UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Jack Heinemann

Biological Sciences

Fields of Research

  • Microbial genetics and evolution
  • Horizontal gene transfer
  • Risk assessment especially of genetically modified organisms
  • Academic freedom and role of critic and conscience of society
  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
  • Conflicts of interest in research
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Project management
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Science, technology and tertiary sector policies including funding

Researcher Summary

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.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Future Research

  • Particular ongoing emphasis on how antibiotic resistance evolves and persists, role of toxin-anti-toxin systems in the evolution of fundamental cellular reactions, and in recruiting vectors of horizontal (lateral) gene transfer.

Key Methodologies

  • genetic engineering, molecular biology, microbial genetics, genotoxicity

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • 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. (Journal Articles)
  • 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. (Journal Articles)
  • 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. (Journal Articles)
  • 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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.000573. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2016) Expert scientific opinion on the status of certain new techniques of genetic modification under Directive 2001/18/EC.Commissioned by Greenpeace. (Reports)
  • 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. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2015) Statement of rebuttal 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. https://hearings.aupihp.govt.nz/hearings. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA., Agapito-Tenfen SZ. and Kurenbach B. (2015) Response to "A 28-day oral toxicity evaluation of small interfering RNAs and a long double stranded RNA targeting vacuolar ATPase in mice.". Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 71(3): 599-600. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yrtph.2015.02.003. (Journal Articles)
  • Hilbeck A., Binimelis R., Defarge N., Steinbrecher R., Székács A., Wickson F., Antoniou M., Bereano PL., Clark EA. and Hansen M. (2015) No scientific consensus on GMO safety. Environmental Sciences Europe 27(1): 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12302-014-0034-1. (Journal Articles)
  • Kurenbach B., Marjoshi D., Amábile-Cuevas CF., Ferguson GC., Godsoe W., Gibson P. and Heinemann JA. (2015) Sublethal Exposure to Commercial Formulations of the Herbicides Dicamba, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, and Glyphosate Cause Changes in Antibiotic Susceptibility in Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. mBio 6(2) e00009-15 http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00009-15. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA., Massaro M., Coray DS. and Agapito-Tenfen SZ. (2014) Reply to comment on sustainability and innovation in staple crop production in the US Midwest. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 12(4): 387-390. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2014.939843. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA., Massaro M., Coray DS., Zanon Agapito-Tenfen S. and Wen JD. (2014) Sustainability and innovation in staple crop production in the US Midwest. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 12(1): 71-88. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2013.806408. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2013) Affidavit to the High Court of New Zealand (1 of 2) for case: The Sustainability Council of New Zealand Trust v The Environmental Protection Authority.High Court of New Zealand. 17pp. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2013) Affidavit to the High Court of New Zealand (2 of 2) for case: The Sustainability Council of New Zealand Trust v The Environmental Protection Authority.High Court of New Zealand. 22pp. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2013) Food and chemical toxicology.. Food and Chemical Toxicology 53: 442. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2013) Keep the pause button on GM pressed. The Hindu. [Newspaper]. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2013) The truth about GMOs. Boston Review. (Discussion/Working Papers)
  • Heinemann JA. (2013) Genetic engineering and biotechnology for food security and for climate change mitigation and adaptation: potential and risks. In United Nations (Ed.), Wake Up Before It Is Too Late - Make Agriculture Truly Sustainable Now For Food Security In A Changing Climate: 203-218. New York: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/ditcted2012d3_en.pdf. (Chapters)
  • Heinemann JA., Zanon Agapito-Tenfen S. and Carman JA. (2013) A comparative evaluation of the regulation of GM crops or products containing dsRNA and suggested improvements to risk assessments. Environment International 55: 43-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2013.02.010. (Journal Articles)
  • Hilbeck A., Lebrecht T., Vogel R., Heinemann JA. and Binimelis R. (2013) Farmer's choice of seeds in four EU countries under different levels of GM crop adoption. Environmental Sciences Europe 25(1): 12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2190-4715-25-12. (Journal Articles)
  • Quist D., Heinemann JA., Myhr AI., Aslaksen I. and Funtowicz S. (2013) Hungry for innovation in a world of food: Pathways from GM crops to agroecology. In Gee D (Ed.), Late Lessons from Early Warnings (2nd ed.): 29. Cophenhagen: EEA. (Chapters)
  • Bigwood T., Hudson JA., Cooney J., McIntyre L., Billington C., Heinemann JA. and Wall F. (2012) Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by Enterococcus mundtii isolated from soil. Food Microbiology 32(2): 354-360. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2012.07.015. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2012) Affidavit.Greenpeace. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2012) Briefing on Suggestions on How to Apply International Safety Testing Guidelines for Genetically Modified Organisms.Commissioned by Supreme Court of India. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2012) Evaluation of risks from creation of novel RNA molecules in genetically engineered wheat plants and recommendations for risk assessment.Safe Food Institute, Australia. Commissioned by Safe Food Institute. 16. http://www.inbi.canterbury.ac.nz/. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2012) Should NZ Grow GM Crops? New Zealand Herald. (Discussion/Working Papers)
  • Heinemann JA. (2012) Suggestions on how to apply international safety testing guidelines for genetically modified organisms.Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety (INBI). 33pp. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA., Dobson R. and Walker S. (2012) Serological evaluation of sheep.Confidential. 5pp. (Reports)
  • Rankin DJ., Turner LA., Heinemann JA. and Brown SP. (2012) The coevolution of toxin and antitoxin genes drives the dynamics of bacterial addiction complexes and intragenomic conflict. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279(1743): 3706-3715. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.0942. (Journal Articles)
  • Bigot B., Lee WJ., McIntyre L., Wilson T., Hudson JA., Billington C. and Heinemann JA. (2011) Control of Listeria monocytogenes growth in a ready-to-eat poultry product using a bacteriophage. Food Microbiology 28(8): 1448-1452. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2011.07.001. (Journal Articles)
  • Coray DS., Keenan JI. and Heinemann JA. (2011) Human lactoferrin increases Helicobacter pylori internalisation into AGS cells. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11274-011-0984-z. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann J. and Wickson F. (2011) Genetic modification: Strong opinions continue to fuel the GM foods debate locally as well as globally. Food Australia 63(12): 14-17. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2011) How the world looks to a gene. Monte Verita, Switzerland: Understanding and managing ecological novelty: Towards an integrative framework of the socio-ecological risks of novel organisms, 4-9 Sep 2011 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2011) Potential and risks of genetic engineering and biotechnology related to assuring food security under the challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation.Commissioned by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA., Kurenbach B. and Bleyendaal N. (2011) Evaluation of horizontal gene transfer monitoring experiments conducted in New Zealand between 2004 and 2009. Journal of Organic Systems 6(1): 3-19. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA., Kurenbach B. and Quist D. (2011) Molecular profiling - a tool for addressing emerging gaps in the comparative risk assessment of GMOs. Environment International 37(7): 1285-1293. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2011.05.006. (Journal Articles)
  • Romero-Suarez S., Jordan B. and Heinemann JA. (2011) Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages infecting Xanthomonas arboricola pv. juglandis, the causal agent of walnut blight disease. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11274-011-0992-z. (Journal Articles)
  • Cooper TF., Paixão T. and Heinemann JA. (2010) Within-host competition selects for plasmid-encoded toxin-antitoxin systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277(1697): 3149-3155. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.0831. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann J. (2010) Are some scientists just taking the cis out of genetic engineering? Pt I. Sciblog.co.nz (NZ Royal Society). (Other)
  • Heinemann J. (2010) Are some scientists just taking the cis out of genetic engineering? Pt II. Sciblog.co.nz (NZ Royal Society). (Other)
  • Heinemann J. (2010) Is genetic engineering just like breeding? Sciblog.co.nz (NZ Royal Society). (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2010) Agriculture at a crossroads - beyond IAASTD. Zurich, Switzerland: Tropentag 2010. World food system: A contribution from Europe, 14-16 Sep 2010 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2010) Summary of analysis of dossier from Mahyco et al. in support of their claims of safety of fruit and shoot borer tolerant brinjal.Third World Network. Commissioned by Third World Network. (Reports)
  • Calvo G., Fonte M., Heinemann J., Ishii-Eiteman M., Jiggins J., Leakey R. and Plencovich C. (2009) Towards sustainable agriculture. UNESCO-SCOPE-UNEP Policy Brief Series Policy Brief 8: 6pp. Paris: UNESCO, SCOPE, UNEP. (Other)
  • Gurib-Fakim A., Smith L., Acikgoz N., Avato P., Bossio D., Ebi K., Gonçalves A., Heinemann JA., Herrmann TM. and Padgham J. (2009) Options to Enhance the Impact of AKST on Development and Sustainability Goals. In McIntyre BD; Herren HR; Wakhungu J; Watson RT (Ed.), Agriculture at a Crossroads: International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development Global Report: 377-440. Washington D.C.: Island Press. (Chapters)
  • Heinemann J. (2009) Report on animals exposed to GM ingredients in animal feed.Commissioned by Commerce Commission of New Zealand. 49pp. (Reports)
  • Heinemann J., Abate T., Hilbeck A. and Murray D. (2009) Biotechnology in 'Agriculture at a Crossroads: IAASTD Synthesis Report'.Commissioned by FAO, GEF, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, the World Bank, WHO. 40-45. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2009) Biotechnology supervised by Darwin. Melbourne, Australia: Evolution: The experience, 8-13 Feb 2009 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2009) Bt brinjal part one and Bt brinjal part two.Commissioned by Minister for the Environment, India. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2009) Hope not Hype. The future of agriculture guided by the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development. Penang: Third World Network. 160pp. (Authored Books)
  • Heinemann JA. (2009) More on Bt Cotton. Economic and Political Weekly 44(40) (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA., Coray D. and Keenan J. (2009) Intra- and inter-species horizontal gene transfer inside human tissue culture cells. Christchurch, New Zealand: ComBio 2009, 6-10 Dec 2009 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Bigwood T., Hudson JA., Billington C., Carey-Smith GV. and Heinemann JA. (2008) Phage inactivation of foodborne pathogens on cooked and raw meat. Food Microbiology 25(2): 400-406. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2007.11.003. (Journal Articles)
  • Filutowicz M., Burgess R., Gamelli RL., Heinemann JA., Kurenbach B., Rakowski SA. and Shankar R. (2008) Bacterial conjugation-based antimicrobial agents. Plasmid 60(1): 38-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plasmid.2008.03.004. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann J. (2008) Desert grain. The Ecologist 38(9): 22-24. [Magazine Article]. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2008) MOP4 side event. Bonn, Germany: MOP4. (Oral Presentations)
  • Heinemann JA. (2008) Emerging GMOs and Biosafety Considerations. Beijing, China: International Biosafety Forum - Workshop 3, 1 Sep 2008 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2008) Gene flow: Assessing environmental risks and identifying biosafety research need. Beijing, China: International Biosafety Forum - Workshop 3, 24-26 Sep 2008 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Heinemann JA. and Kurenbach B. (2008) Special threats to the agroecosystem from the combination of genetically modified crops and glyphosate. : 8pp. Third World Network. [Briefing Paper]. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA., Kurenbach B., Feng S. and Ferguson G. (2008) The molecular biology of the biggest and the smallest human ecosystems: from the size of a cell to a planet. Dartmouth University, NH, USA. (Oral Presentations)
  • Kiers ET., Leakey RRB., Izac AM., Heinemann JA., Rosenthal E., Nathan D. and Jiggins J. (2008) Agriculture at a Crossroads. Science 320(5874): 320-321. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1158390. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2007) A typology of the effects of (trans)gene flow on the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources.Commissioned by Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. 100pp. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2007) Letter to the Editor. Environmental and Planning Law Journal 24(3): 157-160. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. and Goven J. (2007) The Social Context of Drug Discovery and Safety Testing. In Amábile-Cuevas CF (Ed.), Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria: 179-196. Norfolk: Horizon Bioscience. (Chapters)
  • Silby MW., Ferguson GC., Billington C. and Heinemann JA. (2007) Localization of the plasmid-encoded proteins Tral and MobA in eukaryotic cells. Plasmid 57(2): 118-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plasmid.2006.08.006. (Journal Articles)
  • Tsuei AC., Carey-Smith GV., Hudson JA., Billington C. and Heinemann JA. (2007) Prevalence and numbers of coliphages and Campylobacter jejuni bacteriophages in New Zealand foods. International Journal of Food Microbiology 116(1): 121-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2006.12.028. (Journal Articles)
  • Carey-Smith G., Billington C., Cornelius AJ., Hudson A. and Heinemann JA. (2006) Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages infecting Salmonella spp. FEMS Microbiology Letters 258(2): 182-186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.2006.00217.x. (Journal Articles)
  • Chowdhury PR. and Heinemann JA. (2006) The General Secretory Pathway of Burkholderia gladioli pv. agaricicola BG164R Is Necessary for Cavity Disease in White Button Mushrooms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72(5): 3558-3565. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.72.5.3558-3565.2006. (Journal Articles)
  • Cretenet M., Goven J., Heinemann JA., Moore B. and Rodriguez-Beltran C. (2006) Submission on the DAR for Application A549 Food Derived from High-Lysine Corm LY038: to permit the use in food of high-lysine corn. : 100pp. http://www.inbi.canterbury.ac.nz/. (Other)
  • Cretenet M., Goven JA., Heinemann JA., Moore B. and Rodriguez-Beltran C. (2006) Submission to Food Standards Australia/New Zealand on A549 High Lysine Corn Draft Assessment Recommendation. : 99. (Other)
  • Heineman JA. and Terry S. (2006) Submission to Codex Alimentarius Commission on Recombinant DNA Plants Modified for Nutritional or Health Benefits. : 4. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2006) Submission on the IAR for APPLICATION A580 FOOD DERIVED FROM AMYLASE-MODIFIED CORN LINE 3272. : 2. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA., Rosén H., Savill M., Burgos-Caraballo S. and Toranzos GA. (2006) Environment Arrays: A Possible Approach for Predicting Changes in Waterborne Bacterial Disease Potential. Environmental Science and Technology 40(23): 7150-7156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es060331x. (Journal Articles)
  • Willms AR., Roughan PD. and Heinemann JA. (2006) Static recipient cells as reservoirs of antibiotic resistance during antibiotic therapy. Theoretical Population Biology 70(4): 436-451. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2006.04.001. (Journal Articles)
  • Cooper TF. and Heinemann JA. (2005) Selection for plasmid postsegregational killing depends on multiple infection: Evidence for the selection of more virulent parasites through parasite-level competition. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Biological Science Series B 272: 403-410. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. and Bungard RA. (2005) Horizontal Gene Transfer. In Meyers RA (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Volume 6: 223-243. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. (Chapters)
  • Heinemann JA. and Traavik T. (2005) Erratum: Problems in monitoring horizontal gene transfer in field trials of transgenic plants (Nature Biotechnology (2005) 22 (1105-1109)). Nature Biotechnology 23(4): 488. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA., Goven J., Gerrard JA., Moore B., Beltran C., Cretenet M., Bohn T. and Traavik T. (2005) Submission to Food Standards Australia/New Zealand on A549 High Lysine Corn. http://www.nzige.canterbury.ac.nz/. (Other)
  • Moore B., Goven J. and Heinemann J. (2005) Terminator Vista. New Scientist 185: 30. (Other)
  • Amabile-Cuevas CF. and Heinemann JA. (2004) Shooting the messenger of antibiotic resistance: Plasmid elimination as a potential counter-evolutionary tactic. Drug Discovery Today 9: 465-467. (Journal Articles)
  • Anker P., Zajack V., Lyautey J., Lederrey C., Dunand C., Lefort F., Mulachy H., Heinemann J. and Stroun M. (2004) Transcession of DNA from bacteria to human cells in culture. A possible role for oncogenesis. Annals of the New York Academy of Science (1022): 195-201. (Journal Articles)
  • Bland M., Ismail S., Heinemann JA. and Keenan J. (2004) The action of bismuth against Helicobacter pylori mimics but is not caused by intracellular iron deprivation. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 48: 1983-1988. (Journal Articles)
  • Davison J., Heinemann JA., Traavik T., Nielsen KM. and Townsend J. (2004) Monitoring horizontal gene transfer [3] (multiple letters). Nature Biotechnology 22(11): 1349-1350. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2004) Scientific advice received by the Committee on PCR and the Lot 9114 test results.Commissioned by Local Government and Environment Select Committee. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2004) Submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand on application A524 Food Derived from Herbicide-Tolerant Wheat MON 71800. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2004) Challenges to regulating the industrial gene: Views inspired by the New Zealand experience. In Dew K; Fitzgerald R (Ed.), Challenging Science: Science and Society Issues in New Zealand (1st ed.): 240-257. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press. (Chapters)
  • Heinemann JA. (2004) Horizontal transfer of genes between microorganisms. In Lederberg J (Ed.), Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology: 580-588. London: Elsevier, Ltd. (Chapters)
  • Heinemann JA. and Billington C. (2004) How do genomes emerge from genes? ASM News 70(10): 464-471. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. and Goven J. (2004) Submission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the question of ratifying the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. and Traavik T. (2004) Problems in monitoring horizontal gene transfer in field trials of transgenic plants. Nature Biotechnology 22(9): 1105-1109. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. and Traavik T. (2004) Reply to Monitoring horizontal gene transfer from transgenic plants to bacteria. Nature Biotechnology 22: 1349-1350. (Journal Articles)
  • Weld RJ., Butts C. and Heinemann JA. (2004) Models of phage growth and their applicability to phage therapy. Journal of Theoretical Biology 227: 1-11. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2003) Evaluation of scientific data supplied to the Parliamentary Local Government and Environment Select Committee investigating "Corngate".Commissioned by Local Government and Environment Select Committee. (Reports)
  • Heinemann JA. (2003) Is horizontal gene transfer the Cinderella of genetics? NZ BioScience 12(2): 18-20. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2003) To the Education and Science Committee call for submissions on the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. and Silby M. (2003) Horizontal gene transfer and the selection of antibiotic resistance. In Amábile-Cuevas CF (Ed.), Multiple Drug Resistant Bacteria: 161-178. San Diego: Horizon Scientific Press. (Chapters)
  • Heinemann JA., Buchanan LN., Silby MW., Ferguson GC. and Billington C. (2003) (2003, Sept). "Physiology of Interkingdom Gene Transfer". ICAAC: Chicago, USA. Chicago, USA: ICAAC. (Oral Presentations)
  • Billington C., Giddens S., Bean D. and Heinemann JA. (2002) Effects of stress mutation on barriers to interkingdom horizontal gene transfer. Bergen Norway: BAGECO-7 Symposium on bacterial genetics and ecology, 1 Jun 2002 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Billington C., Silby MW. and Heinemann JA. (2002) Conjugative proteins TraI and MobA localise to yeast and human nuclei. Queenstown, New Zealand: Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 1 Sep 2002 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Ferguson C. and Heinemann JA. (2002) Intracellular Mating. Queenstown, New Zealand: Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 1 Sep 2002 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Ferguson GC. and Heinemann JA. (2002) Recent history of trans-kingdom conjugation. In Syvanen M; Kado CI (Ed.), Horizontal Gene Transfer (2nd ed.): 3-17. London and San Diego: Academic Press. (Chapters)
  • Ferguson GC., Heinemann JA. and Kennedy MA. (2002) Gene transfer between Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium inside epithelial cells. Journal of Bacteriology 184(8): 2235-2242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.184.8.2235-2242.2002. (Journal Articles)
  • Ferguson GC., Heinemann JA. and Kennedy MA. (2002) Gene Transfer between Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium inside Epithelial Cells. Journal of Bacteriology 1848(April 15): 2235-2242. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) (2002, November). "Up to the minute status of horizontal gene transfer". NZMS: Christchurch, NZ. Christchurch, NZ: NZMS, 01 Jan 2001. (Oral Presentations)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) Are DNA sequences too simple as intellectual property? Reply to Gene patents: are they socially acceptable monopolies - essential for drug discovery? Drug Discovery Today 7: 23-24. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobials (Review). Drug Discovery Today 714: 758. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) Genetic scientists under siege: What next? NZ Microbiology 6: 15-17. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) Submission To the Finance Select Committee on the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Genetically Modified Organisms) Amendment Bill/Inquiry. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) Submission To the Ministry of Science Research and Technology on the Public Discussion Paper “New Zealand Biotechnology Strategy”. http://www.nzige.canterbury.ac.nz/. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) Submission to the New Zealand Environmental Risk Management Authority on AgResearch Application GMD01194. http://www.nzige.canterbury.ac.nz/. (Other)
  • Newman AL., Billington C. and Heinemann JA. (2002) Protein localisation to mitochondria. Queenstown, New Zealand: Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 1 Sep 2002 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Siefkes-Boer HJ., Heinemann JA. and Kennedy MA. (2002) Bacterial conjugation using modified transfer proteins as testing method for mediating DNA transfer to yeast mitochondria. Queenstown, New Zealand: Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 1 Sep 2002 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Weld R. and Heinemann JA. (2002) Antibiotic-induced pseudolysogeny. Bergen, Norway: Bageco-6, 6th International Congress on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology, 1 Jan 2002 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Weld R. and Heinemann JA. (2002) Horizontal transfer of proteins between species: part of the big picture or just a genetic vignette? In Kado CI; Syvanen M (Ed.), Horizontal Gene Transfer (2nd ed.): 51-62. London and San Diego: Academic Press. (Chapters)
  • Weld R., Heinemann J. and Eady C. (2002) Transient GFP expression in Nicotiana plumbaginifolia suspension cells following co-cultivation with Agrobacterium tumefaciens: the role of gene silencing, cell death and T-DNA loss. Plant Mol. Biol 45: 377-385. (Journal Articles)
  • Weld RJ., Bicknell R., Heinemann JA. and Eady C. (2002) Ds transposition mediated by transient transposase expression in Heiracium aurantiacum.. Pl. Cell Tiss Organ Cult 69: 45-54. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2001) (2001, January). "How antibiotics cause antibiotic resistance". International Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development: Bangalore, India. Bangalore, India: International Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development, 01 Sep 1999. (Oral Presentations)
  • Heinemann JA. (2001) A 'bias' gene? BioEssays 23: 1081-1082. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2001) Alternative vs. conventional medicines: a clash of culture or of science? N.Z. Coll. Midwiv. J 24: 23-25. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2001) Can smart bullets penetrate magic bullet-proof vests? Drug Discovery Today 6(17): 875-878. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2001) The art of courtship. Drug Discov. Today 6(5): 234. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2001) The fate of students within our hands. N.Z. Educ. Rev Jan 12: 7. (Journal Articles)
  • Weld R., Heinemann J. and Eady C. (2001) Transient GFP expression in Nicotiana plumbaginifolia suspension cells: The role of gene silencing, cell death and T-DNA loss. Plant Molecular Biology 45(4): 377-385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1010798625203. (Journal Articles)
  • Weld RJ., Downs C., Butts C. and Heinemann JA. (2001) Optimising Animal Health and Growth with Phage. In PaMS client confidential report 01-1, Commissioned by Leiner Davis Gelatin NZ. (Reports)
  • Adams B. and Heinemann JA. (2000) Antibacterial viruses and antibacterial agents: a one-two punch? N.Z. Medical J 113: 107. (Journal Articles)
  • Cooper TF. and Heinemann JA. (2000) Postsegregational killing does not increase plasmid stability but acts to mediate the exclusion of competing plasmids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 97: 12643-12648. (Journal Articles)
  • Cooper TF. and Heinemann JA. (2000) Transfer of conjugative plasmids and bacteriophage úf occurs in the presence of antibiotics that prevent de novo gene expression. Plasmid 43: 171-175. (Journal Articles)
  • Ferguson GC., Heinemann JA. and Kennedy MA. (2000) Gene transfer between Salmonella typhimurium inside cultured human cells. Cairns, Australia: Joint Australian/New Zealand Microbiology Society Meeting, 1 Jul 2000 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Gunn A. and Heinemann JA. (2000) Stealth antibiotic resistance. N.Z. Medical J 113: 107. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2000) Funding for knowledge-sake (Letter). Drug Discovery Today 5: 222-223. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2000) How can be we build a 'knowledge economy' if research is handcuffed? (Editorial). Nature 406: 13. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2000) The complex effects of gyrase inhibitors on bacterial conjugation. The Journal of Biochemistry Molecular Biology and Biophysics 4: 165-177. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (2000) Horizontal transfer of genes between microorganisms. In Lederberg J (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2nd ed.): 698-707.Academic Press. (Chapters)
  • Heinemann JA. and Roughan PD. (2000) New hypotheses on the material nature of horizontally mobile genes. Annals N.Y. Acad. Sci 906: 169-187. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA., Ankenbauer RG. and Amabile-Cuevas CF. (2000) Do antibiotics maintain antibiotic resistance? Drug Discovery Today 5: 195-204. (Journal Articles)
  • Weld R. and Heinemann JA. (2000) Antibiotic-induced pseudolysogeny: Implications for Antibiotic/Phage Combination Therapy. Montreal, Canada: Millenial Phage Biology Meeting, 1 Jan 2000 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Cooper TF. and Heinemann JA. (1999) Plasmid post segregational killing: benefitting from the death of wayward daughters. Queenstown, New Zealand: Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 1 Aug 1999 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (1999) "The genes crawl in the genes crawl out, into your stomach and out your mouth". Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma/Serum: Anice, France. Anice, France: Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma/Serum, 01 Aug 1999. (Oral Presentations)
  • Heinemann JA. (1999) Genetic evidence of protein transfer during bacterial conjugation. Plasmid 41: 240-247. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (1999) How antibiotics cause antibiotic resistance. Drug Discovery Today 4: 72-79. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (1999) Looking sideways at the evolution of replicons. In Syvanen M; Kado C (Ed.), Horizontal Gene Transfer: 11-24. London: International Thomson Publishing. (Chapters)
  • Heinemann JA., Cooper TF. and Ferguson GC. (1999) (1999, August). "One small pop for prokaryotes, one big bang for medicine". Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting: Queenstown, NZ. Queenstown NZ: Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 01 May 2000. (Oral Presentations)
  • Weld RJ., Heinemann JA. and Eady CC. (1999) Transient gene expression following co-cultivation with Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Rotorua, New Zealand: Thirteenth Biennial Meeting of the New Zealand Branch of the International Association for Plant Tissue Culture, 1 Jan 1999 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (1998) Superbugs: by killing them we have made them stronger. N.Z. Sci. Monthly 9: 6-8. (Journal Articles)
  • Weld R., Heinemann JA., Bicknell RA. and Eady CC. (1998) Transient transposase expression in Hieracium aurantiacum following co-cultivation with Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Queenstown, New Zealand: Eighth Annual Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting, 1 Jan 1998 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (1997) Assessing the risk of interkingdom DNA transfer. Nordic Seminar an Antibiotic Resistance Marker Genes and Transgenic Plants: 17-28. Oslo: Norwegian Biotechnology Board. (Chapters)
  • Singh K. and Heinemann JA. (1997) Yeast Plasmids. In Tuan RS (Ed.), Recombinant gene expression protocols: 113-130. Totowa: Humana Press. (Chapters)
  • Heinemann JA. (1996) MD's and PhD's: Differences in pay. ASM News- American Society for Microbiology 62(5): 234-235. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA., Scott HE. and Williams M. (1996) Doing the conjugative two-step: Evidence of recipient autonomy in retrotransfer. Genetics 143(3): 1425-1435. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA., Ankenbauer RG. and Horecka J. (1994) Isolation of a conditional suppressor of leucine auxotrophy in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Microbiology 140(1): 145-152. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (1993) Bateson and peacocks' tails [7]. Nature: New biology 363(6427): 308. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. (1993) Differential salary scales [2]. Nature: New biology 363(6426): 202. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. and Ankenbauer RG. (1993) Retrotransfer in Escherichia coli conjugation: Bidirectional exchange or de novo mating? Journal of Bacteriology 175(3): 583-588. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. and Ankenbauer RG. (1993) Retrotransfer of IncP piasmid R751 from Escherichia coli maxicells: evidence for the genetic sufficiency of self‐transferable plasmids for bacterial conjugation. Microbiological sciences 10(1): 57-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.1993.tb00903.x. (Journal Articles)
  • Heinemann JA. and Sprague GF. (1989) Bacterial conjugative plasmids mobilize DNA transfer between bacteria and yeast. Nature: New biology 340(6230): 205-209. (Journal Articles)