Michael W. Bevan
Michael Webster Bevan
5 June 1952
|Thesis||Differentiation in plant tissue cultures (1979)|
Bevan was educated at the University of Auckland where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science in 1973 and a Master of Science in 1974. He went on to study at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a PhD in 1979 for work on differentiation in plant tissue cultures.
Research and career
Following his PhD, Bevan did postdoctoral research with Mary-Dell Chilton at Washington University in St. Louis where he identified ways to make functional chimaeric genes based on knowledge of gene function.
Bevan returned to the UK at the Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge in 1980, part of the Agricultural and Food Research Council (AFRC). This became the John Innes Centre of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) where he has worked since 1988.
Awards and honours
Bevan was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2013. His nomination reads:
|“||Michael Bevan's work laid the foundations of modern day plant molecular biology and genetics. He pioneered plant transformation and expression technologies, developing the most widely used vector and gene expression systems. He played a major role in the multi-national efforts to sequence the Arabidopsis and Brachypodium genomes, which provide key foundations for plant biology. He has capitalised on this by his analyses of gene function and growth control in plants. He has recently completed the first analysis of the large, complex and important genome of bread wheat, aiming to develop resources for molecular breeding and improvement of this globally important crop.||”|
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- Brenchley, R; Spannagl, M; et al. (2012). "Analysis of the bread wheat genome using whole-genome shotgun sequencing". Nature. 491 (7426): 705–10. doi:10.1038/nature11650. PMC 3510651. PMID 23192148.
- Bevan, Michael W (1979). Differentiation in plant tissue cultures (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge.
- Bevan, MW; Flavell, RB; Chilton, MD (1983). "A chimaeric antibiotic resistance gene as a selectable marker for plant cell transformation". Nature. 304 (5922): 184–7. doi:10.1038/304184a0.
- Bevan, M; Barnes, WM; Chilton, MD (1983). "Structure and transcription of the nopaline synthase gene region of T-DNA". Nucleic Acids Research. 11 (2): 369–85. doi:10.1093/nar/11.2.369. PMC 325720. PMID 6298724.
- Bevan, MW; Chilton, MD (1982). "Multiple transcripts of T-DNA detected in nopaline crown gall tumors". Journal of Molecular and Applied Genetics. 1 (6): 539–46. PMID 7153688.
- Bevan, MW; Chilton, MD (1982). "T-DNA of the Agrobacterium Ti and Ri plasmids". Annual Review of Genetics. 16: 357–84. doi:10.1146/annurev.ge.16.120182.002041. PMID 6297376.
- Jefferson, RA; Kavanagh, TA; Bevan, MW (1987). "GUS fusions: Beta-glucuronidase as a sensitive and versatile gene fusion marker in higher plants". The EMBO Journal. 6 (13): 3901–7. PMC 553867. PMID 3327686.
- Bevan, M (1984). "Binary Agrobacteriumvectors for plant transformation". Nucleic Acids Research. 12 (22): 8711–21. doi:10.1093/nar/12.22.8711. PMC 320409. PMID 6095209.
- Rook, F; Corke, F; et al. (2002). "Impaired sucrose-induction mutants reveal the modulation of sugar-induced starch biosynthetic gene expression by abscisic acid signalling". The Plant Journal. 26 (4): 421–33. doi:10.1046/j.1365-313X.2001.2641043.x. PMID 11439129.
- Vogel, JP; Garvin, DF; et al. (2010). "Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon". Nature. 463 (7282): 763–8. doi:10.1038/nature08747. PMID 20148030.
- Baulcombe, DC; Saunders, GR; et al. (1986). "Expression of biologically active viral satellite RNA from the nuclear genome of transformed plants". Nature. 321 (6068): 446–9. doi:10.1038/321446a0.
- Sablowski, RW; Baulcombe, DC; Bevan, M (1995). "Expression of a flower-specific Myb protein in leaf cells using a viral vector causes ectopic activation of a target promoter". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 92 (15): 6901–5. doi:10.1073/pnas.92.15.6901. PMC 41438. PMID 7624340.
- "Major breakthrough in deciphering bread wheat's genetic code". John Innes Centre. 22 November 2012.
- "No. 62666". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 2019. p. B10.