Sarah Kessans

LecturerSarah Kessans

West 325
Internal Phone: 92140
Developing synthetic biology solutions to combat climate change, facilitate space habitation, and advance innovations in medicine and agriculture.

Qualifications

Research Interests

Developing synthetic biology solutions to combat climate change, facilitate space habitation, and advance innovations in medicine and agriculture.

Recent Publications

  • Kessans S., Parker EJ. and Nicholson MJ. (2020) Delivering methane inhibitors to pasture-fed ruminants. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry for Primary Industries and Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Annual Science Presentations, 4-6 Aug 2020.
  • Kessans S., Parker EJ. and Nicholson MJ. (2020) Delivering methane inhibitors to pasture-fed ruminants. In Delivering methane inhibitors to pasture-fed ruminants final report, Commissioned by New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.
  • Kessans SA., Nicholson MJ., Parker EJ., Rodriguez LYB., Scott DB., Van de Bittner KC., van Dolleweerd CJ. and Kessans S. (2020) Heterologous biosynthesis of nodulisporic acid.Patent No. 2020/0299700 A1, USA.
  • Meador LR., Kessans SA., Kilbourne J., Kibler KV., Pantaleo G., Esteban M., Blattman JN., Jacobs BL. and Mor TS. (2019) Corrigendum to “A heterologous prime-boosting strategy with replicating Vaccinia virus vectors and plant-produced HIV-1 Gag/dgp41 virus-like particles” (Virology (2017) 507 (242–256), (S0042682217301095), (10.1016/j.virol.2017.04.008)). Virology 534: 143. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2019.05.018.
  • Van De Bittner KC., Cameron RC., Bustamante LY., Bundela R., Kessans SA., Vorster J., Nicholson MJ. and Parker EJ. (2019) Nodulisporic acid e biosynthesis:: In vivo characterisation of NodD1, an indole-diterpene prenyltransferase that acts on an emindole SB derived indole-diterpene scaffold. MedChemComm 10(7): 1160-1164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9md00143c.