John Runions, Ph.D.
Department of Biological and Medical Sciences
Oxford Brookes University
My research uses fluorescent protein and imaging techniques to investigate
questions about plant cell and developmental biology
Plants are the base of the foodchain for humans and we must do all we can now to ensure our continued ability to feed our ever-growing population. The main aspect of my research is to study how plants sense and respond to their environment. Plants, like animals, sense environmental inputs with proteins in their cell membranes. All of the projects in my lab utilise advanced microscopy techniques to look at how these proteins interact with each other and with other structures in cells.
The Nikon Small World and Olympus Bioscapes collections of light micrographs - two of the most amazing collections of beautiful images that you'll find. Even better, you can submit your own images and win, win, win...
Gatsby Plants is a new web resource that aims to provide University lecturers with access to novel and inspiring plant science teaching material developed by experienced lecturers in the field.
The Science PhotoLibrary is an online collection of images, movies, illustrations and animations across biology and biomedicine, for use in education and research.
See the amazing new Illuminated Plant Cell website. Targetting of sub-cellular organelles with fluorescent proteins is described and illustrated.