Qasim K. Beg

(Ph.D. Microbiology)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 (Map)

Phone: (617) 358-6318; Fax: (617) 353-6766; E-mail: qasimbeg@bu.edu

Research Groups: http://prelude.bu.edu; http://gardnerlab.bu.edu

 

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Some of the articles below are available online for free. For others, the links below will only work if your institution or organization has a subscription to the journal. If you are interested in a reprint, post me a note. These articles have received more than 2500 citations till date [Sources: Google Scholar, ISI web of knowledge, Scopus citation index]

Invited Chapter:

[1] Beg QK, Sarin R. (2012) Systems Microbiology Approach to Bioenergy. In 'Microbial Biotechnology: Energy and Environment', Editor: Arora R, CABI Press, United Kingdom (Publishers Link).

Reviews:

[6] Gupta R, Sharma R, Beg QK. (2013) Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. 33: 216-228. Revisiting Microbial Keratinases: Next generation proteases for sustainable biotechnology [Pubmed]

[5] Farkas I, Beg QK, Oltvai ZN (2006) Cell 125: 1032-1034. Exploring transcriptional regulatory networks in the worm [Pubmed]

[4] Gupta R, Beg QK, Khan S, Chauhan B (2002) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 60: 381-395. An overview on fermentation, downstream processing and properties of microbial alkaline proteases [Pubmed]

[3] Hoondal GS, Tiwari RP, Tewari R, Dahiya N, Beg QK (2002) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 59: 409-418. Microbial alkaline pectinases and their industrial applications [Pubmed]

[2] Gupta R, Beg QK, Lorenz P (2002) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 59: 15-32. Bacterial alkaline proteases: molecular approaches and industrial applications [Pubmed]

[1] Beg QK, Kapoor M, Mahajan L, Hoondal GS (2001) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 56: 326-338. Microbial xylanases and their industrial applications: a review [Pubmed] [Wiki]

Research:

[22] Beg QK, Zampieri M, Collins SB, Klitgord N, Serres MH, Alfatini C, Segre D. (2012) Nucleic Acids Research. 40: 7132-7149. Detection of transcriptional triggers in the dynamics of microbial growth: application to the respiratorily versatile bacterium Shewanella oneidensis [Pubmed]

[21] Rosenbaum M, Bar HY, Beg QK, Segre D, Booth J, Cotta MA, Angenent LT (2012). Plos One 7 (2): e30827. Transcriptional analysis of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 with an electrode compared to Fe(III)citrate or oxygen as terminal electron acceptor. [Supporting information] [Pubmed]

[20] Rosenbaum M, Bar HY, Beg QK, Segre D, Booth J, Cotta MA, Angenent L (2011). Bioresource Technology 102 (3): 2623-2628. Shewanella oneidensis in a lactate-fed pure-culture and a glucose-fed co-culture with Lactococcus lactis with an electrode as electron acceptor. [Supplementary data] [Pubmed]

[19] Garcia deLomana AL, Beg QK, DeFabritiis G, Villa-Freixa J. (2010). Journal of Computational Biology 17 (7): 869-878. Statistical analysis of global connectivity and activity distributions in cellular networks. [Supporting information] [Pubmed]

[18] Ernst J, Beg QK, Kay KA, Balazsi G, Oltvai ZN, Bar-Joseph Z (2008) PLoS Computational Biology 4 (3): e1000044. A semi-supervised method for predicting transcriptional factor-gene interactions in E. coli [Supporting information] [Supporting website at CMU] [Pubmed]

[17] Vazquez A*, Beg QK*, deMenezes MA, Ernst J, Bar-Joseph Z, Barabasi AL, Boros LG, Oltvai ZN (2008) BMC Systems Biology 2: 7. (*equal contributions) Impact of the solvent capacity constraint on E. coli metabolism [Supporting information] [Pubmed]

[16] Beg QK*, Vazquez A*, Ernst J, deMenezes MA, Bar-Joseph Z, Barabasi AL, Oltvai ZN (2007) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 12663-12668. (*equal contributions) Intracellular crowding defines the mode and sequence of substrate uptake by Escherichia coli and constrains its metabolic activity [Supporting information] [Pubmed]

[15] Dobrin R, Beg QK, Barabasi AL, Oltvai ZN (2004) BMC Bioinformatics 5: 10. Aggregation of topological motifs in the E. coli transcriptional regulatory network [Supporting information] [Pubmed]

[14] Beg QK, Sahai V, Gupta R (2003) Process Biochemistry 39: 203-209. Statistical media optimization and alkaline protease production from Bacillus mojavensis in a bioreactor

[13] Beg QK, Gupta R (2003) Enzyme and Microbial Technology 32: 294-304. Purification and characterization of a thiol-dependent, oxidation-stable serine alkaline protease from Bacillus mojavensis

[12] Beg QK, Saxena RK, Gupta R (2002) Biotechnology and Bioengineering 78: 289-295. Kinetic constants determination for an alkaline protease from Bacillus mojavensis using response surface methodology [Pubmed]

[11] Beg QK, Saxena RK, Gupta R (2002) Process Biochemistry 37: 1103-1109. De-repression and subsequent induction of protease synthesis by Bacillus mojavensis under fed-batch operations

[10] Puri S, Beg QK, Gupta R (2002) Current Microbiology 44: 286-290. Optimization of alkaline protease production from Bacillus sp. by response surface methodology [Pubmed]

[9] Oberoi R, Beg QK, Puri S, Saxena RK, Gupta R (2001) World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 17: 493-497. Characterization and wash performance analysis of an SDS-stable alkaline protease from Bacillus sp.

[8] Beg QK, Kapoor M, Tiwari RP, Hoondal GS (2001) Research Bulletin of the Panjab University 51: 71-78. Bleach-Boosting of eucalyptus kraft pulp using combination of xylanase and pectinase from Streptomyces sp. QG-11-3

[7] Kaur S, Vohra RM, Kapoor M, Beg QK, Hoondal GS (2001) World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 17: 125-129. Enhanced production of a highly thermostable alkaline protease from Bacillus sp. P-2

[6] Kapoor M, Beg QK, Bhushan B, Singh K, Dadhich KS, Hoondal GS (2001) Process Biochemistry 36: 803-807. Application of an alkaline and thermostable polygalacturonase from Bacillus sp. MG-cp-2 in degumming of ramie (Boehmeria nivea) and sunn hemp (Crotolaria juncea) bast fibers

[5] Beg QK, Bhushan B, Kapoor M, Hoondal GS (2000) Enzyme and Microbial Technology 27: 459-466. Enhanced production of a thermostable xylanase from Streptomyces sp. QG-11-3 and its application in biobleaching of eucalyptus kraft pulp [Pubmed]

[4] Kapoor M, Beg QK, Bhushan B, Dadhich KS, Hoondal GS (2000) Process Biochemistry 36: 467-473. Production and partial purification of a thermo-alkali stable polygalacturonase from Bacillus sp. MG-cp-2

[3] Beg QK, Bhushan B, Kapoor M, Hoondal GS (2000) Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 24: 396-402. Production and characterization of thermostable xylanase and pectinase from Streptomyces sp. QG-11-3

[2] Beg QK, Bhushan B, Kapoor M, Hoondal GS (2000) World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 16: 211-213. Effect of amino acids on production of xylanase and pectinase from Streptomyces sp. QG-11-3

[1] Sumandeep, Bhushan B, Beg QK, Hoondal GS (1999) Indian Journal of Microbiology 38: 185-187. Partial purification and characterization of a thermostable alkaline protease of an alkalophilic Bacillus sp. NG-27

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