Professor Jack Heinemann
Lecturer in Genetics
Ph.D. University of Oregon, USA
B.Sc(Honours) University of Wisconsin, USA
Phone: International +64+3 Local 364 2926
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Postal address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
Research and Publications
Jack's UC Research Profile
Genetics and molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms; horizontal gene transfer, particularly conjugation; effects of stress, particularly induced by antibiotics; evolution and risk assessment; influence of language on science, eugenics.
1) Biochemical and genetic characterization of horizontal gene transfer, particularly as it relates to:
a) The evolution of virulence and antibiotic resistance in microbes;
b) Risks of genetically modified/engineered organisms.
2) General yeast, bacteria and bacteriophage genetics.