I have been a Technical Tutor in Biology at Middlesex since 2015, after working as a post-doctoral research scientist in crop improvement and plant-pathogen interactions. My PhD research focused on plant response to abiotic factors, such as cold and high CO2. My research interests are broad, having done work on photosynthesis in wheat with a particular focus on the enzyme RuBisCO, as well as molecular signals in Arabidopsis thaliana upon Pseudomonas infection. Currently, I am investigating some aspects of proto-carnivory in a native British plant species as well as further studying the potential of wild crop relatives as a resource to improve domesticated crops.
I play an active role in lab-based teaching provision at Middlesex and have a particular interest in skills development in undergraduate students. I also support teaching through lecturing and seminars (especially those related to plant science!).
Prins, Anneke and Orr, Douglas J. and Andralojc, P. John and Reynolds, Matthew P. and Carmo-Silva, Elizabete and Parry, Martin A. J. (2016) Rubisco catalytic properties of wild and domesticated relatives provide scope for improving wheat photosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67 (6). pp. 1827-1838. ISSN 0022-0957
Prins, Anneke and Mukubi, Josephine Muchwesi and Pellny, Till K. and Verrier, Paul J. and Beyene, Getu and Lopes, Marta Silva and Emami, Kaveh and Treumann, Achim and Lelarge-Trouverie, Caroline and Noctor, Graham and Kunert, Karl J. and Kerchev, Pavel and Foyer, Christine H. (2011) Acclimation to high CO2 in maize is related to water status and dependent on leaf rank. Plant, Cell & Environment, 34 (2). pp. 314-331. ISSN 0140-7791
Privat, Isabelle and Foucrier, Séverine and Prins, Anneke and Epalle, Thibaut and Eychenne, Magali and Kandalaft, Laurianne and Caillet, Victoria and Lin, Chenwei and Tanksley, Steve and Foyer, Christine and Mccarthy, James (2008) Differential regulation of grain sucrose accumulation and metabolism in Coffea arabica (Arabica) and Coffea canephora (Robusta) revealed through gene expression and enzyme activity analysis. New Phytologist, 178 (4). pp. 781-797. ISSN 0028-646X
Prins, Anneke and van Heerden, Philippus D. R. and Olmos, Enrique and Kunert, Karl J. and Foyer, Christine H. (2008) Cysteine proteinases regulate chloroplast protein content and composition in tobacco leaves: a model for dynamic interactions with ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) vesicular bodies. Journal of Experimental Botany, 59 (7). pp. 1935-1950. ISSN 0022-0957
Driscoll, S. P. and Prins, Anneke and Olmos, E. and Kunert, K. J. and Foyer, C. H. (2006) Specification of adaxial and abaxial stomata, epidermal structure and photosynthesis to CO2 enrichment in maize leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany, 57 (2). pp. 381-390. ISSN 0022-0957