Dr Ana Winters

Dr Ana Winters

Principal Investigator

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I am a plant biochemist with a special interest in protein and phenol chemistry. My more recent work has focussed on the enzyme polyphenol oxidase in forage crops looking at gene expression, enzyme biochemistry and phenol substrate chemistry. I am currently studying the effects of post-harvest changes on proscessing of crops for biofuel.


Process Optimisation of Steam Explosion Parameters on Multiple Lignocellulosic Biomass using Taguchi Method – A Critical AppraisalWalker, D. J., Gallagher, J., Winters, A., Somani, A., Ravella, S. R. & Bryant, D. 2018 In : Frontiers in Energy Research.6, 46
Accessing and Dissecting Genomic Regions for High Grain Iron and Zinc Content Using GWAS in Pearl MilletManwaring, H. R., Hegarty, M., Winters, A., Bligh, F. & Yadav, R. 2018 (Accepted/In press) 1 p.
What cell wall components are the best indicators for Miscanthus digestibility and conversion to ethanol following variable pretreatments?Adams, J., Winters, A., Hodgson, E. & Gallagher, J. 2018 In : Biotechnology for Biofuels.11, 14 p., 67
Novel rapid method for the characterisation of polymeric sugars from macroalgaeSpicer, S., Adams, J., Thomas, D., Gallagher, J. & Winters, A. 2017 In : Journal of Applied Phycology.29, 3, p. 1507-15137 p.
Could Miscanthus replace maize as the preferred substrate for anaerobic digestion in the United Kingdom?: Future breeding strategiesPurdy, S., Maddison, A., Nunn, C., Winters, A., Timms-Taravella, E., Jones, C., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I. & Gallagher, J. 2017 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 6, p. 1122-113917 p.
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