Steve Kelly – CV

Steve is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. He is also Associate Director of the Oxford Centre for Plant Science Innovation and Editor in Chief of Biology Open. Steve began his research career as a molecular biologist and protein biochemist working on trypanosomes, after his PhD his post-doc and early independent career were predominantly computational studying the origin of life and developing novel computational tools for biological data analysis. Steve switched to working on plants in 2013 and now his laboratory studies the biology of photosynthesis in plants, answering questions about how it evolved, how it works, and how it is controlled. Steve’s group studies these questions with an overarching goal to help engineer the crop plants of the future, and enable sustainable food production to keep pace with global population increase.

David Emms

David’s research is on comparative genomic methods.

Rona Costello

Rona’s research is on the evolution of photosynthesis.

Ross-William Hendron

Ross’s research is on the regulation and engineering of photosynthesis.

Oliver Mattinson

Ollie’s research is on the molecular mechanisms of C4 photosynthesis.

Pippa Sinclair

Pippa’s research is on the engineering of enhanced photosynthesis.

Previous group members

Basel Abu Jamous

Basel worked on the molecular mechanisms of C4 photosynthesis and development of bioinformatic methods for gene expression analysis.

Michael Dunne

Michael is worked on new ways to annotate genome sequences.

Ursula Flores-Perez

Ursula worked on the regulation of photosynthesis gene expression.

Eleanor Jaskowska

Eleanor studied the evolution of the surface proteome of trypanosomes.

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.

Peng Wang

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

Michael Niklaus

Michael worked on the molecular mechanisms of C4 photosynthesis.