Stuart J. Lucas

E-Mail
slucassabanciunivedu
Phone
0216-483-90 00 / 9522
Personal Web
Title
Researcher
Education
Ph.D, Molecular & Cellular Immunology

University College, London, UK, grad. 2003



M.Biochem (First Class Honours), Biochemistry

Oxford University, UK, grad. 1999
Areas of Interest
Genetics and genomics of wheat and model plant species in response to abiotic and biotic stresses.
- Function of drought-responsive transcription factors and micro-RNAs in the wild ancestor of cultivated wheat, Triticum dicoccoides
- Genomic characterisation of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon
- Study of the role of micro-RNAs in the response to invading pathogens in Brachypodium distachyon
- Physical mapping of chromosome 1AL of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum)
Awards
  • Research Felloswship Programme for Foreign Citizens - TÜBİTAK  2009
  • Wellcome Trust Programme Grant - Wellcome Trust  2004
  • Bridging Appointment - National Institute for Medical Resesarch  2003
  • Ph.D Fellowship - Medical Research Council, UK  1999
Memberships
Society for General Microbiology, UK
Publications
  • Article
    Türkeç, Aydın and Lucas, Stuart J. and Karlık, Elif (2016) "Monitoring the prevalence of genetically modified maize in commercial animal feeds and food products in Turkey", Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Vol.96, No.9, 3173-3179 (SCI)
    Türkeç, Aydın and Lucas, Stuart J. and Karacanlı, Burçin and Baykut, Aykut and Yüksel, Hakkı (2016) "Assessment of a direct hybridization microarray strategy for comprehensive monitoring of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)", Food Chemistry, Vol.194, 399-409 (SCI)
    Türkeç, Aydın and Lucas, Stuart J. and Karlık, Elif (2016) "Monitoring the prevalence of genetically modified (GM) soybean in Turkish food and feed products", Food Control, Vol.59, 766-772 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Lucas, Stuart J. and Vrana, Jan and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2015) "Sequencing chromosome 5D of Aegilops tauschii and comparison with its allopolyploid descendant bread wheat (Triticum aestivum)", Plant Biotechnology Journal, Vol.13, No.6, 740-752 (SCI)
    Türkeç, Aydın and Kazan, Hande and Karacanlı, Burçin and Lucas, Stuart J. (2015) "DNA extraction techniques compared for accurate detection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in maize food and feed products", Journal of Food Science and Technology, Vol.52, No.8, 5164-5171 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Magni, Federica and Yüce, Meral and Lucas, Stuart J. and Simkova, Hana and Safar, Jan and Vautrin, Sonia and Berges, Helene and Cattonaro, Federica and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2015) "The physical map of wheat chromosome 5DS revealed gene duplications and small rearrangements", BMC Genomics, Vol.16 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Yüce, Meral and Lucas, Stuart J. and Vrana, Jan and Buresova, Veronika and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2015) "Molecular organization and comparative analysis of chromosome 5B of the wild wheat ancestor Triticum dicoccoides", Scientific Reports, Vol.5 (SCI)
    Türkeç, Aydın and Kazan, Hande and Baykut, Aykut and Lucas, Stuart J. (2015) "Evalution of DNA extraction methods in order to monitor genetically modified materials in soy foodstuffs and feeds commercialised in Turkey by multiplex real-time PCR", Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Vol.95, No.2, 386-392 (SCI)
    Lucas, Stuart J. and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Simkova, Hana and Kubalakova, Marie and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2014) "Next-generation sequencing of flow-sorted wheat chromosome 5D reveals lineage-specific translocations and widespread gene duplications", BMC Genomics, Vol.15 (SCI)
    Lucas, Stuart J. and Baştaş, Kubilay and Budak, Hikmet (2014) "Exploring the interaction between small RNAs and R genes during Brachypodium response to Fusarium culmorum infection", Gene, Vol.536, No.2, 254-264 (SCI)
    Yucebilgili, Kuaybe and Kantar, Melda and Lucas, Stuart J. and Budak, Hikmet (2013) "Unique and conserved MicroRNAs in wheat chromosome 5D revealed by next-generation sequencing", PLoS One, Vol.8, No.7 (SCI)
    Lucas, Stuart J. and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Kantar, Melda and Weinstein, Zohar Bat-El and Aydınoğlu, Fatma and Safar, Jan and Simkova, Hana and Frenkel, Zeev and Korol, Abraham and Magni, Federica and Cattonaro, Federica and Vautrin, Sonia and Bellec, Arnaud and Berges, Helene and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2013) "Physical mapping integrated with syntenic analysis to characterize the gene space of the long arm of wheat chromosome 1A", PLoS One, Vol.8, No.4 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Lucas, Stuart J. and Budak, Hikmet (2013) "Genomics approaches for crop improvement against abiotic stress", Scientific World Journal (SCI)
    Kantar, Melda and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Valarik, Miroslav and Lucas, Stuart J. and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Hernandez, Pilar and Budak, Hikmet (2012) "Subgenomic analysis of microRNAs in polyploid wheat", Functional and Integrative Genomics, Vol.12, No.3, 465-479 (SCI)
    Lucas, Stuart J. and Budak, Hikmet (2012) "Sorting the wheat from the chaff: identifying miRNAs in genomic survey sequences of triticum aestivum chromosome 1AL", PLoS One, Vol.7, No.7 (SCI)
    Lucas, Stuart J. and Simkova, Hana and Safar, Jan and Jurman, Irena and Cattonaro, Federica and Vautrin, Sonia and Bellec, Arnaud and Berges, Helene and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2012) "Functional features of a single chromosome arm in wheat (1AL) determined from its structure", Functional and Integrative Genomics, Vol.12, No.1, 173-182 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Avşar, Bihter and Lucas, Stuart J. and Budak, Hikmet (2012) "Plant abiotic stress signaling", Plant Signaling & Behavior, Vol.7, No.11, 1450-1455
    Lucas, Stuart J. and Doğan, Esen and Budak, Hikmet (2011) "TMPIT1 from wild emmer wheat: first characterisation of a stress-inducible integral membrane protein", Gene, Vol.483, No.1-2, 22-28 (SCI)
    Kantar, Melda and Lucas, Stuart J. and Budak, Hikmet (2011) "MiRNA expression patterns of triticum dicoccoides in response to shock drought stress", Planta, Vol.233, No.3, 471-484 (SCI)
    Lucas, Stuart J. and Durmaz, Emel and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Budak, Hikmet (2011) "The drought response displayed by a DRE-binding protein from Triticum dicoccoides", Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Vol.49, No.3, 346-351 (SCI)
    Kantar, Melda and Lucas, Stuart J. and Budak, Hikmet (2011) "Drought stress: molecular genetics and genomics approaches", Advances in Botanical Research, Vol.57, 445-493 (SCI)
  • Papers in Conference Proceedings
    Yücebilgili Kurtoğlu, Kuaybe and Kantar, Melda and Lucas, Stuart J. and Budak, Hikmet, "Dissecting microRNAs in wheat chromosome 5D using next generation sequencing data", XXII. Plant and Animal Genome Meeting, San Diego, CA: Plant and Animal Genome, January 2014
  • Before SU Publications

    Publications:

    “An improved chloramphenicol acetyltransferase assay for Plasmodium falciparum transfection”

                Lucas SJ & Holder AA (2004)     Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology, 136:287-296

    “Genetic manipulation and gene expression in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

                Lucas SJ (2003)                        Doctoral thesis                                     

    “Cloning and Characterization of Arylamine N-Acetyltransferase Genes from Mycobacterium smegmatis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Increased Expression Results in Isoniazid Resistance”

    Payton et al (2001). Microbiology 147(Pt 12):3295-302

    Conference presentations:

    ‘Vaccinia virus protein K7 is an immunomodulator that inhibits multiple intracellular signalling pathways’

    Society for General Microbiology Manchester Meeting, Virus Group (Mar 2007) 

    ‘Characterisation of a family of putative immunomodulatory genes in Vaccinia virus’

    CSHL/Wellcome Trust meeting:  Genomic Perspectives for Host-Pathogen Interactions (Sep 2006)