Current lab members

Sue Marcus: Laboratory technician, plant & animal cell culture, preparation of monoclonal antibodies.

Jumana Akhtar: PhD student, with Katie Field, studying polysaccharide root exudates funded by BBSRC.

Katie Schulz: PhD student, with Christine Foyer, studying carrot blackening funded by BBSRC.

Martin Kieffer: post-doc, with Katie Field and Stefan Kepinski, on roots and conservation agriculture in GCRF-AFRICAP project

Sam Amsbury: post-doc, with Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso, on glucan monoclonal antibodies in GrowMedTech project.

Former lab members

Sara Pose Albacete: post-doctoral EU Marie Curie transnational research fellow studying fruit development

Valérie Cornuault:post-doctoral researcher studying cell wall matrix glycans in a project funded by BBSRC.

Rachel O’Neill: PhD student with Rothamsted Research & British Sugar studied sugar beet cell walls.

Andrew Galloway: PhD student studied root glycans supported by UoL 110 Anniversary studentship

Mercedes Hernandez: PhD student on Marie Curie WallTraC programme studied fibre cell development.

Richard Palmer: PhD student studied wheat and rice grain developmentat at Rothamsted Research

Thomas Torode: PhD student studied algal cell walls in a project funded by BBSRC

Corinne Shaw: PhD student in a White Rose Network collaborative project studied deconstruction of Miscanthus cell walls.

Jie Xue: PhD student worked on grass cell walls funded by a China Scholarship Council/UoL scholarship.

Craig Deakin: MSc by Research student studied cyanobacterial:root interactions.

Kieran Lee: Studied cell walls in relation to seed germination with the vSEED consortium and funded by ERANET/BBSRC.

Tom Benians: PhD student working on cell walls and cotton fibres with Bayer Bioscience funded by the BBSRC

Prof Carem Gledes Vargas-Rechia: visiting researcher from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Peter Talboys: PhD student, with Dr. Hanma Zhang, working on Arabidopsis root growth funded by the BBSRC.

Owen Jackson: PhD student, with Dr. David Adams, worked on Nostoc-Gunnera interactions funded by the BBSRC.

Li Yu: visiting PhD student from Northeast Normal University, China, worked on ginseng funded by CSC.

PhD Study

Postgraduate research projects are available in areas concerning root exudate polysaccharides – contact Prof Paul Knox.

Please see Centre for Plant Sciences for details of the centre and its PG studentships.

For application procedures, requirements and forms contact the Faculty of Biological Sciences Graduate School.

Post-doctoral positions

If you are interested in post-doctoral work in the laboratory please contact Prof Paul Knox.