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.

Research Groups

  • Natural Resources and the Circular Economy
  • Crops for sustainable energy and materials


Davis, C, Winters, A, Milic, I, Devitt, A, Cookson, A, Brophy, P & Morphew, R 2020, 'Evidence of sequestration of triclabendazole and associated metabolites by extracellular vesicles of Fasciola hepatica', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, 13445. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-69970-4
Peñalver‐Cruz, A, Garzo, E, Prieto-Ruiz, I, Díaz‐Garro, M, Winters, A, Moreno, A & Fereres, A 2020, 'Feeding behavior, life history and virus transmission ability of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) Mediterranean species (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) under elevated CO2', Insect Science, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 558-570. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7917.12661
Bhatia, R, Winters, A, Bryant, D, Bosch, M, Clifton-Brown, J, Leak, D & Gallagher, J 2020, 'Pilot-scale production of xylo-oligosaccharides and fermentable sugars from Miscanthus using steam explosion pretreatment', Bioresource Technology, vol. 296, 122285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2019.122285
da Costa, R, Pattathil, S, Avci, U, Winters, A, Hahn, M & Bosch, M 2019, 'Desirable plant cell wall traits for higher-quality miscanthus lignocellulosic biomass', Biotechnology for Biofuels, vol. 12, no. 1, 85. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-019-1426-7
Jones, GL, Owen, R, Scullion, J, Winters, A, Jenkins, T, Ratcliffe, J, Tomlinson, MJ & Gwynn-Jones, D 2019, 'Shrub establishment favoured and grass dominance reduced in acid heath grassland systems cleared of invasive Rhododendron ponticum', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, 2239, pp. 2239-2249. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-38573-z
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