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 Tutorial Fellow in Biological Sciences at The Queen’s College, 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‚Äôs 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.

Waly Adwy

Waly works on enhancing C3 photosynthesis.

Jacques Bouvier

Jacques works on enhancing C3 photosynthesis.

Rona Costello

Rona’s research is on the evolution of photosynthesis.

Avishek Dey

Avishek’s research is on the regulation of photosynthesis.

David Emms

David’s research is on comparative genomic methods.

Florian Hahn

Florian works on engineering C4 photosynthesis into rice.

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.

Lisa Zillig

Lisa’s works on designing photosynthetic enhancing pathways.

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.

Ross-William Hendron

Ross’s studied the regulation and engineering of photosynthesis.

Eleanor Jaskowska

Eleanor studied the evolution of the surface proteome of trypanosomes.

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.

Peng Wang

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