CV page

Jonathan Cope

Jonathan Cope
Jonathan Cope is a postdoktor specializing in cereal genetics. His main research focus is part of the Healthy Roots (HeRo) project looking at the effect of the root architecture of wheat on plant nutrition, disease, and microbial community.


Bachelor Degree (BSc Hons)

2009-2013, University of St Andrews, Biochemistry

Research Assistant

2013, The John Innes Centre

Masters Degree (MSc) 

2013-2014, University of East Anglia & The John Innes Centre, Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement

Doctoral Degree (PhD) 

2015-2019, University of Aberdeen & The James Hutton Institute, Plant Sciences

Short Term Worker

2019-2020, The James Hutton Institute


2020-Current, Department of Crop Production Ecology, SLU


Selected publications


Guardia-Velarde L, Liu H, Cope JE, Westerbergh A, Weih M (2023). Differential breeding targets in wheat influence non-target traits related to grain quality, but not crop nitrogen requirement. Frontiers in Agronomy, 5.



Cope JE, Norton GJ, George TS, and Newton AC (2022). Evaluating Variation in Germination and Growth of Landraces of Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Under Salinity Stress. Frontiers in Plant Science,  13:863069.

Cope JE, Norton GJ, George TS, and Newton AC (2021). Identifying potential novel resistance to the foliar disease ‘Scald’ (Rhynchosporium commune) in a population of Scottish Bere barley landrace (Hordeum vulgare L.). Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, 128: 999–1012.

Cope JE, Russell J, Norton GJ, George TS, and Newton AC (2020). Assessing the variation in Manganese Use Efficiency Traits in Scottish Barley Landrace Bere (Hordeum vulgare L.). Annals of Botany, 126: 289-300.



Roulston C, Luke GA, Felipe P, Ruan L, Cope J, Nicholson J, Sukhodub A, Tilsner J, and Ryan MD (2016). ‘2A‐Like’ Signal Sequences Mediating Translational Recoding: A Novel Form of Dual Protein Targeting. Traffic, 17: 923-939.



Researcher at the Department of Crop Production Ecology; Plant Ecology
Telephone: +4618672249, +46733135277
Postal address:
Inst för växtproduktionsekologi, Box 7043
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls väg 16, Uppsala