Dr Matthew Milner

Dr Matthew Milner
Senior Specialist
01223 342361

Research interests

Matt works as part of the transformation team at NIAB and is interested in all things related to plant nutrition. This includes how elements are taken up from the soil, how they are sensed and finally transported through the plant to help create the wide variety of phenotypes important to agriculture today.

Research projects

N-CIRCLE: Virtual Joint Centre for Closed-Loop Cycling of Nitrogen in Chinese Agriculture; Duration: Nov 2016- Dec 2019; Partners: University of Aberdeen (Lead), SRUC, University of Cambridge, NIAB, University of East Anglia, ADAS; Funding: BBSRC (BB/P027458/1).


Recent publications

Milner MJ, Craze M, Bowden S, Bates R, Wallington EJ, Keeling A. (2020) Identification of genes involved in male sterility in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) which could be used in a genic hybrid breeding system. Plant Direct.

Borah P, Das A, Milner MJ, Ali A, Bentley, A, & Pandey R (2018). Long Non-Coding RNAs as Endogenous Target Mimics and Exploration of Their Role in Low Nutrient Stress Tolerance in Plants. Genes, 9(9), 459.

Milner MJ, Howells RM, Craze M, Bowden S, Graham N, Wallington EJ. A PSTOL-like gene in wheat, TaPSTOL, controls a number of agronomically important traits in wheat.  BMC Plant Biol. 2018 18(1):115. .

Chakravorty D, Gookin TE, Milner MJ, Yu Y, Assmann SM. (2015) Extra-Large G proteins (XLGs) expand the repertoire of subunits in Arabidopsis heterotrimeric G protein signaling. Plant Phys. 169:512-529. 

Milner MJ, Pence NS, Liu J, Kochian LV.  Identification of a novel pathway involving a GATA transcription factor in yeast and possibly in plant Zn uptake and homeostasis. JIPB 2014. 56  3:271-280

Full publication list on Google Scholar, ORCiD and ResearchGate