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We are thrilled by the news that Professor Paul Dupree, our project Co-I has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher,with the Dupree group’s research among the top 1% most cited works in the field of plant and animal biology. 

Professor Dupree commented that: “I’m very proud to be named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher. This reflects the outstanding work of our group members over many years to produce reproducible, exciting findings addressing the big, important questions in science that directly impact society.”

The Dupree group has contributed substantially to three major areas of plant biochemistry and cell biology. A selection of their papers are listed below:

 

Cell wall digestion:

Quinlan, Sweeney, Lo Leggio et al., PNAS 108:15079 (2011).

Frandsen, Simmons, Dupree et al., Nat. Chem. Biol. 12:298 (2016).

Simmons, Frandsen, Ciano et al., Nat. Commun. 8:1064 (2017).

Lo Leggio, Simmons, Poulsen et al., Nat. Commun. 6:5961 (2015).

 

Cell wall synthesis:

Mortimer, Miles, Brown et al., PNAS 107:17409 (2010).

Brown, Zhang, Stephens et al., Plant J. 57:732 (2009).

Anders, Wilkinson, Lovegrove et al., PNAS 109:989 (2012).

Zhang, Nikolovski, Sorieul et al., Nat. Commun7:11656 (2016).

 

Cell wall architecture:

Busse-Wicher, Gomes, Tryfona et al.Plant J. 79:492 (2014).

Simmons, Mortimer, Bernardinelli et al.Nat. Commun. 7:13902 (2016).

Grantham, Wurman-Rodrich, Terrett et al.Nat. Plants 3:859 (2017).

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