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Howe Lab


Lab publications can be found here.

Some lab members might have a list of key publications in their individual page here.


Here is a list of our most recent publications:


“A phylogenetic analysis of two preludes from J.S. Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier Book II.” Windram HF, Charlston T, Tomita Y, Howe CJ. (2022) Early Music 2022:caac027


“Thiol redox switches regulate the oligomeric state of cyanobacterial Rre1, RpaA and RpaB response regulators” Ibrahim IM, Rowden SJL, Cramer WA, Howe CJ, Puthiyaveetil S (2022) FEBS Letters, 596:1533-1543.  doi:10.1002/1873-3468.14340


“Powering a Microprocessor by Photosynthesis” Bombelli P, Savanth A, Scarampi A, Rowden SJL, Green DH, Erbe A, Årstøl E, Jevremovic I, Hohmann-Marriott MF, Trasatti P, Ozer E, Howe CJ (2022) Energy & Environmental Science 15:2529-2536.


“Synthetic biology and bioelectrochemical tools for electrogenetic system engineering” Lawrence JM, Yin Y Bombelli P, Scarampi A, Storch M Wey LT, Climent-Catala A, PixCell iGEM team, Baldwin GS, O’Hare D, Howe CJ, Zhang JZ, Ouldridge TE, Ledesma-Amaro R. (2022) Science Advances 8:eabm5091 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm5091


“3D-printed hierarchical pillar array electrodes for high-performance semi-artificial photosynthesis” Chen X, Lawrence JM, Wey LT, Schertel L, Jing Q, Vignolini S, Howe CJ, Kar-Narayan S, Zhang JZ (2022) Nature Materials 21:811-818


“A biophotoelectrochemical approach to unravelling the role of cyanobacterial cell structures in exoelectrogenesis” Wey LT, Lawrence JM, Chen X, Clark R, Lea-Smith DJ, Zhang JZ, Howe CJ. (2021) Electrochimica Acta 395:139214


“Expression of alternative nitrogenases in Rhodopseudomonas palustris is enhanced using an optimized genetic toolset for rapid, markerless modifications.” du Toit JP, Lea-Smith DJ, Git A, Hervey JRD, Howe CJ, Pott RWM. (2021) ACY Synthetic Biology 10: 2167-2178


“A dual compartment cuvette system for correcting scattering in whole-cell absorbance spectroscopy of photosynthetic microorganisms” Hervey JRD, Bombelli P, Lea-Smith DJ, Hulme AK, Hulme NR, Rullay AK, Keighley R, Howe CJ. (2021) Photosynthesis Research 151:61-69  doi. 10.1007/s11120-021-00866-8


“The evolution of the cytochrome c6 family of photosynthetic electron transfer proteins” *Slater B, *Kosmützky D, Nisbet RER, Howe CJ (2021) Genome Biology & Evolution, 13:8 evab146  doi: 10.1093/gbe/evab146


“Phenazines as model low-midpoint potential electron shuttles for photosynthetic bioelectrochemical systems” Clifford ER, Bradley RW, Wey LT, Lawrence JM, Chen X, Howe CJ, Zhang JZ. (2021) Chem Sci. 12:3328-3338 doi: 10.1039/d0sc05655c


“Adaptive laboratory evolution of the fast-growing cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 11801 for improved solvent tolerance.” Srivastava V, Amanna R, Rowden SJL, Sengupta S, Madhu S, Howe CJ, Wangikar PP (2021) Journal of Bioscience and Biioengineering 131:491-500. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiosc.2020.11.012


“Electricity production by photosynthetic microorganisms” Howe CJ, Bombelli P (2020) Joule 4:2065-2069


“Tinted semi-transparent solar panels allow concurrent production of crops and electricity on the same cropland” Thompson EP, Bombelli EL, Shubham S, Watson H, Everard A, D’Ardes V, Schievano A, Bocchi S, Zand N, Howe CJ, Bombelli P (2020) Advanced Energy Materials, 2020:2001189    doi. 10.1002/aenm.202001189


“Cytochrome cM decreases photosynthesis under photomixotrophy in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803” Solymosi D, Nikkanen L, Muth-Pawlak D, Fitzpatrick D, Vasudevan R, Howe CJ, Lea-Smith DJ, Allahverdiyeva Y (2020) Plant Phys. 183:700-716


“Genetic tool development in marine protists: emerging model organisms for experimental cell biology” Faktorova D, Nisbet RER et al. (2020) Nature Methods 17:481-494 doi. 10.1038/s41592-020-0796-x