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Professor of Protein Biochemistry Gary Black


Department: Applied Sciences

Gary studied for his BSc in Applied Biology (awarded by CNAA in 1988) at Sunderland Polytechnic, which included a sandwich placement at the Public Health Laboratory Service, Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research, Porton Down, Salisbury.

Gary stayed at Sunderland Polytechnic to study his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (awarded by CNAA in 1992) under the supervision of Dr Catherine O'Reilly. Gary then moved to Newcastle University as a Post-doctoral Research Associate and worked in the research group of Prof. Harry Gilbert for 4 years, returning to Sunderland University in 1996 as a Lecturer.

Gary then moved to Northumbria University in 2000 to take up the post of Reader and obtained his Personal Chair in 2006.

Gary Black

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  • A computational approach to optimising laccase-mediated polyethylene oxidation through carbohydrate-binding module fusion, Gollan, M., Black, G., Muñoz-Muñoz, J. 6 Jul 2023, In: BMC Biotechnology
  • Biocatalytic and Chemo-Enzymatic Synthesis of Quinolines and 2-Quinolones by Monoamine Oxidase (MAO-N) and Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP) Biocatalysts, Xiang, H., Ferla, S., Varricchio, C., Brancale, A., Brown, N., Black, G., Turner, N., Castagnolo, D. 3 Mar 2023, In: ACS Catalysis
  • Fungal β-glucan-facilitated cross-feeding activities between Bacteroides and Bifidobacterium species, Fernández Juliá, P., Black, G., Cheung, W., Van Sinderen, D., Munoz-Munoz, J. 30 May 2023, In: Communications Biology
  • In Search of Complementary Extraction Methods for Comprehensive Coverage of the Escherichia coli Metabolome, Gould, H., Cheung, W., Finnigan, J., Muñoz-Muñoz, J., Charnock, S., Black, G. 14 Sep 2023, In: Metabolites
  • Substrate Conformation Regulates Aromatic C-H Vs C-F Bond Activation in Heme-Dependent Tyrosine Hydroxylase, Singh, W., Santos, S., Yadav, S., Black, G., Dubey, K. 16 May 2023, In: Biochemistry
  • The substrate specificity in the O-demethylation of 4-alkylguaiacols by cytochrome P450 AgcAP450, Santos, S., Bommareddy, R., Black, G., Singh, W., Huang, M. 7 Apr 2023, In: Catalysis Science and Technology
  • Computer-Informed Engineering: A New Class I Sesquiterpene Synthase JeSTS4 for the Synthesis of an Unusual C10-(S)-Bicyclogermacrene, Yang, X., Zhou, J., Ge, J., Liu, W., Liang, D., Singh, W., Nie, S., Black, G., Liu, J., Sun, M., Qiao, J., Huang, M. 1 Apr 2022, In: ACS Catalysis
  • Editorial: Enzyme Biocatalysts: Design and Application, Cui, J., Zheng, G., Black, G., Iqbal, H., Bilal, M. 2 Feb 2022, In: Frontiers in Chemistry
  • Single-Site Mutation Induces Water-Mediated Promiscuity in Lignin Breaking Cytochrome P450GcoA, Singh, W., Santos, S., Black, G., James, P., Huang, M., Dubey, K. 21 Jun 2022, In: ACS Omega
  • Monoamine Oxidase (MAO-N) Biocatalyzed Synthesis of Indoles from Indolines Prepared via Photocatalytic Cyclization/Arylative Dearomatization, Zhao, F., Masci, D., Ferla, S., Varricchio, C., Brancale, A., Colonna, S., Black, G., Turner, N., Castagnolo, D. 5 Jun 2020, In: ACS Catalysis

  • Megan Grey The discovery of novel carbohydrate active enzymes for improved detergent sustainability Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Joseph Sekhar Streptococcus Equi Arginine Deiminase and Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase: Novel Targets for Combating Strangles Start Date: 03/09/2012 End Date: 20/04/2017
  • Melina Mitsiogianni The role of isothiocyanates as epigenetic modulators in malignant melanoma Start Date: 08/06/2020 End Date: 21/04/2021
  • Emily Doogan Age-related changes in CNS and PNS neuronal structures within C57BL/6J male mice that regulate continence Start Date: 20/12/2019 End Date: 24/03/2021
  • Darren Cook Genome Data Mining Towards Discovery of Novel Cytochromes P450 Start Date: 01/09/2011 End Date: 05/05/2016
  • Henry Gould An omics-based approach to identifying novel biocatalysts and metabolites Start Date: 01/09/2021
  • Andrew Porter Proteomic Analysis of Cellvibrio Japonicus Start Date: 09/11/2009 End Date: 24/06/2014
  • Felicia Ikolo Characterisation of the PrtM Maturase of Streptococcus equi; A Proven Virulence Factor in Strangles Start Date: 01/09/2007 End Date: 07/11/2013
  • James Finnigan Discovery and characterisation of novel prokaryotic cytochromes P450 via high-throughput (meta)genomics Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 07/03/2019
  • Yuyin Qi Rational High-Throughput Primary Sequence Space Mining Towards Novel Ketoreductases with Biocatalytic Utility Start Date: 01/10/2011 End Date: 03/10/2016
  • Samantha Gittings Discovery, Identification and Characterisation of Novel Transaminases from Metagenomics Start Date: 01/02/2017 End Date: 27/05/2022
  • Mingaile Jackson Discovery and Characterisation of Carbohydrate-active enzyme associated domains of unknown function via Metagenomics Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Migkena Zoupali Functional Recombinant Expression of Cytochrome P450s in Escherichia coli Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 23/06/2023
  • Derek Stobo Novel Amine Oxidases and Amine Dehydrogenases for Potential Usage in Biocatalysis Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Richard Duncan Start Date: 01/11/2017
  • Jon Ainsley Computational simulations of Enzyme dynamics and the modelling of their reaction mechanisms Start Date: 09/01/2015 End Date: 13/06/2018

  • Biochemistry PhD March 31 1992
  • Applied Biology BSc (Hons) June 01 1988
  • Fellow Royal Society of Biology 2016
  • Ordinary Member Microbiology Society 1988
  • Ordinary Member Biochemical Society 1988

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