Brendan Burns

Senior Lecturer

Dr Brendan Burns is the Honours coordinator for BABS

Research Program

Dr Burns has expertise in the study of stromatolite communities. Of particular significance, Dr Burns conducted the first polyphasic study of modern stromatolite communities identifying a range of metabolically diverse organisms. These included a range of cyanobacteria, heterotrophic bacteria, and archaea. This is the first time such a diversity of archaea associated with marine stromatolites has been shown. Several sequences identified are also unique phylotypes with no close relatives in the database, and these may possess novel physiologies vital to the persistent morphogenesis of these living fossils. Characterising the microbial diversity of these stromatolites provided an excellent framework for exploring functional characteristics of these systems to logically advance the research. This is the next rational step in the comprehensive investigation of these ancient ecosystems.

Using this excellent base, Dr Burns has isolated several new archaeal species from this environment that possess unique characteristics, including novel osmolyte patterns suggestive of innovative salt tolerance mechanisms. This has the potential for providing results of national significance in relation to Australia's growing salinity and drought problems. Dr Burns' group has conducted lipid analyses of these communities, which will provide vital information for comparisons with fossilised stromatolites and more rational interpretations of the fossil record.

Dr Burns has also demonstrated for the first time the genetic potential of these systems to produce novel bioactive compounds, including the identification of a putative anti-cancer agent. Most recently Dr Burns and collaborators identified quorum-sensing molecules in stromatolite archaea, potentially the first evidence of this in this domain of life. Dr Burns' findings have also provided information vital to the conservation of these unique resources, monitoring carefully changes in biological diversity that could indicate possible threats to stromatolite systems.

Most significantly, Dr Burns has demonstrated the importance of an integrated approach to the study of a functionally diverse biological system. The long-term goal is to build on this research and extend these kinds of functional complexity studies to other evolutionally significant environments.

Professional Experience

  • 2008-current: Senior Lecturer, School of BABS
  • 2006-2010 Australian Research Fellow, School of BABS
  • 2005: Lecturer, School of BABS
  • 2005: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, School of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
  • 2002-2004: ARC Fellow: School of BABS, UNSW
  • 2000-2001: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Max von Pettenkofer Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Ludwigs Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • 1999-2000: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Microbiology and Immunology, UNSW
  • 1995-1999: Doctoral Student, School of Microbiology and Immunology, UNSW
  • 1992-1994: Research Assistant, School of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UNSW

Honours & Awards

  • Young Scientist Award (European Helicobacter pylori Study Group; 1997,1998,1999, 2000)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2000)
  • ASM Research Trust Fellowship (2001)
  • Kanagawa Museum of Natural History Award (2003)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship (2004)
  • NSW Australian Society for Microbiology Members Review Award (2004)
  • Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Scientific Research (2005)
  • Australian Institute of Political Science Tall Poppy Award (2005)
  • Visiting appointment: Associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Select publications

  • Reinold M, Wong, HL, Macleod FI, Meltzer J, Thompson A, and Burns BP (2019). The Vulnerability of Microbial Ecosystems in A Changing Climate: Potential Impact in Shark Bay. Life 9, 71; doi:10.3390/life9030071.
  • Fisher A, Larkum A, Kühl M, Wong HL, Chen M, Burns BP (2019). Correlation of bio-optical properties with photosynthetic pigment and microorganism distribution in microbial mats from Hamelin Pool, Australia. FEMS Microbial Ecol 95, fiy219.
  • MacLeod F, Kindler GS, Wong HL, Ray Chen R, and Burns BP (2019). Asgard archaea: Diversity, function, and evolutionary implications in a range of microbiomesAIMS Microbiology 5, 48-61. doi: 10.3934/microbiol.2019.1.48.
  • Wong HL, White RA, Visscher PT, Charlesworth JC, Vazquez-Campos X, and Burns BP. (2018) Disentangling the drivers of functional complexity at the metagenomic level in Shark Bay microbial mat microbiomes. ISME J 12, 2619-2639. 
  • White RA III, Wong HL, Ruvindy R, Neilan BA and Burns BP (2018). Viral Communities of Shark Bay Modern Stromatolites. Frontiers of Microbiology 9,1223. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01223.
  • Wong HL, Visscher P.T, White RA, Smith D-L, Patterson M, and Burns BP. (2017) Dynamics of archaea at fine spatial scales in Shark Bay mat microbiomes. Sci Rep, 7, Article number 46160; doi: 10.1038/srep46160.
  • Ruvindy R, White RA, Neilan BA, and Burns BP. (2016) Unravelling core microbial metabolisms in the hypersaline microbialites of Shark Bay using high-throughput metagenomics. ISME J 10, 183-196. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.87.
  • Wong HL, Ahmed-Cox A, and Burns BP. (2016) Molecular ecology of hypersaline microbial mats: current insights and new directions. Microorganisms 4, 6 (doi:10.3390/microorganisms4010006).
  • Blaber EA Finkelstein H, Dvorochkin N, Sato KY, Yousuf R, Burns BP, Globus RK, and Almeida EAC. (2015) Microgravity Reduces the Differentiation and Regenerative Potential of Embryonic Stem Cells. Stem Cells Dev 24, 2605-2621.
  • Wong HL, Smith D-L, Visscher P.T, and Burns BP. (2015) Niche differentiation of bacterial communities at a millimeter scale in Shark Bay microbial mats. Sci Rep 5, doi: 10.1038/srep15607.

For more information, visit the Burns Lab website.

Journal articles
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Wong SY; Charlesworth JC; Benaud N; Burns BP; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Communication within east antarctic soil bacteria', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01968-19
2020
White RA; Visscher PT; Burns BP, 2020, 'Between a Rock and a Soft Place: The Role of Viruses in Lithification of Modern Microbial Mats', Trends in Microbiology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2020.06.004
2020
Charlesworth J; Kimyon O; Manefield M; Beloe CJ; Burns BP, 2020, 'Archaea join the conversation: detection of AHL-like activity across a range of archaeal isolates', FEMS microbiology letters, vol. 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnaa123
2020
Chen R; Wong HL; Kindler GS; MacLeod FI; Benaud N; Ferrari BC; Burns BP, 2020, 'Discovery of an Abundance of Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Shark Bay Microbial Mats', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01950
2020
Wong HL; MacLeod FI; White RA; Visscher PT; Burns BP, 2020, 'Microbial dark matter filling the niche in hypersaline microbial mats', Microbiome, vol. 8, pp. 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40168-020-00910-0
2020
Charlesworth JC; Watters C; Wong HL; Visscher PT; Burns BP, 2019, 'Isolation of novel quorum-sensing active bacteria from microbial mats in Shark Bay Australia', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol. 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiz035
2019
Chen R; Wong HL; Burns BP, 2019, 'New Approaches to Detect Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in the Environment.', Medicines (Basel), vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/medicines6010032
2019
D'Agostino PM; Woodhouse JN; Liew HT; Sehnal L; Pickford R; Wong HL; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2019, 'Bioinformatic, phylogenetic and chemical analysis of the UV-absorbing compounds scytonemin and mycosporine-like amino acids from the microbial mat communities of Shark Bay, Australia', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 21, pp. 702 - 715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.14517
2019
Reinold M; Wong HL; MacLeod FI; Meltzer J; Thompson A; Burns BP, 2019, 'The vulnerability of microbial ecosystems in a changing climate: Potential impact in shark bay', Life, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/life9030071
2019
Macleod F; Kindler GS; Wong HL; Chen R; Burns BP, 2019, 'Asgard archaea: Diversity, function, and evolutionary implications in a range of microbiomes', AIMS Microbiology, vol. 5, pp. 48 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.3934/microbiol.2019.1.48
2019
Wong HL; White RA; Visscher PT; Charlesworth JC; Vázquez-Campos X; Burns BP, 2018, 'Disentangling the drivers of functional complexity at the metagenomic level in Shark Bay microbial mat microbiomes', ISME Journal, vol. 12, pp. 2619 - 2639, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41396-018-0208-8
2018
Fisher A; Wangpraseurt D; Larkum AWD; Johnson M; Kühl M; Chen M; Wong HL; Burns BP, 2018, 'Correlation of bio-optical properties with photosynthetic pigment and microorganism distribution in microbial mats from Hamelin Pool, Australia', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol. 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiy219
2018
White RA; Wong HL; Ruvindy R; Neilan BA; Burns BP, 2018, 'Viral communities of Shark Bay modern stromatolites', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.01223
2018
Pudasaini S; Wilson J; Ji M; van Dorst J; Snape I; Palmer AS; Burns BP; Ferrari BC, 2017, 'Microbial diversity of browning Peninsula, Eastern Antarctica revealed using molecular and cultivation methods', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00591
2017
Wong HL; Visscher PT; White RA; Smith DL; Patterson MM; Burns BP, 2017, 'Dynamics of archaea at fine spatial scales in Shark Bay mat microbiomes', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep46160
2017
Charlesworth J; Burns BP, 2016, 'Extremophilic adaptations and biotechnological applications in diverse environments', AIMS MICROBIOLOGY, vol. 2, pp. 251 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.3934/microbiol.2016.3.251
2016
Wong HL; Ahmed-Cox A; Burns BP, 2016, 'Molecular Ecology of Hypersaline Microbial Mats: Current Insights and New Directions', MICROORGANISMS, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms4010006
2016
Liao Y; Williams TJ; Ye J; Charlesworth J; Burns BP; Poljak A; Raftery MJ; Cavicchioli R, 2016, 'Morphological and proteomic analysis of biofilms from the Antarctic archaeon, Halorubrum lacusprofundi', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep37454
2016
Ruvindy R; White RA; Neilan BA; Burns BP, 2016, 'Unravelling core microbial metabolisms in the hypersaline microbial mats of Shark Bay using high-throughput metagenomics', ISME Journal, vol. 10, pp. 183 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2015.87
2016
Charlesworth J; Kimyon O; Manefield M; Burns BP, 2015, 'Detection and characterization of N-acyl-l-homoserine lactones using GFP-based biosensors in conjunction with thin-layer chromatography', Journal of Microbiological Methods, vol. 118, pp. 164 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2015.09.012
2015
Gudhka RK; Neilan BA; Burns BP, 2015, 'Adaptation, ecology, and evolution of the halophilic stromatolite archaeon halococcus hamelinensis inferred through genome analyses', Archaea, vol. 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/241608
2015
Wong HL; Smith DL; Visscher PT; Burns BP, 2015, 'Niche differentiation of bacterial communities at a millimeter scale in Shark Bay microbial mats', Scientific Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep15607
2015
Charlesworth JC; Burns BP, 2015, 'Untapped Resources: Biotechnological Potential of Peptides and Secondary Metabolites in Archaea', Archaea, vol. 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/282035
2015
Blaber EA; Finkelstein H; Dvorochkin N; Sato KY; Yousuf R; Burns BP; Globus RK; Almeida EAC, 2015, 'Microgravity Reduces the Differentiation and Regenerative Potential of Embryonic Stem Cells', Stem Cells and Development, vol. 24, pp. 2605 - 2621, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/scd.2015.0218
2015
Blaber EA; Dvorochkin N; Torres ML; Yousuf R; Burns BP; Globus RK; Almeida EAC, 2014, 'Mechanical unloading of bone in microgravity reduces mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cell-mediated tissue regeneration', Stem Cell Research, vol. 13, pp. 181 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scr.2014.05.005
2014
Leuko S; Rettberg P; Pontifex AL; Burns BP, 2014, 'On the response of halophilic archaea to space conditions', Life, vol. 4, pp. 66 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/life4010066
2014
Montgomery K; Charlesworth JC; LeBard R; Visscher PT; Burns BP, 2013, 'Quorum sensing in extreme environments', Life, vol. 3, pp. 131 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/life3010131
2013
Blaber EA; Dvorochkin N; Lee C; Alwood JS; Yousuf R; Pianetta PA; Globus RK; Burns BP; Almeida EAC, 2013, 'Microgravity Induces Pelvic Bone Loss through Osteoclastic Activity, Osteocytic Osteolysis, and Osteoblastic Cell Cycle Inhibition by CDKN1a/p21', PLoS One, vol. 8, pp. Article numbere61372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061372
2013
Burns BP; Gudhka RK; Neilan BA, 2012, 'Genome sequence of the halophilic archaeon Halococcus hamelinensis', Journal of Bacteriology, vol. 194, pp. 2100 - 2101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.06599-11
2012
Leuko S; Neilan BA; Burns BP; Walter MR; Rothschild L, 2011, 'Molecular assessment of UVC radiation-induced DNA damage repair in the stromatolitic halophilic archaeon, Halococcus hamelinensis', Photochemistry and Photobiology, vol. 102, pp. 140 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2010.10.002
2011
Goh F; Jeon YJ; Barrow KD; Neilan BA; Burns BP, 2011, 'Osmoadaptive strategies of the archaeon Halococcus hamelinensis isolated from a hypersaline stromatolite environment', Astrobiology, vol. 11, pp. 529 - 536, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ast.2010.0591
2011
Storey MV; van der Gaag B; Burns BP, 2011, 'Advances in on-line drinking water quality monitoring and early warning systems.', Water Research, vol. 45, pp. 741 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2010.08.049
2011
Blaber E; Marcal H; Burns BP, 2010, 'Bioastronautics: The influence of microgravity on astronaut health.', Astrobiology, vol. 10, pp. 463 - 473, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ast.2009.0415
2010
Goh QY; Barrow KD; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2010, 'Identification and regulation of novel compatible solutes from hypersaline stromatolite-associated cyanobacteria', Archives of Microbiology, vol. 192, pp. 1031 - 1038, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00203-010-0634-0
2010
Allen MA; Neilan BA; Burns BP; Jahnke LL; Summons RE, 2010, 'Lipid biomarkers in Hamelin Pool microbial mats and stromatolites', Organic Geochemistry, vol. 41, pp. 1207 - 1218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2010.07.007
2010
Burns BP, 2010, 'Life: Not as we know it', Journal of Cosmology, vol. 13, pp. 3621 - 3624
2010
Blaber E; Marcal H; Foster LJ; Burns BP, 2010, 'In space no one can hear you sneeze.', Australasian Science Magazine, vol. June 10, pp. 29 - 31, http://www.australasianscience.com.au/article/issue-june-2010/space-no-one-can-hear-you-sneeze.html
2010
Leuko S; Rothschild L; Burns BP, 2010, 'Halophilic archaea and the search for extinct and extant life on Mars', Journal of Cosmology, vol. 5, pp. 940 - 950
2010
Marcal H; Burns BP, 2010, 'A human mission to Mars: A bioastronautics analysis of the biomedical risks and challenges', Journal of Cosmology, vol. 12, pp. 3748 - 3757
2010
Burns BP; Anitori R; Butterworth P; Henneberger R; Goh F; Allen MA; Ibanez-Peral R; Bergquist P; Walter MR; Neilan BA, 2009, 'Modern analogues and the early history of microbial life', Precambrian Research, vol. 173, pp. 10 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2009.05.006
2009
Allen MA; Goh F; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2009, 'Bacterial, archaeal and eukaryotic diversity of smooth and pustular microbial mat communities in the hypersaline lagoon of Shark Bay', Geobiology, vol. 7, pp. 82 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4669.2008.00187.x
2009
Goh F; Allen MA; Leuko S; Kawaguchi T; Decho A; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2009, 'Determining the specific microbial populations and their spatial distribution within the stromatolite ecosystem of Shark Bay', ISME Journal, vol. 3, pp. 383 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2008.114
2009
Leuko S; Raftery MJ; Burns BP; Walter MR; Neilan BA, 2009, 'Global protein-level responses of halobacterium salinarum NRC-1 to prolonged changes in external sodium chloride concentrations', Journal of Proteome Research, vol. 8, pp. 2218 - 2225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/pr800663c
2009
Burns BP, 2009, 'Understanding the Origins of Life on Earth', Journal of Cosmology, vol. 1, pp. 60 - 62
2009
Jungblut A; Allen MA; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2009, 'Lipid biomarker analysis of cyanobacteria-dominated microbial mats in meltwater ponds on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica', Organic Geochemistry, vol. 40, pp. 258 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2008.10.002
2009
Leuko S; Goh QY; Ibanezz-Peral R; Burns BP; Walter MR; Neilan BA, 2008, 'Lysis efficiency of standard DNA extraction methods for Halococcus spp. in an organic rich environment', Extremophiles, vol. 12, pp. 301 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00792-007-0124-8
2008
Allen MA; Goh QY; Leuko S; Igo A; Mizuki T; Usami R; Karnekura M; Neilan BA; Burns BP, 2008, 'Haloferax elongans sp nov and Haloterax mucosum sp nov., isolated from microbial mats from Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Australia', International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, vol. 58, pp. 798 - 802, http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.65360-0
2008
Castiglioni S; Pomati F; Miller K; Burns BP; Zuccato E; Calamari D; Neilan BA, 2008, 'Novel homologs of the multiple resistance regulator marA in antibiotic-contaminated environments', Water Research, vol. 42, pp. 4271 - 4280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2008.07.004
2008
Leuko S; Goh F; Allen MA; Burns BP; Walter MR; Neilan BA, 2007, 'Analysis of intergenic spacer region length polymorphisms to investigate the halophilic archaeal diversity of stromatolites and microbial mats', Extremophiles, vol. 11, pp. 203 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00792-006-0028-z
2007
Marshall C; Leuko S; Coyle C; Walter MR; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2007, 'Carotenoid analysis of halophilic archaea by resonance Raman Spectroscopy', Astrobiology, vol. 7, pp. 631 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ast.2006.0097
2007
Munchhoff J; Hirose E; Maruyama T; Sunairi M; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2007, 'Host specificity and phylogeography of the prochlorophyte Prochloron sp., an obligate symbiont in didemnid ascidians', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 9, pp. 890 - 899, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2006.01209.x
2007
D Elia M; Blanco A; Licchelli D; Orofino V; Fonti S; Pomati F; Burns BP, 2007, 'Physical characterisation of biotic and abiotic minerals of exobiological interest', Il Nuovo Cimento, pp. 833 - 842
2007
Goh QY; Leuko S; Allen MA; Bowman J; Kamekura M; Neilan BA; Burns BP, 2006, 'Halococcus hamelinensis sp nov., a novel halophilic archaeon isolated from stromatolites in Shark Bay, Australia', International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, vol. 56, pp. 1323 - 1329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.64180-0
2006
Pomati F; Kellmann R; Cavaliere R; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2006, 'Comparative gene expression of PSP-toxin producing and non-toxic Anabaena circinalis strains', Environment International, vol. 32, pp. 743 - 748, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2006.03.010
2006
Burns BP; Pomati F; Goh F; Yasar S; Neilan BA, 2006, 'Stromatolites as a resource for novel natural products', Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere, vol. 36, pp. 623 - 624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11084-006-9047-0
2006
D Elia M; Blanco A; Licchelli D; Orofino V; Fonti S; Pomati F; Burns BP, 2006, 'Infrared spectral properties of recent and fossil biominerals of Martian interest', Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica B - General Physics Relativity Astronomy and Mathematical Physics and Methods, vol. 121, pp. 833 - 842, http://dx.doi.org/10.1393/ncb/i2007-10016-5
2006
Hawkins PR; Novic S; Cox P; Neilan BA; Burns BP; Shaw G; Wickramasinghe WA; Peerapornpisal Y; Ruangyuttikarn W; Itayama T; Shaitou T; Mizuochi M; Inamori Y, 2005, 'A review of analytical methods for assessing the public health risk from microcystin in the aquatic environment', Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology, vol. 54, pp. 509 - 518
2005
Dasey M; Ryan N; Wilson J; McGregor G; Fabbro L; Neilan BA; Burns BP; Kankaanpaa H; Morrison L; Codd G; Rissik D; Bowling L, 2005, 'Investigations into the taxonomy, toxicity and ecology of benthiccyano bacterial accumulations in Myall Lake, Australia', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 56, pp. 45 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF04195
2005
Burns BP; Seifert A; Goh F; Pomati F; Jungblut A; Yasar SA; Neilan BA, 2005, 'Genetic potential for secondary metabolite production in stromatolite communities', FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol. 243, pp. 293 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.femsle.2004.12.019
2005
Jungblut A; Hawes I; Mountfort D; Hitzfeld B; Dietrich D; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2005, 'Diversity within cyanobacterial mat communities in variable salinity meltwater ponds of McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 7, pp. 519 - 529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00717.x
2005
Pomati F; Neilan BA; Burns BP, 2004, 'Use of Ion-Channel Modulating Agents to Study Cyanobacterial Na+-K+ Fluxes', Biological Procedures Online, vol. 6, pp. 137 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1251/bpo82
2004
Pomati F; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2004, 'Identification of an Na(+)-dependent transporter associated with saxitoxin-producing strains of the cyanobacterium Anabaena circinalis', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 70, pp. 4711 - 4719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.70.8.4711-4719.2004
2004
Pomati F; Rossetti C; Manarolla G; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2004, 'Interactions between intracellular Na+ levels and saxitoxin production in Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii T3', Microbiology, vol. 150, pp. 455 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.26350-0
2004
Burns BP; Goh QY; Allen MA; Neilan BA, 2004, 'Microbial diversity of extant stromatolites in the hypersaline marine environment of Shark Bay, Australia', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 6, pp. 1096 - 1101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2004.00651.x
2004
Burns BP; Neilan BA; Goh QY, 2004, 'Dynamics of cyanobacterial communities in living stromatolites.', Current Trends in Microbiology, vol. 1, pp. 103 - 106
2004
Saito T; Okano K; Park H; Itayama T; Inamori Y; Neilan BA; Burns BP; Sugiura N, 2003, 'Detection and sequencing of the microcystin LR-degrading gene, mlrA, from new bacteria isolated from Japanese lakes', FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol. 229, pp. 271 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-1097(03)00847-4
2003
Kavermann H; Burns BP; Angermuller K; Odenbreit S; Fischer W; Melchers K; hAAS R, 2003, 'Identification and characterization of Helicobacter pylori genes essential for gastric colonization', Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol. 197, pp. 813 - 822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1084/jem.20021531
2003
Mendz GL; Burns BP, 2003, 'Characterization of Arginine Transport in Helicobacter pylori', Helicobacter, vol. 8, pp. 245 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1523-5378.2003.00151.x
2003
Neilan BA; Saker M; Fastner J; Torokne A; Burns BP, 2003, 'Phylogeography of the invasive cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii', Molecular Ecology, vol. 12, pp. 133 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.01709.x
2003
Neilan BA; Burns BP; Relman D; Lowe D, 2002, 'Genetic diversity, ecology, and evolution of stromatolite-associated cyanobacteria', Astrobiology, vol. 2, pp. 271 - 280
2002
Neilan BA; Burns BP; Relman D; Lowe D, 2002, 'Molecular Identification of Cyanobacteria Associated with Syromatolites from Distinct geographical Locations', Astrobiology, vol. 2, pp. 271 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/153110702762027853
2002
Burns BP; Feitz AJ; Lukondeh T; Moffitt MC; Naidoo D; Della Vedova J; Gooden J; Neilan BA, 2002, 'Absence of cyanobacterial toxin (microcystin-LR) carry-over into milk', Toxicon, vol. 40, pp. 1173 - 1180
2002
Feitz AJ; Lukondeh T; Moffitt MC; Burns BP; Naidoo D; Vedova JD; Gooden J; Neilan BA, 2002, 'Absence of detectable levels of the cyanobacterial toxin (microcystin-LR) carry-over into milk', Toxicon, vol. 40, pp. 1173 - 1180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0041-0101(02)00123-X
2002
Lukondeh T; Neilan BA; Moffitt MC; Burns BP; Naidoo D; Della Vedova J; Gooden J; Feitz AJ, 2001, 'Absence of cyanotoxin carryover into milk', The Australian Journal of Dairy Technology, vol. 56, pp. 132 - 132
2001
Burns BP; Mendz GL, 2001, 'Metabolite Transport', Helicobacter pylori, pp. 207 - 209
2001
Haas R; Burns BP; Asahi M, 2001, 'Pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori', Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, vol. 17
2001
Burns BP; Hazell SL; Mendz GL; Kolesnikow T; Tillett D; Neilan BA, 2000, 'The Helicobacter pylori pyrB gene encoding aspartate carbamoyltransferase is essential for bacterial survival', Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol. 380, pp. 78 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/abbi.2000.1920
2000
Tillett D; Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2000, 'Optimized rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) for mapping bacterial mRNA transcripts.', BioTechniques, vol. 28, pp. 448 - 456
2000
Mendz GL; Burns BP; Holmes EM; Hazell SL; Skouloubris S; de Reuse H, 2000, 'Carrier mediated transport of urea in Helicobacter pylori.', GUT, vol. 47, pp. A14 - A15, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000090131200062&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2000
Burns BP; Mendz GL; Hazell SL, 1998, 'A novel mechanism for resistance to the antimetabolite N-phosphonoacetyl-L-aspartate by Helicobacter pylori', GUT, vol. 43, pp. A11 - A11, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000076309500037&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1998
Burns BP; Mendz GL; Hazell SL, 1998, 'A novel mechanism for resistance to the antimetabolite N-phosphonoacetyl-L-aspartate by Helicobacter pylori', Journal of Bacteriology, vol. 180, pp. 5574 - 5579
1998
Burns BP; Mendz GL; Hazell SL, 1998, 'Methods for the measurement of a bacterial enzyme activity in cell lysates and extracts', Biological Procedures Online, vol. 1, pp. 17 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1251/bpo5
1998
Burns BP; Mendz GL; Hazell SL, 1998, 'A novel mechanism for resistance to the antimetabolite N-phosphonoactyl-L aspartate by Helicobacter pylori', Journal of Bacteriology, vol. 180, pp. 5574 - 5579
1998
Burns BP; Mendz GL; Hazell SL, 1997, 'In situ properties of Helicobacter pylori aspartate carbamoyltransferase', Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol. 347, pp. 119 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/abbi.1997.0328
1997
Burns BP; Mendz GL; Hazell SL, 1997, 'In situ properties of Helicobacter pylori aspartate carbamoyltransferase', Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, pp. 119 - 125
1997
Burns BP; Hazell SL; Mendz GL, 1995, 'Acetyl-CoA carboxylase activity in Helicobacter pylori: A possible mechanism for the reqiurement of increased carbon dioxide for growth', Microbiology, vol. 141, pp. 3113 - 3115
1995
Mendz GL; Burns BP; Hazell SL, 1995, 'Characterisation of glucose transport in Helicobacter pylori', Biochimica et Biophysica ACTA, vol. 1244, pp. 269 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-4165(95)00018-7
1995
Burns BP; Hazell SL; Mendz GL, 1995, 'Acetyl-CoA carboxylase activity in Helicobacter pylori and the requirement of increased CO2 for growth', Microbiology, vol. 141, pp. 3113 - 3118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/13500872-141-12-3113
1995
Mendz GL; Hazell SL; Burns BP, 1994, 'The entner-doudoroff pathway in helicobacter pylori', Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol. 312, pp. 349 - 356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/abbi.1994.1319
1994
Mendz GL; Hazell SL; Burns BP, 1993, 'Glucose utilization and lactate production by Helicobacter pylori', Journal of General Microbiology, vol. 139, pp. 3023 - 3028, http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/00221287-139-12-3023
1993
Conference Papers
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Campbell MA; Coolen MJL; Visscher PT; Bush R; Burns BP; Grice K, 2019, 'Sulfur metabolising bacteria within hypersaline microbial mat communities', in 29th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, IMOG 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 1 - 2, presented at 29thInternational Meeting on Organic Geochemistry(IMOG)1–6 September 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden, 01 September 2019 - 06 September 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201902997
2019
Finkelstein H; Blaber E; Dvorochkin N; Globus RK; Burns BP; Almeida EA, 2011, 'Spaceflight alters the migratory ability of stem cell derived keratinocytes resulting in decreased wound healing potential', in MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL, AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, Denver, CO, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Cell-Biology (ASCB), Denver, CO, 03 December 2011 - 07 December 2011, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000305505503120&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2011
Burns BP; Neilan BA, 2002, 'Diversity of stromatolite-associated microorganisms', in Microbiology Australia, Thomas Business Publishers, Chippendale, NSW, presented at ASM 2002: Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 29 September 2002 - 03 October 2002
2002
Burns BP; Neilan BA; Relman D; Lowe D, 2002, 'Genetic diversity and dynamics of stromatolite-associated microbial populations', in 2nd Astrobiology Science Conference, 2nd Astrobiology Science Conference, Moffet Field CA, USA, presented at 2nd Astrobiology Science Conference, Moffet Field CA, USA, 07 April 2002 - 11 April 2002
2002
Mendz GL; Wild SB, 2001, 'Phosphonate Metabolism of Helicobacter pylori', in Gut, B M J Publishing Group, London, England, pp. 1 - 1, presented at XIVth International Workshop on Gastroduodenal Pathology and Helicobacter pylori, Strasbourg, France, 05 September 2001 - 08 September 2001
2001
Mendz GL; Burns BP, 2001, 'The Uptake of the Essential Amino Acid L-Arginine by Helicobacter pylori', in Gut, B M J Publishing Group, London, England, pp. 1 - 1, presented at XIVth International Workshop on Gastroduodenal Pathology and Helicobacter pylori, Strasbourg, France, 05 September 2001 - 08 September 2001, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000171232500002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2001
Burns BP; Erlenfeld GE; Odenbreit S; Haas R, 2000, 'Identification and characterisation of new Helicobacter pylori gene loci essential for survival in the host using signature tagged mutagenesis (STM).', in GUT, BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP, pp. A20 - A20
2000
Burns BP; Hazell SL; Mendz GL; Kolesnikow T; Tillett D; Neilan BA, 1999, 'Lethal effect of knockout of the PYRB gene in Helicobacter pylori', in Gut, B M J Publishing Group, London, England, pp. A20 - A20, presented at XIIth International Workshop on Gastroduodenal Pathology and Helicobacter pylori, Helsinki, Finland, 02 September 1999 - 04 September 1999, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000082469400070&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1999
Burns BP; Mendz GL; Hazell SL, 1997, 'Regulatory characteristics of a class A aspartate carbanoyltransferase from Helicobacter pylori', in Gut, B M J Publishing Group, London, England, pp. A21 - A21, presented at 10th International Wshop on Gastroduodenal Pathology and Helicobacter pylori, Lisbon, Portugal, 12 September 1997 - 14 September 1997, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1997XW44500076&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1997
Book Chapters
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Charlesworth JC; Beloe C; Watters C; Burns BP, 2017, 'Quorum sensing in archaea: Recent advances and emerging directions', in Biocommunication of Archaea, Springer, pp. 119 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65536-9_8
2017
Burns BP; Baburajendran N; Dharmawan J, 2011, 'Molecular approaches to studying living stromatolites', in Reitner J; Nadia Valeria JQ; Arp G (ed.), Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, Springer Verlag, in press, pp. 91 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10415-2_5
2011
Burns BP, 2011, 'Functional genomics of Early Earth microbial communities', in Urbano KV (ed.), Advances in Genetics Research. Volume 6, edn. Original, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge NY, USA, pp. In press
2011
Marcal H; Blaber E; Burns BP, 2010, 'Bioastronautics analysis of biomedical risks and challenges', in Levine JS; Schild RE (ed.), The Human Mission to Mars: Colonizing the Red Planet, edn. 1, Cosmology Science Publishers, Cambridge, MA, pp. 359 - 372
2010
Leuko S; Rothschild L; Burns BP, 2010, 'What do halophilic archaea have to offer in the search for extraterrestrial life? (Ch24)', in Levine JS; Schild RE (ed.), The Human Mission to Mars: Colonizing the Red Planet, edn. 1, Cosmology Science Publishers, Cambridge, MA, pp. 647 - 664
2010
Moffitt MC; Burns BP, 2009, 'Hapalindole family of cyanobacterial natural products: Structure, biosynthesis, and function', in Handbook on Cyanobacteria: Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Applications, pp. 429 - 441
2009
Moffitt MC; Burns BP, 2009, 'Hapalindoles, an emerging class of cyanobacterial natural products', in Gault PM; Marler HJ (ed.), Handbook on Cyanobacteria: Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Applications, edn. Original, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, pp. 429 - 441
2009
Burns BP; Walter MR; Neilan BA, 2008, 'Microbial communities of stromatolites', in Seckbach J; Walsh M (ed.), From Fossils to Astrobiology: records of life on earth and search for extraterrestrial biosignatures, edn. Original, Springer, New York, pp. 143 - 158
2008
Pomati F; Burns BP; Zuccato E; Neilan BA; Khan SJ, 2007, 'Pharmaceuticals in water and their potential impact on reuse', in Svensson EP (ed.), Aquatic Toxicology Research Focus, edn. 1, Nova Science Publications, New York, USA, pp. 31 - 49, https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=6680
2007
Burns BP; Saker M; Moffitt MC; Neilan BA, 2004, 'Molecular detection of genes responsible for cyanobacterial toxin production in the genera Microcystis, Nodularia, and Cylindrospermopsis', in Methods in Molecular Biology (2004 Ed), Humana Press, United States, pp. 213 - 222
2004
Burns BP; Mendz GL, 2001, 'Metabolite Transport', in Mobley HL T; Mendz GL; Hazell SL (ed.), Helicobacter pylori: physiology and genetics, edn. Original, ASM Press, Washington, pp. 207 - 217
2001
Books
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Burns BP, 2009, Nucleotide synthesis and regulation in a human gut pathogen, Original, Lambert Academic Publishing, Cologne, Germany
2009

stromatolite communities, cyanobacteria, heterotrophic bacteria, archaea