John Allan Downie - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 1992 D.Sc. University of Dundee
  • 1975 Ph.D. Department of Biochemistry, University of Dundee
  • 1971 B.Sc. Microbiology (First Class), Strathclyde University

Recent Positions
  • 2015-present: Emeritus Fellow, John Innes Centre
  • 2007-2012 Chair of Faculty and member of Management Board, John Innes Centre
  • 1988-2015 Principal Scientific Officer, John Innes Institute, Norwich

  • 1986 New Zealand Microbiology Society: Overseas Prize Lecturer
  • 1993 Individual Merit award (National level award)
  • 1995 Stapleton Lecture: Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research
  • 1998 Honorary Professor University of East Anglia
  • 2005 Individual Merit (National level award)
  • 2007 Russell Lecturer: Rothamsted Research

Journal Editorial and Refereeing
  • Editor: Molecular Microbiology, 1988-2005; Microbiology (1994-2005); Journal of Bacteriology (1997-2001), The Plant Cell (2008-2014)
  • Referee: Nature, EMBO Journal, PNAS, Plant Cell, Plant Journal, Cell, Plant Molecular Biology, Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions, Journal of Plant Physiology, Gene, New Phytologist, PLOS Biology, BMC genomics, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Trends in Microbiology, and others
  • Grant Reviews: BBSRC, NERC, Leverhume, EMBO, DFG (Germany), CNRS, USDA, NIH, Australian Research Council, Belgian Research Council, Welcome Trust and others

Professional Activities
  • 2001: Chair Gordon Conference: Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial adhesion
  • 2002-2006 BBSRC Plants and Microbial Sciences Grant Assessment Committee
  • 2005 Advisory Panel for Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture
  • 2005-2008 Soc. Gen. Microbiol. Physiology Biochemistry and Mol. Gen. Committee
  • 2006-2009: CNRS (France) ATIP Grant Assessment Panel
  • 2006, 2008, 2010 2012, 2014, 2016 Advisory Panel, European Nitrogen Fixation Meetings

Membership: Society for General Microbiology, International Society for Plant-Microbe Interactions

PhD students: 32
Publications: 253
H index Google Scholar: 67 (Web of Science = 62)
i10 Google Scholar: 180
Citations: >15,000
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