Prof Foyer awarded Redox pioneer accolade
Four more papers have been cited over 500 times and a further 32 articles have received over 100 citations.
Professor Foyer has made a significant contribution to the current understanding of the crucial roles of ascorbate and glutathione in redox biology, particularly in relation to photosynthesis, respiration, and chloroplast and mitochondrial redox signalling networks.
Her early PhD work pioneered the discovery of the ascorbate-glutathione cycle, now known as the Foyer-Halliwell-Asada pathway - a crucial mechanism for H2O2 metabolism in both animals and plants.
As Professor of Sustainable Agriculture in the Centre for Plant Sciences, Christine's lab undertakes fundamental research in redox biology and related work on enhancing stress tolerance, which contributes to the key goals of sustainable enhancement food security world-wide, using molecular physiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology approaches.
The ARS Redox Pioneer series introduces the most cited researchers to the scientific community outside Redox Biology. A paper detailing the impact of her research can be seen at http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ars.2011.4007
1st August 2011