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Simon Vaughan

Role(s):
Head of Grants and International Programmes
Science Innovation? Engagement and Partnerships
Harpenden
Phone:
+44 (0) 1582 763 133 ext: +44 1582 938884
Location:
Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ

Published research

Pearce, S, Saville, R, Vaughan SP,  Chandler, P, Wilhelm, E, Sparks, C, Al-Kaff, N, Korolev, A, Boulton, M, Phillips, A, Hedden, P, Nicholson, P, Thomas, S. (2011) Molecular characterisation of Rht-1 dwarfing genes in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum). Plant Physiology; 157: 4, 1820-1831   

Vaughan SP, Wanchoo, A, Patil, A., Huttly, A, Phillips, A & Hedden, P. (2011) The role of gibberellin in determining wheat grain size and quality. Aspects of Applied Biology, 110, GM crops: from basic research to application p.14

Vaughan SP, Wanchoo, A, Patil, A, Huttly, A, Phillips, A & Hedden, P. (2011) The role of gibberellin in determining wheat grain size and quality. Brazilian Association of Seeds technology. Informativo Abrates; 21: 90

Vaughan, SP, Huttly, A, Baker, J, Ward, J & Phillips, A. (2011) The genetics and biochemistry of wheat grain colour.Brazilian Association of Seeds technology. Informativo Abrates; 21: 139

Békefi Z, Vaughan SP & Tobutt KR (2010). Determination of incompatibility (S) genotypes of sweet cherries in the Hungarian gene-bank by a PCR-based method. Acta Agronomica Hungarica; 5: 377–384

Sutherland BG, Belaj A, Nier S, Cottrell JE, Vaughan SP,  Hubert J & Russell K (2010). Molecular biodiversity and population structure in common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) Implications for current regions of provenance, seed zones and conservation. Molecular Ecology; 19: 2196-2211

Cottrell JE, Vaughan SP, Connolly T, Singh L, Moodley DJ & Russell K. (2009). Contemporary pollen flow and mating patterns in wild cherry (Prunus avium L.). Heredity; 103: 118-128

Vaughan SP, Grisoni M, Kumagai MR & Kuehnle, AR. (2008) Characterisation of Hawaiian isolates of Cymbidium mosaic virus (CymMV) from Dendrobium orchid. Archives of Virology, 153: 1185-1189

Vaughan SP, BoškoviÄ? R, Gisbert A, Russell K & Tobutt KR. (2008). Characterisation of novel S-alleles from Cherry (Prunus avium L.). Tree Genetics and Genomes, 4 531-541

Vaughan SP, Cottrell JE, Moodley DJ, Connolly T & Russell K. (2007). Clonal structure and recruitment in wild cherry (Prunus avium). Forest Ecology and Management, 242: 419-430.

Vaughan SP, Cottrell JE, Moodley DJ, Connolly T & Russell K. (2007). Distribution and fine-scale spatial-genetic structure in British wild cherry (Prunus avium L.). Heredity, 99: 274-283

Vaughan SP, James DJ, Lindsey K & Massiah AJ. (2006). Characterisation of FaRB7, a near root-specific gene from strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) and promoter activity analysis in homologous and heterologous hosts. Journal of Experimental Botany; 57: 3901-3910.

Vaughan SP, Russell K, Sargent DJ & Tobutt KR. (2006). Isolation of S locus F-box alleles in Prunus avium and their application in a novel method to determine selfâ??incompatibility genotype. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 112: 856 -866

Sonneveld T, Tobutt KR, Vaughan SP & Robbins TP. (2005). Loss of pollen-S function in two self-compatible selections of Prunus avium is associated with deletion/mutation of an Sâ??haplotype-specific F-box gene. Plant Cell, 17: 37-51

Connolly T, Cottrell JE, Vaughan SP & Russell K. (2005). Determining paternity and gene flow from cherry microsatellite data. Abstracts: IUFRO Conference on Sustainable Forestry, Edinburgh.

Vaughan SP & Russell K. (2004). Characterisation of novel microsatellites and development of multiplex PCR for largeâ??scale population studies in wild cherry, Prunus avium. Molecular Ecology Notes, 4: 429 - 431.

Vaughan SP. (2003). PhD thesis: Tissue and organelle targeted transgene expression in plants. University of Durham, Durham. England.

Webster AD, Vaughan SP, Lucas SA, Spencer JE & Atkinson CJ. (2003). Effects of tree age at planting, root manipulation and trickle irrigation on growth and cropping of apple (Malus pumila) cultivar Queen Cox on M.9 rootstock. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 78: 680-688

James DJ, Massiah AJ, Hiles ER, Vaughan SP, Passey AJ, Gittins JR, Biricolti S & Pellny TK. (2003) Targeting transgene expression in apple tree tissues - Roles for heterologous and homologous promoters. Acta Horticulturae, 625: 321-330

James DJ, Passey AJ, Baker S, Wilson FM, Stow J, Colgan RJ, Hiles, E, Massiah AJ, Vaughan SP, Blakesley D, Simpson DW, Sargent DJ, Bulley SMW, Hedden P, Phillips A, Biricolti S, Mazzara M, Uratsu S, Labavitch J & Dandekar AM. (2003). Genetic modification to improve fruit quality: benefits for the grower, the consumer and the environment. Acta Horticulturae, 622: 97-104

James DJ, Gittins, J.R, Massiah AJ, Pellny, T.K, Hiles ER, Biricolti, S, Passey, AJ & Vaughan SP, (2001). Using heterologous and homologous promoters to study tissue specific expression in fruit crops. Acta Horticulturae, 560: 55-62

Atkinson CJ, Webster AD, Vaughan SP, Taylor L & Kingswell G. (2000). Interactions between root restriction, irrigation and rootstock treatments on 'Queen Cox' apple trees: Effects of soil and plant water relations. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 75: 376-382

James DJ. Massiah AJ, Passey, Vaughan SP, Mazzara M, Branzanti MB & Simpson DW. (2000). Introducing durable resistance to Botrytis cinerea in strawberry by genetic modification. 5th European foundation plant pathology congress (Abstracts: 5th European Foundation Plant Pathology Congress, Taormina, Italy.

Webster AD, Atkinson CJ, Lucas, A.S, Vaughan SP, & Taylor, L. (2000). Interactions between root restriction, irrigation and rootstock treatments on the growth and cropping of 'Queen Cox' apple trees: Effects on orchard growth and cropping. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 75: (2) 181-189

Atkinson CJ, Webster AD, Vaughan SP, & Lucas AS. (1997). Effect of root restriction on the physiology of apple tree growth. Acta Horticulturae, 451: 587-595.

Webster A.D, Atkinson CJ, Vaughan SP. & Lucas AS. (1997). Controlling the shoot growth and cropping of sweet cherry trees using root pruning or root restriction techniques. Acta Horticulturae, 451: 643-651

Technical reports

Russell K, Vaughan SP, & Sutherland BG. (2007). Local provenance and native stock for farm woodlands. Defra end-of-project report for project WD0502

Vaughan SP, & Russell K. (2004). Determining the impact of ‘exotic’ gene flow on wild cherry populations in ancient broadleaf woodlands – Project Report: Con30/02 for the Forestry Commission.

Massiah AJ, Vaughan SP, & James DJ. (2004) Tissue and plastid targeted transgene expression in a perennial crop, strawberry. Defra end-of-project report for project HH1031SSF

Massiah AJ, Vaughan SP, & James DJ. (June 2003) Strawberry GM research at HRI-East Malling. East Malling Research Association – Soft Fruit Research Day report.

Massiah AJ, Vaughan SP, & James DJ. (2000) Regulation and targeting of transgene expression in fruit crops. MAFF end-of-project report for project G01001.

Oral and poster presentations

Vaughan SP. (March 2009). Oral presentation: The role of gibberellin in wheat grain development and quality. Presentation to accompany RCUK student training workshops. CAAS, Beijing, China.

Vaughan SP. (September 2008). Oral presentation: The role of gibberellin in wheat grain development and quality. PSC/CCGI Research Day, Rothamsted Research. England.

Vaughan SP. Wilkinson M, Evans D, Wan Y, Li K, Sparkes C, Jones H, Huttly A, Lenton J, Phillips A & Hedden P (July 2007) Poster presentation: the role of gibberellin in the regulation of wheat grain development. 19th IPGSA. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Vaughan SP. (September 2005). Oral presentation: Regulation and targeting of transgene expression. Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawaii. USA.

Vaughan SP. (October 2004). Oral presentation: The use of DNA markers to study native tree populations. EMRA Farm Woodlands Day: HRI, East Malling. England.

Vaughan SP. & Russell K. (September 2004). Oral presentation: Population structure and gene flow in natural stands of wild cherry (Prunus avium). Forest Research, Roslin, Scotland.

Vaughan SP. & Russell K. (January 2004). Oral presentation: Population structure and gene flow in wild cherry, ash and chestnut. FRAXIGEN meeting, Oxford University, England.

Vaughan SP. & Russell K. (December 2003). Oral presentation: Population structure and gene flow in natural stands of wild cherry (Prunus avium). British Council Conference, Belgrade, Serbia.

Vaughan SP. Moodley DJ & Russell K. (September 2003). Poster presentation: Population structure and gene flow in natural stands of wild cherry (Prunus avium). British Ecological Society Conference, Perth, Scotland.

Vaughan SP. (June 2003). Oral presentation: ‘Strawberry genetic modification research at HRI-East Malling’, EMRA Soft Fruit members’ day at HRI- East Malling, England.

Vaughan SP. Passey AJ, Baker, S & James DJ. (September 2002) Oral presentation series: ‘GM plants-how they are made’ Public Open Day at HRI- East Malling, England.

Vaughan SP. (March 2002). Oral presentation: ‘Towards root-specific transgene expression in strawberry’. HRI student symposium at HRI – Wellesbourne, England.