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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.

Daniel Gibbs


University of Birmingham

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My group investigates how plants use target protein degradation as a mechanism for sensing and transducing signals, with a particular focus on the N-end rule pathway, an evolutionarily conserved division of the ubiquitin proteasome system that marks proteins for destruction based on the nature of their N-terminus. In recent years this pathway has emerged as an important regulator of plant development and stress-responsiveness, through controlling the half-lives of key regulatory proteins. We use a range of genetic, cell biology, physiology and biochemical approaches to uncover new functions for this pathway, primarily in Arabidopsis.  Current interests include studying links between protein N-terminal acetylation and conditional protein turnover during abiotic stress, and exploring how the control of chromatin modifying complexes by the N-end rule regulates the epigenome in response to endogenous and external cues. The general aim of our work is to increase our understanding of how plants develop and interact with their environment, and to identify promising targets that can be manipulated in crops to improve growth, productivity and stress tolerance.

 

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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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