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Editorial Board and Staff


Vaughan Hurry
Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
Department of Forest Genetic and Plant Physiology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Umeå, Sweden
Area of expertise: abiotic stress, cold tolerance, photosynthesis, carbon metabolism, sucrose transport



Subject Editors



Associated Editors

Catherine Bellini
Umeå Plant Science Centre
Department of Plant Physiology
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden
Area of expertise: phytohormone, auxin, root

Thomas Berberich
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)
Laboratory Centre
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Area of expertise: environmental stress, differential gene expression and proteome analyses, regulation of mRNA translation, cellular signalling pathway

Harry Brumer
Michael Smith Laboratories & Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
Area of expertise: enzymology, carbohydrates

Hyung-Taeg Cho
School of Biological Sciences
Seoul National University
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Area of expertise: cell differentiation and growth, auxin transport and physiology, root hair, cis-element analysis

Wah Soon (Fred) Chow
Research School of Biology
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
Area of expertise: electron transport, thylakoid stacking, light acclimation

Karl-Josef Dietz
Plant Biochemistry and Physiology
University of Bielefeld
Bielefeld, Germany
Area of expertise: photosynthesis, abiotic stresses, cell signalling, redox regulation

Ingo Ensminger
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto
Mississauga, Canada
Area of expertise: boreal forest, evergreen conifers, abiotic stress

Jaume Flexas
Department of biology
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Area of expertise: plant ecophysiology, photosynthesis, gas exchange, sap flow, remote sensing, primary metabolism regulation/limitation, aquaporins, leaf anatomical properties, water stress

Christine H. Foyer
Centre for Plant Sciences
Faculty of Biological Sciences
University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
Area of expertise: redox biology and signalling, respiration and respiratory complex I, photosynthesis, CO2 enrichment

Per Gardeström
Umeå Plant Science Centre
Department of Plant Physiology
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden
Area of expertise: mitochondria, respiration/photorespiration, cell fractionation, senescence, chloroplast-mitochondria interaction

Zhizhong Gong
State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
College of Biological Sciences
China Agricultural University
Beijing, China
Area of expertise: cold/salt stress tolerance, microRNA

Bingru Huang
Department of Plant Biology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, USA
Area of expertise: stress physiology (heat, drought, salt), functional genomics, water relations, carbon/hormone/antioxidant/protein metabolisms

Annie Marion-Poll
Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin
INRA – Centre de Versailles-Grignon
Versailles, France
Area of expertise: plant hormones, abscisic acid, seed, germination, dormancy

John D. Marshall
Department of Forest Ecology and Management
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Umeå, Sweden
Area of expertise :

Ian Max Møller
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Science and Technology
Aarhus University
Slagelse, Denmark
Area of expertise: mitochondria, respiration, proteomics, oxidative stress, seed physiology, protein oxidation

Melvin Oliver
United state department of Agriculture (USDA)
University of Missouri
Columbia, USA
Area of expertise: desiccation tolerance, translational controls, bioinformatic


Soraya Pelaz
Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)
Campus UAB
Barcelona, Spain
Area of expertise: flower development, flowering time, plant development, genetic

Edouard Pesquet
Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden
Area of expertise: xylem, primary and secondary cell wall, plant cell culture, programmed cell death, cytoskeleton

James (Jim) Reid
School of Plant Science
University of Tasmania
Hobart, Australia
Area of expertise: stem elongation, plant development, plant hormones, gibberellin, brassinosteroids

Hiroshima Saitoh
Department of Molecular Microbiology
Tokyo University of Agriculture
Tokyo, Japan
Area of expertise: plant pathology, molecular microbiology, molecular biology

Enrico Scarpella
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada
Area of expertise: auxin transport and signalling, leaf and vascular development, gene regulatory network, live imaging

Renate Scheibe
School of Biology and Chemistry
Lab of Plant Physiology
Osnabrück University
Osnabrück, Germany
Area of expertise: carbon assimilation, energy metabolism, redox-regulation, fine-regulation of chloroplast enzymes, redox-signaling

Dominique Van Der Straeten
Laboratory of Functional Plant Biology
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium
Area of expertise: plant hormones and interactions with light signaling and abiotic stress, imaging, biofortification

Thomas C. Vogelmann
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
University of Vermont
Burlington, USA
Area of expertise: photosynthesis, snow alga, plant anatomy


Jianru Zuo
Center for Genome Biology
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China
Area of expertise: nitric oxide signalling, nitrogen nutrition and cytokinin signalling