Karl Oparka Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
1 protocol

Karen Bell Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
1 protocol
Xinyan Zhang Agricultural Genome Research Institute at Shenzhen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
6 protocols

Kirsten Knox
  • University of Edinburgh
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D., Department of Biology, University of York, UK, 2003

Current position

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK


  1. Kriechbaumer, V., Botchway, S. W., Slade, S. E., Knox, K., Frigerio, L., Oparka, K. and Hawes, C. (2015). Reticulomics: Protein-protein interaction studies with two plasmodesmata-localized reticulon family proteins identify binding partners enriched at plasmodesmata, endoplasmic reticulum, and the plasma membrane. Plant Physiol 169(3): 1933-1945.
  2. Knox, K., Wang, P., Kriechbaumer, V., Tilsner, J., Frigerio, L., Sparkes, I., Hawes, C. and Oparka, K. (2015). Putting the squeeze on plasmodesmata: A role for reticulons in primary plasmodesmata formation. Plant Physiol 168(4): 1563-1572.
  3. Knoblauch, M., Vendrell, M., de Leau, E., Paterlini, A., Knox, K., Ross-Elliot, T., Reinders, A., Brockman, S. A., Ward, J. and Oparka, K. (2015). Multispectral phloem-mobile probes: properties and applications. Plant Physiol 167(4): 1211-1220.
  4. van Ooijen, G., Knox, K., Kis, K., Bouget, F. Y. and Millar, A. J. (2012). Genomic transformation of the picoeukaryote Ostreococcus tauri. J Vis Exp(65): e4074.
  5. Dixon, L. E.*, Knox, K.*, Kozma-Bognar, L., Southern, M. M., Pokhilko, A. and Millar, A. J. (2011). Temporal repression of core circadian genes is mediated through EARLY FLOWERING 3 in Arabidopsis. Curr Biol 21(2): 120-125.
  6. Edwards, K. D., Akman, O. E., Knox, K., Lumsden, P. J., Thomson, A. W., Brown, P. E., Pokhilko, A., Kozma-Bognar, L., Nagy, F., Rand, D. A. and Millar, A. J. (2010). Quantitative analysis of regulatory flexibility under changing environmental conditions. Mol Syst Biol 6: 424.
  7. Pokhilko, A., Hodge, S. K., Stratford, K., Knox, K., Edwards, K. D., Thomson, A. W., Mizuno, T. and Millar, A. J. (2010). Data assimilation constrains new connections and components in a complex, eukaryotic circadian clock model. Mol Syst Biol 6: 416.
  8. Jones, A. R., Kramer, E. M., Knox, K., Swarup, R., Bennett, M. J., Lazarus, C. M., Leyser, H. M. and Grierson, C. S. (2009). Auxin transport through non-hair cells sustains root-hair development. Nat Cell Biol 11(1): 78-84.
  9. Nurmberg, P. L.*, Knox, K. A.*, Yun, B. W., Morris, P. C., Shafiei, R., Hudson, A. and Loake, G. J. (2007). The developmental selector AS1 is an evolutionarily conserved regulator of the plant immune response. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(47): 18795-18800.
  10. Swarup, R., Kramer, E. M., Perry, P., Knox, K., Leyser, H. M., Haseloff, J., Beemster, G. T., Bhalerao, R. and Bennett, M. J. (2005). Root gravitropism requires lateral root cap and epidermal cells for transport and response to a mobile auxin signal. Nat Cell Biol 7(11): 1057-1065.
  11. Knox, K., Grierson, C. S. and Leyser, O. (2003). AXR3 and SHY2 interact to regulate root hair development. Development 130(23): 5769-5777.
1 Protocol published
Super-resolution Imaging of Live BY2 Cells Using 3D-structured Illumination Microscopy
Authors:  Karen Bell, Karl Oparka and Kirsten Knox, date: 01/05/2016, view: 7325, Q&A: 0
Light microscopy is the standard tool for studying sub-cellular structures however, owing to the diffractive properties of light, resolution is limited to 200 nm. Super-resolution microscopy methods circumvent this limit, offering greater ...
1 Protocol reviewed
Preparation of Onion Epidermal Cell Walls for Imaging by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
Authors:  Tian Zhang and Daniel J. Cosgrove, date: 12/20/2017, view: 11072, Q&A: 0
The growing plant cell wall is comprised of long, thin cellulose microfibrils embedded in a hydrated matrix of polysaccharides and glycoproteins. These components are typically constructed in layers (lamellae) on the inner surface of the cell wall, ...
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