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., 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 : 1-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15476286.2016.1272747. (Journal articles)
  • Coray, Dorien S., Kurenbach, Brigitta. and Heinemann, Jack A. (2016) Exploring the parameters of post segregation killing using heterologous expression of secreted toxin barnase and antitoxin barstar in an E. coli case study.. Microbiology (Reading, England) http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.000395. (Journal articles)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2016) Expert scientific opinion on the status of certain new techniques of genetic modification under Directive 2001/18/EC. (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. (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. (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 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., Hansen, M., Novotny, E., Heinemann, J., Meyer, H., Shiva, V. and Wynne, B. (2015) No scientific consensus on GMO safety. Environmental Sciences Europe 27(1) 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) 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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2014.939843. (Journal articles)
  • 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 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. (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. (Reports)
  • 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) Food and chemical toxicology.. Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association 53 (Journal articles)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2013) Genetic engineering and biotechnology for food security and for climate change mitigation and adaptation: potential and risks. 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. (Chapters)
  • 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 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) 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. Late Lessons from Early Warnings (2nd ed.) 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)
  • 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 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. (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. (Reports)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2012) Horizontal Gene Transfer Field Trials. (Oral Presentations)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2012) How regulators got it wrong on dsRNA. (Oral Presentations)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2012) Is going GE-free good for Hawke's Bay farmers? (Oral Presentations)
  • 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). (Reports)
  • Heinemann, JA. and El-Kawy, OA. (2012) Observational science in the environmental risk assessment and management of GMOs. Environment International 45(1): 68-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2012.03.011. (Journal articles)
  • Heinemann, JA., Dobson, R. and Walker, S. (2012) Serological evaluation of sheep. Confidential. (Reports)
  • 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. (Oral Presentations)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Heinemann, J. (2011) Milk milk everywhere but not a drop to drink. Sciblogs. Blog. (Other)
  • Heinemann, J. and Wickson, F. (2011) Why would Australia want to grow genetically modified wheat? The Conversation. Online article. (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 articles)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2011) How the world looks to a gene. Understanding and managing ecological novelty: Towards an integrative framework of the socio-ecological risks of novel organisms, 4 Sep 2011 - 9 Sep 2011. (Conference - 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. (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)
  • Lee, WJ., Billington, C., Hudson, JA. and Heinemann, JA. (2011) Isolation and characterization of phages infecting Bacillus cereus. Letters in Applied Microbiology 52(5): 456-464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-765X.2011.03023.x. (Journal articles)
  • 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. (Reports)
  • Cooper, TF., Paixão, T. and Heinemann, JA. (2010) Within-host competition selects for plasmidencoded 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 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, J. (2010) Liability and GMOs. Sciblogs. Blog. (Other)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2010) Agriculture at a crossroads - beyond IAASTD. Tropentag 2010. World food system: A contribution from Europe, 14 Sep 2010 - 16 Sep 2010. (Conference - Other)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2010) AHTEG on Risk Assessment - Process and Outcomes. (Oral Presentations)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2010) Hope not Hype: The Future of Agriculture. (Oral Presentations)
  • 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. (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 Paris: UNESCO, SCOPE, UNEP. (Other)
  • Gurib-Fakim, A., Smith, L., Acikgoz, N., Avato, P., Bossio, D., Ebi, K., Gonçalves, A., Heinemann, JA., Herrmann, TM., Padgham, J., Pennarz, J., Scheidegger, U., Sebastian, L., Taboada, M., Viglizzo, E., Bachman, F., Best, B., Brossier, J., Farnworth, C., Gewa, C., Gyasi, E., Izaurralde, C., Leakey, R., Long, J., McGuire, S., Meier, P., Perfecto, I. and Zundel, C. (2009) Options to Enhance the Impact of AKST on Development and Sustainability Goals. 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. (Reports)
  • Heinemann, J., Abate, T., Hilbeck, A. and Murray, D. (2009) Biotechnology in 'Agriculture at a Crossroads: IAASTD Synthesis Report'. 40-45. (Reports)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2009) Biotechnology supervised by Darwin. Evolution: The experience, 8 Feb 2009 - 13 Feb 2009. (Conference - Other)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2009) Bt brinjal part one and Bt brinjal part two. (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. (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. ComBio 2009, 6 Dec 2009 - 10 Dec 2009. (Conference - 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)
  • Goven, J., Hunt, L., Shamy, D. and Heinemann, JA. (2008) Animal Biopharming in New Zealand: Drivers, Scenarios and Practical Implications. (Reports)
  • Heinemann, J. (2008) Desert grain. Ecologist 38(9): 22-24. (Other)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2008) Emerging GMOs and Biosafety Considerations. International Biosafety Forum - Workshop 3, 9-2008. (Conference - Other)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2008) Gene flow: Assessing environmental risks and identifying biosafety research need. International Biosafety Forum - Workshop 3, 24 Sep 2008 - 26 Sep 2008. (Conference - Other)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2008) Human Lactoferrin Biopharming in New Zealand: Scientific Risk Assessment. (Reports)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2008) MOP4 side event. (Oral Presentations)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2008) The inevitability of (trans)gene flow - environment and health risks. (Oral Presentations)
  • Heinemann, JA. and Kurenbach, B. (2008) Special threats to the agroecosystem from the combination of genetically modified crops and glyphosate. 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. (Oral Presentations)
  • Kiers, ET., Leakey, RRB., Izac, AM., Heinemann, JA., Rosenthal, E., Nathan, D. and Jiggins, J. (2008) Ecology: 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. (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. 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 TraI 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, 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 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. (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. (Other)
  • Heineman, JA. and Terry, S. (2006) Submission to Codex Alimentarius Commission on Recombinant DNA Plants Modified for Nutritional or Health Benefits. (Other)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2006) Submission on the IAR for APPLICATION A580 FOOD DERIVED FROM AMYLASE-MODIFIED CORN LINE 3272. (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 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 articles)
  • Heinemann, JA. and Bungard, RA. (2005) Horizontal Gene Transfer. 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) (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. (Other)
  • Moore, B., Goven, J. and Heinemann, J. (2005) Terminator vista [1]. New Scientist 185(2492) (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 articles)
  • 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 articles)
  • 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 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. (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. 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. 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt1009. (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)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2003) Evaluation of scientific data supplied to the Parliamentary Local Government and Environment Select Committee investigating "Corngate". (Reports)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2003) To the Education and Science Committee call for submissions on the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill. (Other)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2003) Is horizontal gene transfer the Cinderella of genetics? NZ BioScience 12(2): 18-20. (Journal articles)
  • Heinemann, JA. and Silby, M. (2003) Horizontal gene transfer and the selection of antibiotic resistance. 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. (Oral Presentations)
  • Billington, C., Giddens, S., Bean, D. and Heinemann, JA. (2002) Effects of stress mutation on barriers to interkingdom horizontal gene transfer. BAGECO-7 Symposium on bacterial genetics and ecology, 1 Jun 2002 - 1 Jun 2002. (Conference - Other)
  • Billington, C., Silby, MW. and Heinemann, JA. (2002) Conjugative proteins TraI and MobA localise to yeast and human nuclei. Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 9-2002. (Conference - Other)
  • Ferguson, C. and Heinemann, JA. (2002) Intracellular Mating. Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 9-2002. (Conference - Other)
  • Ferguson, GC. and Heinemann, JA. (2002) Recent history of trans-kingdom conjugation. 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. (Oral Presentations)
  • 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)
  • 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 (Journal articles)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2002) Genetic scientists under siege: What next? NZ Microbiology 6: 15-17. (Journal articles)
  • Newman, AL., Billington, C. and Heinemann, JA. (2002) Protein localisation to mitochondria. Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 9-2002. (Conference - 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 International Molecular Biology Meeting, 9-2002. (Conference - Other)
  • Weld, R. and Heinemann, JA. (2002) Antibiotic-induced pseudolysogeny. Bageco-6, 6th International Congress on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology, 24-6-2002. (Conference - Other)
  • Weld, R. and Heinemann, JA. (2002) Horizontal transfer of proteins between species: part of the big picture or just a genetic vignette? 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, 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 articles)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2001) (2001, January). "How antibiotics cause antibiotic resistance". International Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development: Bangalore, India. (Oral Presentations)
  • 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) The fate of students within our hands. N.Z. Educ. Rev Jan 12 (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. (Reports)
  • Adams, B. and Heinemann, JA. (2000) Antibacterial viruses and antibacterial agents: a one-two punch? N.Z. Medical J 113 (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 of the United States of America 97(23): 12643-12648. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.220077897. (Journal articles)
  • Cooper, TF. and Heinemann, JA. (2000) Transfer of conjugative plasmids and bacteriophage λ 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 articles)
  • Ferguson, GC., Heinemann, JA. and Kennedy, MA. (2000) Gene transfer between Salmonella typhimurium inside cultured human cells. Joint Australian/New Zealand Microbiology Society Meeting, 1 Jul 2000 - 1 Jul 2000. (Conference - Other)
  • Gunn, A. and Heinemann, JA. (2000) Stealth antibiotic resistance. N.Z. Medical J 113 (Journal articles)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2000) Complex effects of DNA gyrase inhibitors on bacterial conjugation. Journal of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics 4(3): 165-177. (Journal articles)
  • Heinemann, JA. (2000) How can we build a 'knowledge economy' if research is handcuffed? Nature 406(6791) (Journal articles)
  • 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 articles)
  • Weld, R. and Heinemann, JA. (2000) Antibiotic-induced pseudolysogeny: Implications for Antibiotic/Phage Combination Therapy. Millenial Phage Biology Meeting, 22-6-2000. (Conference - Other)
  • Cooper, TF. and Heinemann, JA. (1999) Plasmid post segregational killing: benefitting from the death of wayward daughters. Queenstown International Molecular Biology Meeting, 1 Aug 1999 - 1 Aug 1999. (Conference - Other)
  • Heinemann, JA. (1999) (1999, Sept). "The genes crawl in the genes crawl out, into your stomach and out your mouth". Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma/Serum: Anice, France. (Oral Presentations)
  • Heinemann, JA. (1999) Looking sideways at the evolution of replicons. 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. (Oral Presentations)
  • Weld, RJ., Heinemann, JA. and Eady, CC. (1999) Transient gene expression following co-cultivation with Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Thirteenth Biennial Meeting of the New Zealand Branch of the International Association for Plant Tissue Culture, 21-6-1999. (Conference - 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. Eighth Annual Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting, 20-6-1998. (Conference - 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, KK. and Heinemann, JA. (1997) Yeast plasmids.. : 113-130. (Chapters)
  • Heinemann, JA. (1996) MD's and PhD's: Differences in pay. ASM NEWS 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 363(6427) (Journal articles)
  • Heinemann, JA. (1993) Differential salary scales [2]. Nature 363(6426) (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. Molecular Microbiology 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 340(6230): 205-209. (Journal articles)