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1. Personal Information

Neil Saunders
My web page
University of Queensland

2. Community Expertise

Tuberculosis research community
The Synaptic Leap community

3. Publications


Journal articles

  1. Saunders, N.F.W., Ng, C., Raftery, M., Guilhaus, M., Goodchild, A. and Cavicchioli, R. (2006). Proteomic and Computational Analysis of Secreted Proteins with Type I Signal Peptides from the Antarctic Archaeon Methanococcoides burtonii. J. Prot. Res., in press. [DOI Lookup]
  2. Goodchild, A., Raftery, M., Saunders, N.F.W., Guilhaus, M. and Cavicchioli, R. (2005). Cold adaptation of the Antarctic archaeon, Methanococcoides burtonii assessed by proteomics using ICAT. J. Prot. Res. 4: 473-480. [PubMed]
  3. Saunders, N.F.W, Goodchild, A., Raftery, M., Guilhaus, M., Curmi, P.M.G and Cavicchioli, R. (2005). Predicted roles for hypothetical proteins in the low-temperature expressed proteome of the Antarctic archaeon Methanococcoides burtonii. J. Prot. Res. 4: 464-472. [PubMed]
  4. Goodchild, A., Raftery, M., Saunders, N.F.W., Guilhaus, M. and Cavicchioli, R. (2004). The biology of the cold-adapted Archaeon, Methanococcoides burtonii, determined by proteomics using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. J. Prot. Res. 3: 1164-1176. [Pubmed]
  5. Roberts, T.H., Hejgaard, J. Saunders, N.F.W., Cavicchioli, R. and Curmi, P.M.G. (2004). Serpins in unicellular Eukarya, Archaea, and Bacteria: sequence analysis and evolution. J. Mol. Evol. 59: 437-447. [PubMed]
  6. Goodchild, A., Saunders, N.F.W., Ertan, H., Raftery, M., Guilhaus, M., Curmi, P.M.G. and Cavicchioli, R. (2004). A Proteomic Determination of Cold Adaptation in the Antarctic Archaeon, Methanococcoides burtonii. Mol. Microbiol. 53: 309-321. [PubMed]
  7. Saunders, N.F.W., Curmi, P.M.G. and Cavicchioli, R. (2004). An online database for the detection of novel archaeal sequences in human ESTs. Bioinformatics 20: 2361-2362. [PubMed]
  8. Cavicchioli, R., Curmi, P.M.G., Saunders, N.F.W. and Thomas, T. (2003). Pathogenic archaea: do they exist? Bioessays 25: 1119-1128. [PubMed]
  9. Saunders, N.F.W., Thomas, T., Curmi, P.M.G., Mattick, J.S., Kuczek, E., Slade, R., Davis, J., Franzmann, P., Boone, D., Rusterholtz, K., Feldman, R., Gates, C., Bench, S., Sowers, K., Kadner, K., Aerts, A., Dehal, P., Detter, C., Glavina, T., Lucas, S., Richardson, P., Larimer, F., Hauser, L., Land, M. and Cavicchioli, R. (2003). Mechanisms of thermal adaptation revealed from the genomes of the Antarctic Archaea, Methanogenium frigidum and Methanococcoides burtonii. Genome Res. 13: 1580-1588. [PubMed]
  10. Saunders, N.F.W., Hornberg, J.J., Reijnders, W.N.M., Westerhoff, H.V., de Vries,S. and van Spanning, R.J.M. (2000). The NosX and NirX Proteins of Paracoccus denitrificans are functional homologues: Their Role in Maturation of Nitrous Oxide Reductase. J. Bacteriol 182: 5211-5217. [PubMed]
  11. Saunders, N.F.W., Ferguson, S.J. and Baker, S.C. (2000). Transcriptional analysis of the nirS gene, coding for cd1 nitrite reductase, of Paracoccus pantotrophus LMD 92.63. Microbiology 146: 509-516. [PubMed]
  12. Saunders, N., van Spanning, R.J.M., Houben, E., Koefoed, S., de Weert, S., Reijnders, W.N.M., Westerhoff, H.V. and de Boer, A.P.N. (1999). Transcription regulation of the nir gene cluster involves NNR and NirI, a novel type of membrane protein. Mol. Microbiol. 34: 24-36. [PubMed]
  13. Van Spanning, R.J.M., Houben, E., Reijnders, W.N.M., Spiro, S., Westerhoff, H.V. and Saunders, N. (1999). Nitric Oxide is a signal for NNR-mediated transcription activation in Paracoccus denitrificans. J. Bacteriol. 181: 4129-4132. [PubMed]
  14. Baker, S.C., Saunders, N.F.W., Willis, A.C., Ferguson, S.J., Hajdu, J. and Fülöp, V. (1997). Cytochrome cd1 structure: unusual haem environments in a nitrite reductase and analysis of factors contributing to beta-propeller folds. J. Mol. Biol. 269: 440-455. [PubMed]
  15. Hu, W., Van Driessche, G., Devreese, B., Goodhew, C.F., McGinnity, D.F., Saunders, N., Fülöp, V., Pettigrew, G.W. and Van Beeumen, J.J. (1997). Structural characterization of Paracoccus denitrificans cytochrome c peroxidase and assignment of the low and high potential heme sites. Biochemistry 36: 7958-7966. [PubMed]
  16. Williams, P.A., Fülöp, V., Garman, E.F., Saunders, N.F.W., Ferguson, S.J. and Hajdu, J. (1997). Haem-ligand switching during catalysis in crystals of a nitrogen cycle enzyme. Nature 389: 406-412. [PubMed]
  17. Page, M.D., Saunders, N.F.W. and Ferguson, S.J. (1997). Disruption of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa dipZ gene, encoding a putative protein-disulfide reductase, leads to partial pleiotropic deficiency in c-type cytochrome biogenesis. Microbiology 143: 3111-3122. [PubMed]
  18. Goodhew, C.F., Pettigrew, G.W., Devreese, B., Beeumen, J.V., van Spanning, R.J.M., Baker, S.C., Saunders, N.F.W., Ferguson, S.J. and Thompson, I.P. (1996). The cytochromes c -550 of Paracoccus denitrificans and Thiosphaera pantotropha: a need for re-evaluation of the history of Paracoccus cultures. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 137: 95-101. [Science Direct]

Books and book chapters

  1. Cavicchioli, R., Saunders, N. and Thomas, T. (2001). Cold shock response in microorganisms. Invited chapter for a volume on Extremophiles for the UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS).

Posters and conference abstracts

  1. Saunders, N.F.W., Curmi, P.M.G., Thomas, T. and Cavicchioli, R. (2003). Pathogenic archaea: do they exist? Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology, Brisbane, Australia, 29 June - 3 July 2003.
  2. Saunders, N.F.W. (2003). BioPerl in 2003: a users perspective. Bioinformatics Open Source Conference 2003, Brisbane, Australia, 27-28 June 2003.
  3. Saunders, N.F.W. (2003). Microbial genomes. 7th Australasian Gene Mapping Workshop, The University of New South Wales, 10-12 July 2002.
  4. Neilan, B.A. and Saunders, N.F.W. (2001). Junk DNA in microbial genomes: microcystin synthetase and other large clusters encoding secondary metabolites. 2nd Annual Symposium on functional genomics, gene expression and proteomics, University of Otago, New Zealand. 28-29 November 2001.
  5. Cavicchioli, R., Thomas T., Saunders, N., Curmi, P., Kuczek, E., Slade, R., Davis, J. and Mattick, J. (2000). Towards the genome of the psychrophilic archaeon Methanogenium frigidum. 8th International Conference on Small Genomes. 24-28 September 2000, Lake Arrowhead, CA.
  6. Baker, S.C., Saunders, N., Fülöp, V., Hajdu, J. and Ferguson, S.J. (1995). The structure of cd1 nitrite reductase and analysis of the nirS gene of the denitrifying bacterium Thiosphaera pantotropha. Beijerinck Centennial Conference on Microbial Physiology and Gene Regulation: Emerging Principles and Applications. 10-14 December 1995, The Hague, The Netherlands.


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