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


da Costa, RMF, Winters, A, Hauck, B, Martín, D, Bosch, M, Simister, R, Gomez, LD, Batista de Carvalho, LAE & Canhoto, JM 2021, 'Biorefining Potential of Wild-Grown Arundo donax, Cortaderia selloana and Phragmites australis and the Feasibility of White-Rot Fungi-Mediated Pretreatments', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 12, 679966. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.679966
Yadav, CB, Tokas, J, Yadav, DV, Winters, A, Singh, RB, Yadav, R, Gangashetty, P, Srivastava, R & Yadav, R 2021, 'Identifying Anti-Oxidant Biosynthesis Genes in Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] Using Genome—Wide Association Analysis', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 12, 599649. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.599649
Huson, KM, Morphew, R, Winters, A, Cookson, A, Hauck, B & Brophy, P 2021, 'In vitro screening as an anthelmintic discovery pipeline for Calicophoron daubneyi: Nutritive media and rumen environment-based approaches', Parasitology Research, vol. 120, no. 4, pp. 1351-1362. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-021-07066-2
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
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