Prof John Doonan

BSc Hons (Leeds), PhD (Leeds)

Prof John Doonan

Chair (DLM)

IBERS

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John Doonan has more than 25 years experience in genetics and developmental cell biology of plants and fungi. Before joining IBERS as Director of the National Plant Phenomics Centre , he was Group Leader at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. Previous to that he worked at the Robert Wood Johnston Medical School in New Jersey, USA and obtained his PhD from Leeds University.

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Plant growth underpins the productivity of both natural and agricultural ecosystems. Our group uses both induced (mutants) and natural variation in experimental model systems and wheat to understand how plants grow and respond to their environment. Current research focuses on cyclin dependent protein kinase targets (a) in the microtubule system and (b) in the protein translation machinery. We are developing high throughput high content phenotyping technologies at the National Plant Phenomics Centre that will allow the better exploitation of genomic-type information in the process of both gene discovery and plant breeding.

Our lab welcomes visiting students, post-doc and academics on short and longer term training visits. Please contact us by email.

Research is supported by grants from the BBSRC, Leverhulme, FP7, BEAA, and the Welsh Government.

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Publications

Hamidinekoo, A, Garzon Martinez, GA, Ghahremani Boozandani, M, Corke, F, Zwiggelaar, R, Doonan, J & Lu, C 2020, 'DeepPod: A Convolutional Neural Network Based Quantification of Fruit Number in Arabidopsis', GigaScience, vol. 9, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giaa012
del Pozo, A, Méndez-Espinoza, AM, Romero-Bravo, S, Garriga, M, Estrada, F, Alcaíno, M, Camargo-Rodriguez, AV, Corke, FMK, Doonan, JH & Lobos, GA 2020, 'Genotypic variations in leaf and whole-plant water use efficiencies are closely related in bread wheat genotypes under well-watered and water-limited conditions during grain filling', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, no. 1, 460. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-57116-0
Gladala-Kostarz, A, Doonan, J & Bosch, M 2020, 'Mechanical stimulation in Brachypodium distachyon: Implications for fitness, productivity, and cell wall properties', Plant, Cell and Environment. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.13724
Nobre Nibau, C, Gallemi, M, Dadarou, D, Doonan, J & Cavallari, N 2020, 'Thermo-Sensitive Alternative Splicing of FLOWERING LOCUS M Is Modulated by Cyclin-Dependent Kinase G2', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 10, 1680. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01680
Wu, D, Guo, Z, Ye, J, Feng, H, Liu, J, Chen, G, Zheng, J, Yan, D, Yang, X, Xiong, X, Liu, Q, Niu, Z, Gay, A, Doonan, J, Xiong, L & Yang, W 2019, 'Combining high-throughput micro-CT-RGB phenotyping and genome-wide association study to dissect the genetic architecture of tiller growth in rice', Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 545-561. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ery373
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