Leon Kluskens

UM Faculty Researcher


Career

  • 2013 - 2016: Principal Investigator, Universidade do Minho
  • 2013 - 2013: Invited Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2008 - 2013: Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2004: Food Science and Technology, Wageningen University

Roles and Responsibilities

  • 2014 - 2016: Member of the Editorial Board of "Applied and Environmental Microbiology"

  • 2013 - 2016: Genetic/Metabolic Engineering with emphasis on molecular biology and protein/genetic engineering techniques
  • 2008 - 2013: Genetic and Metabolic Engineering

Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Hydroxycinnamic acids and curcumin production in engineered Escherichia coli using heat shock promoters
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 125, 41-49, 2017
2
Genetically manipulated phages with improved pH resistance for oral administration in veterinary medicine
  • Scientific Reports, 6(39235), 1-12, 2016
3
Screening and characterization of novel specific peptides targeting MDA-MB-231 claudin-low breast carcinoma by computer-aided phage display methodologies
  • BMC Cancer, 18(881), 1-14, 2016
4
Selection of novel peptides homing the 4T1 cell line: exploring alternative targets for triple negative breast cancer
  • PLoS One, 11(8), e0161290, 2016
5
Structural and enzymatic characterization of ABgp46, a novel phage endolysin with broad anti-Gram-negative bacterial activity
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(208), 1-9, 2016
6
Triple negative breast cancer: nanosolutions for a big challenge
  • Advanced Science, 2(11), 1-14, 2015
7
Unexploited opportunities for phage therapy
  • Frontiers in Pharmacology, 6(180), 1-4, 2015
8
Transformation of Escherichia coli JM109 using pUC19 by the Yoshida effect
  • Journal of Microbiological Methods, 115, 1-5, 2015
9
Revisiting phage therapy: new applications for old resources
  • Trends in Microbiology, 23(4), 185-191, 2015
10
Heterologous production of caffeic acid from tyrosine in Escherichia coli
  • Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 71, 36-44, 2015
11
Heterologous production of curcuminoids
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 79(1), 39-60, 2015
12
Production of curcuminoids from tyrosine by a metabolically engineered Escherichia coli using caffeic acid as an intermediate
  • Biotechnology Journal, 10(4), 599-609, 2015
13
The first Paenibacillus larvae bacteriophage endolysin (PlyPl23) with high potential to control American foulbrood
  • PLoS One, 10(7), e0136331, 2015
14
Selection of Escherichia coli heat shock promoters toward their application as stress probes
  • Journal of Biotechnology, 188, 61-71, 2014
15
A thermostable salmonella phage endolysin, Lys68, with broad bactericidal properties against gram-negative pathogens in presence of weak acids
  • PLoS One, 9(10), e108376, 2014
16
A bacteriophage detection tool for viability assessment of Salmonella cells
  • Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 52, 239-246, 2014
17
Molecular aspects and comparative genomics of bacteriophage endolysins
  • Journal of Virology, 87(8), 4558-4570, 2013
18
Bacteriophage endolysins as a response to emerging foodborne pathogens
  • Trends in Food Science & Technology, 28(2), 103-115, 2012
19
Characterization of contaminants from a sanitized milk processing plant
  • PLoS One, 7(6), 2012
20
Complete genome sequence of the lytic Pseudomonas fluorescens phage ϕIBB-PF7A
  • Virology Journal, 8(142), 2011
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