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Publications Tanya Curtis


Food security: the challenge of increasing wheat yield and the importance of not compromising food safety

T Curtis, NG Halford

Annals of applied biology 164 (3), 354-3722312014Sugars in crop plants

NG Halford, TY Curtis, N Muttucumaru, J Postles, DS Mottram

Annals of Applied Biology 158 (1), 1-251482011The acrylamide problem: a plant and agronomic science issue

NG Halford, TY Curtis, N Muttucumaru, J Postles, JS Elmore, DS Mottram

Journal of experimental botany 63 (8), 2841-28511202012Effects of genotype and environment on free amino acid levels in wheat grain: implications for acrylamide formation during processing

TY Curtis, N Muttucumaru, PR Shewry, MAJ Parry, SJ Powers, JS Elmore, …

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57 (3), 1013-1021832009Effects of abiotic stress and crop management on cereal grain composition: implications for food quality and safety

NG Halford, TY Curtis, Z Chen, J Huang

Journal of experimental botany 66 (5), 1145-1156822015Free amino acids and sugars in rye grain: implications for acrylamide formation

TY Curtis, SJ Powers, D Balagiannis, JS Elmore, DS Mottram, MAJ Parry, …

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58 (3), 1959-1969742010Reducing acrylamide precursors in raw materials derived from wheat and potato

N Muttucumaru, JS Elmore, T Curtis, DS Mottram, MAJ Parry, NG Halford
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56 (15), 6167-6172732008



Publications Dr Sarah Usher

OXI1 kinase is necessary for oxidative burst-mediated signalling in Arabidopsis

MC Rentel, D Lecourieux, F Ouaked, SL Usher, L Petersen, H Okamoto, …

Nature 427 (6977), 858-8616032004A nutritionally-enhanced oil from transgenic Camelina sativa effectively replaces fish oil as a source of eicosapentaenoic acid for fish

MB Betancor, M Sprague, S Usher, O Sayanova, PJ Campbell, JA Napier, …

Scientific reports 5 (1), 1-101262015Evaluation of a high-EPA oil from transgenic Camelina sativa in feeds for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): Effects on tissue fatty acid composition, histology and gene expression

MB Betancor, M Sprague, O Sayanova, S Usher, PJ Campbell, JA Napier, …

Aquaculture 444, 1-121102015Reconstitution of EPA and DHA biosynthesis in Arabidopsis: iterative metabolic engineering for the synthesis of n− 3 LC-PUFAs in transgenic plants

N Ruiz-Lopez, RP Haslam, SL Usher, JA Napier, O Sayanova

Metabolic Engineering 17, 30-41952013Field trial evaluation of the accumulation of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in transgenic Camelina sativa: making fish oil substitutes in plants

S Usher, RP Haslam, N Ruiz-Lopez, O Sayanova, JA Napier

Metabolic engineering communications 2, 93-98692015Transgenic plants as a sustainable, terrestrial source of fish oils

JA Napier, S Usher, RP Haslam, N Ruiz‐Lopez, O Sayanova
European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 117 (9), 1317-1324662015


Publications Dr Ondrej Kosik

Assembly of the yeast cell wall: Crh1p and Crh2p act as transglycosylases in vivo and in vitro

E Cabib, V Farkas, O Kosík, N Blanco, J Arroyo, P McPhie
Journal of Biological Chemistry 283 (44), 29859-298721042008Suppression of xylan endotransglycosylase PtxtXyn10A affects cellulose microfibril angle in secondary wall in aspen wood

M Derba‐Maceluch, T Awano, J Takahashi, J Lucenius, C Ratke, I Kontro, …
New Phytologist 205 (2), 666-681512015Polysaccharide microarrays for high-throughput screening of transglycosylase activities in plant extracts

O Kosík, RP Auburn, S Russell, E Stratilová, S Garajová, M Hrmova, …
Glycoconjugate journal 27 (1), 79-87422010Biorefinery strategies for upgrading distillers’ dried grains with solubles (DDGS)

A Chatzifragkou, O Kosik, PC Prabhakumari, A Lovegrove, RA Frazier, …
Process biochemistry 50 (12), 2194-2207372015Comparison of the dietary fibre composition of old and modern durum wheat (Triticum turgidum spp. durum) genotypes

MA De Santis, O Kosik, D Passmore, Z Flagella, PR Shewry, A Lovegrove
Food chemistry 244, 304-310362018In vitro fermentability of xylo-oligosaccharide and xylo-polysaccharide fractions with different molecular weights by human faecal bacteria

AL Ho, O Kosik, A Lovegrove, D Charalampopoulos, RA Rastall
Carbohydrate polymers 179, 50-58362018

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The primary objective of the company is to help the food industry mitigate the

acrylamide problem in food. Curtis Analytics Ltd is the fastest asparagine testing service company in the UK with contracts from five major bread and breakfast cereal producers, farmers and crisp producers. Curtis Analytics Ltd (CAL) was established by Dr Tanya Curtis at the end of July 2017.

During the first year of its establishment Curtis Analytics successfully:

  • Lead Innovate UK application for ASNInsta testing.
  • Won a private supported project that aims to develop edible protein film for cereal and protein bars.
  • Processed successfully 5000 samples in the first year of trading.

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