Jurriaan Ton

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CAREER AND EDUCATION:

  • Professor (2015) in Plant Environmental Signalling, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Co-director of the P3 institute for translational Plant and Soil Biology (2013). http://p3.sheffield.ac.uk/
  • Lecturer, ERC research fellow (2011) Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Principal Investigator and BBSRC Research fellow (2008) Rothamsted Research, Centre of Sustainable Pest and Disease Management, UK.
  • Principal Investigator and NWO-VENI Research fellow (2004) Department of Biology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
  • Post-doc (2004) Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Entomology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Post-doc (2001) Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Post-doc (2001) Section Phytopathology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • PhD in Biology. (2001) Section Phytopathology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • MSc in Biology. (1996) Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

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KEY RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Molecular signalling and (epi)genetic basis of priming of plant immunity.
  • Ecological impacts and agricultural potential of induced resistance in plants.
  • Chemical interactions between plants, microbes, and insects.

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CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS:

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FORMER GROUP MEMBERS:

  • Dr. Shakoor Ahmad; Rothamsted Research, UK
  • Dr. Yuhua Zhang; Rothamsted Research, UK
  • Dr. Marieke van Hulten; Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Sjoerd van der Ent; Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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AWARDS:

  • 2014: Highly Cited Researcher and member of ‘the World’s most influential scientific minds’ – Thomson Reuters
  • 2013: Leverhulme Research Leadership Award
  • 2012: ERC consolidaror grant
  • 2008: BBSRC-Institute Career Path fellowship Award
  • 2004: NWO-VENI fellowship award for innovative Science
  • 2001: Cum laude award for PhD degree

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PUBLICATIONS: 

see list of lab publications

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CONTACT:

Animal and Plant Science Department
University of Sheffield
Alfred Denny Building
Western Bank
S10 2TN
Sheffield, UK, Europe

email: j.ton@sheffield.ac.uk

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