083 Cadair2015.
Molecular characterization of two isoforms of a farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase gene in wheat and their roles in sesquiterpene synthesis and inducible defence against aphid infestation. New Phytologist 206 (3) pp. 1101-1115. 10.1111/nph.13302 Cadair2015.
Wheat Biotechnology: Current Status and Future Prospects. In (eds) Recent Advancements in Gene Expression and Enabling Technologies in Crop Plants. Springer Nature pp. 263-290. Cadair2015.
Potential for RNAi-mediated insect control in crop plants. 248th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS). Cadair2014.
Delivering sustainable crop protection systems via the seed: exploiting natural constitutive and inducible defence pathways. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 369 (1639) 0281 10.1098/rstb.2012.0281 Cadair2014.
Scientific Opinion on applications (EFSA-GMO-UK-2008-57 and EFSA-GMO-RX-MON15985) for the placing on the market of insect-resistant genetically modified cotton MON 15985 for food and feed uses, import and processing 1, and for the renewal of authorisation of existing products produced from cotton MON 159852, both under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Monsanto. EFSA Journal 12 (7) 3770 10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3770 Cadair2014.
Scientific Opinion on a notification (reference C/NL/09/01) for the placing on the market of the genetically modified carnation IFD-25958-3 with a modified colour, for import of cut flowers for ornamental use, under Part C of Directive 2001/18/EC from Florigene. EFSA Journal 12 (12) 3934 10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3934 Cadair2014.
Statement on a request from the European Commission related to the emergency measure notified by Bulgaria on genetically modified maize MON 810 according to Article 34 of Regulation (EC) 1829/2003. EFSA Journal 12 (12) 3962 10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3962 Cadair2014.
Intracellular traffi cking and tissue distribution of gluten proteins: The epitope-tagging approach. 11th International Gluten Workshop. Cadair2014.
Genetic transformation of wheat via particle bombardment. In (eds) Cereal Genomics: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1099 Springer Nature pp. 201-218. 10.1007/978-1-62703-715-0_17 Cadair2014.
Genetic transformation of wheat via Agrobacterium-mediated DNA delivery. In (eds) Cereal Genomics: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1099 Springer Nature pp. 235-250. 10.1007/978-1-62703-715-0_19 Cadair2014.
Identifying potential RNAi targets in grain aphid (Sitobion avenae F.) based on transcriptome profiling of its alimentary canal after feeding on wheat plants. BMC Genomics 14 560 10.1186/1471-2164-14-560 Cadair2013.
Metabolic Engineering of Plant-derived (E)-$-farnesene Synthase Genes for a Novel Type of Aphid-resistant Genetically Modified Crop PlantsF. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 54 (5) pp. 282-299. 10.1111/j.1744-7909.2012.01107.x Cadair2012.
Biolistic-and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation protocols for wheat. In (eds) Plant Cell Culture Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 877 Springer Nature pp. 357-384. 10.1007/978-1-61779-818-4_27 Cadair2012.
Improving wheat protein quality for breadmaking: the role of biotechnology. In (ed) Breadmaking: Improving Quality. Food Science, Technology and Nutrition 2ndth edn, Elsevier pp. 237-258. Cadair2012.
Promoter validation for transgene expression in wheat: a resource for vector design. Aspects of Applied Biology (110) Cadair2011.
An Ac/Ds transposon tagging system in wheat. Aspects of Applied Biology (110) Cadair2011.
GM Crops: From Basic Research to Application, Association of Applied Biologists Cadair2011.
Manipulating Rab GTPase activity in wheat to improve gluten quality for breadmaking. Aspects of Applied Biology (110) pp. 15-23. Cadair2011.
Wheat genetic engineering in China, current status and challenges to commercialization. Aspects of Applied Biology (110) Cadair2011.
Increasing RuBP regeneration SP1. 6: improving the thermal stability of Rubisco activase. International Workshop of the Wheat Yield Consortium, 1. Proceedings; CENEB, CIMMYT. Cd. Obregon, Sonora (Mexico); 1-3 Mar 2011. Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop of the Wheat Yield Consortium International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center pp. 25. Other Cadair2011.
Monitoring the fate of GFP-tagged plastids in transgenic wheat pollen. Aspects of Applied Biology (110) Cadair2011.
Transgenic wheat emitting aphid alarm pheromone,(E)-$-farnesene. Aspects of Applied Biology (110) Cadair2011.
Structural determinants and the effect of the food matrix on stability of non-specific lipid transfer proteins to digestion. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 65 (3) 29th Congress of the European-Academy-of-Allergy-and-Clinical-Immunology (EAACI). pp. 400-400. Cadair2010.
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum cv Stewart) with improved efficiency. Journal of Experimental Botany 61 (6) pp. 1567-1581. 10.1093/jxb/erq035 Cadair2010.
Wheat genetic transformation in China, current status and future prospects. Crop Science Society of China 2010 Annual Conference. Cadair2010.
A transgenic approach to understanding gene expression in cereals. Options Méditerranéennes. Série A : Séminaires Méditerranéens 81 pp. 427-430. Cadair2009.
Integrated Approaches to Wheat Improvement in Drought-Stressed Environments. Biology conference in 2009 to integrate plants. Cadair2009.
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of bread and durum wheat using freshly isolated immature embryos. In (eds) Transgenic Whaeat, Barley and Oats: Production and Characterization Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 478 2nd edn, Springer Nature pp. 93-103. 10.1007/978-1-59745-379-0_5 Cadair2009.
Selection of transformed plants. In (eds) Transgenic Wheat, Barley and Oats: Production and Characterization Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 478 Springer Nature pp. 23-37. 10.1007/978-1-59745-379-0_2 Cadair2009.
Biolistics transformation of wheat. In (eds) Transgenic Wheat, Barley and Oats: Production and Characterization Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 478 Springer Nature pp. 71-92. 10.1007/978-1-59745-379-0_4 Cadair2009.
Promoter sequences for defining transgene expression. In (eds) Transgenic Wheat, Barley and Oats: Production and Characterization Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 478 pp. 171-184. 10.1007/978-1-59745-379-0_11 Cadair2009.
Transgenic Wheat, Barley and Oats: Production and Characterization. In (eds) Transgenic Wheat, Barley and Oats: Production and Characterization Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 478 1st edn, Springer Nature pp. 3-20. 10.1007/978-1-59745-379-0_1 Cadair2008.
Detailed analysis of the expression of an alpha-gliadin promoter and the deposition of alpha-gliadin protein during wheat grain development. Annals of Botany 102 (3) pp. 331-342. 10.1093/aob/mcn114 Cadair2008.
Visualisation of plastids in endosperm, pollen and roots of transgenic wheat expressing modified GFP fused to transit peptides from wheat SSU RubisCO, rice FtsZ and maize ferredoxin III proteins. Transgenic Research 17 (4) pp. 529-543. 10.1007/s11248-007-9126-7 Cadair2008.
Efficient and rapid Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum) using additional virulence genes. Transgenic Research 17 (3) pp. 425-436. 10.1007/s11248-007-9116-9 Cadair2008.
Technological quality of field grown transgenic lines of commercial wheat cultivars expressing the 1Ax1 HMW glutenin subunit gene. Journal of Cereal Science 47 (2) pp. 310-321. 10.1016/j.jcs.2007.04.010 Cadair2008.
Effects of Climate Change on Plants: Implications for Agriculture. Aspects of Applied Biology Association of Applied Biologists Cadair2008.
Erratum: Characterisation of T-DNA loci and vector backbone sequences in transgenic wheat produced by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation (vol 18, pg 195, 2006). Molecular Breeding 20 (3) pp. 293-293. 10.1007/s11032-007-9090-1 Cadair2007.
Isolation and characterization of Viviparous-1 genes in wheat cultivars with distinct ABA sensitivity and pre-harvest sprouting tolerance. Journal of Experimental Botany 58 (11) pp. 2863-2871. 10.1093/jxb/erm073 Cadair2007.
Promoter analysis and immunolocalisation show that puroindoline genes are exclusively expressed in starchy endosperm cells of wheat grain. Plant Molecular Biology 64 (1-2) pp. 125-136. 10.1007/s11103-007-9139-x Cadair2007.
Decreased shoot stature and grain alpha-amylase activity following ectopic expression of a gibberellin 2-oxidase gene in transgenic wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany 58 (12) pp. 3213-3226. 10.1093/jxb/erm166 Cadair2007.
Using epitope tagging to explore the trafficking, location and functional properties of wheat gluten proteins. 9th Annual Gluten Workshop. 9th Annual Gluten Workshop. pp. 112-116. Cadair2007.
Simple integration patterns observed by transformation with the Glu-D1x5 gene as a linear fragment. 9th Annual Gluten Workshop. 9th Annual Gluten Workshop. pp. 6-8. Cadair2007.
Combined expression of gluten strength and grain hardness genes by crossing transgenic plants with elite wheat varieties. 9th Annual Gluten Workshop. 9th Annual Gluten Workshop. pp. 58-62. Cadair2007.
9 - Developing allergen-free foods by genetic manipulation. In (eds) Managing Allergens in Food. Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition Elsevier pp. 147-158. 10.1533/9781845692278.2.147 Cadair2006.
Characterisation of T-DNA loci and vector backbone sequences in transgenic wheat produced by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Molecular Breeding 18 (3) pp. 195-208. 10.1007/s11032-006-9027-0 Cadair2006.
Comparative field performance over 3 years and two sites of transgenic wheat lines expressing HMW subunit transgenes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 113 (1) pp. 128-136. 10.1007/s00122-006-0279-1 Cadair2006.
Advances in Transformation Technologies. In (ed) Plant Biotechnology: Current and Future Applications of Genetically Modified Crops. Wiley pp. 71-90. Cadair2006.
Investigating plastid development and gene flow using plastid-targeted GFP in transgenic wheat. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology 141 (3) pp. S270-S270. 10.1016/j.cbpb.2005.05.009 Cadair2005.
Expression of fission yeast cdc25 driven by the wheat ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase large subunit promoter reduces pollen viability and prevents transmission of the transgene in wheat. New Phytologist 166 (1) pp. 185-192. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2004.01299.x Cadair2005.
Molecular genetic analysis of silencing in two lines of Triticum aestivum transformed with the reporter gene construct pAHC25. Annals of Applied Biology 146 (3) pp. 311-320. 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2005.040121.x Cadair2005.
Gene marksmanship access to quality HMW subunit gene expression in transgenic wheat. Chinese Agricultural Sciences 38 (5) pp. 874-881. Cadair2005.
Transformation and expression of high molecular weight glutenin subunit genes in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties. Scientia Agricultura Sinica 38 (5) pp. 874-881. Cadair2005.
Benign marker systems for wheat transgenics. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology 141 (3 (Supplement)) pp. S286-S286. 10.1016/j.cbpb.2005.05.009 Cadair2005.
Genetic manipulation of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) synthesis in a commercial variety of evening primrose (Oenothera sp.). Plant Biotechnology Journal 2 (4) pp. 351-7. 10.1111/j.1467-7652.2004.00079.x Cadair2004.
The potential of biotechnology to produce novel gluten phenotypes. In (eds) Gluten Proteins. Royal Society of Chemistry Special Publications 8th International Gluten Workshop. Royal Society of Chemistry pp. 14-17. Cadair2004.
The use of biotechnology to study wheat endosperm development and improve grain quality. In (eds) The Gluten Proteins. ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS 8th International Gluten Workshop. Royal Society of Chemistry pp. 3-5. Cadair2004.
Selectable Markers: Antibiotic and Herbicide Resistance. In (ed) Transgenic Plants: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 286 Springer Nature pp. 191-201. 10.1385/1-59259-827-7:191 Cadair2004.
Genetically modified organisms: transgenesis in plants. Tourte Y. 2003. Enfield, NH, USA: Science Publishers. US$29·50 (softback). 124 pp. Annals of Botany 93 (1) pp. 115-115. 10.1093/aob/mch001 Cadair2004.
Transformation of wheat by biolistics. In (ed) Transgenic Crops of the World: Essential Protocols. 1st edn, Springer Nature pp. 19-34. Cadair2004.
Wheat transgenics: where are we now. In (eds) Cereals 2004: Proceedings of 5th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference and 11th Wheat Breeders Assembly. Cereals 2004. Royal Australian Chemical Institute pp. 380-383. Cadair2004.
Transgenic approaches to study quality traits in cereals. The BCPC International Congress Crop Science or Technology 2003: Proceedings of the International Congress held in Glasgow, UK, 10-12 November 2003. International Congress on Crop Science and Technology. British Crop Production Council pp. 133-140. Cadair2003.
Expression of the gamma-zein protein of maize in seeds of transgenic barley: effects on grain composition and properties. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 106 (6) pp. 1139-1146. 10.1007/s00122-002-1162-3 Cadair2003.
Expression of antisense SnRK1 protein kinase sequence causes abnormal pollen development and male sterility in transgenic barley. Plant Journal 28 (4) pp. 431-441. 10.1046/j.1365-313X.2001.01167.x Cadair2001.
High frequency of adventitious shoot regeneration from commercial cultivars of evening primrose (Oenothera spp.) using thidiazuron. Annals of Applied Biology 138 (3) pp. 329-332. 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2001.tb00117.x Cadair2001.
Expression of HMW subunit, gamma-zein and uidA genes in endosperms of transgenic bread wheat. In (eds) Wheat in a Global Environment: Proceedings of the 6th International Wheat Conference, 5-9 June, Budapest, Hungary. Developments in Plant Breeding, vol. 9 6th International Wheat Conference. Springer Nature pp. 177-181. Cadair2001.
Transformation of elite wheat varieties for improved end-use qualities: Modification of gibberellin levels and pre-harvest sprouting. In (eds) Wheat in a Global Environment: Proceedings of the 6th International Wheat Conference, 5-9 June 2000, Budapest, Hungary. Developments in Plant Breeding, vol. 9 6th International Wheat Conference. Springer Nature pp. 203-209. Cadair2001.
Improving the bread-making quality of elite wheat varieties by genetic engineering. Aspects of Applied Biology 64 pp. 61-62. Cadair2001.
Morphological and metabolic changes in transgenic wheat with altered glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase or acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterase activities. Biochemical Society Transactions 28 (6) 14th International Symposium on Plant Lipids. pp. 682-683. 10.1042/bst0280682 Cadair2000.
Expression of HMW glutenin subunits in field grown transgenic wheat. Wheat gluten. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop Gluten 2000, Bristol, UK, 2-6 April 2000. pp. 77-79. 10.1039/9781847552372-00077 Cadair2000.
Identification and analysis of proteins that interact with the Avena fatua homologue of the maize transcription factor VIVIPAROUS 1. Plant Journal 21 (2) pp. 133-142. 10.1046/j.1365-313x.2000.00662.x Cadair2000.
Modification of storage protein composition in transgenic bread wheat. In (eds) Wheat Gluten. ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS 7th International Wheat Gluten Workshop. Royal Society of Chemistry pp. 84-87. Cadair2000.
Modification of the LMW glutenin subunit composition of durum wheat by microprojectile-mediated transformation. In (eds) Wheat Gluten. ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS 7th International Wheat Gluten Workshop. Royal Society of Chemistry pp. 93-96. Cadair2000.
Transformation of commercial wheat varieties with high molecular weight glutenin subunit genes. In (eds) Wheat Gluten. ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS 7th International Wheat Gluten Workshop. Royal Society of Chemistry pp. 88-92. Cadair2000.
Improvement of durum wheat quality by genetic engineering. International workshop on durum wheat, semolina and pasta quality: Recent achievements and new trends. pp. 9-15. Cadair2000.
Seeds get a wake-up call: A better understanding of seed dormancy will have important implications for agriculture and food processing, and could even help frustrated gardeners in their battle against weeds. Biologist 46 pp. 65-69. Cadair1999.
Genotype and environment interact to control dormancy and differential expression of the VIVIPAROUS 1 homologue in embryos of Avena fatua. Plant Journal 12 (4) pp. 911-920. 10.1046/j.1365-313X.1997.12040911.x Cadair1997.
The role of G-proteins in intracellular signalling mechanisms of wild oat (Avena fatua) aleurone.1996.