Mr Robert Darby

Mr Robert Darby

Senior Research Officer

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Manipulating plant secondary metabolism to study plant pathogen interactions.

Investigating mechanisms giving rise to induced resistance in plants.

Using 'metabolome' profiling to identify changes, following infection of plants with pathogens.

Gene transfer between plants and soil borne bacteria.


Harpin modulates the accumulation of salicylic acid by Arabidopsis cells via apoplastic alkalizationMur, L. A. J., Clarke, A., Kenton, P. & Darby, R. M. 2005 In : Journal of Experimental Botany.p. 3129-31368 p.
Food quality and microbial succession in ageing earthworm casts: standard microbial indices and metabolic fingerprintingScullion, J., Goodacre, R., Elliott, G. N., Huang, W., Worgan, H., Gwynn-Jones, D., Griffith, G. W., Darby, R. M., Bailey, M. J., Clegg, C. D. & Draper, J. H. 2003 p. 5-62 p.
Use of earthworm casts to validate FT-IR spectroscopy as a 'sentinel' technology for high-throughput monitoring of global changes in microbial ecologyScullion, J., Elliott, G. N., Huang, W., Goodacre, R., Worgan, H., Darby, R. M., Bailey, M. J., Gwynn-Jones, D., Griffith, G. W., Winson, M. K., Williams, P. A., Clegg, C. D. & Draper, J. 2003 In : Pedobiologia.47, 5-6, p. 440-4467 p.
Metabolic Engineering, metabolite profiling and machine learning to investigate the phloem-mobile signal in systemic acquired resistance in tobaccoDraper, J., Darby, R. M., Beckmann, M., Maddison, A. L., Mondhe, M., Sheldrick, C., Taylor, J., Goodacre, R. & Kell, D. B. 2002
Genomic computing. Explanatory analysis of plant expression profiling data using machine learning.Kell, D. B., Draper, J. H. & Darby, R. M. 2001 In : Plant Physiology.p. 943-9519 p.
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