Dr Helen Ougham PhD
Helen Ougham has a B.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Aberystwyth. She carried out research in plant science and crop bioinformatics for over 25 years at the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research and Aberystwyth University, and taught regularly on graduate courses in genetics and genomics at the University of Birmingham and in crop science at the IAMZ, Zaragoza. She was a member of BBSRC's Genes & Developmental Biology Committee and Tools & Resources Strategy Panel. Although nominally 'retired', she is still actively involved in scientific research, teaching on IBERS modules, writing, reviewing and editing. She is a co-editor of New Phytologist and an Honorary Research Fellow at East Malling Research. With Russ Jones, Howard (Sid) Thomas and Sue Waaland, Helen is author of the textbook The Molecular Life of Plants. She has been an organiser of Aberystwyth Science Cafe since it was launched in 2005.
Plant growth and development, particularly leaf senescence. Evolution and significance of autumn colours. Use of imaging in plant and agricultural science. Applications of bioinformatics and modelling in crop science. Cross-disciplinary research. Communicating science to non-specialists. Science through the medium of Welsh.
Senescence and crop performance. In (eds) Crop Physiology: Application for Genetic Improvement and Agronomy. Academic International Press pp. 223-250. Cadair2017.
Senescence and programmed cell death. In (eds) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants. Wiley pp. 925-982. Cadair2015.
Multiscale digital Arabidopsis predicts individual organ and whole-organism growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111 (39) pp. E4127-E4136. 10.1073/pnas.1410238111 Cadair2014.
Developing a physical map of the Lolium perenne genome based on High-Information Content BAC Fingerprinting and BAC-end sequencing. 1st Festulolium Working Group Workship, Eucarpia and Fodder Crops and Amenity Section. Other2011.
Linking models in the PlaSMo portal and modelling the biological clock. Systems approaches to crop improvement. Rothamsted research, Harpende, UK, 14-15 April. Cadair2011.
Natural faecal fluorophores and the potential of chlorophyll based markers to optimise fluorescence as a real-time solution for the detection of faecal contamination on carcasses. Meat Science 86 (4) pp. 966-975. 10.1016/j.meatsci.2010.08.002 Cadair2010.
Accumulation of chlorophyll catabolites photosensitizes the hypersensitive response elicited by Pseudomonas syringae in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist 188 (1) pp. 161-174. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03377.x Cadair2010.
PlasMo: Making existing plant and crop mathematical models available to plant systems biologist. Aspects 93: Integrated Agricultural Systems. Association of Applied Biologists Conference on Integrated Agricultural Systems: Methodologies, Modelling and Measuring. pp. S225-S226. Cadair2009.
PlaSMo: Making existing plant and crop mathematical models available to plant systems biologists. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology pp. 225-. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.04.562 Cadair2009.
Faecal Markers - Markers developed to optimise visualisation of faecal contamination on animal carcasses in the abattoir. Cadair2009.
Making crop and plant mathematical models easily accessible to the plant science and systems biology communities. Cadair2009.
Nondestructive analysis of senescence in mesophyll cells by spectral resolution of protein synthesis-dependent pigment metabolism. New Phytologist 179 (3) pp. 663-674. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02412.x Cadair Other2008.
Cytokinin promotes catalase and ascorbate peroxidase activities and preserves the chloroplast integrity during dark-senescence. Journal of Plant Physiology Biochemie und Physiologie der Pflanzen Zeitschrift für Pflanzenphysiologie 164 (12) pp. 1572-1582. 10.1016/j.jplph.2007.02.003 Cadair2007.
Throwing new light on the hypersensitive response. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology 146 (4) C2.9 Abstracts of the Annual Main Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2007.01.445 Cadair2007.
Modification of nitrogen remobilisation, grain fill and leaf senescence in maize (Zea mays L.) by transposon insertional mutagenensis in a protease gene. New Phytologist 173 (3) pp. 481-494. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01928.x Other Cadair2007.
From crop to model to crop: identifying the genetic basis of the staygreen mutation in the Lolium/Festuca forage and amenity grasses. New Phytologist 172 (4) pp. 592-597. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01922.x Cadair2006.
Hyperspectral imaging in plant science: some case studies of various stresses on different species and at different scales under laboratory and natural lighting conditions. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2006.01.053 Cadair2006.
Introgression mapping in the grasses. The 4th international symposium on the molecular breeding of forage and turf, a satellite workshop of the XXth International Grassland Congress. Cadair2005.
Discriminating stay-green grasses using hyperspectral imaging and chemometrics. In (ed) Molecular breeding for the genetic improvement of forage crops and turf. Wageningen Academic Publishers pp. 120. Cadair Other Other2005.
Photoinhibition and resistance to winter damage in stay-green amenity grasses. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A. Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Meeting. Cadair2004.
Update of ILGI and other Lolium data in the forage grass genome database (FOGGDB). Abstract Plant & Animal Genomes XI Conference. Cadair2003.
Hyperspectral imaging and machine learning as a no-invasive screening tool to determine crop maturity, nutritional status and stress. DEFRA Arable Crop Physiology and Technology Workshop. Cadair2003.
Hyperspectral imaging and machine learning as a non-invasive screening tool to determine crop maturity, nutritional status and stress. DEFRA Arable Crop Physiology and Technology Workshop. Cadair2003.
Hyperspectral imaging as a non-invasive tool to determine crop maturity, nutritional status and stress. 2002 Conference on Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture. Cadair2002.
Both light-dependent protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase A and protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase B are down-regulated in the slender mutant of barley. Journal of Experimental Botany 52 (360) pp. 1447-1454. 10.1093/jexbot/52.360.1447 Cadair2001.
Temperature shock proteins in plants. In (eds) Plant and Temperature. Society for Experimental Biology Society for Experimental Biology pp. 259-280. Cadair1988.