Prof. Jack Heinemann - People - Biological Sciences - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Jack Heinemann


Lecturer in Genetics

Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee


Ph.D. University of Oregon, USA
B.Sc(Honours) University of Wisconsin, USA


Biology 534

Contact Details

Phone: International +64+3 Local 369 5597 Internal 95597
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.

Centre for Intergrated Research in Biosafety

Research Interests

Details here

  1. Biochemical and genetic characterization of horizontal gene transfer, particularly as it relates to:
    1. The evolution of virulence and antibiotic resistance in microbes;
    2. Risks of genetically modified/engineered organisms.
  2. General yeast, bacteria and bacteriophage genetics.

Biochemistry website