Research interests include the genetics and molecular biology of bacteria, phage and some single-celled eukaryotic microorganisms, horizontal gene transfer, particularly conjugation, effects of stress, particularly induced by antibiotics and agrichemicals, evolution and risk assessment, and biology education research. Specific interests are the biochemical and genetic characterization of antibiotic resistance causation.
- Heinemann J. (2020) How agrichemicals cause antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria. Lincoln: Organic Dairy & Pastoral Group Meeting.
- Heinemann JA. and Goldstien S. (2020) ‘Bums off seats’: measuring the effects of active learning in an undergraduate molecular biology curriculum. Journal of Biological Education http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2020.1748687.
- Heinemann JA., Coray DS. and Kurenbach B. (2020) 14 New Zealand GMO Rules and Regulations in New Zealand. In Chaurasia, A; Hawksworth DL; Pessoa de Miranda M (Ed.), GMOs Implications for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecological Processes Switzerland: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53183-6.
- Bishop CM., Gardecka A., Boichot R., Heinemann J. and Krumdieck S. (2019) Nano-structured titania thin films by pulsed pressure-MOCVD with excellent photocatalytic and antimicrobial activity. Nice, France: European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, 27-31 May 2019.
- Fu Q. and Heinemann JA. (2019) Effect of herbicides on antibiotic resistance in Serratia marcescens. Palmerston North: NZMS, 25 Nov 2019.