Vickers, C.E. (2016) Bespoke design of whole-cell microbial machinesMicrobial Biotechnology  (invited)

Vickers, C.E.* (2016) The minimal genome comes of ageNature Biotechnology 34(5):623-624

Williams, T. C.; Peng, B.-Y.; Vickers, C.E.*; Nielsen, L.K. (2016) The Saccharomyces cerevisiae pheromone-response is a metabolically active stationary phase for bio-productionMetabolic Engineering Communications 3:142-152

Shi, Z.* & Vickers, C.E. (2016) Molecular Cloning Designer Simulator (MCDS): All-in-one Molecular Cloning and Genetic Engineering Design, Simulation & Management Software for Complex Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering ProjectsMetabolic Engineering Communications 3:173-186

Peng, B.; Williams, T.C.; Henry, M.; Nielsen, L.K.; Vickers, C.E.* (2015) Controlling heterologous gene expression in yeast cell factories on different carbon substrates and across the diauxic shift: a comparison of yeast promoter activitiesMicrobial Cell Factories 14:91.

Williams, T.C.; Esponisa, M.I.; Nielsen, L.K.; Vickers, C.E.* (2015) Dynamic regulation of gene expression using sucrose responsive promoters and RNA interference in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeMicrobial Cell Factories 14:43

Williams, T.C.; Averesch, N.J.H.; Winter G.; Plan, M.R.; Vickers, C.E.; Nielsen, L.K.; Krömer, J.O.* (2015) Quorum-sensing linked RNA interference for dynamic metabolic pathway control in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeMetabolic Engineering 29:124-34

Bongers, M.; Chrysanthopoulos, P. K.; Behrendorff, J.B. Y. H.; Hodson, M.P.; Vickers, C. E.*; Nielsen, L. K. (2015) Systems analysis of methylerythritol-phosphate pathway flux in E. coli: insights into the role of oxidative stress and the validity of lycopene as an isoprenoid reporter metaboliteMicrobial Cell Factories 14:193

Book Chapters

Vickers, C.E.*; Sabri, S. (2015) IsopreneIn: Kamm B. (ed.) Biotechnology of Isoprenoids. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, vol. 148. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg; pp. 289-317.

Vickers, C.E.*; Behrendorff, J.B.Y.H.; Bongers, M.; Brennan, T.C. R.; Bruschi, M., Nielsen, L.K. (2015) Production of industrially-relevant isoprenoid compounds in engineered microbesIn: Kamm B. (ed.) Microorganisms in Biorefineries. Microbiology Monographs, vol. 26. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg; pp. 303-334.

Vickers, C.E.*; Bongers, M.; Bydder, S.F.; Chrysanthopoulos, P.; Hodson, M.P. (2015) Protocols for the Production and Analysis of Isoprenoids in Bacteria and YeastIn: McGenity, T.J.; Timmis, K.N.; Nogales, B. (ed.) Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols, vol. 26. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg; Ch. 11 pp. 23-52.

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Jardine, K.; Chambers, J.; Nielsen, L.K.; Alves, E.G.; Teixeira, A.; Garcia, S.; Holm, J.; Higuchi, N.; Manzi, A.; Abrell, L.; Fuentas, J.; Nielsen, L.K.; Torn, M; Vickers, C.E. (2014) Dynamic balancing of isoprene carbon sources reflects photosynthetic and photorespiratory responses to temperature stress. Plant Physiology 166(4): 2051-2064

Arifin, Y.; Archer, C.; Lim, S.; Quek, L.-E.; Sugiarto, H.; Marcellin, E.; Vickers, C.; Krömer, J.; Nielsen, L.K. (2014) Escherichia coli W shows fast, highly oxidative sucrose metabolism and low acetate formationApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology 98(21): 9033-44

Bell, K.L; Rangan, H., Fowler, R.; Kull, C.A.; Pettigrew, J.D.; Vickers, C.E.; Murphy, D.J. (2014) Genetic diversity and biogeography of the Australian boab, Adansonia gregorii (Malvaceae: Bombacoideae)Australian Journal of Botany 62(2):164-174

Ryan, A. C.; Hewitt, C. N.; Possell, M.; Vickers, C.E.; Purnell, A.; Mullineaux, P. M., Davies, W. J.; Dodd, I.C. (2014) Isoprene emission protects photosynthesis but reduces plant productivity during drought in transgenic tobacco plantsNew Phytologist 201(1):205-16

Tattini, M.; Velikova, V. Vickers, C.E.; Brunetti, C.; Di Ferdinando, M.; Trivellini, A.; Fineschi, S.; Agati, G.; Ferrini, F.; Loreto, F. (2014) Isoprene production in transgenic tobacco alters isoprenoids, non-structural carbohydrates and phenylpropanoids metabolism, and protects photosynthesis from drought stressPlant, Cell & Environment 37(8):1950-64

Vickers, C.E.*; Bongers, M.; Qing, L.; Delatte, T.; Bouwmeester, H. (2014) Metabolic engineering of volatile isoprenoids in plants and microbesPlant, Cell & Environment 37(8):1753-1775 (invited)

Steen, J.A.; Bohlke, N.; Vickers, C.E.*; Nielsen, L.K. (2014) The trehalose phosphotransferase system (PTS) in coli W can transport low levels of sucrose that are sufficient to facilitate induction of the csc sucrose catabolism operonPLoS One 9(2): e88688

Behrendorff, J.B.Y.H.; Vickers, C.E.*; Chrysanthopoulos, P; Nielsen, L.K. (2013) 2,2-Diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl as a screening tool for recombinant monoterpene biosynthesisMicrobial Cell Factories 12:76. Open Access; as of 14/08/16, accessed 6046 times since publication (23/08/2013).

Vickers, C.E.*; Bydder, S.F.; Zhou, Y.; Nielsen, L.K. (2013) Dual gene expression cassette vectors with antibiotic selection markers for engineering in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeMicrobial Cell Factories 12:96. Open Access; as of 14/08/16, accessed 8425 times since publication on 25/10/2013. Open Access; as of 14/08/16, accessed 8425 times since publication on 25/10/2013. Multiple plasmid requests from researchers across the world

Jardine, K.J.*; Meyers, K.; Abrell, L.; Alves, E.G.; Serrano, A.M.Y; Manzi, A; Kesselmeier, J.; Karl, T.; Guenther, A; Chambers, J.; Vickers, C.E. (2013) Emissions of putative isoprene oxidation products from mango branches under abiotic stressJournal of Experimental Botany, 64: 3697-3709

Williams, T.C.; Nielsen, L.K.; Vickers, C.E.* (2013) Engineered quorum-sensing using pheromone-mediated cell-to-cell communication in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeACS Synthetic Biology 2(3):136-149. One of the 10 most-read articles in ACS Synthetic Biology for Q1, 2013.

Sabri, S.; Steen, J.A.; Bongers, M.; Nielsen, L.K.; Vickers, C.E.*; (2013) Knock-in/Knock-out (KIKO) vectors for rapid integration of large DNA sequences, including whole metabolic pathways, onto the Escherichia coli chromosome at well-characterised lociMicrobial Cell Factories, 12:60. Open Access; listed as “Highly Accessed”. As of 14/08/15, accessed 12,318 times since publication (24/06/2013). Multiple plasmid requests from researchers across the world.

Sabri, S.; Nielsen, L.K.; Vickers, C.E.* (2013) Molecular control of sucrose utilization in Escherichia coli W, an efficient sucrose-utilizing strainApplied and Environmental Microbiology 79(2):478-487.


Bruschi, M.; Boyes, S.; Sugiarto, H.; Nielsen, L.K.; Vickers, C.E.* (2012) A transferable sucrose utilization approach for non-sucrose-utilizing E. coli strainsBiotechnology Advances 30(5):1001-1010

Vickers, C.E.*; Klein-Marcuschamer, D.; Krömer, J.O. (2012) Examining the feasibility of bulk commodity production in Escherichia coliBiotechnology Letters 34(4): 585-596

Pettigrew, J.D.*; Bell, K.L.; Bhagwandin, A.;  Grinan, E.; Jillani, N.; Meyer, J.; Wabuyele, E.; Vickers, C.E. (2012) Morphology, ploidy and molecular phylogenetics reveal a new diploid species from Africa in the baobab genus Adansonia (Bombacoideae; Malvaceae)Taxon 61(6):1240

Arifin, Y.; Sabri, S.; Sugiarto, H.; Kroemer, J.0.; Vickers, C.E.*, Nielsen, L.K. (2011) Deletion of cscR in Escherichia coli W improves growth and poly-3-hydroxyburyrate (PHB) production from sucrose in fed batch cultureJournal of Biotechnology, 156(4):275-278

Wicks, J.R.*; Oldridge, N.O.; Nielsen, L.K.; Vickers, C.E. (2011) Heart Rate Index – a simple method for prediction of oxygen uptake. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 43(10):2005-2012

Vickers, C.E.*; Possell, M.; Laothawornkitkul, J.; Ryan, A.C.; Hewitt, C.N.; Mullineaux, P. (2011) Isoprene synthesis in plants: lessons from a transgenic tobacco modelPlant, Cell & Environment 34(6):1043–1053

Archer, C.T.; Kim,J.F.;Jeong, H.; Park,J.H.; Vickers, C.E.*; Lee, S.Y.; Nielsen, L. (2011) The genome sequence of coli W ATCC 9637: comparative genome analysis and an improved genome-scale reconstruction of E. coliBMC Genomics 12:9 Online First DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-12-9. Open Access; as of 14/08/16, accessed 19,451 times since publication; listed as “highly accessed”.

Vickers, C.E.*; Blank, L.M.; Kroemer, J.O. (2010) Chassis cells for industrial biochemical productionNature Chemical Biology 6(12):875–877

Lee, J.W.; Choi, S.;Park, J.H.; Vickers, C.E.; Nielsen, L.; Lee, S.Y.* (2010) Development of sucrose-utilizing Escherichia coli K-12 strain by cloning β-fructofuranosidases and its application for L-threonine productionApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology 88(4):905-913

Possell, M.; Ryan, A.;Vickers, C.E.; Mullineaux, P.; Hewitt, C.N.* (2010) Effects of fosmidomycin on plant photosynthesis as measured by gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescencePhotosynthesis Research 104 (1):49-59

Vickers, C.E.*; Possell, M.; Hewitt, C. N.; Mullineaux, P. M. (2010) Genetic structure and regulation of isoprene synthase in Poplar (Populus )Plant Molecular Biology, 73(4-5):547-558

Jaochimsthal, E. L.; Reeves, R.; Hung, J.; Klieve, A.; Ouwerkerk, D.; Nielsen, L.K.; Vickers, C.E.* (2010) Production of bacteriocins in Australian farm ruminant species. Journal of Applied Microbiology 108(2):428-436


Vickers, C.E.*; Gershenzon, J.; Lerdau, M.; Loreto, F. (2009) A unified mechanism of action for volatile isoprenoids in plant abiotic stress. Nature Chemical Biology 5:283-291 (invited; Highly Cited in WoS Essential Science Indicators)

Vickers, C.E.*, Possell, M.; Cojocariu, C.; Velikova, V.; Laothawornkitcul, J.; Ryan, A.; Mullineaux, P.M.; Hewitt, C.N. (2009) Isoprene synthesis protects transgenic plants from oxidative stress. Plant, Cell & Environment 32:520-531

Laothawornkitkul, J.; Paul, N.D.; Vickers, C.E.; Possell, M.; Taylor, J.; Mullineaux, P.; Hewitt, C.N.* (2008) Isoprene emissions influence herbivore feeding decisions. Plant, Cell & Environment 31:1410-1405

Laothawornkitkul J., Paul N.D., Vickers C.E., Possell M., Taylor J.E., Mullineaux PM, Hewitt C.N.* (2008). The role of isoprene in insect herbivory. 3(12):1141-1142

Vickers, C.E.*, Schenk, P.M.; Mullineaux, P.M. Gresshoff, P.M. (2007) pGFPGUSPlus, a new binary vector for gene expression studies and optimising transformation systems in plants. Biotechnology Letters 29(11):1793-1796

Vickers, C.E.*; Xue, G-P.; Gresshoff, P.M. (2006) A novel cis-acting element, ESP, contributes to high level endosperm-specific expression in an oat globulin promoter. Plant Molecular Biology, 62(1-2):195-214

Wilkinson, M.J.; Owen, S.M.; Possell, M.; Hartwell, J.; Gould, P.; Hall, A.; Vickers, C.; Hewitt, C.N.* (2006) Circadian control of isoprene emissions from oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Plant Journal, 47(6):960-968

Buzas, D.M., Lohar, D., Sato, S., Nakamura, Y., Tabata, S., Vickers, C.E., Stiller, J., Gresshoff, P.M.* (2005) Promoter trapping in Lotus japonicus reveals novel root and nodule GUS expression domains. Plant and Cell Physiology 46(8):1202-12

Schünmann, P.H.D.; Richardson, A.E.; Vickers, C.E.; Delhaize, E.* (2004) Promoter analysis of the barley Pht1;1 phosphate transporter gene identifies regions controlling root expression and responsiveness to phosphate deprivation. Plant Physiology 136(4):4205-4214

Schenk, P.M.*; Vickers, C.E., Manners, J.M. (2003) Rapid cloning of novel genes and promoters for functional analyses. Transgenics 4:151-156.

Vickers, C. E.*; Gresshoff, P.M.; Xue, G.P. (2003) A synthetic xylanase as a novel reporter in plants. Plant Cell Reports 22(2): 135-140

Xue, G-P.*, Patel, M., Johnson, J.S., Smyth, D.J. and Vickers, C.E. (2003) Selectable marker-free transgenic barley producing a high level of cellulase (1,4-β-glucanase) in developing grains. Plant Cell Reports 21(11): 1088-1094