Jack Heinemann

ProfessorJack Heinemann

Genetics
Julius von Haast 534
Internal Phone: 95597

Qualifications

Research Interests

Research interests include the genetics and molecular biology of single-celled bacteria, phage and some eukaryotic microorganisms, horizontal gene transfer, particularly conjugation, effects of stress, particularly induced by antibiotics and agrochemicals, evolution and risk assessment, influence of language on science and eugenics. Specific interests are the biochemical and genetic characterization of horizontal gene transfer (particularly as it relates to the evolution of virulence and antibiotic resistance in microbes and the risks of genetically modified/engineered organisms) and yeast, bacteria and the test of evolutionary theories.

Recent Publications

  • Heinemann JA., Coray D. and Thaler D. (2018) Report on the Exploratory Fact-Finding Scoping Study on “Digital Sequence Information” on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. In Report on the Exploratory Fact-Finding Scoping Study on “Digital Sequence Information” on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Commissioned by Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. 77.
  • Coray DS., Kurenbach B. and Heinemann JA. (2017) Exploring the parameters of post-segregational killing using heterologous expression of secreted toxin barnase and antitoxin barstar in an Escherichia coli case study. Microbiology (United Kingdom) 163(2): 122-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.000395.
  • Coray DS., Kurenbach B. and Heinemann JA. (2017) Exploring the parameters of post-segregational killing using heterologous expression of secreted toxin barnase and antitoxin barstar in an Escherichia coli case study.. Microbiology (Reading, England) 163(2): 122-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.000395.
  • Coray DS., Wheeler NE., Heinemann JA. and Gardner PP. (2017) Why so narrow: Distribution of anti-sense regulated, type I toxin-antitoxin systems compared with type II and type III systems. RNA Biology 14(3): 275-280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15476286.2016.1272747.
  • Kurenbach B., Gibson PS., Hill AM., Bitzer AS., Silby MW., Godsoe W. and Heinemann JA. (2017) Herbicide ingredients change Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium and Escherichia coli antibiotic responses. Microbiology (United Kingdom) 163(12): 1791-1801. http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.000573.