Christopher Howe

Department of Biochemistry
University of Cambridge, UK

Field of interests:

·         the biochemistry of photosynthesis, and its application for renewable energy production

·         the organization and evolution of the chloroplast genome

·         molecular evolution


Recent publications:

Dorrell RG, Smith AG:
Do Red and Green Make Brown? Perspectives on Plastid Acquisitions within the Chromalveolates.
Eukaryotic Cell, 10(7), (2011): 856-868.

Walker G, Dorrell RG, Schlacht A, Dacks JB:
Eukaryotic systematics: a user’s guide for cell biologists and parasitologists.
Parasitology, 138(13), (2011): 1638-1663.

Howe CJ, de Vries PJ, Serfontein J, Nisbet RER:
Evolution of the TSC1/TSC2-TOR signaling pathway.
Science Signaling 3, (2010): ra49.

Hunt HV, Denyer K, Packman LC, Jones MK, Howe CJ:
Molecular Basis of the Waxy Endosperm Starch Phenotype in Broomcorn Millet (Panicum miliaceumL.).
Molecular Biology and Evolution 27, (2010): 1478-1494.

Horst I, Howe CJ, Lea-Smith DJ, Smith AG:
Biodiesel from algae: challenges and prospects. Scott SA, Davey MP, Dennis JS,
Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 21, (2010): 277-286.

Hunt HV, Lawes MC, Bower MA, Haeger JW, Howe CJ:
A banned variety was the mother of several major wine grapes.
Biology Letters, 6, (2010): 367-369.

Campana MG, Bower MA, Bailey MJ, Stock F, O’Connell TC, Edwards CJ, Checkley-Scott C, Knight B, Spencer M, Howe CJ:
A flock of sheep, goats and cattle: ancient DNA analysis reveals complexities of historical parchment manufacture.
Journal of Archaeological Science,37, (2010): 1317-1325.

Bower MA, Campana MG, Checkley-Scott C, Knight B, Howe CJ:
The potential for extraction and exploitation of DNA from parchment: a review of the opportunities and hurdles.
Journal of the Institute of Conservation 33, (2010): 1-11.

Barbrook AC, Howe CJ, Kurniawan DP, Tarr SJ:
Organisation and expression of organelle genomes.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B365, (2010): 785-797.

Stephenson AL, Dennis JS, Howe CJ, Scott SA, Smith AG:
Influence of nitrogen-limitation regime on the production by Chlorella vulgarisof lipids for biodiesel feedstocks.
Biofuels,1, (2010): 47-58.

Lister DL, Thaw S, Bower MA, Jones H, Charles MP, Jones G, Smith LMJ, Howe CJ, Brown TA, Jones MK:
Latitudinal variation in a photoperiod response gene in European barley: insight into the dynamics of agricultural spread from ‘historic’ specimens.
Journal of Archaeological Science, 36, (2009): 1092-1098.

Nisbet RER, Fisher R, Nimmo RH, Bendall DS, Crill PM, Gallego-Sala AV, Hornibrook ERC, Lopez-Juez E, Lowry D, Nisbet PBR, Shuckburgh EF, Sriskantharajah S, Howe CJ, Nisbet EG:
Emission of methane from plants.
Proceedings of the Royal Society, 276, (2009): 1347-1354.