Dale Sanders

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Not to be confused with Dale Sanders (railroad photographer).
Dale Sanders
Born (1953-05-13) 13 May 1953 (age 63)[1]
Alma mater
Thesis The regulation of ion transport in characean cells (1978)
Notable awards FRS (2001)

Professor Dale Sanders, FRS (born 13 May 1953) is a director of the John Innes Centre,[2] an internationally leading institute for research in plant sciences and microbiology in Norwich, England.


Sanders was educated at The Hemel Hempstead School. He gained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of York followed by a PhD from Darwin College, Cambridge in 1978.[1]


Sanders specialist area is membrane transport and signal transduction[3] in plants as well as the mechanisms of heavy metal and calcium transport.[4][5][6][7]


Following his PhD, Sanders did five years of postdoctoral research at Yale School of Medicine, Yale University.[2] Before moving to Norwich, he was Head of the Department of Biology at the University of York.

In 2014, under his directorship, the John Innes Centre established new collaborations with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.[8]

Awards and honours[edit]

Sanders was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001.


  1. ^ a b "SANDERS, Prof. Dale". Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press. (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b c "Dale Sanders announced as new director for John Innes Centre". Archived from the original on 2011-08-03. 
  3. ^ Sanders, D.; Brownlee, C.; Harper, J. F. (1999). "Communicating with Calcium". The Plant Cell Online. 11 (4): 691–706. doi:10.1105/tpc.11.4.691. PMC 144209Freely accessible. PMID 10213787. 
  4. ^ Sanders D; Brownlee C; Harper JF. (Apr 1999). "Communicating with calcium". Plant Cell. 11 (4): 691–706. doi:10.1105/tpc.11.4.691. PMC 144209Freely accessible. PMID 10213787. 
  5. ^ Rea, P. A.; Sanders, D. (1987). "Tonoplast energization: Two H+ pumps, one membrane". Physiologia Plantarum. 71: 131. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3054.1987.tb04630.x. 
  6. ^ Amtmann, A.; Sanders, D. (1998). "Mechanisms of Na+ Uptake by Plant Cells". Advances in Botanical Research. 29: 75. doi:10.1016/S0065-2296(08)60310-9. ISBN 9780120059294. 
  7. ^ Mäser P; Thomine S; Schroeder JI; Ward JM; Hirschi K; Sze H; Talke IN; Amtmann A; Maathuis FJ; Sanders D; Harper JF; Tchieu J; Gribskov M; Persans MW; Salt DE; Kim SA; Guerinot ML (Aug 2001). "Phylogenetic relationships within cation transporter families of Arabidopsis". Plant Physiol. 126 (4): 1646–67. doi:10.1104/pp.126.4.1646. PMC 117164Freely accessible. PMID 11500563. 
  8. ^ JIC and Chinese Academy of Sciences collaborate on new Centre of Excellence