Dr Maurice Bosch

Dr Maurice Bosch

Senior Lecturer

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I received my PhD at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 2002 on a thesis entitled A Functional Study of Pistil-Specific Proline-Rich Glycoproteins under supervision of Titti Mariani. For my first postdoctoral work I moved to the US to join the lab of Peter Hepler (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).

In Peter's lab I further developed my research interest in studying structural cell wall components and cell wall dynamics. My research focused on the regulation of cell wall pectin dynamics by the enzyme pectin methylesterase using pollen tubes as a model system.

In 2005 I joined the lab of Noni Franklin-Tong in Birmingham and studied the temporal and spatial activation of caspase-like activities essential for the execution of Programmed Cell Death induced in self incompatible Papaver pollen.

In April 2008 I moved to Aberystwyth to join IBERS at Aberystwyth University.

My research involves two different areas: Plant Cell Wall Biology and Self-Incompatibility

Plant Cell wall related work mainly focuses on the identification of the molecular and biological features underpinning cell wall recalcitrance to sugar release, and elucidating how different environmental conditions affect cell wall related traits relevant for plant growth and development, biorefining, and ruminant digestion.

Research on Self-Incompatibility (SI) aims at increasing mechanistic understanding of SI in plants and identification of the genetic components controlling SI in grasses.

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  • Rakesh Bhatia; Ricardo da Costa; Lori Fisher; Research Groups

    Publications

    Exploring design principles of biological and living building envelopes: what can we learn from plant cell walls?Xing, Y., Jones, P., Bosch, M., Donnison, I., Spear, M. & Ormondroyd, G. 2017 In : Intelligent Buildings International.
    Genetic engineering of grass cell wall polysaccharides for biorefining: Engineering grass cell wall polysaccharidesBhatia, R., Gallagher, J., Gomez, L. D. & Bosch, M. 2017 In : Plant Biotechnology Journal.15, 9, p. 1071-1092
    A Cell wall Reference Profile for Miscanthus Bioenergy-crops Highlights Compositional and Structural Variations Associated with Development and Organ Originda Costa, R., Pattathil, S., Avci, U., Lee, S. J., Hazen, S. P., Winters, A., Hahn, M. & Bosch, M. 2017 In : New Phytologist.213, 4, p. 1710-1725
    Linking dynamic phenotyping with metabolite analysis to study natural variation in drought responses of Brachypodium distachyonFisher, L., Han, J., Corke, F., Akinyemi, A., Didion, T., Nielsen, K. K., Doonan, J., Mur, L. & Bosch, M. 2016 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.7, 1751
    Review: Improving the impact of plant science on urban planning and designWootton-Beard, P., Xing, Y., Durai Prabhakaran, R. T., Robson, P., Bosch, M., Thornton, J., Ormondroyd, G., Jones, P. & Donnison, I. 2016 In : Buildings.6, 4, 27 p.
    An efficient assay for ferulic acid esterase and para-coumaric acid esterases in plants at physiologically relevant activitiesShah, I., Donnison, I., Insole, J., Winters, A., Dalton, S., Woodman, T., Bosch, M. & Threadgill, M. D. 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Cell Chemistry and Biology.6, 5, p. 300-31111 p.
    Cell wall biomass preparation and Fourier transform mid-infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to study cell wall compositionFernandes Da Costa, R. M., Allison, G. & Bosch, M. 2015 In : Bio-protocol.5, 11
    Self-Incompatibility-induced Programmed Cell Death in Papaver pollen involves dramatic acidification of the incompatible pollen tube cytosolWilkins, K. A., Bosch, M., Haque, T., Teng, N., Poulter, N. S. & Franklin-Tong, V. E. 2015 In : Plant Physiology.167, 3, p. 766-77914 p.
    Genotype, development and tissue-derived variation of cell-wall properties in the lignocellulosic energy crop MiscanthusFernandes Da Costa, R. M., Lee, S. J., Allison, G. G., Hazen, S. P., Winters, A. & Bosch, M. 2014 In : Annals of Botany.114, 6, p. 1265-127713 p.
    Revealing the Molecular and Physiological Responses to Water Deficit in the Bioenergy Crop Miscanthus x giganteusIngs, J., Mur, L. A. J., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Bosch, M. & Robson, P. R. 2014 p. 34
    Genetic engineering of lignocellulosic biomass in grasses: from gene function analysis to targeted in planta deconstructionBhatia, R., Dalton, S. J., Roberts, L. A., Gallagher, J. A. & Bosch, M. 2014
    Transcriptional regulators of Arabidopsis secondary cell wall formation: tools to re-program and improve cell wall traitsBhatia, R. & Bosch, M. 2014 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.5, 192
    Genome-wide association studies and prediction of 17 traits related to phenology, biomass and cell wall composition in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensisSlavov, G. T., Nipper, R., Robson, P., Farrar, K., Allison, G. G., Bosch, M., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Donnison, I. S. & Jensen, E. 2014 In : New Phytologist.201, 4, p. 1227-123913 p.
    Genome-wide association studies and prediction of traits related to phenology, biomass and cell wall composition in Miscanthus sinensis.Slavov, G. T., Nipper, R., Robson, P. R., Farrar, K., Allison, G. G., Bosch, M., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Donnison, I. S. & Jensen, E. F. 2014 p. W422
    Chemometric analysis of hyperspectral Raman datasets to explore plant cell wall composition and architectureAllison, G. G., Cookson, A. R., Bosch, M. & Donnison, I. S. 2014
    Chemometric analysis of hyperspectral Raman datasets to explore plant cell wall composition and architectureAllison, G. G., Cookson, A. R., Bosch, M. & Donnison, I. S. 2014
    Cell-wall compositional analysis of the energy crop Miscanthus as a means to optimise its application as a feedstock for bioenergy and biorefiningFernandes Da Costa, R. M., Winters, A. L. & Bosch, M. 2013 p. O6-03
    In situ analysis of cell wall polysaccharides in stems of Miscanthus speciesXue, J., Bosch, M. & Knox, J. P. 2013 p. P1-05
    Exploiting Brachypodium to Identify Cell Wall-Specific Responses to DroughtFisher, L., Mur, L. A. J., Didion, T., Nielsen, K. K. & Bosch, M. 2013 p. S4.4
    Heterogeneity and glycan masking of cell wall microstructures in the stems of Miscanthus x giganteus, and its parents M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorusXue, J., Bosch, M. & Knox, J. P. 2013 In : PLoS One.8, 11, e82114
    Physiological and growth responses to water deficit in the bioenergy crop Miscanthus x giganteusIngs, J., Mur, L. A. J., Robson, P. R. H. & Bosch, M. 2013 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.4, p. 468
    Lignocellulosic feedstocks: research progress and challenges in optimising biomass quality and yieldBosch, M. & Hazen, S. P. 2013 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.
    Advances in the genetic dissection of plant cell walls: tools and resources available in MiscanthusSlavov, G. T., Allison, G. G. & Bosch, M. 2013 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.4, 21 p., 217
    Chemometric analysis of hyperspectral Raman datasets to explore plant cell wall composition and architectureAllison, G. G., Cookson, A. R., Bosch, M. & Donnison, I. S. 2012
    Unravelling the regulatory network controlling cell wall synthesis in grasses to improve the conversation of lignocellulosic biomass into biofuelsBosch, M., Roberts, L., Dalton, S., Cookson, A., Timms-Taravella, E., Allison, G. & Donnison, I. 2012
    Progress towards elucidating the mechanisms of self-incompatibility in the grasses: further insights from studies in LoliumKlaas, M., Yang, B., Bosch, M., Thorogood, D., Manzanares, C., Armstead, I. P., Franklin, F. C. H. & Barth, S. 2011 In : Annals of Botany.108, 4, p. 677-6859 p.
    Identification of genes involved in cell wall biogenesis in grasses by differential gene expression profiling of elongating and non-elongating maize internodesBosch, M., Mayer, C-D., Cookson, A. & Donnison, I. S. 2011 In : Journal of Experimental Botany.62, 10, p. 3545-356117 p.
    Plant Reproduction: Does size matter?Nieuwland, J., de Graaf, B. H. J., Cheung, A. Y. & Bosch, M. 2011 In : New Phytologist.190, 4, p. 812-8154 p.
    Reactive oxygen species and Nitric Oxide mediate actin reorganization and programmed cell death in the Self-Incompatibility response of PapaverWilkins, K. A., Bancroft, J., Bosch, M., Ings, J., Smirnoff, N. & Franklin-Tong, V. E. 2011 In : Plant Physiology.156, 1, p. 404-41613 p.
    Proteins implicated in mediating Self-Incompatibility-induced alterations to the actin cytoskeleton of Papaver pollenPoulter, N. S., Bosch, M. & Franklin-Tong, V. E. 2011 In : Annals of Botany.108, 4, p. 659-67517 p.
    Brachypodium as a model for studying traits relevant for the development of bioenergy grassesBosch, M., Roberts, L. A., Dalton, S. J., Robson, P. R., Donnison, I. S., Nielsen, K. & Mur, L. A. J. 2011 p. Abstract No: P2.9
    Neomycin phosphotransferase gene (nptII) as a selectable marker for Brachypodium BD21Dalton, S. J., Bosch, M., Robson, P. R. & Donnison, I. S. 2011
    Genetic engineering of energy crops to improve the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into biofuelsBosch, M., Roberts, L., Dalton, S., Timms-Taravella, E., Carli, J., Allison, G. & Donnison, I. 2011 Aspects of Applied Biology 110.Association of Applied Biologists, p. 104-1041 p.
    Self-incompatibility in Papaver: Identification of the pollen S-determinant PrpSPoulter, N. S., Wheeler, M. J., Bosch, M. & Franklin-Tong, V. E. 2010 In : Biochemical Society Transactions.38, 2, p. 588-5925 p.
    Characterization of a legumain/vacuolar processing enzyme and YVADase activity in Papaver pollenBosch, M., Poulter, N. S., Perry, R. M., Wilkins, K. A. & Franklin-Tong, V. E. 2010 In : Plant Molecular Biology.74, 4-5, p. 381-39313 p.
    Exocytosis precedes and predicts the increase in growth in oscillating pollen tubesMcKenna, S. T., Kunkel, J. G., Bosch, M., Rounds, C. M., Vidali, L., Winship, L. J. & Hepler, P. K. 2009 In : Plant Cell.21, 10, p. 3026-304015 p.
    A gene-discovery approach to identify new players in the regulation of cell wall composition and cross-linking in grassesBosch, M. 2009
    Exocytosis leads and endocytosis follows the increase in growth rate in oscillating pollen tubesMcKenna, S. T., Kunkel, J. G., Bosch, M., Rounds, C., Vidali, L., Winship, L. J. & Hepler, P. K. 2008 p. 22
    Initiation of programmed cell death in self-incompatibility: role for cytoskeleton modifications and several caspase-like activitiesBosch, M., Poulter, N. S., Vatovec, . S. & Franklin-Tong, V. E. 2008 In : Molecular Plant.1, 6, p. 879-8879 p.
    Signalling to programmed cell death in self-incompatible pollenBosch, M., de Graaf, B. H. J., Poulter, N., Vatovec, S., Li, S. & Franklin-Tong, V. E. 2008 p. S144
    Self-incompatibility in Papaver: signalling to trigger PCD in incompatible pollenBosch, M. & Franklin-Tong, V. E. 2008 In : Journal of Experimental Botany.59, 3, p. 481-49010 p.