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Essential to the successful running of GARNet is the GARNet Advisory Committee, which links GARNet to the community and keeps us up to date with the day to day experiences and issue of researchers. The committee currently consists of 10 elected members, who contribute their time on a voluntary basis. The committee provides GARNet with an oversight body that ensures direct community input to GARNet’s strategy and actions.

Each member serves a term of three years and annual elections are held in November/December to elect new members. The committee is elected from the community to represent and serve the needs of the community. If you would like to know more about becoming a GARNet committee member please get in touch.

In addition to the elected members the committee also includes the GARNet PI (Jim Murray), GARNet Coordinators (Ruth Bastow, Geraint Parry) and two ex-offico members; Sean May and Sabina Leonelli.

From time to time the GARNet Committee receives requests for letters of support for community resource grants. Information regarding letters of support can be found here.

Katherine Denby


University of Warwick

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The Denby lab is predominately interested in plant disease resistance: how is the plant defence response regulated, and how does the interaction between the plant and the pathogen determine disease outcome? They use ‘omics data and computational/mathematical biology to elucidate important aspects of the defence response and enhanceunderstanding of plant-pathogen interactions. They use Arabidopsis for most research, but are also translating this fundamental work to crops to speed up breeding for disease resistance. They are particularly interested in the power of modelling to elucidate gene regulatory networks and generate novel biological insight. Elucidating the regulatory networks that underlie complex biological processes is challenging, even more so when trying to unravel host –pathogen interactions, but accurate network models will play a vital role in identifying key defence genes and, more importantly, predicting the combination of genes that should be altered to enhance disease resistance. They generate and integrate large-scale genome-wide data sets, and use and design systems biology tools to generate such network models and further understanding of plant defence as well as broader biotic and abiotic stress responses.

You can see Katherine Denby discuss her research in this video on the GARNet YouTube Channel. 

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Steven
Spoel


GARNet Chair
University of Edinburgh
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Jim
Murray


GARNet PI
Cardiff University
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Ruth
Bastow


GARNet Co-ordinator
Cardiff University
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Geraint
Parry


GARNet Coordinator
Cardiff University
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Katherine
Denby


University of Warwick
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Daniel
Gibbs


University of Birmingham
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Murray
Grant


University of Warwick
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Jill
Harrison


University of Bristol
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Ian
Henderson


University of Cambridge
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Saskia
Hogenhout


John Innes Centre
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Sabina
Leonelli


University of Exeter
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Sean
May


NASC, University of Nottingham
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Christine
Raines


University of Essex
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Zoe
Wilson


University of Nottingham
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