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With the highest number of citations-per-paper for biological sciences in Europe (2013 QS World University Rankings), over £100 million of research income in 2013 and nearly 900 staff from over 60 countries worldwide, the School enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities for fundamental research and translation.

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Plant Sciences 2008

Tilston, E.L., Halpin, C., and Hopkins, D.W. (2008) Decomposition of tobacco roots with modified phenylpropanoid content by fungi with contrasting lignocellulose degradation strategies. FEMS Microbiology Letters.

Tilston, E.L, Halpin, C., and Hopkins, D.W. (2008) Tissue culture propagation alters plant–microbe interactions in tobacco rhizosphere. Biol Fertil Soils.

Douglas, E., and Halpin, C. (in press) “Gene Stacking”. In: Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement, 2nd edition, SM Jain and DS Brar Eds. Springer

Plant Sciences 2009

Andrews, M., Lea, P. J., Raven, J. A. and Azevedo, R. A. (2009) Nitrogen use efficiency. 3. Nitrogen fixation: genes and costs. Annals of Applied Biology. 155, 1-13

Andrews, M., Maule, H. G., Hodge, S., Cherrill, A. and Raven, J. A. (2009) Seed dormancy, nitrogen nutrition and shade acclimation of Impatiens glandulifera: implications for successful invasion of deciduous woodland. Plant Ecology & Diversity. 2, 145-153

Plant Sciences 2010

Bos, J. I. B., Armstrong, M. R., Gilroy, E. M., Boevink, P. C., Hein, I., Taylor, R. M., Tian, Z. D., Engelhardt, S., Vetukuri, R. R., Harrower, B., Dixelius, C., Bryan, G., Sadanandom, A., Whisson, S. C., Kamoun, S. and Birch, P. R. J. (2010) Phytophthora infestans effector AVR3a is essential for virulence and manipulates plant immunity by stabilizing host E3 ligase CMPG1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107, 9909-9914.

Plant Sciences 2011

Boevink, P. C., Birch, P. R. and Whisson, S. C. (2011) Imaging fluorescently tagged Phytophthora effector proteins inside infected plant tissue. Methods Mol Biol, 712, 195-209. PMID: 21359810

Gilroy, E. M., Taylor, R. M., Hein, I., Boevink, P., Sadanandom, A. and Birch, P. R. (2011) CMPG1-dependent cell death follows perception of diverse pathogen elicitors at the host plasma membrane and is suppressed by Phytophthora infestans RXLR effector AVR3a. New Phytol, 190, 653-666. PMID: 21348873

Plant Sciences 2012

Birch, P. R. J., Bryan, G., Fenton, B., Gilroy, E. M., Hein, I., Jones, J., Taylor, M., Torrance, L. and Toth, I. K. (2012) Re-localisation of late blight resistance protein R3a to endosomal compartments is associated with effector recognition and required for the immune response. Food Security. 4, 477-508

Nucleic Acid Structure Group 2008

Lilley, D.M.J. (2008) DNA Junctions and their Interaction with Resolving Enzymes In Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions: Structural Biology [Eds Rice, P.A. and Correll, C.C.] RSC publications, 129-149.

Déclais, A.C., and Lilley, D.M.J. (2008) New insight into the recognition of branched DNA structure by junction-resolving enzymes Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 18, 86-95.

Lilley, D.M.J. (2008) Four-way helical junctions in DNA molecules in Mathematics of DNA Structure, Function, and Interactions. IMA In press.