Staff Profile

Dr Andrew Allan
Science Group Leader, Discovery for Impact
Breeding & Genomics

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Dr Andrew Allan


BSc, Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
PhD, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

Research Interests & Activities

Plant responses to the environment, transcriptional regulation, biosysnthesis and regulation of phenylpropanoids, plant genomes.

International Collaboration

Istituto Agrarie San Michele all’ Adige (FEM-IASMA), Italy
Zhejiang University, Huajiachi Campus, Hangzhou, China
Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
CSIRO Plant Industry, Glen Osmond, Australia.

Honours & Awards

Director, Joint Graduate School of Plant and Food Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Key Publications

Espley, RV, Bovy, A, Bava, C, Jaeger, S, Tomes, S. Norling, C. Crawford, J. Rowan, D. McGhie, TK., Brendolise, C. Putterill, J. Schouten, HJ. Hellens RP. Allan AC. (2012) Analysis of genetically modified red-fleshed apples reveals effects on growth and consumer attributes. Plant Biotech Journal. Nov 6. doi: 10.1111/pbi.12017
Chagné, D., Lin-Wang, K., Espley, RV., Volz, RK., How, NM., Rouse, S., Brendolise, C., De Silva, N., Micheletti, D., Crowhurst, RN., Storey, RD., Velasco, R., Hellens, RP., Gardiner, SE., Allan AC. (2012) An ancient duplication of apple MYB transcription factors is responsible for novel red fruit-flesh phenotypes. Plant Physiology pp.112.206771
Henry-Kirk, RA., McGhie, TK, Andre, CM., Hellens, RP., Allan, AC. (2012) Transcriptional analysis of apple fruit proanthocyanidin biosynthesis. J. Exp Botany 63(15):5437-50
Ampomah-Dwamena, C., Dejnoprat, S., Lewis, D., Sutherland, P., Volz, RK., Allan AC. (2012) Metabolic and gene expression analysis of apple (Malus x domestica) carotenogenesis. J. Exp Botany 63(12): 4497–4511
Pilkington SM, Montefiori M. Jameson PE, Allan AC (2012) The control of chlorophyll levels in maturing kiwifruit. Planta 236, 5, 1615-1628
Lin-Wang, K., Micheletti, D., Palmer, J., Volz, R., Lozano, L., Espley, R.V., Hellens, R.P., Chagne, D., Rowan, D.D., Troggio,M., Iglesias, I., and Allan A.C. (2011) High temperature reduces apple fruit colour via modulation of the anthocyanin regulatory complex. Plant Cell and Environment 34(7):1176-1190.

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