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Kimberley T. Tilbrook

Kimberley T. Tilbrook

Science Editor
ORCID: 0000-0001-5394-1996


Editing and Proofreading (short course), 2016. The University of Sydney, Australia.
PhD in Plant Biotechnology, 2011. The University of Queensland, Australia. Thesis subject: PHB production in plant peroxisomes.
Bachelor of Science, with Honours in Botany, 2005. The University of Queensland, Australia.


Freelance Science Writer and Editor, Plant Editors. (2017–present).
Freelance Science Editor, Cactus Communications, Centre of Excellence for Plant and Animal Science. (2016–2017).
Institute of Professional Editors Limited, Australia. Associate Member. (2016–present).
OCE Post-doctoral Fellow, CSIRO Agriculture, Black Mountain Laboratories, Canberra, Australia. (2014–2016). High leaf oil biosynthesis and peroxisomal PHB production. Expression of bacterial nitrogenase proteins in plant cell mitochondria.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Plant Biology, The University of Geneva, Switzerland. (2012–2014).
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Botany and Plant Biology, The University of Geneva, Switzerland. (2011–2014). Molecular UV-B signalling and UV-B acclimation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
Research Assistant, BSES Limited, Brisbane, Australia. (2011–2011). Molecular analysis of sugarcane field samples.
PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland/BSES Limited, Brisbane, Australia. (2006–2011). Research topic: PHB production in plant peroxisomes.
Honours Candidate, School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. (2005–2005). Research topic: Role of plant heterotrimeric G-proteins during pathogen attack.


Journal Publications

Allen RS, Tilbrook K, Warden AC, Campbell PC, Rolland V, Singh SP, and Wood CC. (2017). Expression of 16 nitrogenase proteins within the plant mitochondrial matrix. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 287.
Tilbrook K, Dubois M, Crocco CD, Yin R, Chappuis R, Allorent G, Schmid-Siegert E, Goldschmidt-Clermont M, and Ulm R. (2016). UV-B perception and acclimation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell. 28(4):966–83.
Vandenbussche F, Tilbrook K, Fierro AC, Marchal K, Poelman D, Van Der Straeten D, and Ulm R. (2014). Photoreceptor-mediated bending towards UV-B in Arabidopsis. Mol. Plant 7: 1041–1052.
Tilbrook K, Poirier Y, Gebbie L, Schenk PM, McQualter RB and Brumbley SM. (2014). Reduced peroxisomal citrate synthase activity increases substrate availability for polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis in plant peroxisomes. Plant Biotechnol. J. 12(8):1044–52.
Tilbrook K, Gebbie L, Schenk PM, Poirier Y and Brumbley SM. (2011). Peroxisomal polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis is a promising strategy for bioplastic production in high biomass crops. Plant Biotechnol. J. 9(9): 958–969.
Tilbrook K, Gnanasambandam A, Schenk PM, Brumbley SM. (2010). Efficient targeting of polyhydroxybutyrate biosynthetic enzymes to plant peroxisomes requires more than three amino acids in the carboxyl-terminal signal. J. Plant Physiol. 167(4): 329–332.
Trusov Y, Rookes JE, Tilbrook K, Chakravorty D, Mason MG, Anderson D, Chen JG, Jones AM, Botella JR. (2007). Heterotrimeric G protein gamma subunits provide functional selectivity in Gbetagamma dimer signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 19(4):1235–50.

Book Chapters

Tilbrook K, Arongaus AB, Binkert M, Heijde M, Yin R, and Ulm R. (2013). The UVR8 UV-B photoreceptor: perception, signaling and response. The Arabidopsis Book 11: e0164.

Selected Blog Posts

Tilbrook K. (2017). A balanced diet: agricultural productivity and sustainable nitrogen and phosphorous use. ASPB Plant Science Today.