Alison East

 

Alison

I have been a post-doc in Phil Poole’s lab since 2003.


SynSym_logo2_large_highresMy most recent role is as project manager of  Synthetic Symbioses (SynSym), a BBSRC/NSF-funded Nitrogen Ideas Lab grant supporting research at six centres across USA and UK.

iunfc_logo_finalI am also project manager of a BBSRC/DBT-funded Newton Grant, the India UK Nitrogen Fixation Centre (IUNFC), which was launched in Oct. 2016 in Bhopal, India. IUNFC is a virtual joint centre (VJC), one aim of which is to improve the performance of pigeon pea for farmers in rural India.


Recent publications

  1. Karunakaran, R., East, A.K. & Poole, P.S. (2013) Malonate catabolism does not drive nitrogen fixation in legume nodules. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79 (14): 4496-4498.
  2. Bourdès, A., Rudder, S., East, A.K. & Poole, P.S. Mining the Sinorhizobium meliloti transportome to develop FRET biosensors for sugars, dicarboxylates and cyclic polyols. PLoS ONE (2012) 7: 9 e43578.
  3. Ramachandran V. K., East A. K., Karunakaran R., Downie J. A. & Poole P. S. Adaptation of Rhizobium leguminosarum to pea, alfalfa and sugar beet rhizospheres investigated by comparative transcriptomics. Genome Biology (2011) 12 R106.

This work is funded by the BBSRC

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