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Book chapter
  1. Mai-Prochnow, A. (2020) Cold plasma to control biofilms on food and in the food-processing environment in “Advances in Cold Plasma applications for Food Safety and Preservation”, Elsevier, Editor Daniela Bermudez-Aguirre,
Journal articles
  1. Egorova, A., B. Xia, H. K. N. Vyas, M. M. Armendáriz-Ontiveros, A. Garcia-Garcia, D. K. Wang, P. J. Cullen, G. Fimbres Weihs, A. Mai-Prochnow (2023) “Iron Nanoparticle Coating and Plasma-Activated Water Cleaning as a Biofouling Mitigation Method for Reverse Osmosis Membranes Suitable for Desalination” PREPRINT SSRN 4563171
  2. Li, Z., M. Crago, T. Schofield, H. Zeng, H. K. N. Vyas, M. Müllner, A. Mai-Prochnow, S. Farajikhah, S. Naficy, F. Dehghani, S. Talebian (2023) “Synthesis and Evaluation of Functionalized Polyurethanes for pH-Responsive Delivery of Compounds in Chronic Wounds” Gels 9 (8)
  3. Vyas, H. K. N., B. Xia, D. Alam, N. P. Gracie, J. G. Rothwell, S. A. Rice, D. Carter, P. J. Cullen, A. Mai-Prochnow (2023) Plasma Activated Water as a Pre-Treatment Strategy in the Context of Biofilm-Infected Chronic Wounds bioRxiv 2023.07. 26.550769
  4. Rothwell, J. G., J. Hong, S. J. Morrison, H. K. N. Vyas, B. Xia, A. Mai-Prochnow, R. McConchie, K.-Y. Phan-Thien, P. J. Cullen, D. A. Carter (2023) An effective sanitizer for fresh produce production: In situ plasma activated water treatment inactivates pathogenic bacteria and maintains the quality of cucurbit fruit. bioRxiv, 2023.01. 03.522676
  5. Liu, Z., X. Tantai, S. Wang, B. Pang, Y. Gao, F. Zhang, X. Zhao, D. Xu, A. Soni, A. Mai-Prochnow, A., P. J. Cullen, R. Zhou, (2023), „Controlling plasma-activated solution chemistry for targeted cancer cell death” Plasma. Process. Polym., e2300029.
  6. Xia, B., H. K. N. Vyas, R. Zhou, T. Zhang, J. Hong, J. G. Rothwell, S. A. Rice, D. Carter, K. Ostrikov, P. J. Cullen, A. Mai-Prochnow (2023) “The importance of superoxide anion for Escherichia coli biofilm removal using plasma-activated water” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 11 (3), 109977
  7. Armendáriz-Ontiveros, M. M.; A García-García, A Mai-Prochnow, GAF Weihs (2022) “Optimal loading of iron nanoparticles on reverse osmosis membrane surface to reduce biofouling” Desalination 540, 115997
  8. Camara, M., J. Dubern, M. Romero, A. Mai-Prochnow, M. Messina, E. Trampari, H. Naghra-van Gijzel, K. G. Chan, A. Carabelli, N. Barraud, J. Lazenby, Y. Chen, S. Robertson, J. Malone, P. Williams, and S. Heeb (2022) “ToxR is a c-di-GMP binding protein that modulates surface-associated behaviour in Pseudomonas aeruginosa”
  9. Jenns, K., H. P. Sassi, R. Zhou, P. J. Cullen, D. Carter, and A. Mai-Prochnow (2022) “Inactivation of foodborne viruses: Opportunities for cold atmospheric plasma” Trends in Food Science & Technology
  10. Vyas, H. K. N., B. Xia, A. Mai-Prochnow (2022) “Clinically relevant in vitro biofilm models: A need to mimic and recapitulate the host environment”Biofilm, 100069
  11. Zhou, R.; A. Rezaeimotlagh, R. Zhou, T. Zhang, P. Wang, J. Hong, B. Soltani, A. Mai-Prochnow, X. Liao, T. Ding, T. Shao, E. W. Thompson, K. Ostrikov, P. J. Cullen (2021) “In-package plasma: From reactive chemistry to innovative food preservation technologies” Trends in Food Science & Technology
  12. Rothwell, J., G.; D. Alam, D. A Carter, B. Soltani, R. McConchie, R. Zhou, P. J. Cullen, A. Mai‐Prochnow (2021) “The Antimicrobial Efficacy Of Plasma Activated Water Against Listeria and E. coli Is Modulated By Reactor Design And Water Composition” Journal of Applied Microbiology 132 (4), 2490-2500
  13. Zhou, R., T. Zhang, R. Zhou, S. Wang, D. Mei, A. Mai-Prochnow, J. Weerasinghe, Z. Fang, K. Ostrikov and P. J. Cullen (2021) “Sustainable plasma-catalytic synthesis of hydrogen peroxide” Green Chemistry 23 (8), 2977-2985
  14. Mai-Prochnow, A., R. Zhou, T. Zhang, K. Ostrikov, S. Mugunthan, S. A. Rice and P. J. Cullen (2021) “Interactions of plasma-activated water with biofilms: Inactivation, dispersal effects and mechanisms of action” in NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes 7, 11 (2021).
  15. Zhang T., R. Zhou, P. Wang, A. Mai-Prochnow, R. McConchie, W. Li, R. Zhou, E. W. Thompson, K. Ostrikov, P. J. Cullen. (2021) “Degradation of cefixime antibiotic in water by atmospheric plasma bubbles: Performance, degradation pathways and toxicity evaluation” Chemical Engineering Journal 421,
  16. Zhou, R.; T. Zhang; R. Zhou; A. Mai-Prochnow; S. B. Ponraj; Z. Fang; H. Masood; J. Kavanagh; D. McClure; D. Alam; K. Ostrikov; P. J. Cullen (2021) Underwater microplasma bubbles for efficient and simultaneous degradation of mixed dye pollutants. Science of The Total Environment, 750, 142295.
  17. Ding, J., G. Vahedi Sarrigani, H. J. Khan, H. Yang, N. S. Nur, N. Z. I. Sukhairul Zaman, X. Zhong, A. Mai-Prochnow, D. K. Wang. (2020) “Designing Hydrogel-modified Cellulose Triacetate Membranes with High Flux and Solute Selectivity for Forward Osmosis” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
  18. Zhou, R., R. Zhou, D. Alam, T. Zhang, W. Li, Y. Xia, A. Mai-Prochnow, H. An, E. Lovell, H. Masood, R. Amal, K. Ostrikov, P. Cullen (2020). Plasmacatalytic bubbles using CeO2 for organic pollutant degradation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 403.
  19. Mai‐Prochnow, A., D. Alam, R. Zhou, T. Zhang, K. Ostrikov, P.J. Cullen, (2020) Microbial decontamination of chicken using atmospheric plasma bubbles. Plasma Process Polym.; e2000052.
  20. Zhou, R.; R. Zhou, P. Wang, Y. Xian, A. Mai-Prochnow, X. Lu, P. J. Cullen, K. Ostrikov and K. Bazaka (2020) “Plasma-activated water: generation, origin of reactive species and biological applications” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 53 (30)
  21. Zhou, R.; R. Zhou; A. Mai-Prochnow; X. Zhang; Y. Xian, P. J. Cullen; K. Ostrikov (2020) “Surface plasma discharges for the preservation of fresh-cut apples: microbial inactivation and quality attributes” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 53 (17)
  22. Yau, K. P. S.; A. B. Murphy, L. Zhong and A. Mai-Prochnow (2018) “Cold plasma effect on the proteome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa – role for bacterioferritin”, PLOS ONE 13 (10), e0206530
  23. deGroot, G.J.J.B.; A. Hundt, A.B. Murphy, M.P. Bange and A. Mai-Prochnow (2018) “Cold plasma treatment for cotton seed germination improvement” Scientific reports 8 (1), 14372
  24. Lim, S.; M.J. Park, S. Phuntsho, A. Mai-Prochnow, A.B. Murphy, D. Seo and H. Shon (2018) “Dual-layered nanocomposite membrane incorporating graphene oxide and halloysite nanotube for high osmotic power density and fouling resistance”, Journal of Membrane Science 564, 382-393
  25. Kwandou, G.; A. Mai-Prochnow, S. W. Prescott, P. T. Spicer and P. J. Cullen (2018) “Atmospheric air plasma induces increased cell aggregation during the formation of Escherichia coli biofilms” Plasma Processes and Polymers, e1700212,
  26. Mai-Prochnow, A.; M. Clauson, J. Hong, and A.B. Murphy (2016) “Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria differ in their sensitivity to cold plasma”, Scientific Reports, 6:38610
  27. Levchenko, I; M. Keidar, U. Cvelbar, D. Mariotti, A. Mai-Prochnow, J. Fang and K. Ostrikov (2016) “Novel biomaterials: plasma-inspired structures and functions”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 273001
  28. Levchenko, I; A. Mai-Prochnow; S. Yick; M.M.M. Bilek; A. Kondyurin; Z.J. Han; J. Fang,; T. Adams; U. Cvelbar; D. Mariotti and K. Ostrikov (2015) “Hybrid nanostructured platforms for the advanced nanostructure-based bioreactors”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 15(12):10074-10090
  29. Mai-Prochnow, A.; M. Bradbury and A. B. Murphy (2015) “Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 9027 (DSM 1128), an Important Rhamnolipid Surfactant Producer and Sterility Testing Strain”, Genome Announcements 3(5):e01259-15
  30. Fang, J., I. Levchenko; A. Mai-Prochnow, M. Keidar, U. Cvelbar, G. Filipic, Z.J. Han, and K. Ostrikov (2015) “Protein retention on plasma-treated hierarchical nanoscale gold-silver platform”, Scientific Reports 5:13379
  31. Mai-Prochnow, A.; M. Bradbury; K. Ostrikov and A. B. Murphy (2015) “Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Response and Resistance to Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma is Linked to the Redox-active Molecule Phenazine”, PLOS ONE 10 (6), e0130373
  32. Levchenko, I; M. Keidar; A. Mai-Prochnow; M. Modic; U. Cvelbar; J. Fang and K. Ostrikov (2015) “Plasma treatment for next-generation nano-biointerfaces”, Biointerphases 10(2):029405
  33. Mai-Prochnow, A.; J.G.K. Hui; S. Kjelleberg; J. Rakonjac; D. McDougald and S.A. Rice (2015) “Big Things in Small Packages:  The genetics of filamentous phage and effects on fitness of their host”, FEMS Microbiology Reviews 39 (4), 465-487
  34. Yick, S., A. Mai-Prochnow, I. Levchenko, J. Fang, M. K. Bull, M. Bradbury, A. B. Murphy and K. Ostrikov (2014) “The effects of plasma treatment on bacterial biofilm formation on vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays”, RSC Advances 5(7):5142-5148
  35. Hui, J. G. K., A. Mai-Prochnow, S. Kjelleberg, D. McDougald and S. A. Rice (2014) “Environmental cues and genes involved in establishment of the superinfective Pf4 phage of Pseudomonas aeruginosa”, Frontiers in Microbiology 5, 654
  36. Mai-Prochnow, A., K. M. McLean, M. G. Kong, A. B. Murphy and K. Ostrikov (2014), “Atmospheric-pressure plasmas: infection control and bacterial responses”, Int J Antimicrob Agents 43 (6): 508-17
  37. Kondyurin, A., I. Levchenko, Z.J. Han, S. Yick, A. Mai-Prochnow, J. Fang, K. Ostrikov, M.M.M. Bilek (2013), “Hybrid graphite film-carbon nanotube platform for enzyme immobilization and protection”, Carbon 65: 287-295
  38. Egan, S., T. Thomas, S. Stelzer, C. Burke, F. Evans, A. Penesyan, A. Mai-Prochnow, C. Holmström, J. Webb, D. Schleheck and S. Kjelleberg (2008) “Analysis of the Pseudoalteromonas tunicata genome reveals properties of a surface-associated life-style in the marine environment” PLoS ONE 3(9), e3252
  39. Mai-Prochnow, A., P. Lucas-Elio, S. Egan, T. Thomas, J. S. Webb, A. Sanchez-Amat, and S. Kjelleberg (2008). “Hydrogen peroxide linked to lysine oxidase activity facilitates biofilm differentiation and dispersal in several gram-negative bacteria.” J Bacteriol 190(15):5493-501.
  40. Mai-Prochnow, A., B. C. Ferrari, J. S. Webb and S. Kjelleberg (2006). “Ecological advantages of autolysis during biofilm development and dispersal of Pseudoalteromonas tunicata.” Appl Environ Microbiol, 72(8): 5414-20
  41. Mai-Prochnow, A., F. Evans, D. Dalisay-Saludes, S. Stelzer, S. Egan, S. James, J. S. Webb and S. Kjelleberg (2004). “Biofilm development and cell death in the marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas tunicata.” Appl Environ Microbiol 70(6): 3232-8