Emma Master

faculty_img Academic Title: Associate Professor

Campus: St. George

CSB Appointment: Cross Appointment

Primary Undergraduate Department:
Chemical Engineering

Graduate Programs:
Cell & Systems Biology

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Mailing Address
Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto
200 College St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3E5
Canada
 

 

Contact Information
Office phone: 416-946-7861 
Office: WB 420C 
Lab: WB 319 
Lab phone: 416-978-7566 
Email: emma.master@utoronto.ca 
URL: http://chem-eng.utoronto.ca/~bioproducts

 

Research Areas

 

Research

 

Publications

2014

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Expression of a fungal glucuronoyl esterase in Populus: Effects on wood properties and saccharification efficiency.Latha Gandla M, Derba-Maceluch M, Liu X, Gerber L, Master ER, Mellerowicz EJ, Jönsson LJ.Phytochemistry 2014 Jul;
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The impact of alkali pretreatment and post-pretreatment conditioning on the surface properties of rice straw affecting cellulose accessibility to cellulases.Karuna N, Zhang L, Walton JH, Couturier M, Oztop MH, Master ER, McCarthy MJ, Jeoh T.Bioresour. Technol. 2014 Sep;167:232-40
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Elucidation of the Molecular Basis for Arabinoxylan-Debranching Activity of a Thermostable Family GH62 α-l-Arabinofuranosidase from Streptomyces thermoviolaceus.Wang W, Mai-Gisondi G, Stogios PJ, Kaur A, Xu X, Cui H, Turunen O, Savchenko A, Master ER.Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2014 Sep;80(17):5317-29
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Sequence diversity and gene expression analyses of expansin-related proteins in the white-rot basidiomycete, Phanerochaete carnosa.Suzuki H, Vuong TV, Gong Y, Chan K, Ho CY, Master ER, Kondo A.Fungal Genet. Biol. 2014 May;
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Fusion of a xylan-binding module to gluco-oligosaccharide oxidase increases activity and promotes stable immobilization.Vuong TV, Master ER.PLoS ONE 2014;9(4):e95170
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Advancing lignocellulose bioconversion through direct assessment of enzyme action on insoluble substrates.Goacher RE, Selig MJ, Master ER.Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 2014 Jun;27:123-33
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2013

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Xylo- and cello-oligosaccharide oxidation by gluco-oligosaccharide oxidase from Sarocladium strictum and variants with reduced substrate inhibition.Vuong TV, Vesterinen AH, Foumani M, Juvonen M, Seppälä J, Tenkanen M, Master ER.Biotechnol Biofuels 2013;6(1):148
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Towards practical time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry lignocellulolytic enzyme assays.Goacher RE, Tsai AY, Master ER.Biotechnol Biofuels 2013;6(1):132
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Biochemical studies of the multicopper oxidase (small laccase) from Streptomyces coelicolor using bioactive phytochemicals and site-directed mutagenesis.Sherif M, Waung D, Korbeci B, Mavisakalyan V, Flick R, Brown G, Abou-Zaid M, Yakunin AF, Master ER.Microb Biotechnol 2013 Sep;6(5):588-97
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2012

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Comparative genomics of the white-rot fungi, Phanerochaete carnosa and P. chrysosporium, to elucidate the genetic basis of the distinct wood types they colonize.Suzuki H, MacDonald J, Syed K, Salamov A, Hori C, Aerts A, Henrissat B, Wiebenga A, VanKuyk PA, Barry K, Lindquist E, LaButti K, Lapidus A, Lucas S, Coutinho P, Gong Y, Samejima M, Mahadevan R, Abou-Zaid M, de Vries RP, Igarashi K, Yadav JS, Grigoriev IV, Master ER.BMC Genomics 2012;13:444
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Constitutive expression of a fungal glucuronoyl esterase in Arabidopsis reveals altered cell wall composition and structure.Tsai AY, Canam T, Gorzsás A, Mellerowicz EJ, Campbell MM, Master ER.Plant Biotechnol. J. 2012 Dec;10(9):1077-87
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Application of time-of-flight-secondary ion mass spectrometry for the detection of enzyme activity on solid wood substrates.Goacher RE, Edwards EA, Yakunin AF, Mims CA, Master ER.Anal. Chem. 2012 May;84(10):4443-51
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Expression and regulation of genes encoding lignocellulose-degrading activity in the genus Phanerochaete.MacDonald J, Suzuki H, Master ER.Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2012 Apr;94(2):339-51
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Mode of coniferous wood decay by the white rot fungus Phanerochaete carnosa as elucidated by FTIR and ToF-SIMS.Mahajan S, Jeremic D, Goacher RE, Master ER.Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2012 Jun;94(5):1303-11
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Time-dependent profiles of transcripts encoding lignocellulose-modifying enzymes of the white rot fungus Phanerochaete carnosa grown on multiple wood substrates.Macdonald J, Master ER.Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2012 Mar;78(5):1596-600
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2011

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Altered substrate specificity of the gluco-oligosaccharide oxidase from Acremonium strictum.Foumani M, Vuong TV, Master ER.Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2011 Oct;108(10):2261-9
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Transcriptomic responses of the softwood-degrading white-rot fungus Phanerochaete carnosa during growth on coniferous and deciduous wood.MacDonald J, Doering M, Canam T, Gong Y, Guttman DS, Campbell MM, Master ER.Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2011 May;77(10):3211-8
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Expanding the library of secondary ions that distinguish lignin and polysaccharides in time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry analysis of wood.Goacher RE, Jeremic D, Master ER.Anal. Chem. 2011 Feb;83(3):804-12
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2010

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Mining bacterial genomes for novel arylesterase activity.Wang L, Mavisakalyan V, Tillier ER, Clark GW, Savchenko AV, Yakunin AF, Master ER.Microb Biotechnol 2010 Nov;3(6):677-90
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Proteomic characterization of lignocellulose-degrading enzymes secreted by Phanerochaete carnosa grown on spruce and microcrystalline cellulose.Mahajan S, Master ER.Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2010 May;86(6):1903-14
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2009

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Substrate recognition and hydrolysis by a fungal xyloglucan-specific family 12 hydrolase.Powlowski J, Mahajan S, Schapira M, Master ER.Carbohydr. Res. 2009 Jul;344(10):1175-9
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KORRIGAN1 and its aspen homolog PttCel9A1 decrease cellulose crystallinity in Arabidopsis stems.Takahashi J, Rudsander UJ, Hedenström M, Banasiak A, Harholt J, Amelot N, Immerzeel P, Ryden P, Endo S, Ibatullin FM, Brumer H, del Campillo E, Master ER, Scheller HV, Sundberg B, Teeri TT, Mellerowicz EJ.Plant Cell Physiol. 2009 Jun;50(6):1099-115
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2008

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Biphenyl dioxygenase from an arctic isolate is not cold adapted.Master ER, Agar NY, Gómez-Gil L, Powlowski JB, Mohn WW, Eltis LD.Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2008 Jun;74(12):3908-11
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Comparative NMR analysis of cellooligosaccharide hydrolysis by GH9 bacterial and plant endo-1,4-beta-glucanases.Rudsander UJ, Sandstrom C, Piens K, Master ER, Wilson DB, Brumer Iii H, Kenne L, Teeri TT.Biochemistry 2008 May;47(18):5235-41
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A xyloglucan-specific family 12 glycosyl hydrolase from Aspergillus niger: recombinant expression, purification and characterization.Master ER, Zheng Y, Storms R, Tsang A, Powlowski J.Biochem. J. 2008 Apr;411(1):161-70
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2005

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Biphenyl uptake by psychrotolerant Pseudomonas sp. strain Cam-1 and mesophilic Burkholderia sp. strain LB400.Master ER, McKinlay JJ, Stewart GR, Mohn WW.Can. J. Microbiol. 2005 May;51(5):399-404
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2004

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Recombinant expression and enzymatic characterization of PttCel9A, a KOR homologue from Populus tremula x tremuloides.Master ER, Rudsander UJ, Zhou W, Henriksson H, Divne C, Denman S, Wilson DB, Teeri TT.Biochemistry 2004 Aug;43(31):10080-9
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2003

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N-linked glycosylation of native and recombinant cauliflower xyloglucan endotransglycosylase 16A.Henriksson H, Denman SE, Campuzano ID, Ademark P, Master ER, Teeri TT, Brumer H.Biochem. J. 2003 Oct;375(Pt 1):61-73
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2002

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Sequential anaerobic-aerobic treatment of soil contaminated with weathered Aroclor 1260.Master ER, Lai VW, Kuipers B, Cullen WR, Mohn WW.Environ. Sci. Technol. 2002 Jan;36(1):100-3
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