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Dr John Love

Dr John Love

Associate Professor in Plant & Industrial Biotechnology

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 Biocatalysis Centre BC2.1

 

Biocatalysis Centre, University of Exeter, The Henry Wellcome Building for Biocatalysis, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD , UK

Dr John Love

Dr John Love

I am an Associate Professor in Plant and Industrial Biotechnology. I joined the University of Exeter in 2003. I am the director of the Exeter Microbial Biofuels Group and lead an innovative research programme into plant cell signalling and bioenergy that employs a multidisciplinary combination of high throughput molecular biology, cellular imaging, biochemistry, bioinfomatics and synthetic biology.

In 2011/12 I held a BBSRC Industry Interchange Partnership with Shell Research UK where I was project manager for the photosynthetic microbial biofuels research programme at Shell Technology Centre Thornton.

Prior to Exeter I held a Broodbank Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, where I demonstrated a role for calcium-mediated signals in the perception of seasonality in flowering plants. I was a postdoctoral research associate at North Carolina State University, working closely with NASA scientists to understand the effects of microgravity on plant root growth; this experience brought me into contact with specialists from many different areas, and this multidisciplinary approach to solving problems has become a driver for my research.

My PhD was spent divided between laboratories at the University of Edinburgh and the Marine Biological Association, investigating the development of the early embryo in brown algae. This passion for primitive plants is the foundation of my interest in microalgae as an alternative energy source. I obtained my B.Sc. in Biology from the University of St Andrews.

In 2011, I won the “Smart Solutions Excellence with Impact Award for Outstanding Impact in Science and Technology R&D” for research into innovative optics for flat-panel photobioreactors in collaboration with Enlightened Designs Ltd. and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

Qualifications

1991-1994 PhD Cell & Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh
1986-1990 BSc Biological Sciences, University of St Andrews

Career

2011-present Associate Professor in Plant and Industrial Biotechnology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter
2007-2011 Senior Lecturer in Plant Molecular Biology, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter
2003-2007
Lecturer in Developmental Biology, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter
2001-2003 Independent Broodbank Research Fellow, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
1996-2001 Postdoctoral Research Associate, NASA Specialized Center for Research & Training, North Carolina State University
1995-1996 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institute of Cell & Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh

Dr John Love in the lab

Dr John Love in the lab

Research

Research interests

The laboratory was established in the Autumn of 2003 and uses state-of-the-art molecular and cell biology to investigate cell signalling in plants during the vegetative-floral transition. In the long-term, this research aims to provide new understanding of systemic signalling in plants through the interaction between transductive models of cell signalling and inductive, transcriptional models of flowering.

I have previously shown that circadian and diurnal Ca2+ oscillations may encode information regarding the length of the light-dark cycle in which plants are grown, and are pursuing this observation further. I have developed A. thaliana that are impaired in circadian Ca2+ signalling, and am using these as well as mutant plants to investigate the role of Ca2+-mediated signal transduction. The laboratory is particularly interested in applying and developing recombinant technologies to image and quantify metabolites and cellular signalling components, particularly ascorbate and Ca2+. To facilitate this goal, we have developed several cross-disciplinary collaborations, most notably with Dr. N. Smirnoff (metabolic signalling). The laboratory fosters a collaborative approach to science in pure and applied research, and has partnerships within Exeter University, the South-West and Internationally.

 

 

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Gilman J, Love J (In Press). Synthetic promoter design for new microbial chassis. Biochem Soc Trans, 44(3), 731-737. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Love J, Graham SW, Irwin JA, Ashton PA, Bretagnolle F, Abbott RJ (2016). Self-pollination, style length development and seed set in self-compatible Asteraceae: evidence from Senecio vulgaris L. Plant Ecology and Diversity, 9(4), 371-379. Abstract.  Full text.
Littlejohn GR, Mansfield JC, Parker D, Lind R, Perfect S, Seymour M, Smirnoff N, Love J, Moger J (2015). In vivo chemical and structural analysis of plant cuticular waxes using stimulated Raman scattering microscopy. Plant Physiol, 168(1), 18-28. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Littlejohn GR, Mansfield JC, Christmas JT, Witterick E, Fricker MD, Grant MR, Smirnoff N, Everson RM, Moger J, Love J, et al (2014). An update: improvements in imaging perfluorocarbon-mounted plant leaves with implications for studies of plant pathology, physiology, development and cell biology. Front Plant Sci, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lux TM, Lee R, Love J (2014). Genome-wide phylogenetic analysis of the pathogenic potential of Vibrio furnissii. Front Microbiol, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Love J, Tennant RK, Jones RT, Lee R (2013). A new flow cytometry enabling purification of diatoms from silica-rich lacustrine sediments. Journal of Limnology, 49(2), 305-309. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Tennant RK, Jones RT, Brock F, Cook CG, Love J, Turney CSM, Lee R (In Press). A New Flow Cytometry Method Enabling Rapid Purification of Fossil Pollen from Terrestrial Sediments for AMS Radiocarbon Dating. Journal of Quaternary Science
Gilman J, Love J (In Press). Synthetic promoter design for new microbial chassis. Biochem Soc Trans, 44(3), 731-737. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Burton BR, Tennant RK, Love J, Titball RW, Wraith DC, White HN (2018). Variant proteins stimulate more IgM+ GC B-cells revealing a mechanism of cross-reactive recognition by antibody memory. eLife
Shi H, Love J, Hu W (2017). Editorial: Melatonin in Plants. FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 8 Author URL.
Sambles C, Middelhaufe S, Soanes D, Kolak D, Lux T, Moore K, Matoušková P, Parker D, Lee R, Love J, et al (2017). Genome sequence of the oleaginous yeast Rhodotorula toruloides strain CGMCC 2.1609. Genomics Data, 13, 1-2. Full text.
Tennant RK, Sambles CM, Diffey GE, Moore KA, Love J (2017). Metagenomic Analysis of Silage. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 119, e54936-e54936. Full text.
Sambles C, Moore K, Lux TM, Jones K, Littlejohn GR, Gouveia JD, Aves SJ, Studholme DJ, Lee R, Love J, et al (2017). Metagenomic analysis of the complex microbial consortium associated with cultures of the oil-rich alga. Botryococcus braunii. MicrobiologyOpen, 6(4), e00482-e00482. Full text.
Jones KJ, Moore K, Sambles C, Love J, Studholme DJ, Aves SJ (2016). Draft Genome Sequences of Achromobacter piechaudii GCS2, Agrobacterium sp. Strain SUL3, Microbacterium sp. Strain GCS4, Shinella sp. Strain GWS1, and Shinella sp. Strain SUS2 Isolated from Consortium with the Hydrocarbon-Producing Alga Botryococcus braunii. Genome Announc, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Johns AMB, Love J, Aves SJ (2016). Four Inducible Promoters for Controlled Gene Expression in the Oleaginous Yeast Rhodotorula toruloides. Front Microbiol, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Love J, Graham SW, Irwin JA, Ashton PA, Bretagnolle F, Abbott RJ (2016). Self-pollination, style length development and seed set in self-compatible Asteraceae: evidence from Senecio vulgaris L. Plant Ecology and Diversity, 9(4), 371-379. Abstract.  Full text.
Hutt H, Everson R, Grant M, Love J, Littlejohn G (2015). How clumpy is my image?: Scoring in crowdsourced annotation tasks. Soft Computing, 19(6), 1541-1552. Abstract.
Littlejohn GR, Mansfield JC, Parker D, Lind R, Perfect S, Seymour M, Smirnoff N, Love J, Moger J (2015). In vivo chemical and structural analysis of plant cuticular waxes using stimulated Raman scattering microscopy. Plant Physiol, 168(1), 18-28. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Littlejohn GR, Mansfield JC, Christmas JT, Witterick E, Fricker MD, Grant MR, Smirnoff N, Everson RM, Moger J, Love J, et al (2014). An update: improvements in imaging perfluorocarbon-mounted plant leaves with implications for studies of plant pathology, physiology, development and cell biology. Front Plant Sci, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lux TM, Lee R, Love J (2014). Genome-wide phylogenetic analysis of the pathogenic potential of Vibrio furnissii. Front Microbiol, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hutt H, Everson R, Grant M, Love J, Littlejohn G (2014). How clumpy is my image?. Soft Computing Abstract.
Love J, Tennant RK, Jones RT, Lee R (2013). A new flow cytometry enabling purification of diatoms from silica-rich lacustrine sediments. Journal of Limnology, 49(2), 305-309. Abstract.
Reid EL, Weynberg KD, Love J, Isupov MN, Littlechild JA, Wilson WH, Kelly SL, Lamb DC, Allen MJ (2013). Functional and structural characterisation of a viral cytochrome b5. FEBS Lett, 587(22), 3633-3639. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hutt H, Everson R, Grant M, Love J, Littlejohn G (2013). How clumpy is my image? Evaluating crowdsourced annotation tasks. 2013 13th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, UKCI 2013, 136-143. Abstract.  Full text.
Howard TP, Middelhaufe S, Moore K, Edner C, Kolak DM, Taylor GN, Parker DA, Lee R, Smirnoff N, Aves SJ, et al (2013). Synthesis of customized petroleum-replica fuel molecules by targeted modification of free fatty acid pools in Escherichia coli. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 110, 7636-7641. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Littlejohn GR, Love J (2012). A simple method for imaging Arabidopsis leaves using perfluorodecalin as an infiltrative imaging medium. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE(59). Abstract.
Debieux CM, Dridge EJ, Mueller CM, Splatt P, Paszkiewicz K, Knight I, Florance H, Love J, Titball RW, Lewis RJ, et al (2011). A bacterial process for selenium nanosphere assembly. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(33), 13480-13485. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Reid EL, Worthy CA, Probert I, Ali ST, Love J, Napier J, Littlechild JA, Somerfield PJ, Allen MJ (2011). Coccolithophores: functional biodiversity, enzymes and bioprospecting. Mar Drugs, 9(4), 586-602. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lux TM, Lee R, Love J (2011). Complete genome sequence of a free-living Vibrio furnissii sp. nov. strain (NCTC 11218). J Bacteriol, 193(6), 1487-1488. Author URL.
Love J (2010). Conference report: Society for general microbiology bioenergy fuel sources symposium. Biofuels, 1(1), 15-17.
Littlejohn GR, Gouveia JD, Edner C, Smirnoff N, Love J (2010). Perfluorodecalin enhances in vivo confocal microscopy resolution of Arabidopsis thaliana mesophyll. New Phytol, 186(4), 1018-1025. Abstract.
Dodd AN, Gardner MJ, Hotta CT, Hubbard KE, Dalchau N, Robertson FC, Love J, Sanders D, Webb AAR (2009). Response to comment on "the Arabidopsis circadian clock incorporates a cADPR-based feedback loop". Science, 326(5950). Abstract.
Murphy AJ, Kemp F, Love J (2008). Surface plasmon resonance characterization of calspermin-calmodulin binding kinetics. Anal Biochem, 376(1), 61-72. Abstract.  Author URL.
Xu X, Hotta CT, Dodd AN, Love J, Sharrock R, Young WL, Xie Q, Johnson CH, Webb AAR (2007). Distinct light and clock modulation of cytosolic free Ca<sup>2+</sup>oscillations and rhythmic CHLOROPHYLL A/B BINDING PROTEIN2 promoter activity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 19(11), 3474-3490. Abstract.
Åkesson A, Persson S, Love J, Boss WF, Widell S, Sommarin M (2005). Overexpression of the Ca<sup>2+</sup>-binding protein calreticulin in the endoplasmic reticulum improves growth of tobacco cell suspensions (Nicotiana tabacum) in high-Ca<sup>2+</sup>medium. Physiologia Plantarum, 123(1), 92-99. Abstract.
Love, J. Webb, A.R.R. (2005). The plant clock shows its metal: Circadian regulation of cytosolic free Ca2+. Trends in Plant Science, 10(1), 15-21.
Love J, Dodd AN, Webb ARR (2004). Circadian and diurnal calcium oscillations encode photoperiodic information in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 16(4), 956-966.
Stevenson-Paulik J, Love J, Boss WF (2003). Differential regulation of two Arabidopsis type III phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase isoforms. A regulatory role for the pleckstrin homology domain. Plant Physiol, 132(2), 1053-1064. Abstract.  Author URL.
Love J, Allen GC, Gatz C, Thompson WF (2002). Differential Top10 promoter regulation by six tetracycline analogues in plant cells. Journal of Experimental Botany, 53(376), 1871-1877.
Perera IY, Love J, Heilmann I, Thompson WF, Boss WF (2002). Up-regulation of phosphoinositide metabolism in tobacco cells constitutively expressing the human type I inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase. Plant Physiol, 129(4), 1795-1806. Abstract.  Author URL.
Persson S, Love J, Tsou P-L, Robertson D, Thompson WF, Boss WF (2002). When a day makes a difference. Interpreting data from endoplasmic reticulum-targeted green fluorescent protein fusions in cells grown in suspension culture. Plant Physiol, 128(2), 341-344. Author URL.
Persson S, Wyatt SE, Love J, Thompson WF, Robertson D, Boss WF (2001). The Ca(2+) status of the endoplasmic reticulum is altered by induction of calreticulin expression in transgenic plants. Plant Physiol, 126(3), 1092-1104. Abstract.  Author URL.
Love J, Scott AC, Thompson WF (2000). Stringent control of transgene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana using the Top10 promoter system. Plant Journal, 21(6), 579-588. Abstract.
Love J, Scott AC, Thompson WF (2000). Technical advance: stringent control of transgene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana using the Top10 promoter system. Plant J, 21(6), 579-588. Abstract.  Author URL.
Moutinho A, Love J, Trewavas AJ, Malhó R (1998). Distribution of calmodulin protein and mRNA in growing pollen tubes. Sexual Plant Reproduction, 11(3), 131-139. Abstract.
Love J, Brownlee C, Trewavas AJ (1997). Ca2+ and Calmodulin Dynamics during Photopolarization in Fucus serratus Zygotes. Plant Physiol, 115(1), 249-261. Abstract.  Author URL.
LOVE J, TREWAVAS AJ (1995). CALMODULIN INVOLVEMENT IN POLARIZATION OF FUCUS-SERRATUS ZYGOTES. JOURNAL OF CELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY, 464-464. Author URL.

Chapters

Murray AJ, Love J, Redwood MD, Orozco RL, Tennant RK, Woodhall F, Goodridge F, Macaskie LE (2018). Enhancement of Photosynthetic Productivity by Quantum Dots Application. In Stavrou VN (Ed) Nonmagnetic and Magnetic Quantum Dots, IntechOpen. Full text.
Cook C, Dayananda C, Tennant RK, Love J (2017). Third‐Generation Biofuels from the Microalga, Botryococcus braunii. In Love J, Bryant J (Eds.) Biofuels and Bioenergy, Wiley.

Internet publications

Love J, Dodd AN, Gardner MJ, Webb ARR (2007). The Arabidopsis Circadian Clock Incorporates a cADPR-Based Feedback Loop .

Publications by year


In Press

Tennant RK, Jones RT, Brock F, Cook CG, Love J, Turney CSM, Lee R (In Press). A New Flow Cytometry Method Enabling Rapid Purification of Fossil Pollen from Terrestrial Sediments for AMS Radiocarbon Dating. Journal of Quaternary Science
Gilman J, Love J (In Press). Synthetic promoter design for new microbial chassis. Biochem Soc Trans, 44(3), 731-737. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2018

Murray AJ, Love J, Redwood MD, Orozco RL, Tennant RK, Woodhall F, Goodridge F, Macaskie LE (2018). Enhancement of Photosynthetic Productivity by Quantum Dots Application. In Stavrou VN (Ed) Nonmagnetic and Magnetic Quantum Dots, IntechOpen. Full text.
Burton BR, Tennant RK, Love J, Titball RW, Wraith DC, White HN (2018). Variant proteins stimulate more IgM+ GC B-cells revealing a mechanism of cross-reactive recognition by antibody memory. eLife

2017

Shi H, Love J, Hu W (2017). Editorial: Melatonin in Plants. FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 8 Author URL.
Sambles C, Middelhaufe S, Soanes D, Kolak D, Lux T, Moore K, Matoušková P, Parker D, Lee R, Love J, et al (2017). Genome sequence of the oleaginous yeast Rhodotorula toruloides strain CGMCC 2.1609. Genomics Data, 13, 1-2. Full text.
Tennant RK, Sambles CM, Diffey GE, Moore KA, Love J (2017). Metagenomic Analysis of Silage. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 119, e54936-e54936. Full text.
Sambles C, Moore K, Lux TM, Jones K, Littlejohn GR, Gouveia JD, Aves SJ, Studholme DJ, Lee R, Love J, et al (2017). Metagenomic analysis of the complex microbial consortium associated with cultures of the oil-rich alga. Botryococcus braunii. MicrobiologyOpen, 6(4), e00482-e00482. Full text.
Cook C, Dayananda C, Tennant RK, Love J (2017). Third‐Generation Biofuels from the Microalga, Botryococcus braunii. In Love J, Bryant J (Eds.) Biofuels and Bioenergy, Wiley.

2016

Jones KJ, Moore K, Sambles C, Love J, Studholme DJ, Aves SJ (2016). Draft Genome Sequences of Achromobacter piechaudii GCS2, Agrobacterium sp. Strain SUL3, Microbacterium sp. Strain GCS4, Shinella sp. Strain GWS1, and Shinella sp. Strain SUS2 Isolated from Consortium with the Hydrocarbon-Producing Alga Botryococcus braunii. Genome Announc, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Johns AMB, Love J, Aves SJ (2016). Four Inducible Promoters for Controlled Gene Expression in the Oleaginous Yeast Rhodotorula toruloides. Front Microbiol, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Love J, Graham SW, Irwin JA, Ashton PA, Bretagnolle F, Abbott RJ (2016). Self-pollination, style length development and seed set in self-compatible Asteraceae: evidence from Senecio vulgaris L. Plant Ecology and Diversity, 9(4), 371-379. Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Hutt H, Everson R, Grant M, Love J, Littlejohn G (2015). How clumpy is my image?: Scoring in crowdsourced annotation tasks. Soft Computing, 19(6), 1541-1552. Abstract.
Littlejohn GR, Mansfield JC, Parker D, Lind R, Perfect S, Seymour M, Smirnoff N, Love J, Moger J (2015). In vivo chemical and structural analysis of plant cuticular waxes using stimulated Raman scattering microscopy. Plant Physiol, 168(1), 18-28. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Littlejohn GR, Mansfield JC, Christmas JT, Witterick E, Fricker MD, Grant MR, Smirnoff N, Everson RM, Moger J, Love J, et al (2014). An update: improvements in imaging perfluorocarbon-mounted plant leaves with implications for studies of plant pathology, physiology, development and cell biology. Front Plant Sci, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lux TM, Lee R, Love J (2014). Genome-wide phylogenetic analysis of the pathogenic potential of Vibrio furnissii. Front Microbiol, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hutt H, Everson R, Grant M, Love J, Littlejohn G (2014). How clumpy is my image?. Soft Computing Abstract.

2013

Love J, Tennant RK, Jones RT, Lee R (2013). A new flow cytometry enabling purification of diatoms from silica-rich lacustrine sediments. Journal of Limnology, 49(2), 305-309. Abstract.
Reid EL, Weynberg KD, Love J, Isupov MN, Littlechild JA, Wilson WH, Kelly SL, Lamb DC, Allen MJ (2013). Functional and structural characterisation of a viral cytochrome b5. FEBS Lett, 587(22), 3633-3639. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hutt H, Everson R, Grant M, Love J, Littlejohn G (2013). How clumpy is my image? Evaluating crowdsourced annotation tasks. 2013 13th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, UKCI 2013, 136-143. Abstract.  Full text.
Howard TP, Middelhaufe S, Moore K, Edner C, Kolak DM, Taylor GN, Parker DA, Lee R, Smirnoff N, Aves SJ, et al (2013). Synthesis of customized petroleum-replica fuel molecules by targeted modification of free fatty acid pools in Escherichia coli. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 110, 7636-7641. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2012

Littlejohn GR, Love J (2012). A simple method for imaging Arabidopsis leaves using perfluorodecalin as an infiltrative imaging medium. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE(59). Abstract.

2011

Debieux CM, Dridge EJ, Mueller CM, Splatt P, Paszkiewicz K, Knight I, Florance H, Love J, Titball RW, Lewis RJ, et al (2011). A bacterial process for selenium nanosphere assembly. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(33), 13480-13485. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Reid EL, Worthy CA, Probert I, Ali ST, Love J, Napier J, Littlechild JA, Somerfield PJ, Allen MJ (2011). Coccolithophores: functional biodiversity, enzymes and bioprospecting. Mar Drugs, 9(4), 586-602. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lux TM, Lee R, Love J (2011). Complete genome sequence of a free-living Vibrio furnissii sp. nov. strain (NCTC 11218). J Bacteriol, 193(6), 1487-1488. Author URL.

2010

Love J (2010). Conference report: Society for general microbiology bioenergy fuel sources symposium. Biofuels, 1(1), 15-17.
Littlejohn GR, Gouveia JD, Edner C, Smirnoff N, Love J (2010). Perfluorodecalin enhances in vivo confocal microscopy resolution of Arabidopsis thaliana mesophyll. New Phytol, 186(4), 1018-1025. Abstract.

2009

Dodd AN, Gardner MJ, Hotta CT, Hubbard KE, Dalchau N, Robertson FC, Love J, Sanders D, Webb AAR (2009). Response to comment on "the Arabidopsis circadian clock incorporates a cADPR-based feedback loop". Science, 326(5950). Abstract.

2008

Murphy AJ, Kemp F, Love J (2008). Surface plasmon resonance characterization of calspermin-calmodulin binding kinetics. Anal Biochem, 376(1), 61-72. Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

Xu X, Hotta CT, Dodd AN, Love J, Sharrock R, Young WL, Xie Q, Johnson CH, Webb AAR (2007). Distinct light and clock modulation of cytosolic free Ca<sup>2+</sup>oscillations and rhythmic CHLOROPHYLL A/B BINDING PROTEIN2 promoter activity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 19(11), 3474-3490. Abstract.
Love J, Dodd AN, Gardner MJ, Webb ARR (2007). The Arabidopsis Circadian Clock Incorporates a cADPR-Based Feedback Loop .

2005

Åkesson A, Persson S, Love J, Boss WF, Widell S, Sommarin M (2005). Overexpression of the Ca<sup>2+</sup>-binding protein calreticulin in the endoplasmic reticulum improves growth of tobacco cell suspensions (Nicotiana tabacum) in high-Ca<sup>2+</sup>medium. Physiologia Plantarum, 123(1), 92-99. Abstract.
Love, J. Webb, A.R.R. (2005). The plant clock shows its metal: Circadian regulation of cytosolic free Ca2+. Trends in Plant Science, 10(1), 15-21.

2004

Love J, Dodd AN, Webb ARR (2004). Circadian and diurnal calcium oscillations encode photoperiodic information in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 16(4), 956-966.

2003

Stevenson-Paulik J, Love J, Boss WF (2003). Differential regulation of two Arabidopsis type III phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase isoforms. A regulatory role for the pleckstrin homology domain. Plant Physiol, 132(2), 1053-1064. Abstract.  Author URL.

2002

Love J, Allen GC, Gatz C, Thompson WF (2002). Differential Top10 promoter regulation by six tetracycline analogues in plant cells. Journal of Experimental Botany, 53(376), 1871-1877.
Perera IY, Love J, Heilmann I, Thompson WF, Boss WF (2002). Up-regulation of phosphoinositide metabolism in tobacco cells constitutively expressing the human type I inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase. Plant Physiol, 129(4), 1795-1806. Abstract.  Author URL.
Persson S, Love J, Tsou P-L, Robertson D, Thompson WF, Boss WF (2002). When a day makes a difference. Interpreting data from endoplasmic reticulum-targeted green fluorescent protein fusions in cells grown in suspension culture. Plant Physiol, 128(2), 341-344. Author URL.

2001

Persson S, Wyatt SE, Love J, Thompson WF, Robertson D, Boss WF (2001). The Ca(2+) status of the endoplasmic reticulum is altered by induction of calreticulin expression in transgenic plants. Plant Physiol, 126(3), 1092-1104. Abstract.  Author URL.

2000

Love J, Scott AC, Thompson WF (2000). Stringent control of transgene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana using the Top10 promoter system. Plant Journal, 21(6), 579-588. Abstract.
Love J, Scott AC, Thompson WF (2000). Technical advance: stringent control of transgene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana using the Top10 promoter system. Plant J, 21(6), 579-588. Abstract.  Author URL.

1998

Moutinho A, Love J, Trewavas AJ, Malhó R (1998). Distribution of calmodulin protein and mRNA in growing pollen tubes. Sexual Plant Reproduction, 11(3), 131-139. Abstract.

1997

Love J, Brownlee C, Trewavas AJ (1997). Ca2+ and Calmodulin Dynamics during Photopolarization in Fucus serratus Zygotes. Plant Physiol, 115(1), 249-261. Abstract.  Author URL.

1995

LOVE J, TREWAVAS AJ (1995). CALMODULIN INVOLVEMENT IN POLARIZATION OF FUCUS-SERRATUS ZYGOTES. JOURNAL OF CELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY, 464-464. Author URL.

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Awards/Honorary fellowships

  • Dec. 2010: Winner of the Smart Solutions Excellence with Impact award for Outstanding Impact in Science and Technology R&D, in collaboration with Enlightened Designs Ltd.
  • Aug. 2010: Winner of the "European Biophysics Award" for presentation of the paper entitled "Perfluorodecalin as an In-Vivo Mounting Medium (Littlejohn G R and Love J)" at the Societa Italiana di Fisica International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" CLXXVII Course "Advanced Methods in Optical Fluorescence Microscopy Towards Nanoscopy".
  • Mar. 2011: Winner of the "Most Innovative Lecturer 2010/11" in Biosciences and runner up for the "Most Innovative Lecturer" by the University of Exeter Students' Guild.
  • Mar. 2010: Awarded "Most Innovativve Lecturer 2009/10" and "Lecturer of the Year 2009/10" in Biosciences by the University of Exeter Students' Guild.
  • Mar. 2007: Awarded status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Committee/panel activities

  • Expert witness for the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Fact Finding Meeting on Biofuels, Mar. 2010.
  • Oct. 2008/12:  Elected member of the Society for Experimental Biology Cell Biology Section Committee.
  • Oct. 2008: Elected member of the Society for for General Microbiology Committee (Eukaryotic Division).

Invited lectures

  • July 2011:  Organiser of the Society for Experimental Biology 3-day symposium entitled “Frontiers in Algal biology”.
  • Mar. 2011:  Invited Speaker at the UK/Spain Algal Biofuels Workshop (Madrid), organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and the British Embassy in Madrid.
  • Feb. 2011: Invited Speaker. “Enhanced Algal Growth in Microlensed Photobioreactors”. Biofuels in the UK: Challenges and Opportunities; Industry/academia exchange conference organised by EuroCsiCon, London.
  • Feb. 2011: Invited Presentation:  “Hydrocarbon Production in Botryococcus braunii.” Shell India Markets PVT, Bangalore, India.
  • Jan. 2011: Invited Conference Presentation: “Enhanced Algal Growth in Microlensed Photobioreactors”.  Algal Bioenergy Symposium, University of Bath.
  • Jun. 2010: Invited Conference Presentation: “High Resolution Confocal Imaging in Air-filled Tissues”; Society for Experimental Biology annual meeting. Prague.
  • May 2010: Invited Seminar: “Single Cell Resolution of Circadian Ca2+ Dynamics Using Transgenic Biosensors” Imperial College, London.
  • May 2008:  Invited Seminar: “Organ and Single Cell Ca2+ Dynamics During Photoperiodism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Scottish Crop Research Institute.
  • Nov. 2006:  Invited Seminar: “Photoperiodic Information Encoded by Ca2+ Oscillations” University of Birmingham.
  • Jun. 2004:  Invited Seminar: “Photoperiodic Information Encoded by Ca2+ Oscillations” University of Edinburgh.

Workshops/Conferences organised

  • Organiser of the Society for Experimental Biology 3-day symposium entitled “Frontiers in Algal biology”. Glasgow,  July 2011.
  • Organiser of the “Biofuels” section of the Society for General Microbiology meeting in Edinburgh, Sep. 2009.

As a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, I am committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. In conjunction with my colleagues, I aim to foster an appreciation of Biological Sciences and an eagerness for learning through the integration of lectures, practical classes, research projects and self-development. 

I am the Director of Education and Director of undergraduate Plant Science.

I am co-director of the MSc programme in Food Security.

As a personal tutor to L1-L3 undergraduates, I believe in establishing an excellent rapport and working relationship with students. I have introduced several innovative practices into the biotechnology stream to raise awareness of employability skills and entrepreneurship, including inviting lecturers from Industry and Government Departments, an assessed teamwork presentation based on "Dragon's Den" and a seminar style module at Level 3.

I have been the module coordinator for: "Introduction to Biotechnology" (Bio1313), "High-Throughput Biotechnology" (Bio2073), "Developmental Biology" (bio2043/57), "Medical Biotechnology" (Bio3072) and "Essetials of Molecular Biology" (BioM503) and have lectured in the field of cell and molecular biology, including "Plant Biology" (Bio2-42) "Functional Genomics" (Bio3035) and "Cell Biology" (Bio3054).

 

 

 

 

 

Research Fellows

  • Christine Sambles

Postgraduate researchers

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