Steve Kelly – CV

Steve is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Plant Science in the Department of Biology at the University of Oxford. He is also Tutorial Fellow in Biological Sciences at The Queen’s College, and co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Wild Bioscience Ltd. Steve began his research career as a molecular biologist and protein biochemist. After his PhD, he spent his post-doc and early independent career developing novel computational tools for biological data analysis. Steve’s group combines molecular, biochemical, and computational approaches to study the biology of photosynthesis in plants. They aim to answer key questions about how it evolved, how it works, and how it is controlled. Our group studies these questions to help enhance the yield of crop plants, and enable people to produce more food from less land.

Current group members

Vijayalaxmi Ambekar

VJ works on engineering enhanced photosynthesis.

Jacques Bouvier

Jacques works on enhancing C3 photosynthesis.

Jay Jethva

Jay works on engineering C4 photosynthesis into rice.

Elizabeth Robbins

Lizzie works on the evolution of photosynthesis.

Lisa Zillig

Lisa’s works on designing photosynthetic enhancing pathways.

Previous group members

Basel Abu Jamous

Basel developed novel bioinformatic methods for gene expression analysis.

Waly Adwy

Waly worked on enhancing C3 photosynthesis.

Rona Costello

Rona’s worked on the evolution of photosynthesis.

Avishek Dey

Avishek’s worked on the regulation of photosynthesis.

Michael Dunne

Michael worked on new ways to annotate genome sequences.

David Emms

David’s developed novel bioinformatic methods for comparative genomics.

Ursula Flores-Perez

Ursula worked on the regulation of photosynthesis gene expression.

Florian Hahn

Florian worked on engineering C4 photosynthesis into rice.

Ross-William Hendron

Ross’s studied the regulation and engineering of photosynthesis.

Eleanor Jaskowska

Eleanor studied the evolution of the surface proteome of trypanosomes.

Oliver Mattinson

Ollie’s discovered missing transporters of the C4 cycle.

Michael Niklaus

Michael worked on the molecular mechanisms of C4 photosynthesis.

Ellis O’Neill

Ellis’s research was focused on natural product biosynthesis and synthetic biology.

Emily Seward

Emily studied the evolution of genome organisation and composition.

Pippa Sinclair

Pippa’s worked on new ways of enhancing photosynthesis.

Peng Wang

Peng’s research was focused on the genetic regulation of photosynthesis.