A. Patrick Gunning
  • Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Colney, UK
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D., Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, Wales, 2012

Current position

Senior Scientist, Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK


  1. Kanhayuwa, L., Kotta-Loizou, I., Özkan, S., Gunning, A. P. and Coutts, R. H. (2015). A novel mycovirus from Aspergillus fumigatus contains four unique dsRNAs as its genome and is infectious as dsRNA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(29): 9100-9105.
  2. Peroni-Okita, F. H., Gunning, A. P., Kirby, A., Simao, R. A., Soares, C. A. and Cordenunsi, B. R. (2015). Visualization of internal structure of banana starch granule through AFM. Carbohydr Polym 128: 32-40.
  3. Pin, C., Parker, A., Gunning, A. P., Ohta, Y., Johnson, I. T., Carding, S. R. and Sato, T. (2015). An individual based computational model of intestinal crypt fission and its application to predicting unrestrictive growth of the intestinal epithelium. Integr Biol (Camb) 7(2): 213-228.
  4. Giosafatto, C. V., Di Pierro, P., Gunning, A. P., Mackie, A., Porta, R. and Mariniello, L. (2014). Trehalose-containing hydrocolloid edible films prepared in the presence of transglutaminase. Biopolymers 101(9): 931-937.
  5. Parker, R., Rigby, N. M., Ridout, M. J., Gunning, A. P. and Wilde, P. J. (2014). The adsorption-desorption behaviour and structure function relationships of bile salts. Soft Matter 10(34): 6457-6466.
  6. O'Neill, E.C., Rashid, A.M., Stevenson, C. E. M., Hetru, A.C. and Gunning, A.P. (2014). Sugar-coated sensor chip and nanoparticle surfaces for the in vitro enzymatic synthesis of starch-like materials. Chem Sci (5): 341-350.
  7. Dertli, E., Colquhoun, I. J., Gunning, A. P., Bongaerts, R. J., Le Gall, G., Bonev, B. B., Mayer, M. J. and Narbad, A. (2013). Structure and biosynthesis of two exopolysaccharides produced by Lactobacillus johnsonii FI9785. J Biol Chem 288(44): 31938-31951.
  8. Gunning, A. P., Kirby, A. R., Fuell, C., Pin, C., Tailford, L. E. and Juge, N. (2013). Mining the "glycocode"--exploring the spatial distribution of glycans in gastrointestinal mucin using force spectroscopy. FASEB J 27(6): 2342-2354.
  9. Gunning, A. P., Pin, C. and Morris, V. J. (2013). Galectin 3-beta-galactobiose interactions. Carbohydr Polym 92(1): 529-533.
  10. Gulrez, S. K. H., Saphwan, A. A. and Fang, Y. (2012). Revisiting the conformation of xanthan and the effect of industrially relevant treatments. Carbohydr Polym 90: 1235-1243.
  11. Gromer, A. and Gunning, A. P. (2011). Atomic Force Spectroscopy of Interactions between Oil Droplets in Emulsion. Microscopy and Analysis 25 (1): 9-12.
  12. Blanc, F., Vissers, Y. M., Adel-Patient, K., Rigby, N. M., Mackie, A. R., Gunning, A. P., Wellner, N. K., Skov, P. S., Przybylski-Nicaise, L., Ballmer-Weber, B., Zuidmeer-Jongejan, L., Szepfalusi, Z., Ruinemans-Koerts, J., Jansen, A. P., Bernard, H., Wal, J. M., Savelkoul, H. F., Wichers, H. J. and Mills, E. N. (2011). Boiling peanut Ara h 1 results in the formation of aggregates with reduced allergenicity. Mol Nutr Food Res 55(12): 1887-1894.
  13. Hassan, N., Maldonado-Valderrama, J., Gunning, A. P., Morris, V. J. and Ruso, J. M. (2011). Investigating the effect of an arterial hypertension drug on the structural properties of plasma protein. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 87(2): 489-497.
  14. Hassan, N., Maldonado-Valderrama, J., Gunning, A. P., Morris, V. J. and Ruso, J. M. (2011). Surface characterization and AFM imaging of mixed fibrinogen-surfactant films. J Phys Chem B 115(19): 6304-6311.
  15. Morris, V. J.,Gromer, A., Kirby, A. R. (2011). Using AFM and force spectroscopy to determine pectin structure and (bio) functionality. Food Hydrocolloids 25: 230-237.
  16. Morris, V. J., Woodward, N. C. and Gunning, A. P. (2011). Atomic force microscopy as a nanoscience tool in rational food design. J Sci Food Agric 91(12): 2117-2125.
  17. Westwood, M.,Gunning, A. P., Parker, R. (2010). Temperature-Dependent Growth of Gelatin-Poly(galacturonic acid) Multilayer Films and Their Responsiveness to Temperature, pH, and NaCl. Macromolecules 43: 10582-10593.
  18. Gunning, A. P., Kirby, A. R., Parker, M. L. (2010). Utilizing atomic force microscopy in Food Research. Food Technology 64: 32-37.
  19. Woodward, N. C., Gunning, A. P., Maldonado-Valderrama, J., Wilde, P. J. and Morris, V. J. (2010). Probing the in situ competitive displacement of protein by nonionic surfactant using atomic force microscopy. Langmuir 26(15): 12560-12566.
  20. Chu, B. S., Gunning, A. P., Rich, G. T., Ridout, M. J., Faulks, R. M., Wickham, M. S., Morris, V. J. and Wilde, P. J. (2010). Adsorption of bile salts and pancreatic colipase and lipase onto digalactosyldiacylglycerol and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine monolayers. Langmuir 26(12): 9782-9793.
  21. Stentz, R., Bongaerts, R. J., Gunning, A. P., Gasson, M. and Shearman, C. (2010). Controlled release of protein from viable Lactococcus lactis cells. Appl Environ Microbiol 76(9): 3026-3031.
  22. Lalor, R., Gunning, A. P., Morris, V. J. and Matthews, S. E. (2010). Taking multicalixarenes into the nanoworld: first third-generation calixarene dendrimer. Chem Commun (Camb) 46(45): 8665-8667.
  23. Julia, M. V., Gunning, A. P., Wilde, P. J. (2010). In vitro gastric digestion of interfacial protein structures: visualisation by AFM. Soft Matter 6: 4908-4915.
  24. Maldonado-Valderrama, J., Miller, R., Fainerman, V. B., Wilde, P. J. and Morris, V. J. (2010). Effect of gastric conditions on beta-lactoglobulin interfacial networks: influence of the oil phase on protein structure. Langmuir 26(20): 15901-15908.
  25. Gromer, A., Penfold, R., Gunning, A. P., Kirby, A. R., Morris, V. J. (2010). Molecular basis of the emulsifying properties of sugar beet pectin studied by atomic force microscopy and force spectroscopy. Soft Matter 6 (2010) 3957–3969.
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