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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.

Christine Raines


University of Essex

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My main research interest is in primary carbon metabolism which started with the isolation and characterisation of the genes encoding the enzymes of the Calvin cycle. Since 1995 a major focus in my laboratory has been to investigate the relative importance of individual enzymes in the Calvin cycle in controlling the rate of carbon fixation and plant growth. We are now extending this work to study the regulation of carbon metabolism by investigating the stromal proteins that regulate the Calvin cycle enzymes. I am also interested in how growth of plant in elevated CO2 affects photosynthetic capacity in field conditions

  • Transgenic manipulation of chloroplast carbon metabolism - identification of factors limiting photosynthesis and yield
  • Proteomic approaches to redox mediated protein-protein interactions in the regulation of metabolism
  • The role of plant biotechnology in the production of plants for improved yield for food and fuel
  • Photosynthetic carbon metabolism and links to thiamine biosynthesis
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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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