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Key publications: 

Wood, I.P., Pearson, B.M., Garcia-Gutierrez, E., Havlickova, L., He, Z., Harper, A.L., Bancroft, I. and Waldron, K.W., 2017. Carbohydrate microarrays and their use for the identification of molecular markers for plant cell wall composition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(26), pp.6860-6865.

Wood, I.P., Garcia-Gutierrez, E., Wellner, N. and Waldron, K.W., 2017. Feedstock selection for polymer and chemical production: feedstock-specific recalcitrance. Faraday discussions, 202, pp.391-402.

Wood, I.P., Cook, N.M., Wilson, D.R., Ryden, P., Robertson, J.A. and Waldron, K.W., 2016. Ethanol from a biorefinery waste stream: Saccharification of amylase, protease and xylanase treated wheat bran. Food chemistry, 198, pp.125-131.

Wood, I.P., Cao, H.G., Tran, L., Cook, N., Ryden, P., Wilson, D.R., Moates, G.K., Collins, S.R., Elliston, A. and Waldron, K.W., 2016. Comparison of saccharification and fermentation of steam exploded rice straw and rice husk. Biotechnology for biofuels, 9(1), p.193.

Research Associate
Dr Ian  P. Wood
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