The IBioIC CTP provides the opportunity for students to disseminate their work via the IBioIC conference, abstracts and peer reviewed scientific publications. Listed below are some recent student publications:


Haiwei Guo , Daniel M. Miles-Barrett, Bo Zhang, Aiqin Wang , Tao Zhang , Nicholas J. Westwood and Changzhi L, 2019, Is oxidation-reduction a real robust strategy for lignin conversion? A comparative study on lignin and model compounds, Green Chemistry, 21(4)

Marcus A. Price, Rita Cruz, Scott Baxter, Franck Escalettes, Susan J. Rosser, 2019, CRISPR-Cas9 In situ engieneering of subtilisin E in Bacillus subtilis, PLoS One, 14(1)

James R. D. Montgomery  Dr. Karl Kempf  Daniel M. Milesā€Barrett  Oxana Kempf  Dr. Tomas Lebl  Prof. Nicholas J. Westwood, 2019, Preparation and Reactivity of Biomass-Derived Dihydro-Dioxins, ChemSusChem, 12(1), pp 190-193


Alfred Fillol-Salom, Roser Martínez-Rubio, Rezheen F. Abdulrahman, John Chen, Robert Davies & José R. Penadés, 2018, Phage-inducible chromosomal islands are ubiquitous within the bacterial universe, The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology, 12, 2114-2128

Chen J, Quiles-Puchalt N, Chiang YN, Bacigalupe R, Fillol-Salom A, Chee MSJ, Fitzgerald JR, Penadés JR, 2018, Genome hypermobility by lateral transduction, Science, 362(6411), 207-21

Dalponte, Parajuli A, Younger E , Mattila A, Jokela J, Wahlsten M, Leikoski N, Sivonen K3 Jarmusch SA, Houssen WE, Fewer DP, 2018, N-prenylation of Tryptophan by an Aromatic Prenyltransferase from the Cyanobactin Biosynthetic Pathway, Biochemistry, 57(50), pp 6860-6867

Cristina N. Alexandru-Crivac, Luca Dalponte, Wael E. Houssen, Mohannad Idress, Marcel Jaspars, Kirstie A. Rickaby and Laurent Trembleau, 2018, Cyclic Peptides- A Look into the Future, Cyclic Peptides: From Bioorganic Synthesis to Applications, Chapter 15,

Ubah OC, Buschhaus MJ, Ferguson L, Kovaleva M, Steven J, Porter AJ, Barelle CJ, 2018, Next-generation flexible formats of VNAR domains expand the drug platform’s utility and developability, Biochemical Society transactions, 46(6), pp 1559-156

Haiwei Guo, Daniel M. Miles-Barrett, Andrew R. Neal, Tao Zhang b, Changzhi Li and Nicholas J. Westwood, 2018, Unravelling the enigma of ligninOX: can the oxidation of lignin be controlled?, Chemical Science, 9, 702-711


James R. D. Montgomery, Christopher S. Lancefield, Daniel M. Miles-Barrett, Katrin Ackermann, Bela E. Bode , Nicholas J. Westwood, and Tomas Lebl, 2017, Fractionation and DOSY NMR as Analytical Tools: From Model polymers to a Technical Lignin, ACS Omega, 2(11), pp8466-8474

Daniel M. Miles-Barrett, James R. D. Montgomery, Christopher S. Lancefield, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Tomas Lebl, Reuben Carr, and Nicholas J. Westwood, 2017, Use of Bisulfite Processing To Generate High-β-O-4 Content Water-Soluble Lignosulfonates, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5 (2), 1831-1839. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02566

Ewa Guzniczak, Maryam Mohammad Zadeh, Fiona Dempsey, Melanie Jimenez, Henry Bock, Graeme Whyte, Nicholas Willoughby, and Helen Bridle, 2017, High-throughput assessment of mechanical properties of stem cell derived red blood cells, toward cellular downstream processing, Scientific Reports, 7:14457

Daniel M. Miles-Barrett, James R. D. Montgomery, Christopher S. Lancefield, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Tomas Lebl, Reuben Carr, and Nicholas J. Westwood, 2017, Use of Bisulfite Processign to Generate High-β-O-4 Content Water-Soluble Lignosulfonates, ACS Sustainable Chemistry, 5(2), pp 1831-1839

Parajuli A, Kwak DH, Dalponte L, Leikoski N, Galica T, Umeobika U, Trembleau L, Bent A, Sivonen K, Wahlsten M, Wang H, Rizzi E, De Bellis G, Naismith J, Jaspars M, Liu X, Houssen W, Fewer DP, 2017, Corrigendum: A Unique Tryptophan C-Prenyltransferase from the Kawaguchipeptin Biosyntehtic Pathway, Angewandte Chemie (International Edition in English), 56(2):433


Daniel M. Miles-Barrett,  Andrew R. Neal,  Calum Hand,  James R. D. Montgomery,  Isabella Panovic,  O. Stephen Ojo, Christopher S. Lancefield,  David B. Cordes,  Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Tomas Lebl  and  Nicholas J. Westwood, 2016, The synthesis and analysis of lignin-bound Hibbert ketone structures in technical lignins, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 10023-10030. DOI: 10.1039/C6OB01915C

Anirudra Parajuli, Daniel H Kwa, Luca Dalponte, Niina Leikoski, Tomas Galica, Ugochukwu Umeobika, Laurent Trembleau, Andrew Bent, Kaarina Sivonen, Matti Wahlsten, Hao Wang, Ermanno Rizzi, Gianluca De Bellis, Jim Naismith,Marcel Jaspars, Xinyu Liu, Wael Houssen, David Peter Fewer, 2016, A unique Tryptophan C-prenyltransferase from the kawaguchipeptin biosynthetic pathway, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 55, No. 11,  p. 3596-3599. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201509920.

Ubah OC, Barelle CJ1, Buschhaus MJ, Porter AJ, 2016, Phage Display Derived IgNAR V Region Binding Domains For Therapeutic Development, Current Pharmacological Design, 22(43), pp 6519-6526

Renata Buda, Yunxiao Liu, Jin Yang, Smitha Hegde, Keiran Stevenson, Fan Bai,  Teuta Pilizota, 2016, Dynamics of Escherichia coli’s passive response to a sudden decrease in external osmolarity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(40), E5838–E5846


Amore A, Serpico A, Amoresano A, Vinciguerra R, Faraco V, 2015, Analysis of the role of O-glycosylation in GH51 α-L-arabinofuranosidase from Pleurotus ostreatus, Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, 62(6), pp 727-737