David Leung, Biological Sciences

Associate ProfessorDavid Leung

Julius von Haast 632
Internal Phone: 95184

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interests include 3D-bioprinting for lab grown wood, bioplastics, plant coating for protection, biomaterial science, phytoremediation, pollution in waterways, tissue culture of ornamental, medicinal, woody plants, and NZ native plants, molecular biology and genetic engineering of plants, applied plant physiology and plant biotechnology, and seed physiology and biochemistry.

Recent Publications

  • Leung DWM. (2013) Recent Advances Towards Improved Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Pollution. Dubai: Bentham Sciences Publishers. 150. http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/97816080578701130101.
  • Leung DWM. (2019) Participation of hydrogen peroxide and nitric oxide in improvement of seed germination performance under unfavourable conditions. In Gupta DK; Palma JM; Corpas FJ (Ed.), Nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide signaling in higher plants: 145-156. Cham: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11129-8_7.
  • Leung D. (2018) Studies of catalase in plants under abiotic stress. In Gupta D; Palma J; Corpas F (Ed.), Antioxidants and Antioxidant Enzymes in Higher Plants: 27-39. Cham: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75088-0_2.
  • Leung D. (2017) Potential of plant tissue culture research contributing to combating arsenic pollution. In Gupta DK; Chatterjee S (Ed.), Arsenic Contamination in the Environment The Issues and Solutions: 187-194.Springer International. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54356-7_9.
  • Leung DWM. (2015) Regulatory role of nitric oxide in alterations of morphological features of plants under abiotic stress. Nitric Oxide Action in Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants: 65-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17804-2_4.