Dr.Mike Packer(Senior Scientist)website
B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D
email: mike.packer@cawthron.org.nz
phone: +64 3 548 2319 ext 233
fax: +64 3 546 9464
Research Interests:
Biological hydrogen production, Stem cell biology, native seaweed cell wall biochemistry.

Projects working on:

Isolation of marine bacterial ezymes which generate novel bioactive oligomers of native seaweed carrageenans.

Production of hydrogen using biological catalysis – hydrogenase

Selected Publications

M. A. PackerAlgal capture of carbon dioxide; biomass generation as a tool for greenhouse gas mitigation with reference to New Zealand energy strategy and policyEnergy Policy37 (9)3428-34372009paper
M. A. Packer, Y. Stasiv, A. Benraiss, E. Chmielnicki, A. Grinberg,
H. Westphal, S. A. Goldman, and G. Enikolopov
Nitric oxide negatively regulates mammalian adult neurogenesisProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences100 (16)9566-79512003paper
C.D. Thomson, M.A. Packer, J.A. Butler, A.J. Duffield, K.L. O'Donaghue and P.D. WhangerUrinary selenium and iodine during pregnancy and lactationJournal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology14 (4)210-2172001paper
W. K. Porteous, A. M. James, P. W. Sheard,
C. M. Porteous, M. A. Packer, S. J. Hyslop, J. V. Melton, C.-Y. Pang, Y.-H. Wei, M. P. Murphy
Bioenergetic consequences of accumulating the common 4977-bp mitochondrial DNA deletionEuropean Journal of Biochemistry257 (1)192–2011998paper