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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Heinemann JA. (2016) Expert scientific opinion on the status of certain new techniques of genetic modification under Directive 2001/18/EC.Commissioned by Greenpeace. (Report)
  • 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. (Report)
  • 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. (Report)
  • 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 Article)
  • Hilbeck A., Binimelis R., Defarge N., Steinbrecher R., Székács A., Wickson F., Antoniou M., Bereano P., Clark E. and Hansen M. (2015) No scientific consensus on GMO safety. (Journal Article)
  • Kurenbach B., Marjoshi D., Ambile-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) ARTN e00009-15 http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00009-15. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Heinemann JA., Massaro M., Coray DS., Agapito-Tenfen SZ. 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 Article)
  • 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. (Report)
  • 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. (Report)
  • 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 Paper)
  • 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. (Chapter)
  • Heinemann JA., Agapito-Tenfen SZ. 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 Article)
  • 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) http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2190-4715-25-12. (Journal Article)
  • 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. (Chapter)
  • 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 Article)
  • Coray DS., Heinemann JA., Tyrer PC. and Keenan JI. (2012) Human lactoferrin increases Helicobacter pylori internalisation into AGS cells. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 28(5): 1871-1880. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11274-011-0984-z. (Journal Article)
  • Heinemann J. (2012) Evaluation of risks from creation of novel RNA molecules in genetically engineered wheat plants and recommendations for risk assessment.Safe Food Institute, Australia; University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Report)
  • Heinemann J. (2012) Should NZ Grow GM Crops? New Zealand Herald; University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Discussion/Working Paper)
  • Heinemann J. (2012) Suggestions on how to apply international safety testing guidelines for genetically modified organisms.Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety (INBI); University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Report)
  • Heinemann JA. (2012) Horizontal Gene Transfer Field Trials. Hyderabad, India. (Oral Presentation)
  • Heinemann JA. (2012) How regulators got it wrong on dsRNA. Hyderabad, India. (Oral Presentation)
  • Heinemann JA. (2012) Is going GE-free good for Hawke's Bay farmers? Hastings, New Zealand. (Oral Presentation)
  • Heinemann JA. (2012) Affidavit.Greenpeace. (Report)
  • Heinemann JA. (2012) Briefing on Suggestions on How to Apply International Safety Testing Guidelines for Genetically Modified Organisms.Commissioned by Supreme Court of India. (Report)
  • Heinemann JA., Dobson R. and Walker S. (2012) Serological evaluation of sheep.Confidential. 5pp. (Report)
  • Heinemann JA., Massaro M., Coray D., Agapito-Tenfen SZ. and Wen D. (2012) Innovating our way to the next great collapse? The story of corn. Hyderabad, India. (Oral Presentation)
  • 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 Article)
  • Romero-Suarez S., Jordan B. and Heinemann JA. (2012) Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages infecting Xanthomonas arboricola pv. juglandis, the causal agent of walnut blight disease. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 28(5): 1917-1927. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11274-011-0992-z. (Journal Article)
  • Bigot B., Lee W-J., 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 Article)
  • Heinemann J. (2011) Milk milk everywhere but not a drop to drink. Sciblogs. [Blog]. (Other)
  • 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 Article)
  • Heinemann J. and Wickson F. (2011) Why would Australia want to grow genetically modified wheat? The Conversation. [Online article]. (Other)
  • 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 Contribution - 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. (Report)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Ad hoc Technical Expert Group. (2010) Final Report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Risk Assessment and Risk Management Under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.Commissioned by Convention on Biological Diversity. 40pp. (Report)
  • Cooper TF., Paixão T. and Heinemann JA. (2010) Within-host competition selects for plasmid-encoded toxin-antitoxin systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277(1697): 3149-3155. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.0831. (Journal Article)
  • 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 J. (2010) Liability and GMOs. Sciblogs. [Blog]. (Other)
  • Heinemann J. (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; University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Report)
  • Heinemann JA. (2010) AHTEG on Risk Assessment - Process and Outcomes. Nagoya, Japan. (Oral Presentation)
  • Heinemann JA. (2010) Hope not Hype: The Future of Agriculture. Nagoya, Japan. (Oral Presentation)
  • 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 Contribution - 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. (Chapter)
  • Heinemann J. (2009) Bt brinjal part one and Bt brinjal part two.University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Report)
  • Heinemann J. (2009) Report on animals exposed to GM ingredients in animal feed.University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Report)
  • Heinemann J. and Kurenbach B. (2009) Special threats to the agroecosystem from the combination of genetically modified crops and glyphosate. University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Other)
  • 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. (Report)
  • Heinemann J., Calvo G., Fonte M., Ishii-Eiteman M., Jiggins J., Leakey R. and Plencovich C. (2009) Towards sustainable agriculture. University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2009) Biotechnology supervised by Darwin. Melbourne, Australia: Evolution: The experience, 8-13 Feb 2009 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • 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 Book)
  • Heinemann JA. (2009) More on Bt Cotton. Economic and Political Weekly 44(40) (Journal Article)
  • 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 Contribution - 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Goven J., Hunt L., Shamy D. and Heinemann J. (2008) Animal Biopharming in New Zealand: Drivers, Scenarios and Practical Implications.University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Report)
  • Heinemann J. (2008) Desert grain. Ecologist -London and Wadebridge then Slinfold then London- 38(9): 22-24. (Other)
  • Heinemann J. (2008) Human Lactoferrin Biopharming in New Zealand: Scientific Risk Assessment.University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Report)
  • Heinemann JA. (2008) MOP4 side event. Bonn, Germany. (Oral Presentation)
  • Heinemann JA. (2008) The inevitability of (trans)gene flow - environment and health risks. London, UK. (Oral Presentation)
  • Heinemann JA. (2008) Emerging GMOs and Biosafety Considerations. Beijing, China: International Biosafety Forum - Workshop 3, 1 Sep 2008 (Conference Contribution - 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 Contribution - 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 Presentation)
  • Kiers ET., Leakey RRB., Izac A-M., Heinemann JA., Rosenthal E., Nathan D. and Jiggins J. (2008) Ecology - Agriculture at a crossroads. The Scientific monthly 320(5874): 320-321. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1158390. (Journal Article)
  • Heinemann J. (2007) A typology of the effects of (trans)gene flow on the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources.University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (Report)
  • Heinemann JA. (2007) Letter to the editor. Environmental and Planning Law Journal 24(3): 157-160. (Journal Article)
  • 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. (Chapter)
  • Silby MW., Ferguson GC., Billington C. and Heinemann JA. (2007) Localization of the plasmid-encoded proteins TraI and MobA in eukaryotic cells. Plasmid 57(2): 118-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plasmid.2006.08.006. (Journal Article)
  • Tsuei A-C., 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 Article)
  • Carey-Smith GV., Billington C., Cornelius AJ., Hudson JA. 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 Article)
  • Chowdhury PR. and Heinemann JA. (2006) The general secrotory pathway of Burkholderia gladioli pv. agaricicola BG164R is necessary for 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 Article)
  • Cretenet M., Goven J., Heinemann J., 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. University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (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)
  • Heinemann J. and Terry S. (2006) Submission to Codex Alimentarius Commission on Recombinant DNA Plants Modified for Nutritional or Health Benefits. University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences. (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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Cooper TF. and Heinemann JA. (2005) Selection for plasmid post-segregational killing depends on multiple infection: evidence for the selection of more virulent parasites through parasite-level competition. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 272(1561): 403-410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2004.2921. (Journal Article)
  • 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. (Chapter)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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. (Other)
  • Moore B., Goven J. and Heinemann J. (2005) Terminator vista [1]. New Scientist 185(2492): 30. (Other)
  • Amábile-Cuevas CF. and Heinemann JA. (2004) Shooting the messenger of antibiotic resistance: plasmid elimination as a potential counter-evolutionary tactic. Drug Discovery Today 9(11): 465-467. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1359-6446(03)02989-1. (Journal Article)
  • Anker P., Zajac V., Lyautey J., Lederrey C., Dunand C., Lefort F., Mulcahy H., Heinemann J. and Stroun M. (2004) Transcession of DNA from bacteria to human cells in culture: A possible role in oncogenesis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1022: 195-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1196/annals.1318.030. (Journal Article)
  • Bland MV., Ismail S., Heinemann JA. and Keenan JI. (2004) The action of bismuth against Helicobacter pylori mimics but is not caused by intracellular iron deprivation. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 48(6): 1983-1988. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/aac.48.6.1983-1988.2004. (Journal Article)
  • 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. (Report)
  • 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. (Chapter)
  • Heinemann JA. (2004) Horizontal transfer of genes between microorganisms. In Lederberg J (Ed.), Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology: 580-588. London: Elsevier, Ltd. (Chapter)
  • Heinemann JA. and Billington C. (2004) How do genomes emerge from genes? ASM News- American Society for Microbiology 70(10): 464-471. (Journal Article)
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt1009. (Journal Article)
  • Heinemann JA. and Traavik T. (2004) Reply to Monitoring horizontal gene transfer from transgenic plants to bacteria. Nature Biotechnology 22: 1349-1350. (Journal Article)
  • 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. (Report)
  • Heinemann JA. (2003) Is horizontal gene transfer the Cinderella of genetics? NZ BioScience 12(2): 18-20. (Journal Article)
  • 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. (Chapter)
  • 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 Presentation)
  • 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 Contribution - 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 Contribution - Other)
  • Ferguson C. and Heinemann JA. (2002) Intracellular Mating. Queenstown, New Zealand: Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 1 Sep 2002 (Conference Contribution - 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. (Chapter)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) (2002, November). "Up to the minute status of horizontal gene transfer". NZMS: Christchurch, NZ. Christchurch, NZ: NZMS, 01 Jan 2001. (Oral Presentation)
  • 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 Article)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobials (Review). Drug Discovery Today 714: 758. (Journal Article)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) Genetic scientists under siege: What next? NZ Microbiology 6: 15-17. (Journal Article)
  • 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”. (Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (2002) Submission to the New Zealand Environmental Risk Management Authority on AgResearch Application GMD01194. (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 Contribution - 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 Contribution - 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 Contribution - 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. (Chapter)
  • 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 Article)
  • Weld RJ., Bicknell RA., Heinemann JA. and Eady CC. (2002) Ds transposition mediated by transient transposase expression in Heiracium aurantiacum. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 69(1): 45-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1015017218982. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Presentation)
  • Heinemann JA. (2001) Alternative vs. conventional medicines: a clash of culture or of science? N.Z. Coll. Midwiv. J 24: 23-25. (Journal Article)
  • Heinemann JA. (2001) The fate of students within our hands. N.Z. Educ. Rev Jan 12: 7. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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. (Report)
  • Adams B. and Heinemann JA. (2000) Antibacterial viruses and antibacterial agents: a one-two punch? N.Z. Medical J 113: 107. (Journal Article)
  • 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(23): 12643-12648. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.220077897. (Journal Article)
  • Cooper TF. and Heinemann JA. (2000) Transfer of conjugative plasmids and bacteriophage lambda occurs in the presence of antibiotics that prevent de novo gene expression. Plasmid 43(2): 171-175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/plas.1999.1450. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Contribution - Other)
  • Gunn A. and Heinemann JA. (2000) Stealth antibiotic resistance. N.Z. Medical J 113: 107. (Journal Article)
  • Heinemann JA. (2000) Complex effects of DNA gyrase inhibitors on bacterial conjugation. The Journal of Biochemistry Molecular Biology and Biophysics 4: 165-177. (Journal Article)
  • Heinemann JA. (2000) How can we build a 'knowledge economy' if research is handcuffed? Nature: New biology 406(6791): 13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35017740. (Journal Article)
  • Heinemann JA. and Roughan PD. (2000) New hypotheses on the material nature of horizontally mobile genes. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 906: 169-186. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Contribution - 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 Contribution - 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 Presentation)
  • 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. (Chapter)
  • 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 Presentation)
  • 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 Contribution - Other)
  • Heinemann JA. (1998) Superbugs: by killing them we have made them stronger. N.Z. Sci. Monthly 9: 6-8. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Contribution - 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. (Chapter)
  • Singh KK. and Heinemann JA. (1997) Yeast plasmids.. : 113-130. (Chapter)
  • Heinemann JA. (1996) MD's and PhD's: Differences in pay. ASM News- American Society for Microbiology 62(5): 234-235. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Heinemann JA., Ankenbauer RG. and Horecka J. (1994) Isolation of a conditional suppressor of leucine auxotrophy in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Microbiology 140 ( Pt 1): 145-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/13500872-140-1-145. (Journal Article)
  • Heinemann JA. and Ankenbauer RG. (1993) Retrotransfer in Escherichia coli conjugation: Bidirectional exchange or de novo mating? Journal of Bacteriology 175(3): 583-588. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/jb.175.3.583-588.1993. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Wallays C. and Nicolle MH. (1990) Food and chemical toxicology. Revue Neurologique 146(12): 772-773. (Journal Article)
  • Heinemann JA. and Sprague GF. (1989) Bacterial conjugative plasmids mobilize DNA transfer between bacteria and yeast. Nature: New biology 340(6230): 205-209. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/340205a0. (Journal Article)