The Plant Journal

Cover image for Vol. 90 Issue 5

Edited By: Christoph Benning

Impact Factor: 5.468

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 13/209 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1365-313X

Editorial Board


Editor-in-Chief:

Christoph Benning
Michigan State University
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
215 Biochemistry
East Lansing
Michigan
48824-1319
USA

Tel: 1 517 355 1609
Fax: 1 517 353 9334
Email: benning@cns.msu.edu

Research Interests:

  • Lipid, sulphur and carbohydrate metabolism
  • Arabidopsis genetics
  • Metabolic and biochemical mutants and their genetic, biochemical, molecular and physiological analysis  
  • Interorganelle lipid and vesicle trafficking
  • Biochemical responses to phosphate stress
  • Seed development and germination (particularly oil seeds)
  • Genomics (metabolism)
  • Molecular biology and biochemistry of algae

Editors:

Asaph Aharoni
Weizmann Institute of Science
Department of Plant Sciences
P.O.B 26
Rehovot
76100
Israel

Tel.: 972-8-934-3643
Fax: 972-8-934-4181
Email: asaph.aharoni@weizmann.ac.il

Research interests:

  • Fruit metabolism and ripening control
  • The plant surface (epidermis and the cuticle)
  • Secondary metabolism
  • Functional genomics and metabolomics
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Metabolism - development interface

Jose Alonso
Department of Genetics
North Carolina State University
2548 Gardner Hall, Box 7614
Raleigh
North Carolina
27695-7614
USA

Tel: 1 919 515-5729
Fax: 1 919 515-3355
Email: jmalonso@unity.ncsu.edu
 
Research interests:

  • Ethylene signaling and response pathway
  • Hormone interactions and signal integration
  • Arabidopsis functional genomics and tool development
  • Auxin biosynthesis
  • Post-transcriptional control of hormonal responses

Eva-Mari Aro
University of Turku
Department of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology
Tykistokatu 6A
Turku
FI-20014
Finland
Email: evaaro@utu.fi

Research Interests:

  • Photosynthetic light reactions in plants and cyanobacteria
  • Regulation of photosynthesis
  • Chloroplasts as sensors of environmental cues
  • Chloroplast-to-nucleus signalling

Jörg Bohlmann
Michael Smith Laboratories
University of British Columbia
321-2185 East Mall
Vancouver V6T 1Z4
British Columbia
Canada

Tel: 1 604 822 0282
Fax: 1 604 822 2114
Email: bohlmann@interchange.ubc.ca

Research Interests:

  • Secondary metabolism
  • Terpenoid synthases, cytochrome P450
  • Plant-herbivore interactions
  • Chemical ecology
  • Conifers, Poplar, Grapevine 

Federica Brandizzi
Michigan State University
Plant Research Laboratory
East Lansing
MI 48824
USA

Tel.: (517) 353-7872
Fax: (517) 353-9168
Email: fb@msu.edu

Research interests:

  • Cell biology
  • Plant endomembranes
  • Endoplasmic reticulum stress
  • Fluorescent protein technology
  • Protein trafficking

Jorge J. Casal
Faculty of Agronomy
University of Buenos Aires
Av. San Martín 4453
1417-Buenos Aires
Argentina

Tel: 5411 4524 8070/71 (Ext: 8123)
Fax: 5411 4514 8730
Email: casal@ifeva.edu.ar

Research interests:

  • Light signaling circuitry, its architecture and functional implications
  • Plant photoreceptors: phytochromes, cryptochromes, phototropins
  • Photoperiodism, light control of flowering
  • Functional genomics, transcriptome patterns during plant development
  • Photomorphogenesis in crops

John Cushman
University of Nevada
Department of Biochemistry
Mail Stop 330
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno
89557-0330
USA

Tel: 775 784 1918
Fax: 775 784 1419
Email: jcushman@unr.edu

Research Interests:

  • Abiotic stress responses
  • Metabolic adaptation to stress
  • Crassulacean acid metabolism
  • Biosystem engineering


Brendan Davies
Centre for Plant Sciences
University of Leeds
Leeds Institute for Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture (LIBA)
Leeds
LS2 9JT
UK

Tel: 44 113 343 3123
Fax: 44 113 343 3144
Email: b.h.davies@leeds.ac.uk

Research interests:

  • Plant development
  • Reproduction
  • Transcription factors
  • Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay

Jane Glazebrook
Department of Plant Biology
University of Minnesota
220 BioSci Center
1445 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul
MN 55108
USA

Tel: 1 612 624 5194
Fax: 1 612 624 6264
Email: jglazebr@umn.edu

Research interests:

  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Expression profiling
  • Defense responses
  • Salicylic acid signaling
  • Jasmonic acid signaling
  • Functional genomics
  • Arabidopsis genetics

Crisanto Gutierrez
Centro de Biologia Molecular Severo Ochoa Consejo Superior de Investigaciones
Cientificas Nicolas Cabrera 1 Cantoblanco
Madrid
28049
Spain

Tel.:34 911964638
Fax: 34 911964420
Email: cgutierrez@cbm.uam.es

Research interests:

  • Cell cycle regulation
  • DNA replication / endoreplication
  • Chromatin / Gene expression
  • Retinoblastoma / E2F
  • Cell fate, cell differentiation
  • Meristems, cell proliferation in organs


Mike Hasegawa
Center for Plant Environmental Stress Physiology
HLA Department
625 Agriculture Mall Drive
Purdue University
West Lafayette
Indiana 47907-2010
USA

Tel: 1 765 494 1315
Fax: 1 765 494 0391
Email: paul.m.hasegawa.1@purdue.edu

Research interests: 

  • Plant responses to abiotic stresses
  • Sumoylation
  • Ca2 and nutrient signaling
  • Stomatal development
  • Plant water use


Olivier Loudet
INRA - IJPB
Route de Saint Cyr
78000 Versailles
France
Tel: 33 - 1 30 83 33 16
Fax: 33 - 1 30 83 33 19
Email: olivier.loudet@versailles.inra.fr
 
Research interests:  

  • Natural variation
  • Quantitative genetics
  • Abiotic stress tolerance
  • High-throughput phenotyping
  • Arabidopsis genetics

Sheila McCormick
Plant Gene Expression Center
800 Buchanan St
Albany, CA 94710
USA

Tel: 1 510 559 5906
Fax: 1 510 559 5678
Email: sheilamc@berkeley.edu

Research interests:

  • Pollen development
  • Plant gametes (sperm, egg, central cell)
  • Pollen tube growth
  • Pollen-pistil interactions
  • Fertilization 
  • Receptor kinase signaling (ligands)
  • Genetics
  • Genomics

Gabriele Monshausen
Pennsylvania State University
Biology Department
208 Mueller Lab
University Park
Pennsylvania 16802
USA

Tel: 1(814)8673339
Fax: 1(814)8659131

Email: gbm10@psu.edu

Eiji Nambara

University of Toronto
Cell & Systems Biology
25 Willcocks Street
Toronto
Ontario M5S 3B2
Canada

Tel: 1-416-978-4668
Fax: 1-416-978-5878

Email: eiji.nambara@utoronto.ca

Research interests:

  • Plant hormone
  • Biosynthesis
  • Catabolism
  • Abscisic acid
  • Seed
  • Stress response

Holger Puchta
Chair Botany II
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Hertzstr. 16 Geb. 06.35
D-76187 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel: 49 721 608 48894
Fax: 49 721 608 44874
Email: holger.puchta@kit.edu

Research interests:

  • DNA repair
  • Meiotic recombination
  • DNA processing enzymes
  • Genome evolution
  • Gene technology

Dominique Roby
Laboratory of Plant Microorganism Interactions (LIPM)
UMR CNRS-INRA 2594/441
BP 52627
F-31326 Castanet-Tolosan cedex
France

Tel: 33 05 61 28 55 11
Fax: 33 05 61 28 50 61
Email: dominique.roby@toulouse.inra.fr

Research interests:

  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Genetic analyses of plant disease resistance pathways
  • Defence regulatory proteins
  • Programmed cell death and transcriptional regulators
  • Pathogen effector activities
  • Quantitative resistance to pathogens

Kazuki Saito
Chiba University
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Yayoi-cho 1-33 Inage-ku
Chiba 263-8522
Japan

Tel.: 81 43 290 2904
Fax: 81-43 290 2905
Email: ksaito@faculty.chiba-u.jp

and

RIKEN Institute
2-1 Hirosawa
Wako
Saitama 351-0198
Japan

Research interests:

  • Metabolomics
  • Functional genomics and systems biology  
  • Secondary metabolism
  • Sulphur metabolism
  • Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology  

Dierk Scheel
Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB)
Department of Stress and Developmental Biology
Weinberg 3
D-06120 Halle (Saale)
Germany

Tel: 49 345 5582 1400
Fax: 49 345 5582 1409
Email: dscheel@ipb-halle.de

Research interests:

  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Defense signaling and responses
  • Pathogenicity
  • Protein phosphorylation and protein kinases
  • Calcium signaling
  • Secondary metabolism

Ian Small
University of Western Australia
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley
Perth
Western Australia
6009 Australia

Tel: 61 (0)8 6488 4499
Fax: 61 (0)8 6488 4401
Email: iansmall@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Research Interests:

  • Organelle biogenesis
  • Gene expression in mitochondria and chloroplasts
  • Protein and RNA targeting
  • Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression
  • Energy metabolism
  • Functional genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology

Imre Somssich
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions
Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10
50829 Köln
Germany

Tel.: 49 221 5062 310
Fax: 49 221 5062 353
Email: somssich@mpiz-koeln.mpg.de

Research Interests:

  • Regulation of gene expression
  • Transcription factors in abiotic/biotic stress
  • Transcriptional control mechanisms
  • Nuclear signal transduction events
  • Plant-microbe interactions

Edgar Spalding
Department of Botany
University of Wisconsin-Madison
430 Lincoln Drive
Madison WI 53706
USA

Tel.: 001 608 265 5294
Email: spalding@wisc.edu

Research Interests:

  • Ion transport and electrophysiology
  • Growth: control by light and auxin
  • Phenotype platforms: computer vision-based

Lee Sweetlove
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3RB
UK

Tel.: 44 1865 275 137
Email: lee.sweetlove@plants.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests:

  • Central metabolism
  • Metabolic flux
  • Metabolic modeling
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Metabolons and metabolite channelling

Dorothea Tholl
Department of Biological Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
408 Latham Hall, Agquad Lane
Blacksburg
VA 24061
USA

Tel: 1 540 231 4567
Fax: 1 540 231 3347
Email: tholl@vt.edu

Research interests:

  • Plant biochemistry
  • Isoprenoid and secondary metabolism, chemical diversity
  • Plant volatiles
  • Plant chemical interactions and defense
  • Root biology
  • Metabolic pathways, evolution, and engineering

Yves Van de Peer
University Of Gent
Department of Plant Biotechnology and Genetics
Technologiepark 927
9052 Zwijnaarde
Belgium

Tel.: 09 331 38 07
Fax: 09 331 38 09
Email: yves.vandepeer@ugent.be

Research interests:

  • Comparative genomics
  • Systems biology
  • Evolutionary analysis
  • Genome evolution
  • Gene and genome duplication

Shiping Wang
National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement
Huazhong Agricultural University
Wuhan 430070
China

Tel.: 86-27-87283009
Fax: 86-27-87287092
Email: swang@mail.hzau.edu.cn

Research interests:

  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Defense responses
  • Crop quantitative resistance to pathogens
  • Defense signalling

Geoffrey O. Wasteneys
Department of Botany
University of British Columbia
#3529 - 6270 University Boulevard
Vancouver
V6T 1Z4
Canada

Tel: 1 604 822 4664
Fax: 1 604 822 6089
Email: geoff.wasteneys@botany.ubc.ca

Research interests:

  • Cytoskeleton
  • Cell walls
  • Cell shape
  • Cell division
  • Axis determination and tropisms


Daoxin Xie
School of Life Sciences
Tsinghua University
Beijing 100084
China


Tel: 86 10 62781575
Fax: 86 10 62798201
Email:daoxinlab@tsinghua.edu.cn

Research interests:

  • Hormone perception
  • Jasmonate signal transduction
  • Strigolactone signaling
  • Hormonal crosstalk

Bin Yu
Center for Plant Science Innovation
& School of Biological Sciences
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1901 Vine St
Lincoln, NE
USA

Tel:402-472-2125
Email:byu3@unl.edu

Research interests:

  • Small RNA metabolism
  • Epigenetics
  • RNA silencing
  • Non-coding RNAs
  • Arabidopsis genetics


Editorial Office Staff
Jim Ruddock, Managing Editor
Email: tpj-editor@wiley.com
Sam Crisp, Editorial Assistant
Email: tpj-submissions@wiley.com

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