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Published Work

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*Corresponding author(s); †Authors contributed equally.

  • Klomchit A, Calabon MS, Worabandit S, Weaver JA, Karima EM, Alberti F, Greco C,* and Mahanil S* (2024) Unveiling novel Neocosmospora species from Thai mangroves as potent biocontrol agents against Colletotrichum species. Journal of Applied Microbiology. In press.

  • Brooks S, Weaver JA, Klomchit A, Alharthi SA, Onlamun T, Nurani R, Vong TK, Alberti F and Greco C* (2024) Unveiling the potential of Daldinia eschscholtzii MFLUCC 19-0629 through bioactivity and bioinformatics studies for enhanced sustainable agriculture production. Frontiers in Chemical Biology 3: 1362147. doi: 10.3389/fchbi.2024.1362147.

  • Al-Salihi S, * Alberti F* (2023) Genomic Based Analysis of the Biocontrol SpeciesTrichoderma harzianum: A model resource of structurally diverse pharmaceuticals and biopesticides. Journal of Fungi 9 (9): 895.

  • Zhang S, Zhang L, Greule A, Tailhades J, Marschall E, Prasongpholchai P, Leng DJ, Zhang J, Zhu J, Kaczmarski JA, Schittenhelm RB, Einsle O, Jackson CJ, Alberti F, Bechthold A, Zhang Y, Tosin M,* Si T,* and Cryle MJ.* (2023) P450-mediated dehydrotyrosine formation during WS9326 biosynthesis proceeds via dehydrogenation of a specific acylated dipeptide substrate. Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B 13 (8): 35613574.

  • Alberti F*, Khairudin K, Davies JA, Sangmalee S, Willis CL, Foster GD, Bailey AM* (2023) Biosynthesis of pleuromutilin congeners using an Aspergillus oryzae expression platform. Chemical Science, 14, 3826-3833. available as a pre-print in BioRxiv

  • Tamizi A-A, Mat-Amin N, Weaver JA, Olumakaiye RT, Akbar MA, Jin S, Bunawan H,* Alberti F.* (2022) Genome Sequencing and Analysis of Trichoderma (Hypocreaceae) Isolates Exhibiting Antagonistic Activity against the Papaya Dieback Pathogen, Erwinia mallotivoraJournal of Fungi  8 (3): 246.

  • Chhun A, Alberti F.* (2022) CRISPR/Cas9-Based Methods for Inactivating Actinobacterial Biosynthetic Genes and Elucidating Function. Invited book chapter for an edition of ‘Engineering Natural Product Biosynthesis: Methods and Protocols’ published by Springer in the series Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 2489, 201-222.

  • Paliwal D, Hamilton AJ, Barrett GR, Alberti F, van Emden H, Mauchline TH, Nauen R, Wagstaff C, Bass C*, Jackson RW* (2021) Identification of novel aphid killing bacteria to protect plants. Microbial Biotechnology 15(4): 1203-1220.

  • Bugg TDH,* Williamson JJ, Alberti F. (2021) Microbial hosts for metabolic engineering of lignin bioconversion to renewable chemicals. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 152, 111674. doi:

  • Al-Salihi S,* Alberti F.* (2021) Naturally occurring terpenes: a promising class of organic molecules to address Influenza pandemics. Natural Products and Bioprospecting 11, 405-419. doi:

  • Alberti F,* Kaleem S, Weaver JA. (2020) Recent developments of tools for genome and metabolome studies in basidiomycete fungi and their application to natural product research. Biology Open 9, bio056010. doi: 10.1242/bio.056010.

  • Kaur D, Alkhder D, Corre C, Alberti F*. (2020) Engineering isoprenoid quinone production in yeast. ACS Synthetic Biology 9 (9), 2239-2245. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00081. The free full-text is available for download at ACS Articles on Request: available as a pre-print in BioRxiv. doi:

  • Alberti F, Corre C*. (2019) Editing streptomycete genomes in the CRISPR/Cas9 age. Natural Product Reports 36: 1237-1248. doi: 10.1039/C8NP00081F.

  • Alberti F*, Leng D, Wilkening I, Tosin M, Song L, Corre C*. (2019) Triggering the expression of a silent gene cluster from genetically intractable bacteria results in scleric acid discovery. Chemical Science 10(2): 453-463. doi: 10.1039/C8SC03814GAlso available as a pre-print in BioRxivdoi: 10.1101/265645.

  • Alberti F, Khairudin K, Rodriguez Venegas E, Davies JA, Hayes PM, Willis CL, Bailey AM*, Foster GD* (2017) Heterologous expression reveals the biosynthesis of the antibiotic pleuromutilin and generates bioactive semi-synthetic derivatives. Nature Communications 8: 1831. (Featured in the Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry collection of Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01659-1.

  • Alberti F*, Foster GD, Bailey AM (2017) Natural products from filamentous fungi and production by heterologous expression. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 101(2): 493-500. doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-8034-2.

  • Alberti F* (2016) Current Trends in Natural Products Research from the CBNP10 Symposium at Warwick. Exchanges 4(1): 158-166. doi:

  • de Mattos-Shipley K, Ford KL, Alberti F, Banks AM, Bailey AM, Foster GD* (2016) The Good, the Bad and the Tasty: The Many Roles of Mushrooms. Studies in Mycology 85:125-157. doi: 10.1016/j.simyco.2016.11.002.

  • Bailey AM†, Alberti F†, Kilaru S†, Collins CM†, de Mattos-Shipley K†, Hartley AJ, Hayes PM, Griffin A, Lazarus CM, Cox RJ, Willis CL, O'Dwyer K, Spence D, Foster GD*. (2016) Identification and manipulation of the pleuromutilin gene cluster from Clitopilus passeckerianus for increased rapid antibiotic production. Scientific Reports 6, 25202. doi: 10.1038/srep25202.

  • Cipriani G, Bevilacqua D, Terlizzi M, Di Cintio A, Rosato T, Sartori A, Ferrante P, Alberti F, Scortichini M* (2015) Selection of genotypes resistant to or tolerant of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (PSA) through EMS mutagenesis. Acta Horticulturae 1095, 23. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1095.23.

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