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MSc Biology, PhD Plant cell biology


Jeroen completed his PhD in plant cell biology at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands in 2004. His thesis was about the discovery of a new type of plant cell wall loosening protein and its effect on plan growth and reproduction. He then successfully applied for an Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship to work on plant cell division in the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. From 2009 Jeroen continued his research as a Research Fellow at Cardiff University.


Module leader
- Genetics and Evolution
- Human Genetics
- Molecular Biology
- Human Molecular Genetics and DNA profiling


Johan Edqvist, Kristina Blomqvist, Jeroen Nieuwland, Tiina Salminen (2018)
Plant lipid transfer proteins: are we finally closing in on the roles of these enigmatic proteins?
The Journal of Lipid Research
doi: 10.1194/jlr.R083139

Jeroen Nieuwland, Petra Stamm, Bo Wen, Ricardo S. Randall, James A.H. Murray, George W. Bassel (2016)
Re-induction of the cell cycle in the Arabidopsis post-embryonic root meristem is ABA-insensitive, GA-dependent and repressed by KRP6
Nature Scientific Reports 6, Article no 23586

Nieuwland, J. (2014)
Meeting our need to make more food.
Western Mail, Wales Online, 06/03/2014

Wen, B., Nieuwland, J., Murray, J.A.H. (2013)
The Arabidopsis CDK inhibitor ICK3/KRP5 is rate limiting for primary root growth and promotes growth through cell elongation and endoreduplication.
J. Exp. Bot. 64, 1-13

Scofield, S., Dewitte, W., Nieuwland, J., Murray, J.A.H. (2013)
The Arabidopsis homeobox gene SHOOT MERISTEMLESS has cellular and meristem-organisational roles with differential requirements for cytokinin and CYCD3 activity.
Plant Journal, 75, 53-66

Nieuwland, J., Sornay, E., Marchbank, A., de Graaf, B.H., Murray, J.A.H. (2012)
Phytotracker, an information management system for easy recording and tracking of plants, seeds and plasmids.
Plant methods 13, 43

Cruz-Ramírez, A., Díaz-Triviño, S., Blilou, I., Grieneisen, V.A., Marée, A., Sozzani, R., Zamioudis, C., Miskolczi, P., Nieuwland, J., Benjamins, R., Dohnukse, P., Caballero-Pérez, J., Horvath, B., Long, Y., Mähonën, A.P., Xu, J., Murray, J.A.H., Benfey, P.N., Bako, L., Scheres, B. (2012)
An attenuated bi-stable circuit involving SCARECROW-RETINOBLASTOMA interaction selects cells for asymmetric stem cell division in Arabidopsis.
Cell 150, 1002-1015

Spadafora, N., Perrotta, L., Nieuwland, J., Albani, D., Bitonti, M. B. Herbert, R.J., Doonan, J.H., Marchbank, A.M., Siciliano, I., Lentz Grønlund, A., Francis, D., Rogers, H.J. (2012)
Gene dosage effect of WEE1 on growth and morphogenesis from arabidopsis hypocotyl explants
Annals of Botany 110, 1631-1639

Spadafora, N., Parfitt, D., Marchbank, A., Li, S., Bruno, L., Vaughan, R., Nieuwland, J., Buchanan-Wollaston, V., Herbert, R., Bitonti, M.B., Doonan, J., Albani, D., Prinsen, E., Francis, D., Rogers, H. (2012)
Perturbation of cytokinin and ethylene-signalling pathways explain the strong rooting phenotype exhibited by Arabidopsis expressing the Schizosaccharomyces pombe mitotic inducer, cdc25.
BMC Plant Biol. 27, 45

Nieuwland, J., de Graaf, B.H., Cheung, A.Y., Bosch, M. (2011)
Plant reproduction: does size matter?
New Phytol. 190, 812-815

Sanz, L., Dewitte, W., Forzani, C., Patell, F., Nieuwland, J., Wen, B., Quelhas, P., De Jager, S., Titmus, C., Campilho, A., Ren, H., Estelle, M., Wang, H., Murray, J.A.H. (2011)
The Arabidopsis D-type cyclin CYCD2;1 and the inhibitor ICK2/KRP2 modulate auxin-induced lateral root formation.
Plant Cell 23, 641-660

Quelhas, P., Nieuwland, J., Dewitte, W., Mendonça, A.M., Murray, J.A.H., Campilho, A. (2011) Arabidopsis thaliana automatic cell file detection and cell length estimation
International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition 2011

Maughan, S.C., Pasternak, M., Cairns, N., Kiddle, G., Brach, T., Jarvis, R., Haas, F., Nieuwland, J., Lim, B., Salcedo-Sora, E., Kruse, C., Orsel, M., Hell, R., Miller, A.J., Bray, P., Foyer, C.H., Murray, J.A.H., Meyer, A.J., Cobbett, C.S. (2010)
Plant homologs of the malaria chloroquine-resistance transporter PfCRT are required for glutathione homeostasis and stress responses.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Science USA 107, 2331-2336.

Nieuwland, J., Maughan, S.C., Dewitte, W., Scofield, S., Sanz, L., Murray, J.A.H. (2009)
The D-type cyclin CYCD4;1 modulates lateral root density in Arabidopsis by affecting the basal meristem region.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Science USA 106, 22528-22533.

Nieuwland, J., Scofield, S., Murray, J.A.H. (2009)
Control of division and differentiation of plant stem cells and their derivatives.
Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 20, 1134-1142.

Dewitte, W., Scofield, S., Alcasabas, A.A., Maughan, S.C., Menges, M., Braun, N., Collins, C., Nieuwland, J., Prinsen, E., Sundaresan, V., Murray, J.A.H. (2007)
Arabidopsis CYCD3 D-type cyclins link cell proliferation and endocycles and are rate-limiting for cytokinin reponses.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Science USA 104, 14537-14542.

Nieuwland, J., Menges, M., Murray, J.A.H. (2007)
The Plant Cyclins.
The Plant Cell Cycle, Blackwell Publishing, ISBN 1405150432

Bots, M., Maughan, S., Nieuwland, J. (2006)
RNAi Nobel ignores vital groundwork on plants.
Nature 443, 906.

Nieuwland, J., Feron, R., Huisman, B.A., Fasolino, A., Hilbers, C.W., Derksen, J., Mariani, C. (2005)
Lipid Transfer Proteins enhance cell wall extension.
Plant Cell 17, 2009-2019.

Masubelele, N.H., Dewitte, W., Menges, M., Maughan, S., Collins, C., Huntley, R., Nieuwland, J., Scofield, S., Murray, J.A.H. (2005)
D-type cyclins activate division in the root apex to promote seed germination in Arabidopsis. Proc. Nat. Acad. Science USA, 102, 15694-15699.

Qin, L., Kudla, U., Roze, E. H., Goverse, A., Popeijus, H., Nieuwland, J., Overmars, H., Jones, J. T., Schots, A., Smant, G., Bakker, J., Helder, J. (2004)
Plant degradation: a nematode expansin acting on plants.
Nature, 427, 30.

Sanchez, A.M., Bosch, M., Bots, M., Nieuwland, J., Feron, R., Mariani, C. (2004)
Pistil factors controlling pollination.
Plant Cell 16, S98-S106

Nieuwland, J. (2004)
Cell wall loosening proteins of the stigma exudate, PhD thesis (University of Nijmegen), The Netherlands


Member of the Royal Society of Biology
Welsh Crucible

Academic Board
Faculty Research Committee
Welsh Higher Education Brussel Biosciences Group

Areas of Expertise

- plant reproduction
- plant cell biology and development
- genetics
- biomechanical properties of cell walls and cellulose
- molecular biology

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