Dr Victoria Haritos: enzyme catalyst development and metabolic pathway engineering for energy applications

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  2. Publishing History

Publishing History

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Dr Victoria Haritos: publishing history

  • 41 papers in peer reviewed journals
  • 6 edited conference proceedings
  • 1 monograph
  • 1 refereed book chapter
  • 26 contracted reports
  • 6 consultancy reports
  • 6 patent applications/granted patents

Journal articles

Okada, S., Zhou, X-R., Damcevski, K., Gibb, N., Wood, C., Hamberg, M and Haritos, V.S. (2013) Diversity of Δ12 fatty acid desaturases in Santalaceae and their role in production of seed oil acetylenic fatty acids. Journal of Biological Chemistry 288:32405-32413 (IF=4.65)

Sutherland, T.D., Peng, Y.Y., Trueman, H., Weisman, S., Okada, S., Walker, A.A., Sriskantha, A. White, J.F., Huson, M. Werkmeister, J.M., Glattauer, V., Stoichevska, V., Mudie, S.T., Haritos, V.S,  Ramshaw, J.A.M. (2013) A new class of animal collagen masquerading as an insect silk. Scientific Reports (accepted) (IF=2.93)

Haritos, V.S., Horne, I., Damcevski, K., Glover, K., Gibb, N., Okada, S. and Hamberg, M. (2012) Convergent evolution of a defensive polyacetylenic fatty acid biosynthesis pathway in soldier beetles. Nature Communications 3:1150 (IF=10.01)

Warden, A.C. Little B.A., Haritos V.S. (2011) A cellular automaton model of crystalline cellulose hydrolysis by cellulases. Biotechnology for Biofuels 4: 39 (IF=5.5)

Horne, I., Gibb, N., Damcevski, K. Glover K. and Haritos V.S. (2010) Two conserved Z9-octadecanoic acid desaturases in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Gene 468 41–47. (IF=2.2)

Haritos, V.S., Niranjane, A., Weisman, S., Trueman, H.E., Sriskantha, A., and Sutherland, T.D. (2010) Harnessing disorder: onychophorans use highly unstructured proteins, not silks, for prey capture. Proc Roy Soc B 277 3255-3263. (IF=5.68)

Weisman,S. Haritos, V.S., Church, J.S., Huson, M.G., Mudie, S.T., Rodgers, A.J.W., Dumsday, G.J. and Sutherland, T.D. (2010) Honeybee silk: recombinant production, assembly and fibre spinning. Biomaterials 31(9):2695-2700. (IF=7.6)

Dojchinov, G., Damcevski, K.A., Woodman, J.D. and Haritos, V.S. (2010) Field evaluation of vaporized ethyl formate and carbon dioxide for fumigation of stored wheat. Pest Management Science 66: 417–424 (IF=2.59)

Damcevski, K.A., Dojchinov, G., Woodman, J.D. and Haritos, V.S. (2010) Efficacy of vaporised ethyl formate/carbon dioxide formulation against stored-grain insects: effect of fumigant concentration, exposure time and two grain temperatures. Pest Management Science 66: 432–438. (IF=2.59)

O’Connell, D. and Haritos, V.S. (2010) Conceptual investment framework for biofuels and biorefineries research and development. Biofuels 1(1): 201 -216 (IF=2)

Weisman, S., Okada, S., Mudie, S.T., Huson, M.G., Trueman, H.E., Sriskantha, A., Haritos, V.S. and Sutherland, T.D. (2009) Fifty years later: the sequence, structure and function of lacewing cross-beta silk. Journal of Structural Biology 168(3):467-475 (IF=3.36)

Horne, I., Haritos, V.S. and Oakeshott, J. (2009) Comparative and functional genomics of lipases in holometabolous insects. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 39: 547-567. (IF=3.23)

Weisman S., Trueman HT, Mudie ST, Sutherland.TD, Haritos VS, (2008) An unlikely silk: the composite material of green lacewing cocoons. Biomacromolecules 9(11):3065-3069. (IF=5.37)

Zhou ZR, Horne I, Damcevski K, Haritos V, Green A Singh S. (2008) Isolation and functional characterization of two independently-evolved acyl-CoA Δ12-desaturase genes from insects.  Insect Molecular Biology 17(6):667-676. (IF=3.04)

Okada S., Weisman S., Trueman HT, Mudie ST, Haritos VS, Sutherland.TD (2008) Australian webspinners make finest known insect silk fibers.  International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 43[3]: 271-275 (IF=2.6)

Horne, I. and Haritos, V.S. (2008) Multiple tandem gene duplications in a neutral lipase gene cluster in Drosophila. Gene 411: 27-37. (IF=2.2)

Woodman, J., Cooper, P., and Haritos, V.S. (2008) The nervous regulation of discontinuous gas exchange in Periplaneta americana. Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 472-480. (IF=2.4)

Woodman, J., Haritos, V.S. and Cooper, P. (2008) Effects of phosphine on the nervous regulation of gas exchange in Periplaneta americana. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C 147: 271 -277. (IF=2.71)

Sutherland TD, Weisman S, Sriskantha A, and Haritos VS. (2007). Bee and ant silks: a new twist on coiled coils. Entomological Research. 37:67

Sutherland, T.D., S. Weisman, H. E. Trueman, A. Sriskantha, J. W. E. Trueman, and Haritos, V.S. (2007) Conservation of essential design features in coiled coil silks. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24: 2424-2432. (IF=10.75)

Sutherland, T.D., J. H. Young, A. Sriskantha, S. Weisman, S. Okada, and V. S. Haritos. (2007) An independently evolved Dipteran silk with features common to Lepidopteran silks. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 37(10):1036-43. (IF=3.23)

Woodman, J., Cooper, P., and Haritos, V.S. (2007) Cyclic gas exchange in the giant burrowing cockroach, Macropanesthia rhinoceros: effect of oxygen tension and temperature. Journal of Insect Physiology, 53: 497-504. (IF=2.4)

Woodman, J., Cooper, P., and Haritos, V.S. (2007) The effects of temperature and oxygen availability on water loss and carbon dioxide release in two sympatric saproxylic invertebrates. Comp Biochem Physiol A. 147A: 514-520. (IF=2.17)

Sutherland, T.D., Campbell, P.M., Weisman, S., Trueman H.E., Sriskantha, A., Wanjura, W.J., and Haritos V.S. (2006) A highly divergent gene cluster in honeybees encodes a novel silk family. Genome Research, 16: 1414-1421 (IF=13.8)

Haritos, V.S. Damcevski, K.A. and Dojchinov, G. (2006) Improved efficacy of ethyl formate toward stored grain insects by combination with CO2 in a ‘dynamic’ application. Pesticide Management Science 62: 325-333. (IF=2.59)

Bartholomaeus, A.R., Haritos, V.S. (2005) Review of the toxicology of carbonyl sulfide, a new grain fumigant. Food and Chemical Toxicology 43(12): 1687-1701 (IF=3.01)

Haritos, V.S., Dojchinov, G. (2005) Carbonic anhydrase metabolism is a key factor in the toxicity of CO2 and COS but not CS2 toward the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) [Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae]. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C, 140: 139-147.  (IF=2.71)

Haritos, V.S., Dojchinov, G. (2003) Cytochrome c oxidase inhibition in the rice weevil Sitophilus oryzae (L.) by formate, the toxic metabolite of volatile alkyl formates. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C, 136: 135-143. (IF=2.71)

Haritos, V.S., Ghabrial, H., Ahokas, J.T. and Ching, M.S. (2000) Role of cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) in the stereospecific metabolism of E- and Z-doxepin. Pharmacogenetics, 10: 591-603.

Haritos, V.S., Ghabrial, H., Ahokas, J.T. and Ching, M.S. (1999) Stereoselective measurement of E- and Z-doxepin and its N-desmethyl and hydroxylated metabolites by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography B, 736: 201-208.

Haritos, V.S., Ching, M.C., Ghabrial, H., Gross, A.S., Taavitsainen, T., Pelkonen, O., Battaglia, S.E., Smallwood, R.A. and Ahokas, J.T (1998). Metabolism of dexfenfluramine in human liver microsomes and by recombinant enzymes: role of CYP2D6 and 1A2. Pharmacogenetics 8: 423-432.

Brumley C.M., Haritos V.S., Ahokas, J.T. and Holdway, D.A. (1998) The effects of exposure duration and feeding status on file bile metabolites: implications for biomonitoring. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 39: 147-153.

Falckh P.H.J., Balcombe W.M., Haritos V.S. and Ahokas, J.T. (1997) Isolation and identification of a cytochrome P450 sequence in an Australian termite, Mastotermes darwiniensis. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 241(2): 579-583.

Haritos, V.S., Ching M.C., Ghabrial H. and Ahokas, J.T. (1997) Measurement of dexfenfluramine metabolism in rat liver microsomes by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography-Biomedical Applications. 693: 327-336.

Haritos, V.S., Butty J.S., Brennan, S.E., French, J.R.J. and Ahokas, J.T. (1996) Glutathione transferases and glutathione-binding proteins of termites: purification and characterisation. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 26: 617-625.

Brumley, C.M., Haritos, V.S., Ahokas, J.T. and Holdway, D.A. (1996) Metabolites of chlorinated syringaldehydes in fish bile as biomarkers of exposure to bleached eucalypt pulp effluents. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 33: 253-260.

Haritos, V.S., Brumley, C. M., Holdway, D. A., and Ahokas, J. T. (1995) A unique metabolite of 2-chlorosyringaldehyde in fish bile, a potential biomarker of exposure to bleached hardwood pulp effluent. Xenobiotica 25: 963-971.

Brumley, C.M., Haritos, V.S., Ahokas, J.T. and Holdway, D.A. (1995) Validation of biomarkers of pollution exposure in sand flathead using Aroclor 1254. Aquatic Toxicology 31: 249-262.

Haritos V. S., French J. R. J. and Ahokas J. T. (1994) Cytochrome P450 monooxygenase and glutathione S-transferase activity of two Australian termites: Mastotermes darwiniensis and Coptotermes acinaciformis. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 24: 929-935.

Bolton R. M., Haritos V. S., Whitehouse M. W. and Ahokas J. T. (1994) Ammonium 4-chloro-7-sulfobenzofuran: a new fluorescent substrate highly specific for rat glutathione S-transferase subunit 3. Analytical Biochemistry 216: 418-423.

Haritos V, French J, Ahokas J (1993) The metabolism and comparative elimination of polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in termites. Chemosphere 26: 1291-1299.

Books and book chapters

Brumley CM, Haritos VS, Ahokas JT, Holdway DA. 1996. Evaluation of biomarkers of exposure to 2-chlorosyringaldehyde and simulated ECF bleached eucalypt pulp effluent. In: Servos MR, Munkittrick KR, Carey JH, Van Der Kraak GJ. (eds). Environmental fate and effects of pulp and paper mill effluents. St Lucie Press, Florida. Pp. 369-378. ISBN 1-884015-71-9

Industry reports

Haritos, V.S. ‘Enzyme Technologies’ in Feron, P.H.M. (ed) Assessing Post-Combustion Capture for Coal-fired Power Stations in Asia-Pacific Partnership Countries. Final report to the Department of Resource, Energy and Tourism, March 2012, EP116217

Graham, P., Reedman, L., Rodriguez, L., Raison, J., Braid, A. Haritos, V., Brinsmead, T., Hayward, J., Taylor J. and O’Connell D. (2011) Sustainable Aviation Fuels Road Map: Data assumptions and modeling. In-confidence contracted report for Australasian Sustainable Aviation Fuels Users Group supporting the Sustainable Aviation Fuels RoadMap. 104pp.

Dumsday G., Warden A., Haritos V., Welch, J. and Howell L. (2009) Evaluation of biochemical approaches for the conversion of selected biomass to ethanol. Report of contracted research for Ramec Ltd.

Cassells, J. and Haritos, V.S. (2008) Assessment of an enzyme mixture for removal of dags from feedlot cattle, Contracted research report for Meat & Livestock Australia. B.FLOT.0226. Aug-Oct 2008

Warden, A.C. and Haritos, V.S. (2008) Future Biofuels for Australia. Issues and opportunities for conversion of second generation lignocellulosics. RIRDC Publication No 08/117, June 2008.

Haritos, V.S. (2007) Bioproducts in Australia: opportunities for agricultural industries. A report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. 07/, July 2007.

O’Connell, D., Batten, D., O’Connor, M., May, B., Raison, J., Keating, B., Beer, T., Braid, A. Haritos, V. et al., (2007). Biofuels in Australia – current issues and prospects. A report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. 07/, May 2007.

Haritos, V.S. (2007) The Potential of Enzyme Technology for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture. A report for the National Postcombustion CO2 Capture Program, CSIRO Energy Technology and Energy Transformed Flagship. 16pp.

Haritos V.S. (2006) An efficient and sustainable Australian biofuels industry using lignocellulosics feedstock. Report prepared for the Alternative Transport Fuels Theme, Energy Transformed Flagship, CSIRO. 30pp.

Haritos, V.S. Role of mitochondria in phosphine toxicity and resistance. Stored Grain Research Agreement Management Committee. Project F (Jan 2007 – Dec 2007)

Haritos, V.S. Technology transfer of VAPORMATETM fumigation to the Australian bulk handling system. Stored Grain Research Agreement Management Committee Project H (Jul 2006 – May 2007)

Weller G. and Haritos, V.S. Enhanced controlled atmosphere fumigation. Stored Grain Research Agreement Management Committee. Project No. 16 (Jul 2004 – Mar 2006)

Haritos, V.S. Effect of fumigants on insect respiration Stored Grain Research Agreement Management Committee. Project No. 15 (Jul 2004 – Jun 2006)

Haritos, V.S, Damcevski, K, Dojchinov, G and Weller G. (2005). Practical synergism of fumigant action: ethyl formate and carbon dioxide. Grains Research and Development Corporation CSE00009 Final report. (1/7/2002-30/6/2005).

Haritos, V.S (2002) Development, maintenance and safe use of grain storage chemicals - Component 11 - Dust applications. Grains Research and Development Corporation CSE 159 Final report. (1/7/1999-30/6/2002).

Haritos, V.S (2002). Strategic toxicology in support of phosphine and alternative fumigants Grains Research and Development Corporation CSE 164 Final report. (1/7/2000-30/6/2002).

Haritos, V.S (2002) Using phosphine analogues to elucidate insect toxicology of phosphine (PH3) Grains Research and Development Corporation CSE149 (1/7/98-30/6/2001).

Haritos, V.S. (2003) Scoping Study on Available Human Health Toxicology [Commercial in Confidence]. A consultancy report for the Pest Animal CRC in partnership with Australian Wool Innovation Ltd. 23 pp.

Haritos, V.S. (2002) Consultancy report for GrainCo Australia Ltd. [Confidential]. 12pp plus appendix.

Haritos, V., Bentley, S., Dojchinov, G., Gulino, L., O’Neil, W., Pattemore, J., and Summerell, B. (2002) Laboratory investigation of the efficacy of methyl bromide against Fusarium sp. infecting cottonseed. Preliminary report. Contracted report No. 66 for GrainCo Australia Ltd. [Confidential]. 29pp including attachments.

Haritos, V., England, B. Peterson, P and Oakeshott, J. (2000) Strategic Research and Development for Reducing Risks of Residue and Effluent Contamination in Australian Agricultural Production and Produce. A report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, June 2000, 34pp plus appendices.

Haritos, V.S. (2000) Evaluation of the toxicity of phosphine and alternative fumigants. Grains Research and Development Corporation CSE 153 Final report (1/7/1998-30/6/2000).

Haritos, V.S (2000) Review of toxicological studies of carbonyl sulfide, ethyl formate and carbon disulfide. CSIRO Entomology Technical Report No. 87, August 2000, 36pp.

Haritos, V.S and Allen, S.E. (2000) Insecticidal assessment of DiaFil 610® and physical assessment of SafSil®. Report for CR Minerals, Utah, USA. 12pp

Haritos, V.S. (1999) Fumigant Monitoring and Detection Systems. Testing of ToxiRae PID Gas Monitoring Units. Consultancy for AQIS, 6pp.

Haritos, V.S. (1997) Analysis of free and glucuronide-conjugated alphadolone and alphadolone acetate in human plasma samples. Prof. C. Goodchild, Dept of Anaesthesia, Monash University, April, 12pp.

Haritos, V.S. (1997) A toxicological evaluation of synthetic wax. Alphapharm Pharmaceutical Pty Ltd., Sydney, NSW. July, 1997, 13pp. Evaluation report submitted to the Therapeutic Goods Administration, synthetic wax subsequently listed in the Australian Therapeutic Goods Register.

Haritos, V.S. (1997) Qualification & justification of two new impurities in a pharmaceutical preparation. September, 12pp. plus appendices [Confidential]

Ahokas J.T., Haritos V.S. and Donohue D. (1995) Environmental Risk Assessment of selected chemicals in stack emissions, November, 1995, 100pp. [Confidential].

Holdway, D.A., Haritos, V.S., Butty, J. and Brumley, C.M. (1994) Hepatic EROD and P-450 activity and biometabolites of sand flathead exposed to treated Dutson Downs effluent over three days during a fish tainting experiment, Kinhill- Gippsland Water, July, 12pp.

Haritos, V.S., Butty, J. and Ahokas, J.T. (1991). Analysis of Acacia holosericea seed, Aust. Tree Seed Centre, Division of Forestry, CSIRO, December, 4.pp.

Technical reports

Haritos VS. 2000. Review of toxicological studies of carbonyl sulfide, ethyl formate and carbon disulfide. CSIRO Entomology Technical Report No. 87. August 2000. 36 pp.

Conference proceedings

Haritos VS, Damcevski K, Dojchinov G. 2003. Toxicological and regulatory information supporting the registration of VAPORMATE™ as a grain fumigant for farm storages. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Postharvest Technical Conference. 26-27th June 2003. Canberra.

Bartholomaeus AR, Haritos V, Wright EJ. 2002. Advances in grain fumigation. In: Proceedings of the World Congress of Korean and Korean-Ethnic Scientists and Engineers. July 8-13, 2002. Seoul, Korea.

Haritos VS, Ren YL, Desmarchelier JM. 2000. Regulatory toxicology of alternative fumigants. In: Stored Product Protection Proceedings of 7th International Working Conference on Stored-Product Protection. October 14-19 1998. Beijing, China. Pp. 548-553.

Haritos VS, Allen SE. 2000. The status of inert dusts in grain storage. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Australian Postharvest Technical Conference. 2 - 4th August 2000. Adelaide.

Dojchinov G, Haritos VS. 2000. Methyl bromide residues in fuzzy cottonseed. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Controlled Atmosphere and Fumigation in Stored Products. October 30 - 4 November. Fresno California.

Haritos VS. 2000. The acute toxicity of carbonyl sulfide (COS) to stored product insects is due to carbonic anhydrase metabolism. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Controlled Atmosphere and Fumigation in Stored Products, October 30 - 4th November. Fresno California.


Haritos V, England B, Peterson P, Oakeshott J. 2000. Strategic Research and Development for Reducing Risks of Residue and Effluent Contamination in Australian Agricultural Production and Produce. A report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. June 2000. 34 pp plus appendices.

Salusinszky AL, Ball JM, Harris JL, Umealu OS, Ahokas JT, Haritos VS, Johnson PC. 1994. Desk study - octane enhancers, Commonwealth Environment Protection Agency. 184 pp.


Haritos, V.S. Horne, I, Damcevski, K, Okada, S., Glover K, Gibb, N, Wood, C. Acetylenation of fatty acids. PCT/AU2011/000859

Sutherland, T.S. Haritos, V.S. Sriskantha, A., Weisman, S., Huson, M.G., Church, J.S. Processes for producing silk dope. US61/315,812.

Haritos, V.S., Dojchinov G. and Su, M. Use of enzyme catalysts in CO2 PCC processes. PCT/AU2009/001396; WO/2010/045689.

Sutherland, T.D. Okada, S. Weisman, S., Trueman H.E., Sriskantha, A., and Haritos V.S. Cross beta Silk genes. PCT/AU2008/001131; WO/2009/018610.

Damcevski, K. Glover, K., Green, A., Haritos, V.S., Horne, I., Singh, S., Wood, C., Zhou, X-R.. Synthesis of fatty acids. PCT/AU2007/001242; WO/2008/025068

Sutherland, T.D. Campbell, P.M., Weisman, S., Trueman H.E., Sriskantha, A., Wanjura, W.J., and Haritos V.S. Silk Proteins. PCT/AU2006/001453; WO2007/038837

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