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2020

Pilot-scale production of xylo-oligosaccharides and fermentable sugars from Miscanthus using steam explosion pretreatment

Bhatia, R., Winters, A., Bryant, D. N., Bosch, M., Clifton-Brown, J., Leak, D. & Gallagher, J., 1 Jan 2020, In : Bioresource Technology. 296, 122285.

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2019
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Engineering Escherichia coli for the production of butyl octanoate from endogenous octanoyl-CoA

Chacón, M. G., Kendrick, E. G. & Leak, D. J., 1 Jul 2019, In : PeerJ. 2019, 7, e6971.

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Esterification of geraniol as a strategy for increasing product titre and specificity in engineered Escherichia coli

Chacón, M. G., Marriott, A., Kendrick, E. G., Styles, M. Q. & Leak, D. J., 8 Jun 2019, In : Microbial Cell Factories. 18, 1, p. 1-11 11 p., 105.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Heterologous Microcompartment Assembly in Bacillaceae: Establishing the Components Necessary for Scaffold Formation

Wade, Y., Daniel, R. A. & Leak, D. J., 19 Jul 2019, In : ACS Synthetic Biology. 8, 7, p. 1642-1654 13 p.

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2018

Continuous enzymatic hydrolysis of sugar beet pectin and L-arabinose recovery within an integrated biorefinery

Cárdenas-Fernández, M., Hamley-Bennett, C., Leak, D. J. & Lye, G. J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Bioresource Technology. 269, p. 195-202 8 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Crystal structure of an inferred ancestral bacterial pyruvate decarboxylase

Buddrus, L., Andrews, E. S. V., Leak, D., Danson, M., Arcus, V. L. & Crennell, S., 1 Mar 2018, In : Acta Crystallographica Section F:Structural Biology Communications. 74, 3, p. 179-186 8 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Dielectric barrier discharge plasma microbubble reactor for pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass

Wright, A., Bandulasena, H., Ibenegbu, C., Leak, D., Holmes, T., Zimmerman, W., Shaw, A. & Iza, F., 7 Sep 2018, In : AIChE Journal. 64, 11, p. 3803-3816 14 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
2017

An integrated biorefinery concept for conversion of sugar beet pulp into value-added chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates

Cárdenas-Fernández, M., Bawn, M., Hamley-Bennett, C., Bharat, P. K. V., Subrizi, F., Suhaili, N., Ward, D. P., Bourdin, S., Dalby, P. A., Hailes, H. C., Hewitson, P., Ignatova, S., Kontoravdi, C., Leak, D. J., Shah, N., Sheppard, T. D., Ward, J. M. & Lye, G. J., 1 Sep 2017, In : Faraday Discussions. 202, p. 415-431

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11 Citations (Scopus)

Centrifugal partition chromatography in a biorefinery context: Optimisation and scale-up of monosaccharide fractionation from hydrolysed sugar beet pulp

Ward, D. P., Hewitson, P., Cárdenas-Fernández, M., Hamley-Bennett, C., Díaz-Rodríguez, A., Douillet, N., Adams, J. P., Leak, D. J., Ignatova, S. & Lye, G. J., 12 May 2017, In : Journal of Chromatography A. 1497, p. 56-63 8 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of the first naturally thermostable terpene synthases and development of strategies to improve thermostability in this family of enzymes

Styles, M. Q., Nesbitt, E. A., Marr, S., Hutchby, M. & Leak, D. J., Jun 2017, In : FEBS Journal. 284, 11, p. 1700-1711

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Development of an efficient technique for gene deletion and allelic exchange in Geobacillus spp.

Bacon, L. F., Hamley-Bennett, C., Danson, M. J. & Leak, D. J., 5 Apr 2017, In : Microbial Cell Factories. 16, 1, 8 p., 58.

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Insights into the prevalence and underlying causes of clonal variation through transcriptomic analysis in Pichia pastoris

Aw, R., Barton, G. R. & Leak, D. J., Jun 2017, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 101, 12, p. 5045-5058

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Novel thermostable antibiotic resistance enzymes from the Atlantis II Deep Red Sea brine pool

Elbehery, A. H. A., Leak, D. J. & Siam, R., Jan 2017, In : Microbial Biotechnology. 10, 1, p. 189-202

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Rapid screening of cellular stress responses in recombinant Pichia pastoris strains using metabolite profiling

Tredwell, G. D., Aw, R., Edwards-Jones, B., Leak, D. J. & Bundy, J. G., Mar 2017, In : Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 44, 3, p. 413-417 5 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
2016

Crystal structure of pyruvate decarboxylase from Zymobacter palmae

Buddrus, L., Andrews, E. S. V., Leak, D. J., Danson, M. J., Arcus, V. L. & Crennell, S. J., 1 Sep 2016, In : Acta Crystallographica Section F:Structural Biology Communications. 72, 9, p. 700-706

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Hybrid and mixed matrix membranes for separations from fermentations

Leak, D., Davey, C. & Patterson, D., 29 Feb 2016, In : Membranes. 6, 1, 17.

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Nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes for purification and concentration of a 2,3-butanediol producing gas fermentation broth

Davey, C., Havill, A., Leak, D. & Patterson, D., 15 Nov 2016, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 518, p. 150-158 9 p.

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Production of ethanol by thermophilic oligosaccharide utilising Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius TM242 using palm kernel cake as a renewable feedstock

Raita, M., Ibenegbu, C., Champreda, V. & Leak, D. J., 1 Dec 2016, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 95, p. 45-54 10 p.

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The Geobacillus Plasmid Set: A Modular Toolkit for Thermophile Engineering

Reeve, B., Martinez-Klimova, E., de Jonghe, J., Leak, D. J. & Ellis, T., 16 Dec 2016, In : ACS Synthetic Biology. 5, 12, p. 1342-1347 6 p.

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2015

Chapter One - The genus Geobacillus and their biotechnological potential

Hussein, A. H., Lisowska, B. K. & Leak, D. J., 2015, In : Advances in Applied Microbiology. 92, p. 1-48 48 p.

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PathwayBooster: a tool to support the curation of metabolic pathways

Liberal, R., Lisowska, B. K., Leak, D. J. & Pinney, J. W., 15 Mar 2015, In : BMC Bioinformatics. 16, 86.

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Translational arrest due to cytoplasmic redox stress delays adaptation to growth on methanol and heterologous protein expression in a typical fed-batch culture of Pichia pastoris

Edwards-Jones, B., Aw, R., Barton, G. R., Tredwell, G. D., Bundy, J. G. & Leak, D. J., 18 Mar 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 3, e0119637.

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2014

Global sensitivity analysis and meta-modeling of an ethanol production process

Todri, E., Amenaghawon, A. N., Del Val, I. J., Leak, D. J., Kontoravdi, C., Kucherenko, S. & Shah, N., 1 Jul 2014, In : Chemical Engineering Science. 114, p. 114-127

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20 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Modular system for assessment of glycosyl hydrolase secretion in Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius

Bartosiak-Jentys, J., Hussein, A. H., Lewis, C. J. & Leak, D. J., Jul 2013, In : Microbiology. 159, PART7, p. 1267-1275 9 p.

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28 Citations (Scopus)
2012
12 Citations (Scopus)

OnpA, an unusual flavin-dependent monooxygenase containing a cytochrome b5 domain

Xiao, Y., Liu, T-T., Dai, H., Zhang, J-J., Liu, H., Tang, H., Leak, D. J. & Zhou, N-Y., Mar 2012, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 194, 6, p. 1342-1349 8 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Genetic tool development underpins recent advances in thermophilic whole-cell biocatalysts: Recent advances in thermophilic genetic systems

Taylor, M. P., Van Zyl, L., Tuffin, I. M., Leak, D. J. & Cowan, D. A., 2011, In : Microbial Biotechnology. 4, 4, p. 438-448

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Ionic liquid pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass with ionic liquid–water mixtures

Brandt, A., Ray, M. J., To, T. Q., Leak, D. J., Murphy, R. J. & Welton, T., 2011, In : Green Chemistry. 13, 9, p. 2489-2499

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288 Citations (Scopus)

The development of metabolomic sampling procedures for Pichia pastoris, and baseline metabolome data

Tredwell, G. D., Edwards-Jones, B., Leak, D. J. & Bundy, J. G., 21 Jan 2011, In : PLoS ONE. 6, 1, 16 p., e16286.

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42 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Biobutanol: A better biofuel?

Crowhurst, N. A. & Leak, D. J., Feb 2010, In : International Sugar Journal. 112, 1334, p. 64-73 10 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Brown rot fungal early stage decay mechanism as a biological pretreatment for softwood biomass in biofuel production

Ray, M. J., Leak, D. J., Spanu, P. D. & Murphy, R. J., 2010, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 34, 8, p. 1257-1262

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51 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of the ionic liquid anion in the pretreatment of pine wood chips

Brandt, A., Hallett, J. P., Leak, D. J., Murphy, R. J. & Welton, T., 1 Apr 2010, In : Green Chemistry. 12, 4, p. 672-679

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231 Citations (Scopus)

Venter creates synthetic life: Should we be scared?

Leak, D. J., 2010, In : Chemistry and Industry. 2010, 16, p. 16-17

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2009

Biocatalysts for selective introduction of oxygen

Leak, D. J., Sheldon, R. A., Woodley, J. M. & Adlercreutz, P., 2009, In : Biocatalysis and Biotransformation. 27, 1, p. 1-26

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64 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and biochemical analyses of chlorobenzene degradation gene clusters in Pandoraea sp. strain MCB032

Jiang, X-W., Liu, H., Xu, Y., Wang, S-J., Leak, D. J. & Zhou, N-Y., 2009, In : Archives of Microbiology. 191, 6, p. 485-492

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11 Citations (Scopus)

Improving power production in acetate-fed microbial fuel cells via enrichment of exoelectrogenic organisms in flow-through systems

Borole, A. P., Hamilton, C. Y., Vishnivetskaya, T., Leak, D. & Andras, C., 2009, In : Biochemical Engineering Journal. 48, 1, p. 71-80

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85 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating engineering design improvements with exoelectrogen enrichment process to increase power output from microbial fuel cells

Borole, A. P., Hamilton, C. Y., Vishnivetskaya, T. A., Leak, D., Andras, C., Morrell-Falvey, J., Keller, M. & Davison, B., 2009, In : Journal of Power Sources. 191, 2, p. 520-527

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69 Citations (Scopus)

Metabolic engineering of Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius for high yield ethanol production

Cripps, R. E., Eley, K., Leak, D. J., Rudd, B., Taylor, M., Todd, M., Boakes, S., Martin, S. & Atkinson, T., 2009, In : Metabolic Engineering. 11, 6, p. 398-408

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136 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Degradation of cyclohexylamine by a new isolate of Pseudomonas plecoglossicida

Shen, Y., Yan, D-Z., Chi, X-Q., Yang, Y-Y., Leak, D. J. & Zhou, N-Y., 2008, In : World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 24, 8, p. 1623-1625

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Development of a versatile shuttle vector for gene expression in Geobacillus spp.

Taylor, M. P., Esteban, C. D. & Leak, D. J., Jul 2008, In : Plasmid. 60, 1, p. 45-52 8 p.

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46 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence of species succession during chlorobenzene biodegradation

Baptista, I. I. R., Emanuelsson, E. A. C., Peeva, L. G., Mantalaris, A., Livingston, A. G., Zhou, N. Y. & Leak, D. J., 2008, In : Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 99, 1, p. 68-74

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19 Citations (Scopus)

Heterologous expression of pyruvate decarboxylase in Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius

Thompson, A. H., Studholme, D. J., Green, E. M. & Leak, D. J., 2008, In : Biotechnology Letters. 30, 8, p. 1359-1365

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25 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Alteration of the stereo- and regioselectivity of alkene monooxygenase based on coupling protein interactions

Champreda, V., Choi, Y-J., Zhou, N. & Leak, D., Aug 2006, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 71, 6, p. 840-847

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Stability and performance of Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10 during 1,2-dichloroethane biodegradation

Baptista, I. I. R., Peeva, L. G., Zhou, N-Y., Leak, D. J., Mantalaris, A. & Livingston, A. G., Jun 2006, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 72, 6, p. 4411-4418 8 p.

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21 Citations (Scopus)

The path forward for biofuels and biomaterials

Ragauskas, A. J., Williams, C. K., Davison, B. H., Britovsek, G., Cairney, J., Eckert, C. A., Frederick, W. J., Hallett, J. P., Leak, D. J., Liotta, C. L., Mielenz, J. R., Murphy, R., Templer, R. & Tschaplinski, T., Jan 2006, In : Science. 311, 5760, p. 484-489 6 p.

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3935 Citations (Scopus)