26 Sept 2013

New lab space for the van Ooijen and Spoel laboratories!

The banner for this page is a panorama picture (taken by Steven Spoel) of our new lab space on the ground floor of the Rutherford Building, King’s Buildings campus. Just the room number changes (G.09), the rest is the same.

Drop by for a visit!

27 Aug 2013

“Circadian redox signaling in plant immunity and abiotic stress”

Review paper published in Antioxidants & Redox Signalling, by Spoel & van Ooijen. Open access, available online here.


01 Oct 2013

Louise Lipczak Hansen joins our lab

Louise started her Royal Society-funded PhD in our lab today, working on SUMOylation and other modification in the Arabidopsis circadian clock. Welcome!

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May 2014

Sjoerd Smit starts Erasmus studentship

Sjoerd started his final project to obtain a Masters degree at the University of Amsterdam. He will be working with Louise until December. Read more about him on our  People page!


May 2014

Light and circadian regulation of clock components aids flexible responses to environmental signals

Historic data from Laura Dixon, Ozgur Akman, and others, now published in New Phytologist. Read more

October 2014

Stochastic models of cellular circadian rhythms in plants help to understand the impact of noise on robustness and clock structure

Perspective paper on stochastic models of the plant circadian clock,

by three former Millar lab post-docs turned PIs.

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August 2014

The reduced kinome of Ostreococcus tauri: core eukaryotic signalling components in a tractable model species

Bioinformatics paper on the Ostreococcus kinome, now published in BMC Genomics.

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April 2015

Label-free quantitative analysis of the casein

kinase 2-responsive phosphoproteome

Proteomics paper with the Millar and Le Bihan labs, out now!

It only took 7 years!

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September 2015

Louise wins 2nd year PhD students’ poster prize!

Now officially the best in IMPS...

April 13 2016

Daily magnesium fluxes regulate cellular timekeeping and energy balance

Our paper in Nature published online today, ahead of print next Thursday!

April 13 2016

Our lab featured on the Newsdrive programme!

A short interview for BBC Radio Scotland tonight!
My part starts at 2h14’38” (if you’re not interested in Scottish politics...)

November 2016

Rapid Analysis of Circadian Phenotypes in Arabidopsis Protoplasts Transfected with a Luminescent Clock Reporter

I’ve been slow to update the site, but Louise has published her first chapter recently! Do watch the video, it’s worth it!