Jack Heinemann

ProfessorJack Heinemann

Genetics
Biological Sciences 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

  • 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 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 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.
  • Heinemann JA. (2016) Expert scientific opinion on the status of certain new techniques of genetic modification under Directive 2001/18/EC.Commissioned by Greenpeace.
  • Heinemann JA. (2015) Statement of primary evidence for hearings on GMO provisions in the Auckland Unitary Plan and Whangarei and Far North District Plans.Commissioned by Whangarei and Auckland District Councils.