2019 Lorne Genome Conference

Professor Jonathan Jones

Jonathan D G Jones FRS is a leading researcher in plant/microbe interactions.  He graduated in Botany from Cambridge (1976) and completed his Ph.D. at the Plant Breeding Institute, Trumpington, in 1980.  Dr. Jones was a postdoc with Fred Ausubel at Harvard University 1981-2, working on symbiotic nitrogen fixation.  From 1983-1988, he worked in the private sector at a startup agbiotech company (Advanced Genetic Sciences, Oakland, California).  In 1988, he became one of the first recruits at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK, where he has twice been Head of Laboratory.  He investigates plant disease resistance genes and mechanisms, and also how pathogens suppress host defences to cause disease.  Dr. Jones was elected a Professor at the University of East Anglia in 1997, a member of EMBO in 1998, a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2003, and Foreign Associate of US NAS in 2015.  

Selected recent publications

Jones, Vance, Dangl (2016) Science PMID:27934708 DOI:10.1126/science.aaf6395

Williams et al. (2014) Science vol. 344 (6181) pp. 299-303 doi: 10.1126/science.1247357

Sarris et al (2015) Cell 161 pp. 1089-1100 doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.04.024

Duxbury et al (2016) Bioessays 38:469 PMID:27339076 doi: 10.1002/bies.201600046

Witek, K; et al. Nature Biotech 34: 656-660 doi: 10.1038/nbt.3540