Dr Phon Green

Research Assistant
Matthew Moscou Group

I am interested in plant genetic engineering approach for insects and diseases resistance especially in cereals and how products of research works can be applied to the real world. But my current role as Research Assistant responsible for seeds germplasm and greenhouse management, I also interested in plant health and growing conditions.

Dr Phon Green
+44 (0) 1603 450482


Hiebert CW, Moscou MJ, Hewitt T, Steuernagel B, Hernández-Pinzón I, Green P, Pujol C, Zhang P, Rouse MN, Jin Y, McIntosh RA, Upadhyayac N, Zhang J, Bhavani S, Jan Vrána J, Karafiátová M, Huang L, Fetch T, Doležel J, Wulff BH, Lagudah E, Spielmeyer W (2020)

Stem rust resistance in wheat is suppressed by a subunit of the mediator complex. Nature Communications volume 11, Article number: 1123 (2020)

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Ghosh S, Watson A, Gonzalez-Navarro OE, Ramirez-Gonzalez RH, Yanes L, Mendoza-Suárez M, Simmonds J, Wells R, Rayner T, Green P, Hafeez A, Hayta S, Melton RE, Steed A, Sarkar A, Carter J, Perkins L, Lord J, Tester M, Osbourn A, Moscou MJ, Nicholson P, Harwood W, Martin C, Domoney C, Uauy C, Hazard B, Wulff BBH, Hickey LT (2018)

Speed breeding in growth chambers and glasshouses for crop breeding and model plant research. Nat Protoc. 2018 Nov 16. doi: 10.1038/s41596-018-0072-z.

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Bettgenhaeuser J, Gardiner M, Spanner R, Green P, Hernández-Pinzón I, Hubbard A, Ayliffe M, Moscou MJ (2018)

The genetic architecture of colonization resistance in Brachypodium distachyon to non-adapted stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis) isolates. PLoS Genet. 2018 Sep 28;14(9):e1007637. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007637. eCollection 2018 Sep.

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Yu G, Champouret N, Steuernagel B, Olivera PD, Simmons J, Williams C, Johnson R, Moscou MJ, Hernández-Pinzón I, Green P, Sela H, Millet E, Jones JD, Ward ER, Steffenson BJ, Wulff BB (2017)

Discovery and characterization of two new stem rust resistance genes in Aegilops sharonensis. Theor Appl Genet. 2017 Mar 8. doi: 10.1007/s00122-017-2882-8.

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Clare S, Kitcher W, Gardiner M, Green P, Hubbard A, Moscou MJ (2016)

Defining the genetic architecture of stripe rust resistance in the barley accession HOR 1428. bioRxiv preprint December 13, 2016 doi:

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Bettgenhaeuser J, Corke FM, Opanowicz M, Green P, Hernández-Pinzón I, Doonan JH, Moscou MJ (2016)

Natural variation in Brachypodium links vernalization and flowering time loci as major flowering determinants. Plant Physiol. 2016 Sep 20. pii: pp.00813.2016.

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Dawson AM, Ferguson JN, Gardiner M, Green P, Hubbard A, Moscou MJ (2015)

Isolation and fine mapping of Rps6: an intermediate host resistance gene in barley to wheat stripe rust. Theor Appl Genet. 2016 doi:10.​1007/​s00122-015-2659-x

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Dawson AM, Bettgenhaeuser J, Gardiner M, Green P, Hernández-Pinzón I, Hubbard A, Moscou MJ (2015)

The development of quick, robust, quantitative phenotypic assays for describing the host–nonhost landscape to stripe rust. Front. Plant Sci., 27 October 2015

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Hanke, DE, Parmar, PN, Caddick, SEK, Green, P and Brearley, CA (2012)

Synthesis of inositol phosphate ligands of plant hormone receptor complexes: pathways of inositol hexakisphosphate turnover. Biochemical Journal, 444 (3). pp. 601-609. ISSN 0264-6021

H. Buschmann, P. Green, A. Sambade, J. H. Doonan and C. W. Lloyd (2011)

Cytoskeletal dynamics in interphase, mitosis and cytokinesis analysed through Agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation of tobacco BY-2 cells. New Phytologist 190:258-267

Nagy R, Grob H, Weder B, Green P, Klein M, Frelet A, Schjoerring JK, Brearley CA and Martinoia E (2009)

The Arabidopsis ATP-binding cassette protein ATMRP5/ATABCC5 is a high-affinity inositol hexakisphosphate transporter involved in guard cell signaling and phytate storage. Journal of Biological Chemistry 284:33614-33622

W. H. Xu, Y. S Wang, G. Z. Liu, X. Chen, P. Tinjuangjun, L. Y. Pi and W. Y. Song. (2006).

The Autophosphorylated Ser686, Thr688 and Ser689 residues in the Intracellular Juxtamembrane Domain of Xa21 are implicated in stability control of Rice Receptor-like Kinase. The Plant Journal 45:740-751

P. Tinjuangjun. (2002)

Snowdrop lectin gene in transgenic plants: its potential for Asian agriculture. AgBiotechNet Vol. 4, July 2002, ABN 091

P. Tinjuangjun, N. T. Loc, A. M. R. Gatehouse, J. A. Gatehouse and P. Christou. (2000)

Enhanced insect resistance Thai rice varieties generated by particle bombardment. Molecular Breeding 6:391-399

Job History

2011 – present Research Assistant, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK.

2009 – 2011 Research Assistant, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.

2006 – 2008 Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia, UK.

2001 – 2003 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Florida, USA.

2000 – 2001 Manager, Biotechnology and Biosafety Information Center, Kasetsart University, Thailand.