Alison Kemp | Advanced Research Assistant

Kemp , Alison

I am an Advanced Research Assistant in the Rayner group. I culture malaria parasites and carry out phenotyping and genetic analyis of different strains. I also test compounds for anti-malarial activity using flow-cytometry based growth assays.


  • Synergistic malaria vaccine combinations identified by systematic antigen screening.

    Bustamante LY, Powell GT, Lin YC, Macklin MD, Cross N et al.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2017;114;45;12045-12050

  • P113 is a merozoite surface protein that binds the N terminus of Plasmodium falciparum RH5.

    Galaway F, Drought LG, Fala M, Cross N, Kemp AC et al.

    Nature communications 2017;8;14333

  • The TIP GROWTH DEFECTIVE1 S-acyl transferase regulates plant cell growth in Arabidopsis.

    Hemsley PA, Kemp AC and Grierson CS

    The Plant cell 2005;17;9;2554-63

  • Biolistic transformation of Arabidopsis root hairs: a novel technique to facilitate map-based cloning.

    Kemp A, Parker J and Grierson C

    The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology 2001;27;4;367-71

  • Genetic interactions during root hair morphogenesis in Arabidopsis.

    Parker JS, Cavell AC, Dolan L, Roberts K and Grierson CS

    The Plant cell 2000;12;10;1961-74

  • Collinearity between a 30-centimorgan segment of Arabidopsis thaliana chromosome 4 and duplicated regions within the Brassica napus genome.

    Cavell AC, Lydiate DJ, Parkin IA, Dean C and Trick M

    Genome 1998;41;1;62-9

Kemp , Alison
Alison's Timeline

Part time research assistant in the Rayner group


Left the University of Bristol for a career break to look after our children


Postdoctoral research Scientist at the University of Bristol investigating the genetics of root hair development in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana in the Grierson lab. (Publications prior to 2000 were in my maiden name of Cavell)


Ph.D. University of East Anglia/John Innes Centre "Collinearity between the Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica napus genomes"


M.Sc. Biotechnology, University of East Anglia