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University Centre Reaseheath

Dr Peter Gould

Crop Innovation Manager – Institute of Sustainability and Food Innovation (IoSFI) 

Peter completed BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Manchester, and followed this with his PhD also at University of Manchester. Peter is a passionate Plant Biologist with interests in food security and sustainability. 

Peter then worked at University of Liverpool and University of Lancaster pursuing his interests in plant biology and biological clocks. Peters main interests are understanding how the biological clock buffered itself to changing external temperatures with the link with global warming and food security. Most of this work was based on imaging (microscopy), molecular biology and cell biology. Peters passion for plant biology also has led to him creating a saffron production business based near Delamere Forest in Cheshire. 


Research Interests and Publications

  • Plant Biology
  • Food Security
  • Sustainability
  • Effects of Global Warming on Plant Biology


(26) 2020 Kalanchoë PPC1 is essential for crassulacean acid metabolism and the regulation of core circadian clock and guard cell signaling genes SF Boxall, N Kadu, LV Dever, J Kneřová, JL Waller, PD Gould, J Hartwell The Plant Cell 32 (4), 1136-1160

(25) 2020 Nanopore direct RNA sequencing maps the complexity of Arabidopsis mRNA processing and m6A modificationMT Parker, K Knop, AV Sherwood, NJ Schurch, K Mackinnon, PD Gould, …Elife 9, e49658

(24) 2020 A high-throughput delayed fluorescence method reveals underlying differences in the control of circadian rhythms in Triticum aestivum and Brassica napus H Rees, S Duncan, PD Gould, R Wells, M Greenwood, T Brabbs, A Hall Plant methods 15 (1), 1-14

(23) 2019 Coordinated circadian timing through the integration of local inputs in Arabidopsis thaliana M Greenwood, M Domijan, PD Gould, AJW Hall, JCW Locke PLoS Biology 17 (8), e3000407

(22) 2019 Silencing PHOSPHOENOLPYRUVATE CARBOXYLASE1 in the Obligate Crassulacean Acid Metabolism Species Kalanchoë laxiflora causes Reversion to C3-like Metabolism and Amplifies …SF Boxall, N Kadu, LV Dever, J Kneřová, JL Waller, PD Gould, J Hartwell BioRxiv, 684050

(21) 2019 Nanopore direct RNA sequencing maps an Arabidopsis N6 methyladenosine epitranscriptome MT Parker, K Knop, AV Sherwood, NJ Schurch, K Mackinnon, PD Gould, …BioRxiv, 706002

(20) 2018 Coordination of robust single cell rhythms in the Arabidopsis circadian clock via spatial waves of gene expression PD Gould, et al., Elife 7, e31700

(19) 2018 Phosphorylation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase is essential for maximal and sustained dark CO2 fixation and core circadian clock operation in the obligate crassulacean acid …SF Boxall, LV Dever, J Kneřová, PD Gould, J Hartwell The Plant Cell 29 (10), 2519-2536

(18) 2017 A comparison of high-throughput techniques for assaying circadian rhythms in plants AJ Tindall, J Waller, M Greenwood, PD Gould, J Hartwell, A Hall Plant Methods 11 (1), 32

(17) 2015 The circadian clock rephases during lateral root organ initiation in Arabidopsis thaliana U Voß, MH Wilson, K Kenobi, PD Gould, FC Robertson, WA Peer, … Nature communications 6 (1), 1-9

(16) 2015 A distorted circadian clock causes early flowering and temperature-dependent variation in spike development in the Eps-3Am mutant of einkorn wheat P Gawroński, R Ariyadasa, A Himmelbach, N Poursarebani, PD Gould…Genetics 196 (4), 1253-1261

(15) 2014 No Time for Spruce: Rapid Dampening of Circadian Rhythms in Picea abies (L. Karst) N Gyllenstrand, A Karlgren, D Clapham, K Holm, A Hall, PD Gould, …Plant and Cell Physiology 55 (3), 535-550

(14) 2014 A fast circadian clock at high temperatures is a conserved feature across Arabidopsis accessions and likely to be important for vegetative yield J Kusakina, PD Gould, A Hall Plant, cell & environment 37 (2), 327-340

(13) 2014 The circadian regulation of photosynthesis AN Dodd, J Kusakina, A Hall, PD Gould, M Hanaoka Photosynthesis research 119 (1-2), 181-190

(12) 2014 HIGH EXPRESSION OF OSMOTICALLY RESPONSIVE GENES1 is required for circadian periodicity through the promotion of nucleo-cytoplasmic mRNA export in Arabidopsis PD Gould et al., The Plant Cell 25 (11), 4391-4404

(11) 2013 Inference on periodicity of circadian time series MJ Costa, B Finkenstädt, V Roche, F Lévi, PD Gould, J Foreman, … Biostatistics 14 (4), 792-806

(10) 2013 Network balance via CRY signalling controls the Arabidopsis circadian clock over ambient temperatures PD Gould et al., Molecular Systems Biology 9 (1), 650

(9) 2013 mRNA 3′ tagging is induced by nonsense-mediated decay and promotes ribosome dissociation IY Morozov, MG Jones, PD Gould, V Crome, JB Wilson, AJW Hall, … Molecular and cellular biology 32 (13), 2585-2595

(8) 2012 Full genome re-sequencing reveals a novel circadian clock mutation in Arabidopsis K Ashelford, ME Eriksson, CM Allen, R D’Amore, M Johansson, P Gould, … Genome biology 12 (3), 1-12

(7) 2011 Natural variation in circadian rhythm in a worldwide sample of Capsella bursa-pastoris (Brassicaceae) K Holm, PD Gould, A Hall, M Lascoux, U Lagercrantz

(6) 2010 Delayed fluorescence as a universal tool for the measurement of circadian rhythms in higher plants PD Gould et al.,The Plant Journal 58 (5), 893-901

(5) 2009 Temperature compensation of the Arabidopsis circadian clock A Hall, PD Gould

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 3 (150), S153

(4) 2007 Circadian control of isoprene emissions from oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) MJ Wilkinson, SM Owen, M Possell, J Hartwell, PD Gould, A Hall, C Vickers, …The Plant Journal 47 (6), 960-968

(3) 2006 The molecular basis of temperature compensation in the Arabidopsis circadian clock PD Gould et al., The Plant Cell 18 (5), 1177-1187

(2) 2006 Experimental validation of a predicted feedback loop in the multi‐oscillator clock of Arabidopsis thaliana JCW Locke, L Kozma‐Bognár, PD Gould, B Fehér, E Kevei, F Nagy, Molecular systems biology 2 (1), 59

(1) 2005 Analysis of the Effect of Temperature on the Neurospora crassa Circadian Clock PD Gould PhD PQDT-Global

Food Science Courses

Food Science

BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology with Placement Year

4 Years


Food Science

BSc in Food Science and Technology

3 Years


Food Science

Foundation Degree in Dairy Technology (Eden Programme)

2 Years


Food Science

Foundation Degree in Bakery and Patisserie Technology

2 Years


Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Studies)

1 Year