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Prof Gary Black

Professor

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.

Qualifications

  • Science PhD March 31 1992
  • Full Ordinary Member Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) 1997
  • Ordinary Member Society for General Microbiology (SGM) 1988

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Proteomics and bioinformatics analyses identify novel cellular roles outside mitochondrial function for human miro GTPases, Kay, L., Sangal, V., Black, G., Soundararajan, M. 1 Jan 2019, In: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
  • Monoamine Oxidase (MAO-N) Whole Cell Biocatalyzed Aromatization of 1,2,5,6-Tetrahydropyridines into Pyridines, Toscani, A., Risi, C., Black, G., Brown, N., Shaaban, A., Turner, N., Castagnolo, D. 7 Sep 2018, In: ACS Catalysis
  • Understanding Miro GTPases, Kay, L., Pienaar, I., Cooray, R., Black, G., Soundararajan, M. 1 Sep 2018, In: Molecular Neurobiology
  • Structural Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Tryptophan 7-Halogenase and Tryptophan 5-Halogenase, Ainsley, J., Mulholland, A., Black, G., Sparagano, O., Christov, C., Karabencheva-christova, T. 31 May 2018, In: ACS Omega
  • Antidiabetic "gliptins" affect biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans, De, A., Pompilio, A., Francis, J., Sutcliffe, I., Black, G., Lupidi, G., Petrelli, D., Vitali, L. 1 Apr 2018, In: Microbiological Research
  • Fluorogenic kinetic assay for high-throughput discovery of stereoselective ketoreductases relevant to pharmaceutical synthesis, Thai, Y., Szekrenyi, A., Qi, Y., Black, G., Charnock, S., Fessner, W. 1 Apr 2018, In: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
  • The effect of Maillard reaction products and yeast strain on the synthesis of key higher alcohols and esters in beer fermentations, Dack, R., Black, G., Koutsidis, G., Usher, S. 1 Oct 2017, In: Food Chemistry
  • Unveiling the Biocatalytic Aromatizing Activity of Monoamine Oxidases MAO-N and 6-HDNO, Scalacci, N., Black, G., Mattedi, G., Brown, N., Turner, N., Castagnolo, D. 3 Feb 2017, In: ACS Catalysis
  • Cytochromes P450: History, Classes, Catalytic Mechanism, and Industrial Application, Cook, D., Finnigan, J., Cook, K., Black, G., Charnock, S. 9 Aug 2016, Insights into Enzyme Mechanisms and Functions from Experimental and Computational Methods, London, Elsevier
  • Conformational dynamics, ligand binding and effects of mutations in NirE an S-adenosyl-L-methionine dependent Methyltransferase, Singh, W., Karabencheva-Christova, T., Black, G., Ainsley, J., Dover, L., Christov, C. 29 Jan 2016, In: Scientific Reports

PGR Supervision

  • Samantha Gittings Start: 01/02/2017
  • James Finnigan Discovery and characterisation of novel prokaryotic cytochromes P450 via high-throughput (meta)genomics Start: 01/10/2014
  • Mingaile Valancauskaite Start: 01/10/2018
  • Migkena Zoupali Start: 01/10/2018
  • Derek Stobo Start: 01/10/2018
  • Richard Duncan Start: 01/11/2017
  • Jon Ainsley Computational simulations of Enzyme dynamics and the modelling of their reaction mechanisms Start: 09/01/2015


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