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.


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
Peñalver‐Cruz, A, Garzo, E, Prieto-Ruiz, I, Díaz‐Garro, M, Winters, A, Moreno, A & Fereres, A 2019, 'Feeding behavior, life history and virus transmission ability of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) Mediterranean species (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) under elevated CO2' Insect Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7917.12661
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
Walker, DJ, Gallagher, J, Winters, A, Somani, A, Ravella, SR & Bryant, D 2018, 'Process Optimisation of Steam Explosion Parameters on Multiple Lignocellulosic Biomass using Taguchi Method – A Critical Appraisal' Frontiers in Energy Research, vol. 6, 46. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2018.00046
Adams, J, Winters, A, Hodgson, E & Gallagher, J 2018, 'What cell wall components are the best indicators for Miscanthus digestibility and conversion to ethanol following variable pretreatments?' Biotechnology for Biofuels, vol. 11, 67. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-018-1066-3
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